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EdwardAGrainger
July 29 2014

Longmire 3.09: “Counting Coup” Down to the Finale

The penultimate episode of the season started with a bang and barely came up for air as writer Sarah Nicole Jones scrawled another corker of a show that had me satisfied almost to the end. Editor's...
JakeHinkson
July 17 2014

Orange Is the New Black 2.12: “It Was the Change”

Let’s talk about Red. When you think about it, the scarlet-haired Russian began this series as villain. Way back in the first episode of the show, Piper—unaware that Red ran the kitchen—...
TeddyP
June 25 2014

What Not to Bring to Court

A very foolish man is in even more hot water after police said he brought marijuana with him to a visit with his probation officer. Darren Shelley of Connecticut was ordered to check in with his...
ThomasPluck
June 12 2014

Fresh Meat: A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride

A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride is a southern noir thriller where dirty cops cross paths with drug dealers in a Missouri town once dubbed the Meth Capital of the World (available June 17, 2014)....
BrianGreene
June 10 2014

A Western for the B-Movie Junkie: The Female Bunch (1969)

When Thelma and Louise hit the big screen in 1991, it stood out in the world of mainstream movies for being a film that portrayed women as badass renegades who fought against abuses from men and took...
TeddyP
May 22 2014

High Elf Engages in Battle with an Evil Automobile

Police in Portland arrested a man identifying himself as a “High Elf” after he bushwhacked a woman’s car believing it to be the evil villain from a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. The...
DirkRobertson
May 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Border War by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born

Border War by Lou Dobbs and James O. Born is the suspenseful thriller about the struggles of FBI Special Agent Tom Erikson after a questionable shootout on the Mexican border leads to his reassignment...
ThomasPluck
April 26 2014

Fresh Meat: Young God by Katherine Faw Morris

Young God by Katherine Faw Morris is a debut novel in brief, almost versified form about 13-year-old Nikki from rural North Carolina, who will do or sell whatever it takes to change her life (available...
ScottAdlerberg
March 31 2014

Fresh Meat: Hustle by Tom Pitts

Hustle by Tom Pitts is a gritty, harsh story of two male prostitutes from San Francisco who attempt to blackmail a wealthy lawyer in order to get off the streets and out of the business (available April...
ThomasPluck
February 8 2014

True Detective 1.04: “Who Goes There” Into the Underworld

In “Who Goes There,” the fourth episode of True Detective, we reach the halfway point and begin our descent into the underworld. The title could be a reference to a famous science fiction...
Crime HQ
January 28 2014

Jump Street Goes to College: 22 Jump Street Trailer

If it's about masquerading as college freshmen, you know it'll be profane and crass, right? Crime is skipping a few grades when 22 Jump Street, the sequel to the film adaptation of...
reginathorn
January 23 2014

Justified Episode 5.03: “Good Intentions” Fall Short

Aaaah, Justified, I saw your “Good Intentions” last night ... but they just weren’t quite enough to make me love this episode. There were some things I loved, (like the idea of Rachel...
Crime HQ
January 20 2014

Yeah, I Called You a Dutch Rat Sniffer. It’s a Compliment!

Who are you calling “dirty”? Dutch police are training rats to sniff out drugs, gunshot and explosives residue, fire accelerants, and other substances that could implicate someone in a crime....
reginathorn
January 16 2014

Justified Episode 5.02: “The Kids Aren’t All Right”

There was so much great stuff that I’m not even sure where to begin. So let me start with the titular kids, one of whom is Loretta McCready (Kaitlyn Dever), one of the pivotal figures from the...
BrianGreene
January 10 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: The Shooting Gallery by Hugh C. Rae

A quiet autumn Saturday in a rustic town near Glasgow. The rural idyll gets shaken up when a conspicuous automobile comes racing around the lanes at dangerously high speeds, nearly plowing down bystanders....
reginathorn
January 8 2014

Justified Season 5 Premiere: “A Murder of Crowes”

