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Historical Mysteries and Westerns

And to think they do it without cell phones. These stories highlight the difficulties of investigation and the perils of fighting injustice in times of yore.

Blogs
April 14 2014
When they first announced that Justified would end after Season 6, I was prepared to be heartbroken...
Blogs
April 14 2014
The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s...
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April 14 2014
If you’ve been watching Turn, AMC’s new Revolutionary War spy drama, you might be...
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April 8 2014
You may think you're brave, but no one will be as brave as the man who tested out a new bulletproof...
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April 7 2014
With the publication of A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle kicked off a Sherlock Holmes phenomenon...
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April 5 2014
I can’t count the number of times people have said to me that they won't watch a Western...
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March 30 2014
By Its Cover by Donna Leon is the 23rd Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery about the Venetian police...
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March 28 2014
In 897, Pope Formosus—seven months dead and not pristine, therefore—was dug up by his...
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March 26 2014
Sean Connery filmed one traditional Western: 1968’s Shalako. But two others have strong Western...
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March 23 2014
The Berkeley Square Affair by Teresa Grant is the sixth Regency-era mystery with Malcolm and Suzanne...
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March 21 2014
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwhistle follows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde...
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March 18 2014
Roosevelt's Beast by Louis Bayard is a historical reimagining of a torturous 1914 scientific expedition...
Excerpts
March 14 2014
This is an exclusive, specially-formatted excerpt from Strongwood: a Crime Dossier by Larry Millett,...
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March 12 2014
Et tu, Justified? Last fall, I decided to quit watching The Walking Dead and Sons of Anarchy...
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March 11 2014
In the opening to Sergio Leone’s 1971 film, Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fistful of Dynamite),there’s...
Blogs
March 9 2014
If the popularity of writers such as Donald Ray Pollock, Cormac McCarthy, Daniel Woodrell and...
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March 6 2014
Here’s how it commenced: One night when I was twelve, maybe thirteen, I caught the film Ten...
Blogs
March 6 2014
...baby name expert [Laura Wattenberg] took stock of the increase in gun and hunting-themed...
Excerpts
March 4 2014
The Black-Eyed Blonde, by Benjamin Black, brings back Raymond Chandler's famous PI Philip Marlowe...
Blogs
March 4 2014
In case you missed it, last week Criminal Element took a look at this year’s Academy Awards...
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March 4 2014
City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen, the thirteenth novel in the Molly Murphy historical series,...
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March 3 2014
Thank goodness she has a tote bag! This bounty of Good and Evil from our sweepstakes found its...
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February 28 2014
Wrecked by Tricia Fields is the third book in the series about West Texas Chief of Police Josie Gray,...
Blogs
February 27 2014
Here at CrimeHQ, the more murder, mystery, and mayhem you can fit into your movie, the more we’ll...
Excerpts
February 22 2014
An excerpt of Raiders of the Nile, the 14th novel featuring Roman sleuth Gordianus, is a historical...
Blogs
February 18 2014
Brotherhood of Fear by Paul Grossman is the third Willi Kraus novel, in which the Berlin detective's...
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February 17 2014
He doesn’t look much like Paul Newman, but he is Butch Cassidy—the real Butch Cassidy—and...
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February 12 2014
From the road, it would be easy to overlook this small, unassuming chapel located in one...
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February 11 2014
Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London is a graphic novel written by Sylvain Cordurie and illustrated...
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February 11 2014
Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody is the third in the series about Kate Shackleton, a woman...