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The investigation itself takes center stage, whether driven by cops working the beat, agents within a task force, or licensed P.I.s.

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March 30 2015

Arsenic in Your Wine Glass? Naturally!

A recent California lawsuit claims a score of brands of wines produced there, contain high levels...
Blogs
March 27 2015

Like Jurassic Park, with Foreskins

Last year, we covered the strange and controversial artistic history of the Holy Foreskin, supposedly...
Blogs
March 18 2015

Justified 6.09: “Burned”

“Burned,” this week’s episode of Justified had less of the emotional violence...
Excerpts
March 17 2015

Echoes: New Excerpt

Echoes by Laura K. Curtis is the first romantic suspense in the Harp Security series, in which a travel...
Blogs
March 17 2015

Now Win This!: Caught Red Handed Sweepstakes

Here's the smell of the blood: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand,...
Blogs
March 16 2015

The Stand Alones: Georges Simenon’s The Widower

I don’t know if we can say with certainty that Georges Simenon was the most successful writer...
Blogs
March 7 2015

Crimes Against Film: Super Bitch (1973)

I have watched this movie three times now, and twice while planning to write about it for this site....
Excerpts
March 6 2015

Asylum: New Excerpt

Asylum by Jeannette De Beauvoir is a thriller set in Montreal narrated by the city's Director...
Blogs
March 6 2015

Submissions for The M.O. Close at Midnight!

Okay, it'll technically be 11:59p.m. when The M.O. submissions close. But don't be caught...
Blogs
March 5 2015

But These Tarantulas are Farm-Raised, with BBQ Seasoning!

Eating wild bugs can be a risky affair, but in the global bazaar, insect specialties are now available,...
Blogs
March 4 2015

Justified 6.07: “The Hunt”

Sometimes the quietest episodes of Justified are filled with the most tension. “The Hunt”...
Blogs
March 3 2015

Fresh Meat: The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen

The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen is the 14th historical mystery in the Molly Murphy series, and this...
Blogs
March 3 2015

Now Win This!: Shooters and Computers Sweepstakes

Sometimes CTRL + ALT + DELETE just won't do, and you'll wish you had backup. These eight...
Blogs
March 3 2015

Gotham 1.18: “Everyone Has a Cobblepot”

“Petulance and naiveté are a bad combination.” That’s Police Commissioner...
Excerpts
March 2 2015

Firebreak: New Excerpt

Firebreak by Tricia Fields is the 4th mystery in the Josie Gray series, and this time the Texas police...
Blogs
March 2 2015

Lizzie Borden’s Not Nearly Done!

Christina Ricci will reprise the role of Lizzie Borden in a 6-episode miniseries, plus two more...
Excerpts
February 27 2015

What the Fly Saw: New Excerpt

What the Fly Saw by Frankie Y. Bailey is the second mystery featuring Detective Hannah McCabe set...
Blogs
February 27 2015

One Week Until The M.O. Submissions are Long Gone!

The M.O.'s submissions mailbox closes next Friday, so sneak a peek at sample shortlisters in our...
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February 26 2015

The M.O.’s Rogues’ Gallery of 2015

In 2015, these mugs committed malfeasance occasional against very short crime fiction—look upon...
Blogs
February 25 2015

Justified 6.06: “Alive Day”

We’re almost halfway through the final season of Justified, and given how great this season...
Blogs
February 24 2015

Gotham 1.17: “Red Hood”

When I complained that Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) needed more to do on Gotham, her sexing up...
Blogs
February 24 2015

Fresh Meat: The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth

The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth is a standalone thriller narrated by three women: one who...
Blogs
February 23 2015

This Head in a Jar Can Be Yours!

Whether to reinforce dieting aims or for sheer delight, who doesn't want their stainless...
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February 20 2015

The M.O.: Submissions are Open for the Next Two Weeks!

The M.O. submissions mailbox is open! That's themostories - aT- gmail (plus dot and com)....
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February 18 2015

Justified 6.05: “Sounding”

The final season of Justified keeps piling on the delicious complications of plot and adding...
Blogs
February 17 2015

Now Win This!: Touch of Madness Sweepstakes

There is no genius without a touch of madness, as these seven books can attest! Click here...
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February 17 2015

Gotham 1.16: “The Blind Fortune Teller”

My eldest son (19) wandered in during this week’s episode during the scene where the snake...
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February 12 2015

Fresh Meat: The Whites by Harry Brandt aka Richard Price

The Whites by Richard Price (writing as Harry Brandt) is about a NYPD detective nearing retirement...
Blogs
February 12 2015

Coffee: Fuel of Scientists, Scholars, and Writers

Writers and editors are among the Top 5 coffee-drinking professions. Yay! The study proving this intuitive...
Blogs
February 10 2015

Gotham 1.15: “The Scarecrow”

Gotham has been a roller coaster ride most of this season, its overly-fast pacing covering over...