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BrianGreene
November 9 2014

Fresh Meat: The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott is a coffee-table book that highlights the illustrious career of one of America's most recognizable artists (available November...
Crime HQ
October 31 2014

Pumpkin Facts: Cinderella, Beer, and Ostriches

Be illuminated (and possibly de-wormed and de-freckled) with these odd pumpkin facts! Previously, we've shared incredibly carved squash, discussed the truth and myths behind Halloween candy poisoning...
HilaryDavidson
October 1 2014

Hello, October: Crime Writers in the Cemetery

If you know me—or if you’ve read one of my books—you know I have a thing for cemeteries. One of my favorites is Woodlawn, set on 400 acres in the northern reaches of the Bronx....
Crime HQ
September 23 2014

Knitting for Psychos

This is our idea of a holiday bizarre: gruesome violence depicted in cuddly yarn crafting! We're, um, informing you in advance, because handmade gifts are really so meaningful... All projects...
Crime HQ
September 22 2014

Boston Delivers Twice the Poe

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, and New York, all lay claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but Boston had him first. He was born there in 1809 and he published “The Tell-tale Heart” there in...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
August 21 2014

What Am I Bid for Johnny Depp as Charlie Mortdecai?

Much has been written, and will be written about Johnny Depp starring as Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film Black Mass. Before that, however, there’s this: Johnny Depp as “amoral art dealer”...
Crime HQ
August 4 2014

A New Masterpiece Thanks to An Artist’s Bloody Chainsaw...and a Death Star

We've posted on thrift-store paintings enhanced by monsters, but Canadian artist David Irvine tosses in superheroes, villains, and pop culture icons, among other provocations. Cheaters...
JoeBrosnan
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
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 Wintour Costume Center presents a stitch-by-stitch account of what the well-dressed widow was wearing...
CToohey
April 9 2014

Monuments to the Everyday: Claes Oldenburg as Crime Poet?

Pop artist as crime poet? Well, Claes Oldenburg's work repeatedly makes monuments out of the everyday detritus of living, from apple cores to clothespins. By aggrandizing the humble,...
Crime HQ
April 4 2014

Cremains of the Day: Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

Carved by hand and painted into fantastic shapes like leopards, jet planes, cell phones, chickens, shoes, even cars and cigarettes, these artistic funerary creations began somewhat by accident at the...
Terrie
March 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen

Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen is the debut of the Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery series, featuring Audrey Bloom, whose shop's floral tools will be tied to a murder (available April 1, 2014). I...
Crime HQ
March 27 2014

Online Vigilantism?: Artist Publicly Shames Texting Drivers

Ad campaigns and stricter laws on texting while driving apparently weren't good enough for one artist. Artist Brian Singer took his activism against people who text while driving one step further...
Crime HQ
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...
jenny_maloney
March 4 2014

Fresh Meat: Brooklyn Graves by Triss Stein

Brooklyn Graves by Triss Stein is the second traditional mystery featuring historian Erica Donato, who'll research Tiffany glass as well as the murder of a family friend (available March 4th, 2014). Erica...
jpwrites
February 28 2014

The Rap Sheet’s Cover Contest: Judging These Books By Their Covers

When J. Kingston Pierce of     The Rap Sheet   brought back the crime cover contest this year, we were delighted—so here's more from him, including a chance to share...
Crime HQ
February 12 2014

Victims Become Art (and Walls and Ceilings) in Poland’s Historic Chapel of Bones

From the road, it would be easy to overlook this small, unassuming chapel located in one of the oldest towns in southwestern Poland. But the wooden doors hide a spectacular, macabre interior....
dvaleris
February 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Sherlock Holmes And The Vampires Of London by Sylvain Cordurie and Laci

Sherlock Holmes and the Vampires of London is a graphic novel written by Sylvain Cordurie and illustrated by Laci about The Great Detective's post-Reichenbach return to London to face a plague of...
Crime HQ
February 7 2014

So You Want to Be a Supervillan: Maxi-Lair or Mini-Lair?

You must decide if you'll be a truly super villain! Should you go for the mobile 600-foot self-sufficient traveling lair, a projection of gut-rumbling diabolical potential with the huge attendant...
Crime HQ
December 2 2013

Cremains of the Day: Remains to Be Seen

We at Crime HQ tend to take a jaundiced view of the ways some people choose to dispose of their mortal remains, because—let’s face it—those ways can be strange. But we can recognize...
Crime HQ
November 25 2013

Stop Thief!: Pranksters Have Fun with Statues

Many people take every opportunity they can to have some fun at a statues expense. A recent group of Reddit users compiled some statue shenanigans at their finest. See any statues you recognize?...
Crime HQ
November 20 2013

Movie Villains Need Days Off, Too!

Supervillains have hobbies too. In a series of images featured in a show at Gallery 88, artist Kiersten Essenpreis illustrated what some iconic movie characters and villains would look like during their...
CToohey
November 18 2013

Thrift Store Landscape Paintings Improved by Monsters

  Paintings at thrift stores get a bad rap, possibly because they're the kind of things people wanted rid of enough to donate. (Hey, the donors could have burned them or turned them...
Toffeegirl
October 5 2013

Undercover Artist: Loren Kantor, Noir Woodcutter

Loren Kantor is a Los Angeles-based woodcut artist whose interest began in the mid-1980s. He recalls: “I attended a German Expressionist art show at LA County Museum and I encountered...
Crime HQ
October 1 2013

Off With Her Head!: A Bloody Halloween Costume

It's officially October and if you haven't started thinking of your Halloween costume yet, that's okay because the I Love to Create Blog might have an easy solution for you with this...
VictoriaJanssen
September 5 2013

Fresh Meat: The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King is a return for former-Bureau Agent, now private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, who'll seek a missing young woman among the notorious and artistic in Jazz Age...
Crime HQ
August 7 2013

What’s That Uniform You’re Wearing, Art?

The orange wall depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. Photographic artist Chris Jordan has more to see in his ongoing collection...
Crime HQ
August 6 2013

We Found Your Fingerprint on the Forensic Pillows!

Usually blood on the pillows or sofa is a dead giveaway to police, but maybe not if you have these forensic pillows. They're the perfect accent for any criminally-minded decorator or writer...
nelizadrew
August 4 2013

Fresh Meat: Good Girl, Bad Girl by Christopher Finch

Good Girl, Bad Girl by Christopher Finch is a debut novel featuring private investigator Alex Novalis, who's hunting for a missing girl in the art world of 1968's New York City (available August...
Crime HQ
June 27 2013

Murder, She Wrote: Post-Its for the Criminally Inclined

Murder Ink might mean different things to different people, but for the criminally inclined, whether you're a sociopath plotting out your most recent antic, or just a mystery reader, these...