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reginathorn
January 20 2015

Six Reasons to Watch The Americans

The premise of The Americans, which is set in the early 1980s, is that Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a suburban Virginia couple who seem as American as apple pie and the Fourth of July, are actually...
JakeHinkson
January 14 2015

Agent Carter: 1.03: “Time and Tide”

By this point, we know that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is on the trail of something big. Howard Stark is on the run from the SSR, and while all the other agents are chasing him, Agent Carter...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter: 1.02 “Bridge and Tunnel”

One of the charms of Captain America: The First Avenger was the way Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) held her cards close to her vest. Quiet and watchful, she seemed to know more about what was going...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter 1.01: Series Premiere “Now Is Not The End”

First, a confession: I am Agent Carter’s ideal audience. One, I like women who kick ass. Two, my grandmother was an English lass who endured World War II, met a nice soldier from Texas, married...
EdwardAGrainger
December 28 2014

George Smiley Minor: The Looking Glass War

In John Le Carré’s fourth novel, The Looking Glass War, events are definitely skewed. A spy mission has been outsourced to a commercial airline pilot whose assignment is to photograph an...
EdwardAGrainger
November 28 2014

Not So Holy: The Saint in New York by Leslie Charteris

“Pardon me. In the excitement of the moment, and all that sort of thing, I forgot to introduce myself. I’m afraid I’ve had you at a disadvantage. My name is Templar—Simon...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 17 2014

Salting the Battlefield: Worricker’s Conclusion

Worricker (Bill Nighy) is on the run, now in Germany with ex-spy, ex-love Margot (Helena Bonham Carter) by his side. They’re stirring the embers of their faded romance and recalling all the...
EdwardAGrainger
November 12 2014

John LeCarré’s The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Smiley as Puppeteer

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fitting time to recall a novel that came, for many, to characterize the complications and unhappy compromises of post-war...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 10 2014

Turks & Caicos: The Return of Worricker

“I used to be able to open the bonnet, take out a wrench and fix my car. Now I need a degree in electronics. Even easy things are difficult now,” a character tells Johnny Worricker...
EdwardAGrainger
November 5 2014

Adventures, Spies, Gangsters, and Thrillers: A Look Back at Four Richard Burton Films

The public image of Richard Burton (1925-1984), for better or for worse, will forever be intertwined with Elizabeth Taylor (who he married twice) and for a lifetime struggle with alcohol. But at...
JosephKoenig
October 30 2014

World War II: The Genre’s Best Fiction

For novelists, the Second World War is a canvas with the primary colors already filled in — a conflict of cataclysmic proportion that changed not only the map of the world, but reached deep...
EdwardAGrainger
October 29 2014

A Murder of Quality by John LeCarre: An Old-Fashioned Detective Mystery

The second George Smiley novel is an offbeat curio in the series and a damn good one at that. A unique entry because it isn’t a spy novel at all but rather an old-fashioned detective mystery along...
LanceC
September 14 2014

Mossad as Superspy: Is the Myth Slipping?

I’ve run across an interesting piece by Nathan Abrams, Professor of Film Studies at Bangor (UK) University, on The Conversation website (“a collaboration between editors and academics...
LanceC
September 8 2014

The Honourable Woman: Trapped Inside the Feedback Loop

Like the Cold War, the endless Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the dramatist’s gift that keeps on giving. Nowhere else can an author, screenwriter or filmmaker find such a stew of moral ambiguity,...
Crime HQ
August 26 2014

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features six books and one ebook that will leave you checking your back. Nowhere is safe! Register to enter for a chance to win! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
EdwardAGrainger
August 1 2014

Back to the Beginning: Call for the Dead by John LeCarré

“Short, fat, and of a quiet disposition, he appeared to spend a lot of money on really bad clothes, which hung about his squat frame like skin on a shrunken toad.” That tag at the start...
Crime HQ
July 17 2014

“Make the World a Safer Place, Isn’t That Enough?”: A Most Wanted Man Trailer

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February of this year, he had several films that were either filming or in post-production. One of those films—in addition to the mega film franchise The...
Crime HQ
July 11 2014

North Korea Complains to the U.N. About The Interview

Sometimes a movie sparks controvery, but rarely is that controversy taken to such as international scale. The Interview, which hits theaters October 10, 2014, focuses on two bumbling men—one,...
LyndsayFaye
June 10 2014

Slate Nailed It: YA and Detective Fiction Are for Rubes

An article in Slate by Ruth Graham that appeared last week decrying the popularity of YA fiction among adult readers has created quite the backlash from other media forums (including to name a few,...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 3 2014

Will We Spy MI5 on the Big Screen?

Because somehow you knew you hadn’t seen the last of Harry Pearce, we bring you news of Spooks: The Greater Good, a full-length feature film installment of the TV series know as Spooks in...
dvaleris
May 21 2014

Fresh Meat: Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt

Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt continues the espionage comic series about a secret government psychic spy program (available June 3, 2014). Meru and Bill have been reunited in...
JordanFoster
May 8 2014

Fresh Meat: Jack of Spies by David Downing

Jack of Spies by David Downing is the debut World War I espionage series introducing U.K. spy Jack McColl who travels the world uncovering secrets disguised as a traveling car salesman (available...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.04: “Uncustomed Goods” Part 2

It’s disconcerting to see Millie in distress. When her confidence is shaken so is ours. We know she has a perfectly good reason to feel traumatized. In last week’s episode of The...
DaveRichards
May 6 2014

Fresh Meat The Zodiac Deception by Gary Kriss

The Zodiac Deception by Gary Kriss is a debut historical thriller, in which an American con man, educated by both Houdini and Conan Doyle, is sent to deceive Himmler into assassinating Hitler (available...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 28 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.03: “Uncustomed Goods”

What’s a girl gotta do to pay the bills? You’d think that being a gorgeous, vivacious smarty-pants fluent in multiple languages would make it a snap to find gainful employment....
Crime HQ
April 23 2014

Game of Pawns: FBI Creates Anti-Spying Short Film

Game of Pawns: No, it's not the cutthroat tale of four families desperately trying to take over a throne pawnshop, it's the story of Glenn Duffie Shriver, an American student who was tricked/paid/recruited...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 21 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.02: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 2

We begin this episode in an unusual position: a step ahead of the women of the Bletchley Circle. A man is in the hospital, his body covered with ugly, blistery chemical burns. He’s expected...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 14 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.01: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 1

The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s no surprise when Jean (Julie Graham) feels compelled to defend the innocence of a former Bletchley...
Crime HQ
April 14 2014

Avoid Redcoats, But Take The Turn Trail

If you’ve been watching Turn, AMC’s new Revolutionary War spy drama, you might be wondering where the creators found such authentic filming locations. Although the series, which...
CorrinaLawson
March 23 2014

Fresh Meat: The Berkeley Square Affair by Teresa Grant

The Berkeley Square Affair by Teresa Grant is the sixth Regency-era mystery with Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch, this time in pursuit of a lost Shakespeare manuscript and facing the darkest secrets of...