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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.

November 24 2015

The ZINNG: “You Like Me! You Really Like Me!”

No Sex in the Reading Room – Sometimes, there are no words available to describe the passion...
November 23 2015

Set Sail with Steve Berry!

Calling all history buffs and travel enthusiasts!  How would you like to set sail with...
November 17 2015

Now Win This!: Give Up the Ghost Sweepstakes

Are you dying for some new books? Well, Give up the Ghost and register to win! Click here...
November 17 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.02: “Cat’s in the Bag”

The Breaking Bad pilot laced different types of humor into what essentially could have been a...
November 13 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.09: “Sundae, Bloody Sundae”

Last week, I wished for more character development from the mustache-twirling villain of Heroes...
November 9 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.08: “June 13th – Part Two”

As I was watching the second part of “June 13th,” it occurred to me that the date...
November 2 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.07: “June 13th – Part One”

I had several theories about what would happen when Hiro and Noah went back in time to Odessa...
October 31 2015

Perchance to Dream: Selected Stories by Charles Beaumont

There are so many notable aspects of Charles Beaumont’s (1929-67) life and work, it’s...
October 29 2015

The Many Masks of Actors and Spies: Pulling into Berlin Station

For the past year I’ve been wrapped up in a project that, to be honest, has taken a lot...
October 23 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.06: “Game Over"

“Game Over” was the best episode of the reboot so far, and not just because it reunited...
October 20 2015

Why Crime Readers Should Be Reading Martin Amis: London Fields and Night Train

Martin Amis hails from distinguished literary stock, his father being Kingsley Amis (Lucky Jim),...
October 16 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.05: “Lion’s Den”

Quick cuts between multiple plotlines seems to be one of the trends in episodic television, the...
October 9 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.04: “The Needs of the Many”

The visual of humans being hooked into part of some machine has become cliché. How do...
October 8 2015

11 Must-See Thrilling Movie Scenes

Join author Jon Land for his 11 must-see thrilling movie scenes, and after you've read and...
October 7 2015

166 Years After His Death, Test Your Poe Q!

Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and no one knows how. But a much more important mystery surrounds...
October 2 2015

Heroes Reborn 1.03: “Under the Mask”

If the two-episode premiere was mostly setup, the third episode took those seemingly random plotlines...
October 1 2015

Killer Nashville’s 2015 Silver Falchion Finalists Announced: Vote Now!

Killer Nashville has announced the full list of finalists for the 2015 Silver Falchion Readers...
October 1 2015

The ZINNG: A Cool $25K for E-Mysteries (and Lethal Selfies)

The new Mysterious Press Award honors “the best e-book original mystery novel“ with a...
September 29 2015

Now Win This!: The Hard Truth Sweepstakes

It's time to face the cold, hard truth with these 12 exciting mysteries! Click here to...
September 25 2015

Heroes Reborn: Good Enough to Pull Viewers In

The first season of the original Heroes rightly became a phenomenon. It contained a cast full of appealing...
September 25 2015

After “Lessons Learned,” We Announce The M.O.’s Next Story!

We're excited to announce the story we'll be publishing on the theme of “Lessons...
September 24 2015

The ZINNG: Staub’s Movie, Barker’s TV, Things to Do in Denver (and London)

Set your DVRs for Wendy Corsi Staub's novel Hello, It's Me (written as Wendy Markham) airing...
September 23 2015

TBR Confessions: A Blue Labyrinth, 55 Heroes, and Magic

Do you have TBR Confessions to share? Don't keep them a secret! Give us the nod on 3 to 5 books...
September 18 2015

The ZINNG: Real-life Lies, Pirates, and Betram’s Hotel

A tip of the stetson to Bill Crider for this list of 10 famous works of fiction based on real crimes....
September 11 2015

The ZINNG: Veteran Noir, Cozy Sleuth Tips, and Sith Lord Meltzer

With references to veterans in Raymond Chandler, David Goodis, and James Crumley, among others,...
September 8 2015

The ZINNG: Criminal Minds, Machine Gun Kelly, and Cary Fukunaga

Earlier this week, we brought out an exclusive excerpt of Joe Urshel's new true-crime thriller...
September 5 2015

The ZINNG: Litterbook, Convention Prep, and Literary Feasts

Who threw over 600 books in total from his vehicle onto Colorado highways—would you believe...
September 4 2015

Sense8: You Are Not Alone

What would you do if one day—utterly out of the blue—you saw a woman commit suicide?...
September 3 2015

The ZINNG: Women Crime Writers, Poisoned Poe, and a Killer Whale

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s is a box set of work by Dorothy...
September 1 2015

Now Win This!: Murder in the First Sweepstakes

The jury has spoken, and these nine tales are guilty of murder! Enjoy life behind bars! Click...