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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
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...
Blogs
November 4 2014

Fresh Meat: The Year I Died Seven Times by Eric Beetner

The Year I Died Seven Times by Eric Beetner is a 7-part serialized novel about Ridley Allen, who'll...
Excerpts
November 1 2014

The Laughing Monsters: New Audio Excerpt

The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson is an international thriller featuring Ronald Nair who returns...
Blogs
October 31 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.06: “Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole”

Finally, Asher (Matt McGorry) gets the attention he deserves! My favorite character and the show’s...
Blogs
October 29 2014

Comics without Capes: Crimes by Women

Crimes By Women was a ten cent comic book published by the Fox Features Syndicate from June of 1948...
Blogs
October 27 2014

Bollywood Heist Film is Many More Movies in One

At almost three hours, Happy New Year is a film with the run time to contain its comedic diamond...
Blogs
October 25 2014

Fatal Footlights: The Theater Mystery

The theater world has long been a prime setting for mystery and mayhem. Shakespeare, that homicidal...
Blogs
October 22 2014

In the Kitchen with Walter W.

Miss Breaking Bad so much you can taste it? So does Walter Wheat, the pseudonymous author of...
Blogs
October 21 2014

99 Percent of You Might Be Jack the Ripper, Or His Victim

There has been a wave of examination of the latest Ripper case solution by crime enthusiasts and now...
Blogs
October 19 2014

Laughter in the Dark: Nabokov’s Original Femme Fatale

“Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable,...
Blogs
October 16 2014

Madly in Love: Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Adapted for Film

If you're a rabid Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast, like many of us are—especially around...
Blogs
October 14 2014

Gotham 1.04: “Arkham”

Gotham should be subtitled “Rise of the Penguin,” as it’s clear by this fourth...
Blogs
October 14 2014

Cremains of the Day: .....In....Spaaaaace!

If not space, the stratosphere at least. A company founded by people with a “background in aerospace...
Blogs
October 11 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.03: “Smile, Or Go to Jail”

I’ve never been great at remembering people’s names, and this show is not helping. The...