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CrimeHQ
June 28 2016

How Would You Dispose of a Body?

Anyone can be a killer—but the disposal of a body can be a difficult task. Doing it successfully can mean the difference between freedom and a lifetime behind bars. There are several...
CrimeHQ
April 1 2016

2016 Edgar Awards Reviews

The Edgar Award, in honor of the great Edgar Allan Poe, is presented by The Mystery Writers of America to the best in mystery fiction & nonfiction that was produced during the previous year.  Here...
CrimeHQ
March 8 2016

Antique, Bronze Edgar Allan Poe Brooch

“There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion." -Edgar Allan Poe This vintage, antique brooch is just that—strange and beautiful. Edgar Allan Poe...
BarryLancet
February 12 2016

Happy Birthday to the Most Famous Lawyer/Thriller-Writer In History (It’s Not Who You Think)

Who’s the most famous lawyer-author of all time? Nope, not John Grisham. Here are some hints: Today is his birthday. He grew up in a log cabin. He wore a tall top...
s.amper
January 22 2016

The World’s First Murder Mystery: A Birthday Present from Edgar A. Poe

It was Edgar Allan Poe's birthday this week (he would have turned 207 on January 19th), and the man who gave us so much with his writing managed to be so selfless as to give us a birthday gift....
ChuckCaruso
October 29 2015

Stepping Out of the Shadows: Leslie S. Klinger and Chuck Caruso Talk Edgar Allan Poe

One of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger is perhaps best known for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Published by W.W. Norton in 2004, this three-volume...
ChristopherGolden
October 21 2015

Dangerous Doppelgangers: Reading Recommendations (and Photo Contest!)

The word doppelganger comes from the German language, but the concept—of a person discovering the existence of their double, either natural or supernatural—long predates the coining...
s.amper
October 7 2015

166 Years After His Death, Test Your Poe Q!

Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and no one knows how. But a much more important mystery surrounds Poe’s life and his works. What most people think they know is way off the mark. Here’s...
CrimeHQ
September 3 2015

The ZINNG: Women Crime Writers, Poisoned Poe, and a Killer Whale

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s is a box set of work by Dorothy B. Hughes, Vera Caspary, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Charlotte Armstrong, Dolores Hitchens,...
DavidCranmer
August 12 2015

Infiltrations of the Surreal: Argetina’s Julio Cortázar

At the tender age of nine, and against his mother’s better judgement, Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) managed to get his hands on an Edgar Allan Poe collection. Years later, Cortázar...
JanetWebb
June 9 2015

Fresh Meat: No Place to Die by Clare Donoghue

No Place to Die by Clare Donoghue is a procedural thriller where a retired policeman and a young girl both go missing at the same time (available June 9, 2015). Certain openings cause readers to...
Kattomic
June 7 2015

Fresh Meat: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwhistle is the 2nd book in the Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle where the author sets out to solve an ill-fated assassination (available June...
DavidCranmer
February 26 2015

Literary Mysteries: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Light-House”

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains a giant within the horror set with renowned classics such as The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum. He’s also acknowledged as the...
CToohey
January 30 2015

Automatic Crime Sonnet Robot, Activate!

If modern robots can write your letters, why not poetry, and what richer fodder for auto-verse than CrimeHQ's tweets could there be? Submitting our thread to the genius of Poetweet (meaning...
CrimeHQ
January 21 2015

Announcing 2015’s Edgar Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar Award nominees and special winners.  The Edgars banquet—an annual black-tie gala celebrating crime fiction, non-fiction, and television...
DavidCranmer
December 16 2014

Alexis Smith: A Dynamite Girl’s Film Noir

Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 – June 9, 1993) was a versatile, Canadian-born actress who was equally at home playing in Hollywood Westerns, comedies, and noirs or just about any genre Tinseltown...
CharlesFinch
October 16 2014

The Historical Villain: A Whodunnit in One Dimension

The golden age of the fictional villain—twirling his moustache, laughing Frenchly, tying women to train tracks—was the 19th century. In that innocent age, you could actually spook readers...
CrimeHQ
October 16 2014

Madly in Love: Edgar Allan Poe Short Story Adapted for Film

If you're a rabid Edgar Allan Poe enthusiast, like many of us are—especially around Halloween—then you might want to add Stonehearst Asylum to your list of movies to see this month....
CrimeHQ
September 22 2014

Boston Delivers Twice the Poe

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond, and New York, all lay claim to Edgar Allan Poe, but Boston had him first. He was born there in 1809 and he published “The Tell-tale Heart” there in...
CrimeHQ
September 9 2014

Now Win This!: Can’t Beat the Classics Sweepstakes

The classics are the classics! This bundle of seven criminal works, including an audiobook and a comic no less, has an impeccable pedigree! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
BrianGreene
May 7 2014

Fresh Meat: The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology edited by Richard Thomas

The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology, edited by Richard Thomas, is a collection of twenty dark and twisted tales from assorted genres: horror, crime, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, and the...
ScottAdlerberg
February 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen Brekke

Where Monsters Dwell by Jørgen Brekke is the debut in translation of a whodunit-slash-literary thriller featuring Virginia cop Felicia Stone and Inspector Odd Sinsaker of Norway as they face...
s.amper
January 17 2014

Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe: Dominated by Humor, Not Terror

On January 19th, we celebrate the 205th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s been dead for one hundred and sixty five years, and for most of those years he’s been misunderstood. Evidence...
CrimeHQ
October 31 2013

Happy Halloween from Edgar Allan Ho!

We've heard people decry the degradation of the modern adult Halloween costume: slutty nurse, slutty kitty, slutty [fill in the blank]. Does this one represent a new acme of awesome or a foul new...
October 8 2013

Spot the Horror Author: Guillermo del Toro directs The Simpsons Couch Gag

The argument can be made that The Simpsons  has had an incredible impact on American culture, be it good or bad. The show is very nearly an institution for network television. Throughout the...
s.amper
September 28 2013

Fresh Meat: Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen is historical fiction about a consuming affair between Edgar Allan Poe and the poet Frances Sargent Osgood (available October 1, 2013). It’s 1845 and Edgar Allan Poe...
CrimeHQ
July 31 2013

Zinng: Poe, Mrs. Peacock, and Ziva

  •  According to South Coast Today, a handwritten poem by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Conqueror Worm,” was sold at auction for $300,000 after expecting to fetch $10-20k....
CrimeHQ
July 30 2013

Now Win This!: Bag of Cool Scares Sweepstakes

We're clearing out our prize closets to share bags and bags of seriously great stuff! Our first bundle of 7 books includes superhero comics and an illustrated novel, zombie adventures (plus...
CrimeHQ
May 31 2013

The Passive Aggressive Raven Says Nevermind

We have a feeling if The Following’s Joe Carroll had been introduced to this Raven, he might not have been as entranced by Edgar Allan Poe. What do you think?
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...