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (give or take a day!), the Justified team gave me a whole murder of Crowes, and I couldn’t be happier about it. As much as I loved Season 4 (and I did!), I have...
courthas
December 8 2013

Chronicling San Francisco’s Outlaws: Jack Black and Malcolm Braly

San Francisco has always embraced the weird, the outrageous, and the rebellious. From the raucous times of the Barbary Coast, to the howling poetry of the Beats, to the free love of the hippies, letting...
Master_Blaster
November 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Nowhere Nice by Rick Gavin

Nowhere Nice by Rick Gavin is the third novel of lowdown Delta crime featuring repo man Nick Reid and his partner Desmond (available November 19, 2013). Nick Reid will repossess anything; even someone...
LanceC
October 20 2013

Fresh Meat: Poison Pill by Glenn Kaplan

Poison Pill by Glenn Kaplan is a business thriller involving Big Pharma and deadly international competition for blockbuster drugs (available October 22,2013). It’s odd that we don’t...
JakeHinkson
October 19 2013

Fresh Meat: The Last of the Smoking Bartenders by C. J. Howell

The Last of The Smoking Bartenders by C.J. Howell follows a drifter who believes he’s a secret agent meant to stop terrorists from blowing up the Hoover Dam (available October 20, 2013). Hitchhiking...
jenny_maloney
October 1 2013

Fresh Meat: Darkness First By James Hayman

Darkness First by James Hayman, the debut thriller featuring Detectives McCabe and Savage, shows the deadly effects the OxyContin trade has on a small northeastern town (available October 1, 2013). In...
Crime HQ
September 30 2013

The One Who Knocks Meets The Ones Who Walk (Cupcake?)

Okay, yes, it might be that we're clinging to the last bits of Walter with our every shredding, necrotic fingernail, but even from the depths of our poignant grief, we think this College Humor mash-up...
cmorgan
September 18 2013

Grandpa Mike’s Fairy Tales with Breaking Bad’s Mike Ehrmantraut

I think we can all agree that Breaking Bad's Mike Ehrmantraut is a bad-ass. He is the cold, efficient right hand of every criminal organization. He's a former cop, cleaner, hit-man, bag-man,...
dvaleris
September 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard (Anno Dracula 1976-1991) by Kim Newman is the fourth in an alt-history fantasy series following Dracula's fictional legacy, now including his son, would-be drug lord...
VictoriaJanssen
September 9 2013

Fresh Meat: The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey is the debut mystery featuring Detective Hannah McCabe—who works in an alternate near-future of Albany, New York in 2019—hunting a serial killer who...
Crime HQ
August 8 2013

Death Row Zinng: Empty Injections, the Never-Executed, and Other Oddities

Texas Runs out of Lethal Injectables? Apparently, it's not a shortage, but an expiration of stock, still, the busiest death row's syringes are empty...   There are...
JakeHinkson
August 6 2013

Busting Out: Orange is the New Black

Orange Is The New Blackis to the Women In Prison flick what The Sopranos was to the mobster movie. It uses the form and tropes of the genre as a springboard into serious issues that the genre itself...
LanceC
May 26 2013

Addicted to Addicted Detectives

Crime fiction is cheerfully described as an addiction by many of its fans, including such diverse personalities as Sigmund Freud and Woodrow Wilson. Just as neurochemical addicts have an endless menu...
Crime HQ
May 9 2013

Back in the Habit: Fake Nuns Hide Cocaine Under Costumes

Nursing a habit can lead to dangerous territory, especially when you’re smuggling drugs under said habits. On the Caribbean island of San Andres, three women were stopped by the police after they...
Kattomic
May 7 2013

Fresh Meat: Mirror Image by Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa

Mirror Image by Ice-T and Jorge Hinojosa is the second in the Kings of Vice noir thriller series (available May 7, 2013). Celebrity authors. Do you secretly roll your eyes when you see a celebrity’s...