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February 5 2015

The Americans 3.02: “Baggage”

The Americans followed up its action-packed premiere with one of its most contemplative episodes to date. Apart from a quick chase scene and a heart-stopping encounter between Oleg (Costa Ronin)...
January 29 2015

The Americans 3.01: Season Premiere “EST Men”

I can’t remember a show sticking the landing of its finale better than The Americans did in Season 2. Not only did they tie up all the intricate story arcs with a legitimately surprising...
January 23 2015

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — The Frighteners

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing...
January 3 2015

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — The Cell

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing movie...
November 17 2014

Fresh Meat: The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is the third globetrotting mystery in the Fox and O'Hare sereis featuring the unlikely pair of FBI Agent Kate O'Hare and professional thief Nick Fox...
October 13 2014

Boardwalk Empire 5.06 “Devil You Know”

It’s taken nearly five seasons, but we’re finally close to answering the crucial question of Boardwalk Empire: Why is Nucky Thompson such a wet blanket? I mean, for a guy at the epicenter...
September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd

Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd is a standalone romantic suspense featuring a geologist, an FBI agent, and a long-buried secret that comes to light during an earthquake (available September 9, 2014). If...
August 19 2014

Legends: Sean Bean Is Legendary But the Writing Isn’t (Yet)

The way Sean Bean’s craggy face commands the screen in the new television crime show, Legends, which premiered on TNT last week, is the show’s best asset. But the writing needs to level...
June 30 2014

Fresh Meat: Don’t Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams

Don't Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams is the 3rd mystery featuring ex-FBI profiler, recovering alcoholic, and police consultant Keye Street (available July 1, 2014). Uncovering the...
May 19 2014

Fresh Meat: Lost by Laura K. Curtis

Lost by Laura K. Curtis is a novel of romantic suspense featuring a former police officer and an FBI agent who both end up undercover in a rural Texas cult (available May 20, 2014). With Lost, Laura...
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...
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...
Crime HQ
December 12 2013

When the Men Were Slick and the Women Were Out of Control: American Hustle Trailer

Bradley Cooper's ridiculous perm and other bad hair decisions aside, American Hustle promises to be a knock-out of '70s proportions, and reunites some great talent in Hollywood. Jeremy...
December 10 2013

Cheering the Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) with star William Smith

Roger Ebert said of Invasion of the Bee Girls, at the time of its 1973 release, “[it] is the best schlock soft-core science fiction movie since maybe The Vengeance of She." Wow. And did Ebert...
November 25 2013

Yes, You Must Watch The Blacklist With Me!

Back in September, I wrote about five new crime TV shows  that I was excited to watch. Of those five: Ironsides was cancelled, Dracula was a disappointment (although I am still watching it) and...
November 12 2013

Fresh Meat: Ghost Medicine by Aimee and David Thurlo

Ghost Medicine by Aimée and David Thurlo is the seventeeth crime novel featuring Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah, who confronts the death of an old flame, rumored skinwalkers,...
November 11 2013

Fresh Meat: Dust by Patricia Cornwell

Dust by Patricia Cornwell features Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, trying to unravel a posed corpse's impossible death while her FBI-profiler husband involves her in the case...
November 6 2013

Fresh Meat: South by Lance Charnes

South by Lance Charnes is a dystopic thriller set in an alternate future, one in which American policy is driving citizens across the southern border (available November 12, 2013). It’s been...
September 14 2013

Set Your DVRs: Five New Crime TV Shows to Watch

According to TV Guide, there are fifty-seven new shows premiering this fall. Fifty-seven. That’s a lot of shows. Clearly, not all of them will succeed, but there are five new shows with criminal...
June 3 2013

Fresh Meat: Stolen by Allison Brennan

Stolen by Allison Brennan is the 6th book in the Lucy Kincaid series (available June 4, 2013). Lucy Kincaid is in the middle of her FBI agent training course at Quantico when her boyfriend Sean...
May 4 2013

Hannibal Episode 5: “Entrée”

Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane is a large, Gothic estate that houses a violent criminal known as Dr. Gideon. He’s been a model prisoner during his two year stay, earning...
April 30 2013

Fresh Meat: Death’s Last Run by Robin Spano

Death’s Last Run by Robin Spano is the third Clare Vengel Undercover mystery (available May 1, 2013). A young snowboarder is found dead on the Blackcomb Glacier, and Whistler police want to...
April 30 2013

The Following Season 1 Finale: “The Final Chapter”

So this season has been a long and winding road. Some of it was definitely better than others, but The Following started off with a bang and ended much the same way. As much as I was sure, three episodes...
April 27 2013

Hannibal Episode 4: “Coquilles”

“Coquilles” was an episode laced with sadness and mortality. Tonight’s killer gave a thought to humanity and just how little we know about how the human brain works. There were...
April 23 2013

The Following Episode 14: “The End is Near”

I loved this episode for so many reasons. Everything played out so freaking well and… Let’s just get into it. First, though, I still don’t get Carroll’s thing with watching...
April 19 2013

Hannibal Episode 1.03: “Potage”

All eyes are on Abigail Hobbs as they wait for her to wake up. The show opens up with Abigail having a coma-induced vision of going hunting with her father, giving us a little glimpse at their relationship....
April 16 2013

The Following Episode 13: “Havenport”

I love, love, LOVE this episode. There were nail-biting moments, combinations of characters I adore, and Claire actually surprised me! Winning all around. I’m not even sure where to start....
April 12 2013

Hannibal Episode 1.02: “Amuse-Bouche”

“Amuse-Bouche” is a shocking and grotesque episode that introduces another serial killer, Mr. Eldon Stammets, who just happens to have a disturbing affinity for fungi. Because Graham...
April 9 2013

The Following Episode 12: “The Curse”

By now you all know that I’ve more or less written this show off. The last few episodes have been MEH at best, which is incredibly sad to me because I was SO excited about the first few. That...
Crime HQ
April 2 2013

Our First Taste of NBC’s Hannibal

At CrimeHQ, we got an early chance to see the premiere of the new crime series Hannibal, premiering Thursday, April 4. The series is positioned as a prequel, set much earlier than when we joined retired...