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December 10 2015

8 Spies, Assassins, and Secret Agents You Need to Know

Undercover ops and fancy gadgetry; cold War tensions and hand-to-hand combat; secret government programs and high-speed chases—espionage films have been a mainstay in Hollywood since before...
July 13 2015

Fresh Meat: Assassins by Mukul Deva

Assassins by Mukul Deva is an international thriller that jumps between London and India and follows Ravinder Singh Gill as he tries to stop a high-profile double assassination (available July 14, 2015). The...
July 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn

Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn is the second thriller in the John Lago series about a professional assassin who works under the guise of the invisible office intern (available July 14, 2015). In...
June 24 2015

Fresh Meat: The Assassins by Gayle Lynds

The Assassins by Gayle Lynds is a thriller where six international assassins, each assembled from a dark corner of the globe, team up together to steal a fortune from the middle of a Middle Eastern...
June 7 2015

Fresh Meat: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwhistle is the 2nd book in the Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle where the author sets out to solve an ill-fated assassination (available June...
October 4 2014

Fresh Meat: The Delta by Tony Park

The Delta is a thriller by Tony Park set in Africa about Sonja Kurtz, an ex-assassin turned mercenary who's hired to blow up a dam in Botswana (available October 7, 2014). Modern Africa is a...
February 11 2014

Bloody Valentine: Robocop Trailer

Yesterday, we talked about the Robocops deployed in traffic intersections in the Congo. Today, we're talking about the Robocop reboot that will be hitting theaters tomorrow—just in time...
January 27 2014

Sherlock Episode 3.03: “His Last Vow” Or I Married an Axe Murderer

We Sherlock Holmes fanatics are suckers for references (direct or indirect, even vague nods, some of us aren’t terribly picky) to the original stories. John Watson suffered one, possibly two,...
January 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey

Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey is the 17th book in his off-beat, humorous Serge Storms thriller series (available January 28, 2014). Tim Dorsey is back with Tiger Shrimp Tango, another delightfully...
January 2 2014

Fresh Meat: The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins

The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins is a hard-boiled thriller about an assassin who hunts down other assassins (available January 7, 2014). I love a good, formulaic mystery. Doesn’t really...
December 11 2013

Holiday Havoc: Christmas Films with Explosions

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and good will towards man. So movies set at that time often involve heartwarming and cute scenes like Tiny Tim saying, “God bless us everyone;”...
November 19 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 3: Where We Stand 50 Years Later

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know and Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?   Continuing... At 50 years, I’m not sure where we stand. Yes, we have...
November 5 2013

Fresh Meat: One More Body by Josh Stallings

One More Body by Josh Stallings is the third book in the Moses McGuire noir series (available November 5, 2013). Character is king in all forms of fiction, especially crime fiction. It's the...
August 30 2013

Not Quite Future Crimes: The Final Moments of Karl Brant

Sure there is crime-predicting software out there. Cameras and computers can monitor a populace with the eventual belief that maybe, just maybe, we will be able to predict crime before it happens....
June 29 2013

Kunoichi: Female Ninja Spies of Medieval Japan

Most Westerners think of ninjas as black-masked men with swords who appear from the shadows and strike without warning. But not all ninja assassins were male, and not all of them walked in shadow. Female...
February 14 2013

Vicious Valentine: Cupid was a Hit Man

The stereotypical view of Cupid is one of an adorable, irresistibly cute, infant cherub winging his way toward couples to help people fall in love. He’s the poster child of St. Valentine’s...
February 6 2013

A Hit in Dubai: Mossad’s Candid Camera Moment

It’s so easy in the movies. Our Spy Hero (in a tuxedo if Our Hero’s a he, a spandex catsuit if a she) slips into a posh hotel, creeps stealthily to the penthouse suite, dispatches the...
January 17 2013

Man Hires “Assassins” to Kill Son in Video Game

A man in China hired assassins to kill his son. Oh, don't worry, it was just his gaming avatar in a series of online video games. The man, identified in foreign press simply as “Mr. Feng,”...
December 20 2012

Quickdraw: Internet Movie Firearms Database?

Ever wonder what gun was used in your favorite film or TV show? Do you ever wish you were that person who knew the 1874 gun couldn’t have been used in that movie that took place in 1850?...
November 9 2012

In Case of Zombies, Break Glass

With the East Coast still struggling to recover from the recent storms, it’s not such a huge leap to start wondering what you would do in case of zombie attack. Sure there are survival kits and...
August 22 2012

Scares Everywhere—Bring On The Manly Art of Knitting!

So, just surfing around, looking for something delightful to kick off the day. Let’s see, John Lennon’s killer is up for parole . . . That’s a stone cold bummer to recall,...
August 8 2012

Bad Guy Training Headquarters

Ever watched an action movie and seen thirty bad guys facing off against the hero? Magically, the hero doesn’t get a scratch on him—even though the trained assassins are aiming their automatics...
June 29 2012

First Look at Looper Trailer: Joseph Gordon Levitt as Bruce Willis? Who knew!

I fell in love with Joseph Gordon Levitt 10 years ago when he played Cameron, a naive and love-struck high-schooler in 10 Things I Hate About You. I became obsessed with him when I saw his anti-gravity...
May 20 2012

The Real Gangster Squad’s Crusaders in the Underworld: The Stories Behind the Story

We’re just getting our feet wet (wingtips wet? brogues? Dapper haberdasher Mickey Cohen would know) with Gangster Squad. As a result, I’m diving into the original L.A. Times articles by...
April 24 2012

Will CSI’s Grissom Hurt People on Cinemax?

Can you stand to see Gil Grissom go bad? Willam Petersen is set to executive-produce and star in his first TV series since leaving CSI in 2009.  According to TV Guide, in the new series Hurt People: Petersen...
April 2 2012

Death Brackets: The Clichés of Crime, The Winner! Or Loser as the case may be.

The readers have spoken. After a list that started with eight of the worst offenders in the world of crime cliches, we have our winner. Or our loser, depending on how you look at it. To recap: We...
February 1 2012

PSA: Spellcheck Twice, Tattoo Once

We’ve explained the importance of copyediting in the past, but it’s a new year and we thought we’d start it off right with a quick reminder.  If a picture’s worth a thousand words, I sure...
December 15 2011

The Ten Least Thrilling Thriller Clichés

Ever get the feeling, “I’ve read this book before—or seen this movie six other times?” Any fan of thrillers will recognize that yes, you need action, and a villain, and thriller law requires...
November 28 2011

Fresh Meat: Luis Alberto Urrea’s Queen of America

We’ve been fans of Luis Alberto Urrea’s since before he allowed us to launch this site with his excellent contemporary crime story “The National City Reparation Society” from Akashic Books’...
November 3 2011

Mark Harmon, the Interrogation—er, Interview

There’s been conversation, there’s been controversy, there’ve been comments, all on the question of whether Mark Harmon can actually pull off the role of Lucas Davenport, John Sandford’s anti-heroic...