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JoeBrosnan
July 15 2014

Thrillerfest IX: Sights, Sounds, and Sweepstakes

Thrillerfest IX finished up a long weekend of seminars and panels with its annual ITW Thriller Awards, with Andrew Pyper's The Demonologist winning Best Hardcover Novel. But Thrillerfest isn't...
EdwardAGrainger
May 24 2014

Kickin’ Ass Like It’s 1880: Ten Modern Cowboys

In 2003’s Monte Walsh, a story about the end days of the Old West cowboy, our protagonist played by Tom Selleck tells another long-time ranch hand that as long as there is one cow and one...
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...
Crime HQ
August 21 2013

RIP, Elmore Leonard, Iconoclast Turned Icon

Everyone in the literary world has heard about the death of the iconic and irreplaceable Elmore Leonard. However, we felt compelled to mention it, too, officially. (Even if we're also officially...
DeborahLacy
July 17 2013

Summer Reads with Drinks, Part Two

There were just too many great summer reads and matching drink selections for one post, so here is Part Two. Book and drink selections were matched and tested by the same dedicated team that recently...
DeborahLacy
June 7 2013

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Baseball Mysteries

Baseball season is well under way, so it’s time to start reading about fictional murder in our favorite ballparks. Here are some of my favorite series and standalones, and even a short story...
reginathorn
February 21 2013

Justified Episode 4.07: “Money Trap”

We open six days earlier, with Raylan delivering Jody Adair, the felon from the first episode, to his bounty hunter “friend with benefits” Sharon. (This means that the entire season...
nelizadrew
February 8 2013

Florida, Ya Kill Me! More Crime Fiction from the Sunshine State

Snowing? Sleeting? Has it warmed up to the the upper thirties? (Or, you know, not-quite-four degrees for you Celsius types.) Wearing a scarf? Wearing pants? You need to get in a Florida state of...
BrianGreene
January 31 2013

Lost Classics of Noir: The Digger’s Game by George V. Higgins

So many people have been cited as influences on the films of Quentin Tarantino that it’s laughable. I might as well say my 21-month-old daughter influenced Reservoir Dogs. But if there’s...
reginathorn
January 30 2013

Justified Episode 4.04: “This Bird Has Flown”

After a couple of sublimely well-written episodes, I must confess that this week’s Justified was a bit disappointing. It was hard for me to care that much about Lindsey; mostly she made me miss...
Crime HQ
September 23 2012

Elmore Leonard Gets His Due

This November, at the age of eighty-seven, writer Elmore Leonard will get his due. The National Book Foundation is awarding him its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, to be presented...
john90278
June 2 2012

Elmore Leonard—Telling It Like It Is

Stuff happens. In our lives these events are seen as accidental turns of bad luck, meeting the wrong person, saying the worst thing possible. Most of the time we don’t perceive them as life-changing...
Allison_Brennan
April 11 2012

Author Allison Brennan on Hating Justified’s Winona, Loving Raylan

Justified is one of my all-time favorite shows, and not just because it stars Timothy Olyphant. As soon as I discovered it—by accident, mind you—and downloaded the pilot, I was hooked. Exactly...
RichardZSantos
January 22 2012

What Is a Literary Thriller, Anyway?

Recently, I’ve noticed a genre label being used, and I don’t understand what it means. I’m hoping CE readers can help define this slippery term: “literary thriller.” It’s in use by authors,...
RKLewis
December 13 2011

What Is Noir?

“So,” said the lovely dame sitting next to me, “what really is Noir?” Smiled as she said it. Like she knew she was setting me up. A level of mirth on par with seeing me nude...
ColinCampbell
May 26 2011

Great Openings: Words, Camera, Action

 “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” Stephen King– THE DARK TOWER 1 – THE GUNSLINGER Okay.  Here’s the deal. ...
BillCrider
May 17 2011

Dangerfield Westerns: The Disrespected Historical Mysteries?

There’s one kind of historical crime novel that gets no respect. Historical crime stories have been popular for a long time. They’re even given special awards at some conventions. Lots...
CToohey
May 9 2011

Justified’s Walton Goggins:Exploring Dark Facets

While we've been discussing the Justified Season 2 finale, trying to stretch the juice of the season like the last drops in a canteen, via Deadline, we learn that while we...