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DaveRichards
July 27 2016

Review: The More They Disappear by Jesse Donaldson

The More They Disappear by Jesse Donaldson takes us to the front lines of the battle against small-town drug abuse in an unnerving tale of addiction, loss, and the battle to overcome the darkest...
ericbeetner
July 21 2016

One and Done: Vern E. Smith, The Jones Men

The Jones Men was a thrilling novel to discover. A lost “cult” novel from the 1970s, written by veteran journalist Vern E. Smith, it is a story of the drug trade on the streets of Detroit,...
LanceC
July 14 2016

She’s Gonna Make It After All: Queen of the South

In 1970, TV gave us the tale of a spunky, single young woman who moves to the big city and finds career success, friendship, and love, while rising through a cutthroat business and having to navigate...
CrimeHQ
April 7 2016

Breaking Bad Los Pollos Hermanos Mini-Replica Tub with Blue “Meth” Candy

I hide in plain sight, same as you. And hiding in this awesome Breaking Bad-inspired Los Pollos Hermanos fry batter mini-replica tub is 60g of Blue Sky, 99.1% chemically pure crystal methamphetamine...
AngieBarry
March 14 2016

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed—Colombiana

I can still remember the first time I saw the trailer for Colombiana. I can't remember the movie I was actually in the theater to see at the time, strangely enough, but I remember that...
CrimeHQ
January 21 2016

True Crime Thursday: Revisiting The Stranger She Loved

They say, “There's no such thing as the perfect murder.” Well, in the case of the murder of Michele MacNeill, her husband Martin would have pulled it off—if it weren’t...
DavidCranmer
November 22 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.07: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”

The comedy that had been cleverly laced within the first 3 episodes of season 1 returns in the finale, albeit with varying success, and the needle that had been pinned to 10 on the plausibility...
DavidCranmer
November 21 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.06: “Crazy Handful of Nothin’ ”

Walter (Bryan Cranston) lays down the law to Jesse (Aaron Paul). He’s the silent partner; Jesse’s the guy on the street. Just as he says there’ll be no more bloodshed, we...
DavidCranmer
November 20 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.05: “Gray Matter”

Jesse (Aaron Paul) tries to get a job in sales at a realty company, but he finds his qualifications are only worthy of a human billboard. Angry and discouraged, he walks back to his car when the...
DavidCranmer
November 19 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.04: “Cancer Man”

The anticipation of just how much Walter (Bryan Cranston) planned to reveal to Skyler (Anna Gunn) at the end of episode 3 is alleviated at a family barbeque in “Cancer Man.” The family...
DavidCranmer
November 18 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.03: “...And the Bag’s in the River”

The dark humor that spiked the first two episodes of Breaking Bad is toned down in episode three to target the emotional tribulations of a man teetering on the edge of a slippery slope. It captures...
DavidCranmer
November 17 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.02: “Cat’s in the Bag”

The Breaking Bad pilot laced different types of humor into what essentially could have been a heartrending drama of a man, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), finding out he has a cancerous death sentence—if...
DavidCranmer
November 16 2015

Breaking Bad Rewatch 1.01: “Pilot”

This is a rewatch, so be prepared that spoilers will land with all the romance of the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre.  An RV is ripping across the Arizona desert, driven by Walter...
BrianGreene
July 15 2015

Fast Paced and Expensive Tastes: The Money Trap (1965)

I’ve written about one of Lionel White’s novels here before (The Big Caper), and now I’ve got some thoughts about a film based on one of his books. White is seen by many noir...
AmberKeller
July 11 2015

Fresh Meat: Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich

Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich is a multigenerational tale of one family's history of crime and vengeance in rural Georgia (available July 14, 2015),  For a debut novel, Brian Panowich...
CToohey
July 11 2015

Hannibal 3.06: “Dolce” For a Sweet Divorce

Hannibal 3.06's “Dolce” answers whether “Dr. Fell” will accept an amicable divorce over widowerhood. It also returns to Bedelia's axis of Betrayal vs. Forgiveness, and...
JanetWebb
June 23 2015

Fresh Meat: Devil’s Harbor by Alex Gilly

Devil's Harbor by Alex Gilly follows Nick Finn, a California Customs and Border agent wrongly accused of murdering his partner forced to evade capture while attempting to prove his innocence (available...
TeddyP
June 17 2015

Woman Dials 911 to Report Being Cheated by Drug Dealer

Daneshia Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested last week on charges of drug possession and misuse of the emergency system when she dialed 911 to report that a drug dealer stole her money...
EJTremols
June 2 2015

Fresh Meat: 90 Church: Inside America’s Notorious First Narcotics Squad by Dean Unkefer

90 Church: Inside America’s Notorious First Narcotics Squad by Agent Dean Unkefer tells the true tale of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the first federal organization tasked with stopping the...
CrimeHQ
May 26 2015

Now Win This!: Don’t Blow It Sweepstakes

That's it. Everything is up to you. And you better not mess it up, otherwise you'll never learn the truth behind these eight books! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
BrianGreene
March 7 2015

Crimes Against Film: Super Bitch (1973)

I have watched this movie three times now, and twice while planning to write about it for this site. I didn’t get around to doing a piece on it after the second viewing, because I was left unsure...
JoeBrosnan
March 3 2015

Gangland Undercover: Inside the Vagos Motorcycle Gang

As Charles Falco was about to learn after being caught for dealing drugs, the only way out of jail was to go undercover. As recounted in detail in his autobiography Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration...
BrianGreene
January 12 2015

Run Down to the Ground: Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

One of the few bits of learning I retained from my years as a sleepwalking college student, was a lesson a film class instructor gave us as a lead-in to a section on film noir. He said that one common...
JoeBrosnan
December 12 2014

Reviewing the Queue: City of God (2002)

With the digital libraries of online streaming services expanding more and more, choosing which movie to watch has become difficult. I will be digging through these online queues in hope of bringing...
TeddyP
December 3 2014

Thanksgiving Shoplifter Had Cops Going in Circles

After a day of Thanksgiving shoplifting, an Oregon couple had police going in circles. Scratch that, I mean the police were watching them drive in circles. It all started after a few reports...
TeddyP
November 26 2014

What Happens When Cops Play Locksmith...

An Iowa City woman, Jailin A. Turner, 19, was arrested after police claim she accidentally locked herself out of her apartment, and threw a plastic patio table at them when they arrived. Iowa City's...
DirkRobertson
November 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Sons of Anarchy: Bratva: by Christopher Golden

Sons of Anarchy: Bratva by Christopher Golden is an original novel set in the television world created by Kurt Suttor about a California motorcycle gang (available November 11, 2014). Hold on to...
CToohey
November 4 2014

Fresh Meat: The Year I Died Seven Times by Eric Beetner

The Year I Died Seven Times by Eric Beetner is a 7-part serialized novel about Ridley Allen, who'll be punished by stubborn love, gnawing curiosity, and a perverse knack for survival after his Japanese...
DorothyHayes
November 2 2014

Fresh Meat: Black Karma by Thatcher Robinson

Black Karma by Thatcher Robinson is the second in the White Ginger series, featuring San Francisco’s souxun, or “people-finder,” Bai Jiang, assisting the police to locate a man whose...
TeddyP
October 29 2014

Drunk Man Stumbles into Wrong Bed (and Home)

A young man from Connecticut drunkenly stumbled into the wrong apartment and hopped right into bed with a complete stranger. Tyler Sullivan, 26, thought he was entering his mom's apartment,...