June 13, 2014 7:00 AM

A review of regional authors reveals a taste for gumshoes

Perusing the work of local writers takes us into Missouri’s meth-cooking world; a Hitchcock film festival murder: a wild plan to revive a small town: the grit of college sports; a prison break and mystery in 1890 London; a Hungarian pianist and a look at love and caste in South Asia.

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