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AmyDalton
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...
Crime HQ
August 15 2014

Not Dead Yet: Melbourne Edition

A Melbourne hospital recently mass-mailed 200 death certificates for live, recently discharged patients to their family doctors. According to the Times of India, it was an “inadvertent change...
Crime HQ
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...
AndrewNette
March 9 2014

Wake In Fright (1971): Dusty and Thirsty in the Outback

If the popularity of writers such as Donald Ray Pollock, Cormac McCarthy, Daniel Woodrell and Frank Bill is anything to go by, rural noir is a big deal in the United States. While it may not...
Crime HQ
January 31 2014

Stay in School... Or Else!

Australia doesn't mess around, as evidenced by the macabre and Gorey-esque (not to mention criminally catchy) “Dumb Ways to Die,” a PSA for train safety.  So we shouldn't have...
EdwardAGrainger
January 5 2014

Tom Selleck: More Than Magnum, an Underappreciated Western Icon

When Western fans discuss their favorite heroes from motion pictures, I’ve noticed behind the firmly-fixed John Wayne comes Clint Eastwood (though some generations may reverse these two), followed...
cmorgan
September 25 2013

They Should Have Known Better: Red Valentine

“The Red Valentine” — A Mindscape Films Picture from Glenn Stewart on Vimeo. In honor of Criminal Element's first issue of the Malfeasence Occasional, I'd like to...
LanceC
March 19 2013

The Godfather Down Under

Things we think about when we think of Australia: kangaroos, the Sydney Opera House, endless beaches, tropical reefs, Paul Hogan, Anna Torv (or Elle Macpherson, if you’re of a certain age). Things...
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
January 16 2013

A Smurf Walks Into a Convenience Store...

Hard on the heels of the Oompa Loompa crime spree we reported about recently comes news of four “Smurfs” in Melbourne, Australia, who assaulted a man in a convenience store. According to...
StevenJohn
December 26 2012

The Strangest Weapons Real “Mad Scientists” Tried to Make

You know the look well: crazy white hair sticking out in all directions, coke-bottle thick goggles held fast across wildly staring eyes, while thickly gloved hands (black rubber gloves, no doubt)...
VictoriaJanssen
May 3 2012

History’s Mysteries: Mysteries in the Aftermath of World War I

The period immediately following World War I was a time of particular social turmoil, involving issues such as labor, class, and colonialism. People were changed as individuals, too. Former soldiers...
Crime HQ
April 15 2012

Dapper Dandies Down Under: Mug Shots from Australia in the 1920s

Periodically, we post booking photos of the criminals—or alleged criminals—we’re discussing here at Crime HQ. But none of them look nearly so fashionable as the series of more than fifty mug shots...
jannyr
October 8 2011

The Underbelly Down Under

We Aussies have been transfixed by our outlaws from the Kelly Gang days, and the stories of plenty of Aussie criminals have made it into novels and movies and onto TV screens. Aussie audiences also...
VictoriaJanssen
June 23 2011

History Down Under: Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher

If you’re looking for something different to read and enjoy historicals, Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne (rhymes with briny) Fisher mysteries might suit.  This series, which began with Cocaine Blues...
C. Z. Chen
June 6 2011

The Photographic Noir: Criminal Portraits from Sydney Police 1912-1948

Perhaps the least glamorous photography of the human subject is that of the police mug shot. Well, living subjects anyhow. Crime scene and autopsy photos may be less flattering still. Yet these beautiful...