Mystery Books

  • Missing Susan (Elizabeth MacPherson)

    Edgar Award winner Sharyn McCrumb brings you her sixth Elizabeh MacPherson mystery novel.The unsinkable Elizabeth is on tour o

  • The Deer Leap

    In a village plagued by missing pets, Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant face the worst of human natu

  • Blue Light

    The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens"

  • Once Were Cops

    Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife ed

  • The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club)

    Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. From hospital murders to explosive court battles, the Women's Murde

  • As You Wish

    Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and, mo

  • The Firm: A Novel

    When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on th

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • Devil's Advocate

    Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.Genre:

  • Fallen (Snap Case Packaging)

    A homicide cop, Denzel Washington, hunts a satanic force that shifts from one human host to another in this taut, terrific superna

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Mystery Authors

Isaac Asimov biography

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Isaac Asimov

(1920 - 1992)

Isaak Asimov was born 1920 in Petrovk (Russia). 1923 emigrated its family into the USA. In the 50's Asimov laid down its Professur for biochemistry at the University of Boston, and lived from then on of its Schriftstellerei. It is considered today as one of the most productive writers of the world. Except its numerous Science Fiction novels he wrote popular-scientific special books for adults and children. Up to its death on 6 April 1992 in New York it published over 500 kurzgeschichten, novels and scientific essays. It seems to give however still very much unpublished material, so that also after its death still some works appeared. Isaac Asimov is the author of the robot laws.

Even before his official entry into the mystery scene in The Caves Of Steel (1953), Isaac Asimov's science fiction books often exhibited mystery technique. In particular, his great Foundation Trilogy (1941 - 1950) consists of a series of long short stories, each of which has affinities to the formal detective story. Each has a complex plot, and there is usually a surprise ending which reveals hidden aspects to the situation, just as the solution does to a mystery story. Similarly, the stories contained in I, Robot are often science fictional mysteries. A robot is misbehaving: what could possibly cause this? Investigation ultimately reveals the solution to the puzzle. Asimov also wrote non series sf works in the same mystery format, most importantly, "Hostess" (1951). There are no murders or official detectives in these tales, but their status as stories in which mysterious situations are ultimately elucidated, certainly makes them close relatives of the mystery genre. The brilliant plot complexity of the Foundation Trilogy , in particular, marks it out as one of the best works of science fiction.

Information source: wikipedia