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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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September 30 2014

Now Win This!: The Second Paper Capers Sweepstakes

These five suspenseful paperbacks might bend, but you're more likely to break! Register to...
Blogs
September 29 2014

K.I.T.T. Has Not Become the Knight Industries Tween TruLuv

Please, stop breathing exhaust fumes, it's going to be okay. Justin Bieber isn't really...
Blogs
September 29 2014

Fresh Meat: Mean Business on North Ganson Street

Mean Business on North Ganson Street is the story of a black police detective exiled from the sunny...
Blogs
September 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by David Thomas Moore, is a Holmesian anthology of...
Blogs
September 26 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Bones by Linda Ladd

Bad Bones by Linda Ladd is the sixth Missouri-based mystery featuring homicide detective Claire Morgan...
Blogs
September 25 2014

Being John Malkovich Being Other Celebrities: An Homage

Homages to popular iconic images aren't new, but they feel pretty new when the one posing is John...
Blogs
September 24 2014

Fresh Meat: Strong Darkness by Jon Land

Strong Darkness by Jon Land is the sixth mystery featuring the gunslinging Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong...
Blogs
September 23 2014

Gotham Series Premiere: You Won’t Miss Batman

If you’re a casual television viewer, you probably remember Jim Gordon as the bumbling...
Blogs
September 22 2014

Boston Delivers Twice the Poe

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, and New York, all lay claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but Boston...
Blogs
September 19 2014

Gotham: Join Us for the Journey Through Batman’s Origins

“The attraction of this story was the chance to tell the origin stories,” said Gotham...
Blogs
September 18 2014

Fresh Meat: Crossing the Line by Frederique Molay

Crossing the Line by Frederique Molay is the second mystery in the Paris Homicide Series about a message...
Blogs
September 16 2014

Fresh Meat: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton

The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton is the 25th cozy mystery featuring Agatha Raisin, a P.I....
Blogs
September 15 2014

We’ll All Be Seeing Hannibal’s Therapist Regularly

Gillian Anderson plays Bedelia du Maurier on Hannibal, an astonishingly cool and self-possessed...
Blogs
September 10 2014

Bogie and Bacall: The Big Sleep (1946)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made...
Blogs
September 9 2014

Now Win This!: Can’t Beat the Classics Sweepstakes

The classics are the classics! This bundle of seven criminal works, including an audiobook and...
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September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Nine Days by Minerva Koenig

Nine Days by Minerva Koenig is a debut mystery featuring Julia Kalas, a forty-something former mob...
Blogs
September 6 2014

Fresh Meat: Fighting Chance by Jane Haddam

Fighting Chance by Jane Haddam is the 29th mystery in the Gregor Demarkian series about the Armenian-American...
Blogs
September 5 2014

Fresh Meat: The Fuse Vol. 1: The Russia Shift by Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood

The Fuse Vol. 1: The Russia Shift, written by Antony Johnston and illustrated by Justin Greenwood...
Blogs
September 5 2014

Fresh Meat: Night of the Jaguar by Joe Gannon

Night of the Jaguar is the debut thriller from Joe Gannon about a a former Sandinista guerrilla comandante...
Excerpts
September 2 2014

Only the Dead: New Excerpt

Only the Dead by Vidar Sundstøl, translated from the Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally, is the second...
Blogs
August 26 2014

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features six books and one ebook that will leave you checking your back. Nowhere...
Excerpts
August 24 2014

Strange Shores: New Excerpt

Strange Shores by Arnaldur Indridason is the 9th procedural in the Inspector Erlendur series set amidst...
Blogs
August 22 2014

Kids Say the Darndest Things: Kids Reenact Emmy-Nominated TV Shows

Do you love Mad Men, True Detective, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones? Well, you might just...
Excerpts
August 20 2014

The Long Way Home: New Excerpt

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny is the 10th British procedural in the Chief Inspector Gamache series...
Excerpts
August 18 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box: Exclusive Excerpt

Enjoy this exclusive excerpt from Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box by George Mann, a historical thriller...
Blogs
August 14 2014

Frontrunners Emerge for True Detective Season 2

As soon as True Detective Season 1 ended, rumors have been flying about who would star in Season...
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August 13 2014

Naked Leaf Blowing Man Arrested

Massachusetts police arrested a homeowner for “open and gross lewdness” after he...
Blogs
August 11 2014

Almost 80 Years of Infamy: We Blame You, Oklahoma City!

On a hot August day in 1935, Reverend Charles H. North of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's Third...
Blogs
August 7 2014

When I Grow Up: Let’s Be Cops Trailer

Cops can be funny—just look at Police Academy. However, things get funny...and really,...
Blogs
August 5 2014

Longmire: 3.10 Season Finale “Ashes to Ashes”

“Ashes to Ashes” wrapped up a couple more of the main arcs and ended with a riveting season...