Paul Vidich on the Pleasures of the Literary Spy Novel and the Ethical Ambiguities of the Late Cold War

Vidich discusses his new novel, a Berlin tale with a nod to Hitchcock and a fascinating basis in the memoirs of Stasi spy chiefs.

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The Nosy Neighbor in Crime Fiction: Busybodies, Gossips, and Internet Sleuths

The nosy neighbor is a classic character in crime fiction. Miss Marple, Agatha Christie’s elderly amateur detective, is a progenitor...