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TV Review: Blood (2018)

Statistics say murder is most likely to be committed within families. Catherine (Cat) Hogan is convinced her provincial Irish family is a case in point. She suspects her father Jim was responsible for her mother’s supposedly accidental death, but nobody will believe her. For years, her father and siblings openly… Read more

Book Review: Sins as Scarlet by Nicolás Obregón

Sins as Scarlet by Nicolás Obregón brings Kosuke Iwata to Los Angeles where he now works as a private detective. Crime stories are often about metaphorical underworlds populated by hapless underdogs and vicious, powerful elites. Our tour guides on these stories are usually detectives whose quests for truth, justice, and/or… Read more

Dear Batman: Dealing With Grief During the Holidays

This week’s guest columnist is Gotham City’s Dark Knight Detective, Batman. This time of year his shadowy city is illuminated with bright, holiday lights. Those lights are meant to usher in a happy season of peace and joy. He knows though that they can cast a metaphorical shadow on people… Read more

Alex Michaelides, Author of The Silent Patient, on Writing the Perfect Thriller

The Silent Patient introduces us to Alicia Berenson, a happily married artist who murders her husband and never speaks again. Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber sets out to unravel the mystery of Alicia’s notorious crime and quickly discovers that nothing about her case is as clear-cut as it seems. With film… Read more