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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
July 23 2014

The Movies of 1944: Double Indemnity

This year film noir turns 70. While there had been some intermittent films leading up to the...
Blogs
July 17 2014

“Make the World a Safer Place, Isn’t That Enough?”: A Most Wanted Man Trailer

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February of this year, he had several films that were either...
Blogs
July 11 2014

North Korea Complains to the U.N. About The Interview

Sometimes a movie sparks controvery, but rarely is that controversy taken to such as international...
Blogs
July 9 2014

Moving In, Creeping Out: Roman Polankski’s The Tenant (1976)

One could reasonably expect that if a Criminal Element blogger were going to single out a Roman...
Blogs
July 3 2014

The Riot Club and Other Teenage Sociopaths

The Riot Club's members are all sociopaths (or sociopaths in the making) and like many clubs,...
Excerpts
June 29 2014

Grave Doubts: A New Excerpt

Grave Doubts by Elizabeth Corley is the third mystery featuring Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Fenwick,...
Blogs
June 24 2014

Fresh Meat: The Last Taxi Ride by A.X. Ahmad

The Last Taxi Ride by A.X. Ahmad is the second mystery featuring part-time taxi driver and part-time...
Blogs
June 24 2014

Prized, But Not Necessarily Prizes: The Strange Plight of the Hot and Busted

A tumblr specializing only in mugshots of hotties? Why yes, of course there is: Hot & Busted...
Blogs
June 20 2014

Fresh Meat: The Victories Vol. 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories Volume 3: Posthuman by Michael Avon Oeming is a comic series where superheroes have...
Excerpts
June 19 2014

Weapon of Vengeance: A New Excerpt

Weapon of Vengeance by Mukul Deva is an internation thriller set in India where a father, after years...
Excerpts
June 18 2014

The Last Heir: A New Excerpt

The Last Heir by Chuck Greaves is a legal thriller centered on a family's deadly battle for control...
Blogs
June 18 2014

Aw Jeez, Don’t Tell Me You Missed Fargo: 9 Reasons to Binge

In 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen released Fargo, an instant cult-classic that offered a glimpse into...
Blogs
June 18 2014

The Last Ship is the World’s Last Hope?

If you're looking for a new apocalyptic show to fill the void after The Walking Dead, then...
Blogs
June 16 2014

Masterpiece Mystery: The Escape Artist: Episode 1

Will Burton has a really good life: a beautiful wife, a great kid, a fluffy dog, a fabulous city...
Blogs
June 13 2014

Happy Friday 13th: Get Girl Trouble At a New Low Price!

Good, cheap, or fast? Don't choose, because this lucky day, you can have it all! Our very...
Blogs
June 10 2014

Too Much Tennant? Never!

  Is it possible to see too much of David Tennant? No matter your answer (even if it’s...
Blogs
June 6 2014

Noir’s Hard Luck Ladies: Joan Crawford

In some ways, Joan Crawford might seem an odd choice for a hard luck lady of noir. Unlike many...
Blogs
June 6 2014

Take A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson

Can “the Pride of Ballymena play a bred-in-the-bone New Yorker” like Matt Scudder in the...
Blogs
June 5 2014

Fresh Meat: The Adventures of Apocalypse Al by J. Michael Straczynski

The Adventures of Apocalypse Al by J. Michael Straczynski, Sid Kotian, and Bill Farmer is a comic...
Blogs
June 5 2014

Power is a Fragile Thing: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For Trailer and Storyboard Art Released!

The Sin City films have all the attention to detail, grit, and striking art that made the comics...
Blogs
June 4 2014

Dario Argento’s Giallo Thriller: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The term giallo gets thrown around a lot by people talking about certain films. Sometimes I wonder...
Blogs
June 3 2014

Now win This!: Seven Deadly Reads Sweepstakes

These seven books are out to get you! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is...
Blogs
June 3 2014

Will We Spy MI5 on the Big Screen?

Because somehow you knew you hadn’t seen the last of Harry Pearce, we bring you news of...
Excerpts
June 1 2014

The Devil May Care: A New Excerpt

The Devil May Care by David Housewright is the 11th mystery in the Mac McKenzie series about the Twin...
Original Stories
May 31 2014

Exclusive: “The Bear Trap,” A Mike Bowditch Short Story

Legendary Maine woodsman and bush pilot Charley Stevens tries to convince young Mike Bowditch of the...
Blogs
May 30 2014

Gotham: The City Without Batman

How can Gotham be an interesting show if it doesn’t have Batman? It’s a question...
Excerpts
May 29 2014

Dead Heat: A New Excerpt

Dead Heat by Allison Brennan is the 8th mystery in the Lucy Kincaid series and this time she must...
Blogs
May 29 2014

Fresh Meat: Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks by Jamie S. Rich and Dan Christensen

Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks by Jamie S. Rich and Dan Christensen is the debut comic...
Blogs
May 28 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim (2013)

Okay, I have to be entirely upfront about this: I love Pacific Rim with every fiber of my being....
Blogs
May 28 2014

True Detective to Jet West for Season 2 with Room for Three

The Yellow King's pulse had barely stopped before talk turned to who would replace Matthew...