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MRI is the largest mystery fan/reader organization in the world, is open to all readers, fans, critics, editors, publishers, and writers. Started by Janet A. Rudolph in Berkeley, California, it now has members in all 50 of the United States and 18 foreign countries. Members vote each year to nominate and select the winners of the Macavity Award -- the 2015 nominees have been announced! Join MRI today!

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Current Issue: Culinary Crime II
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Coming Up: Scotland; Forensic Mysteries.

Mystery Readers Journal is a quarterly thematic mystery Journal. Each issue contains articles, reviews, and author essays on a specific theme, as well as special columns and other mystery related material. Journals run an average of 80 pages.

Recent Issues: Culinary Crime I (Spring 2015); Scandinavian Mysteries (Winter 2014-15); Bibliomysteries (Fall 2014); Extreme Weather Mysteries (Summer 2014).
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Janet Rudolph, Editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, blogs at Mystery Fanfare. News, reviews, & interviews for the mystery reader.

dying for chocolate
Janet Rudolph's Chocolate Blog, Dying for Chocolate, features reviews, recipes and sometimes mystery tie-ins. Everything for the Chocoholic.

Reading Groups
The motto of MRI is "enriching the lives of mystery readers." MRI supports mystery reading groups of all sizes all over the world. Find a group near you on our Reading Groups Page!

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