January 2022 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor The Nightmare Life of William Lindsay Gresham At the end of 2021, a disturbing film was released to the public. Tagged as a neo-noir psychological thriller and directed by Guillermo del Toro, it quickly won nine major awards and received forty-two...

November 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Mystery Within A Mystery In the canon of mystery novels lies an unfinished but published mystery—the last written by an iconic author—and the mystery is still waiting to be solved. American librarian and author Edmund Pearson (1880-1937) called it...

October 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Versatile and Ahead of Her Time This mystery author was born on Christmas Day, 1907 in San Antonio, Texas. She was the daughter of W.H. Robbins and Myrtle Statham. In addition to the fifty novels she published in her lifetime, under four different names,...

September 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor The Mystery of a Hansom Cab In the Gilded Age of the late 1800s, late one Thursday night in Melbourne, Australia, a drunken gentlemen wobbles down a dimly lit street. Another gentleman sees the drunken man and hails a cab for them both. While in passage,...

August 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor He’s a Complicated Man — No One Understands Him But his Woman — Shaft Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1971, a New York City private eye debuted on the big screen at the Palms Theatre in Detroit. His name was “John Shaft,” a tough and cool...

June 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Mignon G. Eberhart   Who Was This “First Lady of Mystery?”   This prolific award-winning mystery author has an impressive resume and a name you may not know. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and during...