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  AT THE SCENE - April 2013    

Spring is here at last which means we're gearing up for the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City, followed by the Malice Domestic Convention in suburban Washington, D.C., in May. Brian and I hope to see many of you at one or the other of these events. If not, perhaps our paths will cross at Bouchercon in Albany, New York, or  Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis later this year.

To get you in the spring spirit, Senior Editor Teri Duerr has pulled together a dream team of crime writers to choose their favorite baseball mysteries. Teri is also responsible for the spiffy new look of "At the Scene." Pretty, isn't it?

We're busily working away on the Spring Issue #129, which you'll receive later this month. If your subscription is coming to an end, don't forget to renew. You won't want to miss this issue!

Kate Stine
Editor in chief

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Lisa Scottoline on Reading, Writing, and Robert Parker

I'm a bookaholic, and I've always loved to read, ever since the days of Nancy Drew. But the fact is, now that I'm a writer, I read differently than I used to, and it's not a bad idea. In fact, I highly recommend it to anyone reading Mystery Scene, who's undoubtedly the kind of person who is interested in writing, whether you're currently writing now or whether you're published or not. (continued...)

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Lisa Scottoline's latest novel is Don't Go
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Peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and Ballpark Mysteries

In honor of America's favorite pastime, Mystery Scene asked a few crime writers to share their top baseball mysteries. (continued...)

Sherlock Hemlock "Egad!"
- Sherlock Hemlock, self-appointed "World's Greatest Detective"
The hapless Sesame Street detective known for his comically bumbling detecting and for shouting "Egad!" whenever he finds a clue, celebrates his birthday April 17.
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ArticleOur Fave Raves. Mystery Scene contributors share their favorite books of 2012.
ArticleThe Bank Robber Who Wrote Books. Lawrence Block considers the unlikely career of Al Nussbaum.
ArticleSherlock's Smarter SisterEnola Holmes takes a bow in Nancy Springer's delightful mysteries for young adults. 

Blog: Age is really just a number. And a growing contingent of older sleuths proves it.
Blog: Justified's Fourth Season a Wild Ride. A spoiler-free salute to the morally complex-and immensely entertaining saga of US Marshall Raylan Givens.
Blog: Blame Canada for Sleepless Nights. Staying up late to read Linwood Barclay, Owen Laukkanen, and Rick Mofina. 

Reviews: Thriller Award Roundup. ThrillerFest Thriller Award nominees are featured on our reviews page all this week.


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