"The Mousetrap," a murder-mystery written by the novelist and playwright Agatha Christie, opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. The crowd-pleasing whodunit would go on to become the longest continuously running play in history, with more than 10 mil... The iconic 1980s TV series Magnum P.I. is coming back to the small screen from producers John Rogers and Eva Longoria at ABC. Instead of a traditional reboot, this new TV series will not focus on Thomas , originally played by Tom Selleck, but instead cent... It's been said many times that there are only about five different plots, and they all revolve around power, greed, revenge, sex and love. But it is what the authors do with those plots and the characters that makes the difference. A plot - no matter how ... Ian Rankin does crime novels exceptionally well. His fictional Detective Inspector John Rebus has as high a profile across the UK as Rankin does, thanks to 21 novels, numerous short stories, and a television adaptation. LitHub sits down with Dr. James Carse, author of PhDeath: The Puzzler Murders (and there's a new puzzle at the end of the article). Val McDermid closes the Acknowledgements section of Out of Bounds- like fellow crime scribes Ann Cleeves and Ian Rankin, McDermid is publishing her 30thnovel this year-by thanking friends and family "who treat my addiction to words with compassion, pity a... Crime writing turned up in unexpected places this year. The usually mystery-sniffy Man Booker prize shortlist found a place for Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project (Contraband), a smart amalgam of legal thriller and literary game that reads as if Um... Vote for the best books of the year! The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by readers.