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Frankie Y Baley | Mystery writer and criminal justice scholar

Mystery Writer and Criminal Justice PhD


Every Crime Deserves Context


This belief is what guides me as I study and write about crime and justice. My focus is on the intersections of criminal justice, mass media/popular culture, and American history. That is the starting point for both my nonfiction and my crime fiction.


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From the Archives

  • Top Six Reasons to Read a Mystery

    As a mystery writer, I’m inclined to think everyone would benefit from reading an occasional crime novel or short story. Here’s my list of reasons to visit your favorite brick-and-mortar or online bookseller, or to stop by the library and browse the shelves.
  • Living Other Lives
  • Research Notes

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