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Mysteries

Bookstores
Black Orchid, 303 E. 81st [1st/2nd] 212.734.5980
The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren [Church/W. Bway] 212.587.1011
Partners & Crime, 44 Greenwich Ave. [6th/7th] 212.243.0440

The Mercantile Library
The Mercantile Library, 17 E. 47th [5th/Mad] 212.755.6710, is a private library that pre-dates the NY Public Library and has one of the best collections of mysteries in the country. It's also HQ for the Mystery Writers of America.

Edgar Allan Poe
You can visit the
Poe Cottage at Grand Concourse and E. Kingsbridge Rd. in Poe Park, the Bronx 718.881.8900. Poe moved up there in 1846 and lived there for three years until he died. Before that, Poe lived at 206 W. 84th [Amst], where he finished The Raven in 1844.

The Edgars
The Oscars of the mystery world. The most recent Edgar nominees and winners are here. The winner for best novel was The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin.

5 Classic U.K. Mysteries We Love (That You Might Not Know)
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin
Watcher in the Shadows by Geoffrey Household
Complicity by Iain Banks
The Sirens Sang of Murder by Sarah Caudwell
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley

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