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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.

Blogs
April 18 2015

From Page to Screen with Ed McBain’s King’s Ransom and Akira Kurosawa’s High and Low

I’ve been a fan of Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 suspense film High and Low since I saw it...
Blogs
April 17 2015

Letter from Lyon: At 2015’s Quais du Polar

The Quais Du Polar is the largest crime fiction festival in France, and that’s saying a lot,...
Blogs
April 17 2015

The M.O.’s Long Gone Selection: “Fix Me”

We're proud to present “Fix Me” by S.W. Lauden, the first crime fiction selection...
Blogs
April 16 2015

The Americans 3.12: “I Am Abassin Zadran”

Going into last night’s episode of The Americans, I had mentally prepared myself for all...
Blogs
April 16 2015

Justified 6.13: Series Finale “The Promise”

Last night’s Jusified series finale, “The Promise,” wrapped up the series both...
Blogs
April 14 2015

Gotham 1.19: “Beasts of Prey”

This weekend, I was binge-watching a great superhero noir series set in a corrupt city where...
Blogs
April 14 2015

True Detective Season 2 Official Teaser Trailer

Time might be a flat circle, but make sure you draw it on your calendar on June 21st, because...
Blogs
April 8 2015

Justified 6.12: “Collateral”

Talk about an episode hitting the ground running! “Collateral” exploded like a Raylan...
Blogs
April 7 2015

Justified 6.11: “Fugitive Number One”

This episode was one explosive hour of television with almost every character's future on...
Excerpts
April 7 2015

Scent of Murder: New Excerpt

Scent of Murder by James O. Born is a police procedural about Tim Hallett, a detective recently reassigned...
Excerpts
March 31 2015

Whiskers of the Lion: New Excerpt

Whiskers of the Lion by P.L. Gaus is the 9th Amish County Mystery, and this time an Amish woman in...
Blogs
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...