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LauraKCurtis
September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd

Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd is a standalone romantic suspense featuring a geologist, an FBI agent, and a long-buried secret that comes to light during an earthquake (available September 9, 2014). If...
BrianGreene
July 14 2013

Lost Classics of Noir: He Died With His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond

While working on a friend’s music/culture magazine too many years ago, I once typeset a record review where the writer mentioned that the band under consideration never had pictures of themselves...
DaveRichards
June 30 2013

The Big Score: Soundtracks for Crime Novels

Movies and television shows are interesting forms of entertainment because so many different elements are blended together into one narrative. The scene that a writer constructs is just as important...
JakeHinkson
April 5 2013

Night Beat: Radio Noir

By 1950, the golden age of dramatic radio had come to an end. In the twenties, thirties and forties, radio was the at-home alternative to a night out at the movies. With the coming of television, however,...
CToohey
March 10 2013

Baroque in Windows Policing: Music and Crime Prevention

Hearing a lot of classical music in the parking garages or on the drug dealers’ corner lately? (Hey, how do you know what’s playing on the druggie corner?) If you wondered why—hypothetically,...
Crime HQ
February 23 2013

2013’s Audie Awards Finalists are Criminal

The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” They offer awards in many, many different categories,...
Crime HQ
December 11 2012

Now Win This!: The Night and the Music by Lawrence Block

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for current opportunities! CLICK HERE TO ENTER for a chance to win one of five digital downloads of the audiobook edition...
cmorgan
October 15 2012

The Walking Dead Panel Casts Shadows Over Season 3

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning. The wind has just a little bit more bite. And our favorite sheriff is back and fighting zombies in The Walking Dead. This past weekend, New...
KeigoHigashino
September 10 2012

Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 2

Every Monday in September, we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download...
KeigoHigashino
September 3 2012

Salvation of a Saint: Special Audio Excerpt of Chapter 1

For the next few Mondays we will be bringing you serialized audio excerpts from Keigo Higashino’s Salvation of a Saint. You can either click to stream and listen on your computer, or download...
Crime HQ
June 29 2012

Now Win This!: Lars Kepler’s The Nightmare

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to enter for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE...
Crime HQ
June 26 2012

Win New Audio Download of Karin Slaughter’s Criminal plus “Wolf” by Max Allan Collins!

We couldn’t let June (the official Audiobook Month) get away without more aural goodies to caress your ear holes with crime, so... To enter for a chance to win one of ten AudioGO download...
Crime HQ
June 22 2012

The Last Refuge for Audiobook Fans!

Are you looking for something thrilling and chilling to listen to on your next hot summer road trip? How about Ben Coes’s latest international political thriller, The Last Refuge? From a Brooklyn...
cmorgan
June 15 2012

Vincent Price: Get Thee Behind Me Shia LaBeouf

What happens when you cross Vincent Price, spoken-word music, and Shia LaBeouf? You get Shia Labeouf, a new song by musician Rob Cantor. Performed in the style of a Vincent Price radio play,...
Crime HQ
January 31 2012

Now Win This!: Michael Palmer’s Oath of Office

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! New to Palmer’s writing? Check out our exclusive excerpt, where you can even hear a chapter...
Noh1
November 1 2011

Rockford Rocks!: Homage to a 70’s Detective

All you need to know about The Rockford Files is right here: The iconic opening with the answering machine. The theme song you always heard on AM radio in the 70’s. The sport coats. The...
BillCrider
October 25 2011

Who Was That Masked Man?

When I was a kid, I loved to listen to the radio.  I listened to whatever was on: the soap operas, the crime shows, the comedies, the variety series, and the westerns.  Of them all, The Lone...
TonyHays
August 9 2011

New Bombshells from Jackie Kennedy: Tapes and a Trade?

Did Jackie Kennedy believe that President Lyndon B. Johnson, her husband’s vice president, was responsible for her husband’s assassination?  According to new reports from London’s Daily Mail,...
SamanthaBeerman
July 7 2011

Audioslice: Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler

Haunted by her past, Mira Gallier’s perfect future is about to be shattered by a psychopath who will stop at nothing to possess her in Erica Spindler’s soon to-be-released novel Watch Me Die. Mira,...
PhilippGoedicke
July 4 2011

Jack Taylor’s Music: Ken Bruen’s The Guards

As fans of Ken Bruen’s books know, his writing is chock-full of external references.  I’m guessing it’s one of the reasons the blurbs on the book jackets occasionally compare him to James...
June 11 2011

There is No Music

There is no music. My main character, journalist Leo Desroches, doesn’t listen to the radio, doesn’t talk about his favorite songs, nor does he try to impress anyone by referencing a musical artist. For...
June 8 2011

Wild West Wednesday: Elmer Kelton’s Stand Proud

The jarring strike of the clock in the towering cupola drew Frank Claymore’s unwilling eyes to the two-story courthouse. Frank Claymore is not easy to like—to admire, maybe, but not to like....
Terrie
June 2 2011

Benjamin Black’s Elegy for April: Listening to a Good Mystery

I haven’t had a lot of experience listening to audiobooks. For the occasional long drive, I have a stash of cassettes (old car) containing short stories and novellas. I like to listen to them...
ColinCampbell
May 26 2011

Great Openings: Words, Camera, Action

 “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” Stephen King– THE DARK TOWER 1 – THE GUNSLINGER Okay.  Here’s the deal. ...
May 25 2011

Wild West Wednesday: Ralph Compton’s The Western Trail

Listen to an exclusive excerpt from The Western Trail by Ralph Compton. In the aftermath of the Civil War, cash-starved Texans turned to the only resource they possessed in abundance: longhorn...
May 23 2011

The Soundtracks of Sin

I recently read Peter Robinson’s fine novel Friend of the Devil. When I was finished, I spent a pleasant half hour checking out all the music he references throughout the book. (Or rather, music that...
May 18 2011

Wild West Wednesday: Elmer Kelton’s Sons of Texas New Excerpt

Listen to an exclusive excerpt from Sons of Texas by Elmer Kelton. Mordecai Lewis and his sons Michael and Andrew ride into the Spanish province of Texas to hunt wild horses, planning to sell...
BillCrider
May 17 2011

Dangerfield Westerns: The Disrespected Historical Mysteries?

There’s one kind of historical crime novel that gets no respect. Historical crime stories have been popular for a long time. They’re even given special awards at some conventions. Lots...
C. Z. Chen
May 17 2011

Get the Mace: Stalker Retro Playlist Top 5

5. Lilly (My One and Only) – Smashing Pumpkins “Cause I’m hanging in this tree, in the hopes that she will catch a glimpse of me. And through her window shade, I watch her shadow move…” Uh,...
May 11 2011

Wild West Wednesday: Ralph Compton’s The Goodnight Trail New Excerpt

Listen to an excerpt from The Goodnight Trail by Ralph Compton. The only rich Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive...