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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.

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February 11 2016

Getting to Know Deadpool: Marvel’s Newest and Mouthiest Movie Star

The Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox films inspired by Marvel Comics feature a variety of...
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February 8 2016

Jason Bourne: New Trailer

Last night, some of us focused on the athletic competition of a sport's elite teams battling...
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January 29 2016

Into a Mind of Madness: Scott Adlerberg’s Graveyard Love

Reading Graveyard Love, I'm reminded of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard. William Holden...
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January 25 2016

Long Haul by A.I. Bezzerides

“I like to write about reality.” A.I. Bezzerides (1908-2007) says that, among...
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January 22 2016

Celebrating 75 Years of Captain America

I don't remember how young I was when I discovered reruns of the 1966 Marvel animation show...
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January 20 2016

The ZINNG: Christie’s Mysteries

Christie's Mysteries Agatha Christie, beloved author of 66 detective novels and creator...
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January 20 2016

Suicide Squad: New Trailer Released

Not to be outdone by the titans of industry that Marvel Studios has become, DC Comics is set...
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January 20 2016

It’s All About the Rabbit’s Foot: Watching Mission: Impossible in Reverse

Consider the world of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF)—tracing its history in reverse...
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January 15 2016

Heroes Reborn 1.12: “Company Woman”

All season, Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt) has been a mustache-twirling, one-dimensional villain...
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January 15 2016

Page-to-Screen: Wim Wenders’s The American Friend and Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley Novels

When writing about a film adaptation of a work of fiction, it can get a little tricky when the...
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January 13 2016

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block

Doak Miller logged twenty-plus years with the NYPD and enjoyed it. During that time, he was married...
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January 7 2016

Daredevil Season 2: Trailer Released

If you’re like me, ever since you finished watching Jessica Jones (which only took me a...
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January 7 2016

Hardboiled, Surreal, and Bewitching: 3 Haruki Murakami Short Stories

International novelist Haruki Murakami’s first novel, Hear the Wind Sing(1979) was an immediate...
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January 6 2016

Thrillers, Mysteries, and Crime Fiction: 5 Masters of Opening Lines

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After you’ve read Barry Lancet and Anthony Franze’s piece about some of the masters...
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January 5 2016

Now Win This!: The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me Sweepstakes

It doesn't matter which shoulder is telling you to register, you can be sure there is nothing...
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January 4 2016

The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn

In the late 1960s, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, the most popular science fiction writers in Russia,...
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December 29 2015

On Penny Dreadful and Crimson Peak: The Importance of Dreadpunk and the New Gothic

I’ve been speaking about the Gothic as a literary and media genre online and at conventions...
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December 25 2015

Christmas Mystery Solved!

Merry Christmas readers! I want to thank you all for a great year, and I wish you all a happy holidays...
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December 23 2015

A Batman Christmas: The Yuletide Hero Gotham Deserves

The Holidays are supposed to be a time of peace on Earth and goodwill towards everyone, but as...
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December 17 2015

Q&A with Anne Charnock

Earlier in December, Anne Charnock—author of Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind—wrote...
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December 11 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Have His Carcase

In the second Lord Peter/Harriet Vane case, a walking tour of the English coast hardly goes according...
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December 11 2015

Bill Murray and the Wu-Tang Clan: The Perfect Crime

At this point, we all know Martin Shkreli as the price-hiking, pharmaceutical bad-boy that recently...
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December 9 2015

American Horror Story: Hotel: The 10 Commandments Killer

Oh, American Horror Story: Hotel, I had such high hopes for you. You were off to a decent start,...
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December 8 2015

“This Is a Time for Ghosts”: Horror and the Great War

OBSERVATION: Between 1914 and 1919 war and influenza have claimed more than a million lives in...
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December 6 2015

Murder, Melbourne, and Miss Fisher: A Roaring Series Set in the Roaring Twenties

When the Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, owner of one of the best faces known to man)...
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December 4 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Strong Poison

London, 1929 Miss Harriet Vane is on trial for murder. It's a most scandalous case....
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December 1 2015

Now Win This!: I Cannot Tell a Lie Sweepstakes

No cherry trees here, just a chance to win 9 great books! Click here to enter for a chance...
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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...
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November 23 2015

Set Sail with Steve Berry!

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