"The Jury Box," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, July/Aug 2023. Revs. of Anthony Berkeley, Jumping Jenny; Eleanor A. Blake, The Jade Green Cats; J. Harvey Bond, Mike Lanson for Murder; Mary Fitt, Three Sisters Flew Home; Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Nobody Would Listen: The Collected Mystery Stories of Elisabeth Sanxay Holding; E. C. R. Lorac, These Names Make Clues; Ellery Queen and Josh Pachter, The Adventures of the Puzzle Club and Other Stories; Jack Ritchie, The Best of Manhunt 4: The Jack Ritchie Stories; and Susan Scarlett [Noel Streatfeild], Murder While You Work. I am the first woman to author a Jury Box column.
Rev. of Helicopter Heroine: Valérie André—Surgeon, Pioneer Rescue Pilot, and Her Courage under Fire, by Charles Morgan Evans, Aviation History, Summer 2023
Rev. of The Great Stewardess Rebellion, by Nell McShane Wulfhart, Aviation History, Autumn 2022.
"125 Pounds of Nerve and Pluck" [on pioneer aviator Ruth Bancroft Law], Aviation History, Autumn 2022 (posted on HistoryNet as "Female Flyers: Meet the Woman Who Strapped Her Feet to a Plane.")
"A Necessary Clue': The Mysteries of Isaac Asimov," Clues: A Journal of Detection 38.1 (2020): 103–10.
"Amelia Peabody's Last Hurrah," (Q&A with Joan Hess), Publishers Weekly, May 12, 2017. Possibly Hess's last interview before her death.
"The Not-So-Simple Art of Mystery Reviewing," Something Is Going to Happen [EQMM blog], Apr. 25, 2017
"'I Write Christie': The Mysteries of Isaac Asimov," Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov, ed. M. Keith Booker, Salem Press, Jan. 2017
"Disquiet in the Yard" (Q&A with Deborah Crombie), Publishers Weekly, Dec 16, 2016
"Minding the Gap: American Women Writers and World War I," Women Writers, Women Books, Dec. 12, 2015
"Darkness on Campus" (Q&A with Lori Rader-Day), Publishers Weekly, May 16, 2014
Rev, Judith Flanders, The Invention of Murder, Washington Ind Rev of Bks, August 1, 2013
“The Malice Anthologies: Malice in Small (and Lethal) Doses,” Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea: An Interesting and Entertaining History of Malice Domestic’s First 25 Years, ed. Verena Rose and Rita Owen, Wildside Press, May 2013
“‘Your Sin Will Find You Out’: Critical Perceptions of Mystery Fiction,” Critical Insights: Crime and Detective Fiction, ed. Rebecca Martin, Salem Press, April 2013 (on the critical reception of Anna Katharine Green’s The Leavenworth Case, James M. Cain’s Double Indemnity, Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke, and Nicholas Meyer’s The Seven Per-Cent Solution)
"Clues: If You Don’t Know Them, It’s a Crime.” “Likely Stories,” Booklist Online (on Clues: A Journal of Detection), May 15, 2012
“The Bunburyist: If You Don’t Know Her, It’s a Crime,” “Likely Stories,” Booklist Online, May 14, 2012
"What’s in a Name? Mystery Subgenres Explained,” Washington Independent Review of Books, October 2011
Rev., Charles Finch, The September Society, Mystery Scene, no. 106, 2008
"Rosemary & Thyme: Death in the Garden," Mystery Scene, spr 2007
"Metta Fuller Victor: A Sensational Life," Mystery Scene, fall 2003
"'Me and Eddie Poe': Edna St. Vincent Millay Dips into Mystery," Mystery Scene, spring 2003
"The Man in Lower Ten" (Mary Roberts Rinehart) and "Unpunished" (Charlotte Perkins Gilman) in They Died in Vain (on neglected mysteries), ed. Jim Huang, Crum Creek Press, April 2002
"Introduction: Mystery Master Means Murder," The Tell-Tale Tattoo and Other Stories, by K.K. Beck, Five Star, 2002. pp. 9–10.
"Five Star: No Mystery to Library Shelves," ForeWord magazine, fall 2001
"The Abbot's Ghost; or, Maurice Treherne's Temptation," "Fate in a Fan," "Honor's Fortune," "The Mysterious Key...and What it Opened," in the Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia, ed. Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips, Greenwood, 2001
"Hotel Milieu," in the Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, ed. Rosemary Herbert, fall 1999
"F. Scott Fitzgerald: Mystery Writer?" in Mystery Scene, 1999
"The New England Murder Belt" (chart of New England sleuths), in Yankee Magazine, April 1999
"Lady and the Dark: Louisa May Alcott's Literary Double Life" in Deadly Women: The Woman Mystery Reader's Indispensable Companion, ed. Jan Grape, Dean James, and Ellen Nehr, Carroll & Graf, 1998
"Medicine and Mystery” (on author Eileen Dreyer), Nurseweek, Nov 30, 1998
"Crippen & Landru: A Nose for Noose," Independent Publisher magazine, Jul-Aug 1998
"Off to War: Louisa May Alcott as a Civil War Nurse," HealthWeek, June 1998
"Testament of Youth: Vera Brittain's Quest for Literary and Personal Peace," in Women's Life- Writing: Finding Voice, Building Community, ed. Linda S. Coleman, Popular Press, 1997
"Elementary, My Dear Eeyore: A.A. Milne's Foray into Mystery," Mystery Scene, Sept 1997
"Novels of Many Shadows: The Messages of Barbara Michaels," Armchair Detective, Summer 1996