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Whether the world is at stake or it’s just another day in Chinatown, Jake, these stories are about dark deeds, suspense, and the adrenaline rush.

Blogs
December 17 2014

Dark Christmas: 7 Noir Holidays Films

I’m not sure why there are so many noirs set around the holidays, but maybe it has something...
Excerpts
December 15 2014

Thief: New Audio Excerpt

Thief by Mark Sullivan is the 3rd book in the Robin Monarch series about a world-class thief who may...
Blogs
December 8 2014

Noir’s Serious Goofballs: Mickey Rooney

This post kicks off Noir's Serious Goofballs, a series examining comic actors who gave compelling...
Excerpts
December 8 2014

Five by Ursula Archer: New Excerpt

Five by Ursula Archer introduces Austrian Detective Inspector Beatrice Kaspary who, with her colleague...
Blogs
December 8 2014

Number 12 of the Scams of Christmas: Soggy Security

Criminal Element's counting down 12 scams of Christmas, beginning with an issue that can...
Excerpts
December 7 2014

You Know Who Killed Me: New Excerpt

You Know Who Killed Me by Lored D. Estleman marks the 24th mystery featuring Amos Walker, a Detroit...
Blogs
December 5 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.08: “Blood Bath”

Welcome back to the Freak Show! I hope you dames and gents had a lovely break to spend time with your...
Blogs
December 5 2014

Newspaper Turns Frown Upside Down, Circulation Plummets

  Recently, The City Reporter in Russia promised to publish only good news, and circulation...
Blogs
December 2 2014

House of Cards Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

Did you catch the the important message delivered by Frank and Claire Underwood? If not, we have...
Blogs
December 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Gods and Monsters: Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore

Gods and Monsters: Mythbreaker by Stephen Blackmoore is a standalone thriller where a new set of gods...
Blogs
November 28 2014

Not So Holy: The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris

“Pardon me. In the excitement of the moment, and all that sort of thing, I forgot to...
Blogs
November 24 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: Whip Hand by W. Franklin Sanders (and/or Charles Willeford)

In case you’re confused by the author credit in the heading here, let me just say that I join...
Blogs
November 23 2014

The Stand Alones: Laura Lippman’s I’d Know You Anywhere

This post kicks off a new series which will look at stand alone novels by mystery writers who are...
Blogs
November 21 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.09: Mid-Season Finale “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me”

“Same time next week?” Conner (Jack Falahee) wisecracks to his accomplices in crime,...
Blogs
November 20 2014

Fresh Meat: Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline is the 13th book in the Rosato & Associates series featuring attorneys...
Blogs
November 20 2014

Wicked Good Brew: Jailhouse Brewery

Wintertime fills the shelves and supermarkets with one of our favorite things since the repeal...
Blogs
November 19 2014

Spinning Wheels: Transporter: The Series

In the beginning, there was Luc Besson. This master of over-the-top Eurotrash thrillers wrote...
Blogs
November 18 2014

Christoph Waltz to Join Cast of Upcoming James Bond Film

Christoph Waltz has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of the upcoming and currently-untitled...
Blogs
November 17 2014

Fresh Meat: Want You Dead by Peter James

Want You Dead by Peter James is the 10th police procedural featuring UK Detective Superintendent Roy...
Blogs
November 14 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.08: “He Has a Wife”

Finally we get some momentum! Relationships are getting set up, vital evidence is almost uncovered,...
Blogs
November 14 2014

Noir’s Goon Squad: Percy Helton

For a guy who was only about five foot two, Percy Helton was the biggest creep in film noir. He has...
Blogs
November 12 2014

John LeCarré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Smiley as Puppeteer

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fitting time to recall...
Blogs
November 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Sons of Anarchy: Bratva: by Christopher Golden

Sons of Anarchy: Bratva by Christopher Golden is an original novel set in the television world created...
Blogs
November 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Fear City by F. Paul Wilson

Fear City by F. Paul Wilson is the final book the Repairman Jack: The Early Years trilogy set in New...
Blogs
November 10 2014

Coast Guard Responds As Lake Michigan Zombies Surface

Winds above 70 mph ripped through the city [Chicago] on Halloween, causing 21-foot waves in some...
Excerpts
November 10 2014

“Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson: Special Excerpt

“Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson appears here in its entirety. It's been...
Blogs
November 7 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.07: “He Deserved to Die”

I’m disappointed that this episode wasn’t titled “The Plot Thickens.”...
Blogs
November 7 2014

Duper’s Delight: Unrestrained Glee at Getting Away With It

Remember this disturbing grin? Professional liespotter Pamela Meyer calls it “Duper's Delight,”...
Blogs
November 5 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Country by CB McKenzie

Bad Country by CB McKenzie is a debut mystery set in Arizona featuring a former rodeo cowboy turned...
Blogs
November 5 2014

Adventures, Spies, Gangsters, and Thrillers: A Look Back at Four Richard Burton Films

The public image of Richard Burton (1925-1984), for better or for worse, will forever be intertwined...