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Excerpts
July 23 2014

Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and its Most Notorious Killer: A New Excerpt

Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and its Notorious Killer by Marc Songini is a...
Blogs
July 21 2014

From Walker to Inmate: The Walking Dead Extra Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Rick Grimes and company might have left the prison last season on The Walking Dead, but one of...
Blogs
July 16 2014

Man Faces Charges for Carving Watermelon

A man from Connecticut faces criminal charges after a woman told authorities he 'stabbed'...
Blogs
July 14 2014

Death Becomes Her, Or is it That Fabulous Veil?

“Death Becomes Her,” the fall exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna...
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

Kool-Aid Killer Escapes Jail Thanks to Fireworks

An accused murderer escaped from jail because he was allowed to watch fireworks in celebration of...
Blogs
July 8 2014

Touch Not the Guinea Pig

What criminal plot requires an 8-inch long baby hippo? Reading the police blotter can be edifying....
Blogs
July 7 2014

Noir’s Goon Squad: Raymond Burr

I loved Perry Mason as a kid, and something that I always felt without ever quite being able...
Blogs
July 2 2014

Armed Robber Leaves Heist in Tears

A gunman who held up a Days Inn in Georgia ended up leaving the crime in tears, despite walking away...
Blogs
June 25 2014

What Not to Bring to Court

A very foolish man is in even more hot water after police said he brought marijuana with him to a...
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 19 2014

Young Boy Discovers Mummified Remains Hanging in Closet

A young Ohio boy's reckless outing in an abandoned house lead to the horrifying discovery of a...
Blogs
June 17 2014

Scooby Doo Onesie Saved Me from a Beating

Why can't we all just have snacks and get along? A man in a Scooby Doo onesie for a fancy dress...
Blogs
June 16 2014

That’s “Sir” to You: Daniel Day-Lewis to be Knighted

The next time Daniel Day-Lewis wins an Academy Award, he'll be able to put “Sir”...
Blogs
June 11 2014

Burglar Assaults Manager With Sex Toys

An adult store manager was assaulted with sex toys by a male intruder wearing a dress, wig and...
Blogs
June 9 2014

After Stealing Millions in Jewelry Over Decades, She Still Isn’t Sorry

Described as“ lovely and mischievous,” this one-woman crime wave has stolen millions...
Blogs
June 4 2014

Angry Judge Punches Attorney in the Head

Now this is a different turn of events for a courtroom. A Florida judge, John Murphy, told a...
Blogs
June 3 2014

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These seven books are out to get you! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is...
Excerpts
May 28 2014

Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story: A New Excerpt

Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story by Jack Devine is a historical memoir by 32-year CIA ...
Blogs
May 27 2014

Have My Drone Walk the Dog

Obviously, it's a wonderfully-tempered dog, obviously, not everyone has a drone... but enough...
Blogs
May 21 2014

Killer Fashion: Illinois Designers Provide Fashion for the Firearm-Friendly

The ink is barely dry on the new law in Illinois that allows some degree of concealed weapons before...
Excerpts
May 18 2014

If I Can’t Have You: A New Excerpt

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If I Can't Have You by veteran true-crime authors Gregg Olson and Rebecca Morris recounts the...
Blogs
May 16 2014

Adventures In Screenwriting: The Amazing Leigh Brackett

Pop quiz: What do The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, El Dorado, The Long Goodbye, and The Empire Strikes...
Blogs
May 14 2014

Woman Calls Cops on Subway Over Flatizza Sauce

We all love our favorite pizza sause and some of us love it more than others. A North Carolina...
Blogs
May 13 2014

“Shining” Work: Alcoholic Court Reporter Jeopardizes Verdicts

An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining”...
Blogs
May 11 2014

Pulp Nonfiction: A Guide to Studying Hardboiled Crime

You know you’re officially a mystery fanatic when you start reading books about books....
Blogs
May 9 2014

365 NeRDS to Infiltrate U.S. Navy Submarines

For members of the U.S. Navy aboard submarines, quarters are cramped, and thus, the pickins are...
Blogs
May 8 2014

20 Years Later: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Revisited

This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the strangest incidents in the history of sports....
Blogs
May 8 2014

Police Ask for a Driver’s License, Gets Beer Instead

Pro-tip: When a cop pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, do not, I repeat, do...
Blogs
May 7 2014

Getting a Law Degree, Even If It Kills Me: Law Students Petition to Award Posthumous License

We've heard of posthumous awards, but what about posthumous licenses? Students in California are...