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BrianGreene
August 20 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: The Baby Doll Murders by James O. Causey

We noir heads love the covers of the classic paperback editions of what we now call pulp fiction. You know, the ones with the deliciously lurid images and the zinging plot teasers. The funny thing about...
Crime HQ
August 14 2014

Frontrunners Emerge for True Detective Season 2

As soon as True Detective Season 1 ended, rumors have been flying about who would star in Season 2. With filming to begin in the near future, frontrunners have emerged in the race. Rather than...
CToohey
July 22 2014

In Memoriam: James Garner (...Beep)

With his square jaw and magnetic charm, he played soldiers, lovers, marshals, judges, a sheriff for a day, gambler Bret Maverick, Philip Marlowe, and even Wyatt Earp, switching effortlessly between...
JoeBro33
May 28 2014

True Detective to Jet West for Season 2 with Room for Three

The Yellow King's pulse had barely stopped before talk turned to who would replace Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as the two lead detectives for True Detective's highly anticipated...
Crime HQ
May 6 2014

Now Win This!: Four Knaves Sweepstakes

You bet we've got four knaves for you: Jimmy, Moe, Alex... and, uh, Dismas? This handful of trouble includes fresh titles from Johnny Shaw, Reed Farrel Coleman, Marc Guggenheim, and John Lescroart—such...
nelizadrew
May 3 2014

Fresh Meat: Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage by Stephen Ulfelder

Wolverine Bros. Freight and Storage by Steve Ulfelder is the fourth installment in the Conway Sax Mystery Series about the part-time racecar driver, part-time private eye and full-time recovering alcoholic...
JakeHinkson
May 2 2014

Hollywood’s First Murder Mystery: The Puzzling Life and Death of William Desmond Taylor

The film colony that left the East Coast (the birthplace of American film) and settled in and around Los Angeles in the 1910s moved with shocking speed to corner the global movie market. By the early...
nelizadrew
April 30 2014

Fresh Meat: Plaster City by Johnny Shaw

Plaster City by Johnny Shaw is the second adventure in the Jimmy Veeder Fiasco series where the semi-reformed brawler agrees on taking a trip across the vast SoCal desert with Bobby to help him look...
BrianGreene
April 11 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: Kiss Her Goodbye by Wade Miller

Sometimes a good setting is all an ace novelist needs to pen a memorable story. Give an able scribe a backdrop that is the stuff of fertile literary ground and they can go to work in spinning a yarn...
Crime HQ
March 10 2014

Pass the Marshmallows, the Veronica Mars Movie is Almost Here!

Zoinks! This Friday night brings the limited theatrical and video on-demand release of the movie Veronica Mars, crowd-funded at lightspeed by fans of the iconic tv girl detective of the 'oughts...
DirkRobertson
February 18 2014

Fresh Meat: Runner by Patrick Lee

Runner by Patrick Lee is the thriller debut of Sam Dryden,  retired special forces, tasked with protecting a powerful young girl from the evil clutches of the government (available February 18,...
DeborahLacy
February 4 2014

Fan Favorites: 2014’s Mystery Conventions

2014 promises to be chock full of wonderful mystery conventions and conferences ranging from Bouchercon— the world’s largest crime fiction convention—to more tightly-focused conferences...
s.amper
January 3 2014

Fresh Meat: River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz is a novel of romantic suspense about a forensic genealogist and investigator who teams up with a security expert, also her childhood crush, to uncover the secrets of...
Noh1
June 23 2013

The Mod Squad, Or How I Came to Love the Woody

Pete. Linc. Julie. Yeah, you got it. The Mod Squad (1968-1972). Now, I have to put out a disclaimer here: I was only a wee tike of a wino when the show arrived. All my love for the show,...
Kattomic
June 4 2013

Fresh Meat: Blood Orange by Karen Keskinen

Blood Orange by Karen Keskinen is a debut mystery featuring a contemporary female private eye in California (available June 4, 2013). The sunniest places can harbor the darkest of secrets... Santa...
JenniferProffitt
March 14 2013

Emma Watson, Home Invader: From Harry Potter to The Bling Ring

I’m a pretty big Harry Potter fan. I grew up reading the books and watching the movies, so when I heard that Emma Watson’s next big role would be a big step away from her image as Harry’s...
ArielSWinter
August 3 2012

The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter: New Excerpt

The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter (available August 7th) is a single book made up of three crime novels told across decades—from the years 1941, 1951, and 1961—each capturing the style and...
Crime HQ
April 7 2012

Don Winslow’s Savages become Oliver Stone’s. Look Out!

Via Omnimystery News, who reports on the newly released trailer for Savages, an upcoming Oliver Stone film based upon the novel of the same name by Don Winslow, who also co-wrote the screenplay: Laguna...