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August 28 2015

The ZINNG: Stephen King, OITNB, and Ulysses

Stephen King reflects on the perceived successes of a busy writer in an op-ed to The New York...
Blogs
August 28 2015

TBR Confessions: Jungle Warfare, Nazi Rebellion, and Killer Clowns

My TBR Confessions include a harrowing retelling of World War II’s Pacific Theater, a grass-roots...
Blogs
August 27 2015

Hurry! “Lesson Learned” Submissions Mailbox Closes Friday at Noon

At 11:59 a.m. tomorrow, The M.O. submissions close, so get to writing and tell us your “Lesson...
Excerpts
August 27 2015

Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: New Excerpt

Mr. Smith Goes to Prison is a memoir by Jeff Smith about how a senator from Missouri ended up behind...
Blogs
August 21 2015

The ZINNG: Cocoa and Improbable Weapons

At Mystery Fanfare, the Macavity nominees for Best Short Story discuss the importance of first...
Blogs
August 19 2015

Drunk Man Lets 10-Year-Old Son Drive Home

Police in Stillwater, New York arrested a man after he allegedly allowed his 10-year-old son...
Blogs
August 17 2015

Sorry, Yogi, That Door’s for Cat Burglars

An Idaho man's home has been repeatedly raided by thieving bears, and a cub even tried to sneak...
Blogs
August 12 2015

91-Year-Old Man Smuggles 10 Pounds of Cocaine into Australia

Australian police have charged a 91-year-old man from Sydney with smuggling cocaine disguised...
Blogs
August 11 2015

A Sleuthing Celebration: Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2015

Here at CrimeHQ, we're always striving to give you the lowdown on all of the upcoming mystery...
Blogs
August 10 2015

It’s Not Counterfeit, It’s “Artisanal” Currency

This paper sports David Bowie's lightning-shocked face, and it's spendable! Well, in its local...
Blogs
August 8 2015

Intelligence vs. Spies

spy NOUN: pl. spies An agent employed by a state to obtain secret information, especially...
Blogs
August 5 2015

Fake Cop Pulls Over Real Cop

A man pretending to be a cop was caught and charged after the driver he targeted with his bogus...
Blogs
August 4 2015

Now Win This!: Deadly Little Secrets Sweepstakes

You might think you want the truth, but these nine books prove you can’t handle it! Click...
Excerpts
August 4 2015

Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim: New Excerpt

Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim by Justin Gifford delves deep into the life and crime...
Blogs
July 28 2015

Royally Flushed: Atlantic City’s Counterfeit Chip Scam

For most people, a royal flush spells certain victory, but for Christian Lusardi of Fayetteville,...
Blogs
July 21 2015

Now Win This!: Shadow Lurker Sweepstakes

You can't run from what you don't see coming, so I'd avoid that dark alley if I were...
Blogs
July 21 2015

Naked Drunk Driving Suspect Arrested After Falling Off Barn Roof

A drunk driving suspect ran from police in Pennsylvania and was later found completely naked...
Blogs
July 17 2015

Spaghetti Western! (with Dogs and Vacuum, of Course)

Now, that's what we call a good ole' spaghetti western. Why yes, of course there are costumed...
Blogs
July 16 2015

Crime Through Time: Marc A. Hermann’s NYC Photo Mashups

It's been said that you can never truly outrun the past, and photographer Marc A. Hermann...
Blogs
July 15 2015

Sword Thief Taken Down by Medieval Wench

A man who attempted to steal a sword from a jousting match at the Colorado Renaissance Festival...
Blogs
July 13 2015

ThrillerFest Day Two: Debut Authors and Awards

The International Thriller Writers organization is well known for their debut authors program,...
Blogs
July 11 2015

ThrillerFest: Day One

The mood of ThrillerFest is palpably different from CraftFest. There’s more excitement...
Blogs
July 10 2015

CraftFest: Day Two

The second day of CraftFest is technically CareerFest, with two tracks: one for independent (self)...
Blogs
July 8 2015

Man Soars High in Lawn Chair, Lands in Jail

Police from Calgary, Canada are shaking their heads in disbelief over a publicity stunt that...
Blogs
July 4 2015

Happy 4th of July: 120 Seconds, $1000 of Fireworks!

For the 4th, we offer this explosive 2 minutes from TeddieFilms, who went into the desert with...
Blogs
June 29 2015

Careers: Passion for Execution? Willing to Relocate?

No, they don't mean the usual corporate-speak kind of “execution.” Saudi Arabia...
Blogs
June 25 2015

Man Arrested After Running Naked Through Walmart

Two men were recently arrested after a video showed one of the men streaking through a Walmart...
Blogs
June 24 2015

Hurry! Voting for The M.O.’s “Wishful Thinking” Ends Tonight!

Time is almost up for our “Wishful Thinking” round of The M.O.! Voting closes tonight...
Blogs
June 22 2015

Announcing 2015’s Macavity Award Nominations!

  Awards season continues apace, with a new slate of nominees for the 2015 Macavity...
Blogs
June 17 2015

Woman Dials 911 to Report Being Cheated by Drug Dealer

Daneshia Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested last week on charges of drug possession...