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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 cool $25k and worldwide distribution! We read about it at The Rap Sheet, where there are loads more...
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September 11 2015

Haven’t You Learned? YOU Pick the Story for The M.O.!

Ah, smell the fresh school supplies and this ripe shortlist for The M.O.!  Read four sneak peeks of very-short stories, based on the theme of “Lesson Learned,” then vote at the...
Crime HQ
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 B. Hughes, Vera Caspary, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Charlotte Armstrong, Dolores Hitchens,...
August 18 2015

Hannibal 3.11: “And the Beast From the Sea”

  In Hannibal's 3.11 “And the Beast From the Sea,” Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) discovers his best crime-stopping asset is the durability of his masochism. For a moment, I...
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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 in through the cat flap! There are more incredible pictures of the sneak thieves living it up at Douglas...
August 11 2015

Hannibal 3.10: “And the Woman Clothed In Sun”

In Hannibal's 3.10, it's getting late, but Tooth Fairies are night owls, and Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) takes his pedo-van to Maryland on a pilgrimage to Hannibal's old, plastic-shrouded...
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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 dogs and a vacuum! If you're trying to portray true struggle, pioneering spirit, and romance,...
June 20 2015

Hannibal 3.03: “Secondo” Means Choosing

In “Secondo,” Hannibal and Bedelia lounge in matching rompwear, while Jack mourns Will, who torments the tormented in the Lecter family vineyards. In the novels as here, the well-heeled...
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March 27 2015

Like Jurassic Park, with Foreskins

Last year, we covered the strange and controversial artistic history of the Holy Foreskin, supposedly given to a pope by Charlemagne, which became a relic of veneration, being the only part of...
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March 5 2015

But These Tarantulas are Farm-Raised, with BBQ Seasoning!

Eating wild bugs can be a risky affair, but in the global bazaar, insect specialties are now available, “collected fresh from farms and then cleaned, quick frozen, cooked, dehydrated, seasoned...
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November 27 2014

Fowl Play: Oregon Rooster Must Find a New Coop

As you take a quick break from over-prepared dinners, pestering family members, and stomach aches, we bring you a story that has it all: love, heartbreak, mistaken identity, and most importantly,...
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November 24 2014

Headlining This Year’s Frozen Turkey Drop

It's widely known that newsmen love loathe holidays, and this year, vehicular mayhem set up a Thanksgiving report most foul for one reporter at the L.A. Times: A big rig packed with...
November 19 2014

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — Black Sheep

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing...
November 13 2014

House Damaged by Sharknado? Not Quite!

This house, which is now for rent in Headington, a suburb outside of Oxford, can be yours for only $3,500 a month as long as you don't mind living with a shark as one of your housemates! This...
November 3 2014

Fresh Meat: A Dog Gone Murder by Elaine Viets

A Dog Gone Murder by Elaine Viets is the 10th cozy murder mystery in the Mystery Shopper series featuring amatuer sleuth Josie Marcus (available November 4, 2014). Elaine Viets’ Mystery Shopper...
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November 3 2014

Mike Tyson, Super Sleuth

We’re a couple of days late on this, but that doesn’t make it any less “Wha?”. Adult Swim just launched Mike Tyson Mysteries, a Scooby-Doo-style animated series (if...
August 20 2014

Trespassing Woman Kicked in Face by Zoo’s Giraffe

One zoo visitor made it a mission to see her favorite animal up close, however, the giraffe did not share her excitement at all. The woman, Amanda Hall of San Luis Obispo, California climbed...
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August 12 2014

Now Win This!: Histories and Mysteries Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features seven books with the perfect mix of history and mystery, so cozy on up and register to enter for a chance to win! This Sweepstakes Has Ended! This is NOT a Comments...
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August 1 2014

Nature’s Trimmest Figures Depend On Raw Food Juicing

Pouncing and ambushing only use so many calories when you're devouring food up to 3 times your size. And yet, we've never seen a spider with a Homer-Simpson belly like a python's. How do...
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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. You’ll often stumble upon a crime you’d never heard of committed for a reason you can’t...
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May 27 2014

Have My Drone Walk the Dog

Obviously, it's a wonderfully-tempered dog, obviously, not everyone has a drone... but enough with the caveats and concerns about pooper-scooping, because finally, thanks to Jeff Myers, something...
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May 19 2014

17 Year-Old Runaway Doesn’t Get Far, Even at Top Speed

After making it through his home's back gate, 17 year-old Spike sped as fast as he could to escape, but two hours later, he was only half a mile away, according to the Metro. To be fair...
April 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Murder on the Hoof by Kathryn O’Sullivan

Murder on the Hoof by Kathryn O'Sullivan is second cozy murder mystery in the Colleen McCabe series about the Fire Chief from North Carolina's Outer Banks (available May 6, 2014). With Murder...
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April 21 2014

Dog Houses from the Big House: Prisoners Lending a Hand

Prisoners at The Northeast Ohio Correctional Center (NEOCC) might be in the big house for the foreseeable future, but they are doing their part to help dogs in need by building dog houses. Part...
April 10 2014

PETA Aims to Turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Home into a Restaurant

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer's Ohio home into a vegan restaurant called “Eat for Life – Home Cooking.” Why would they...
March 26 2014

College Students Busted Over Dog Doing Keg Stand

Two men have been arrested after a photo from a College at Brockport off-campus party went viral. The picture in question showed a dog doing a keg stand, being held by an unidentified male with...
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March 19 2014

Not Poirot. I Said a Parrot Solved This Murder!

From The Times of India: Neelam, wife of Vijay Sharma, the editor of a Hindi daily, was found murdered at her residence on February 20. Her husband noticed a change in the behaviour of the parrot...
March 13 2014

Cracked-Out Cat Terrorizes Family

An extremely distressed cat is behind bars after it attacked a baby and held his family hostage in a bedroom, forcing them to call 911 for help. According to reports from Oregon, the merciless feline...
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March 11 2014

Beer: Just What the Doctor Ordered

We've already learned earlier this week what happens when you mix beer and the Australian outback, and it doesn't end well. Luckily, for Rod Sommerville, 54, of Australia, his story doesn't...
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March 5 2014

I’m Melting!: A Skeleton Candle to Add to Your Creepy Critter Collection

Candles can be soothing, aromatic, and perfect for adding some warmth to a cold winter's night. But if you prefer a side of “creepy critter” with your candles, these might just be the...