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November 24 2014

Headlining This Year’s Frozen Turkey Drop

It's widely known that newsmen love loathe holidays, and this year, vehicular mayhem set up a Thanksgiving report most foul for one reporter at the L.A. Times: A big rig packed with...
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November 10 2014

Coast Guard Responds As Lake Michigan Zombies Surface

Winds above 70 mph ripped through the city [Chicago] on Halloween, causing 21-foot waves in some parts of the lakeshore. The Zombie Containment, a floating haunted house docked outside Navy Pier,...
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October 31 2014

Pumpkin Facts: Cinderella, Beer, and Ostriches

Be illuminated (and possibly de-wormed and de-freckled) with these odd pumpkin facts! Previously, we've shared incredibly carved squash, discussed the truth and myths behind Halloween candy poisoning...
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October 30 2014

Inspirational Halloween Costumes!

If you're like many people and you're scrounging around for a last minute Halloween costume, perhaps take a tip (or 31) from Amanda Chapman. In 2012, Chapman's husband was diagnosed with...
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October 27 2014

Bollywood Heist Film is Many More Movies in One

At almost three hours, Happy New Year is a film with the run time to contain its comedic diamond heist, Bollywood dance competition spectacular, high-budget action flick, and then revenge film...
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October 24 2014

(Brain) Food for Worms: Halloween at Criminal Element

Don’t look now, but Halloween is just around the corner, and with it comes the one time each year where our morbid obsession with all things scary is celebrated! If you’re looking to...
October 21 2014

Fresh Meat: The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews

The Nightingale Before Christmas is the 18th book in the Meg Langslow series by Donna Andrews (available October 21, 2014). Meg Langslow immediately stands out as a unique character because she...
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October 9 2014

Which Fictional Place Would Make the Best Haunted House?

Halloween is just a few short weeks away and with all the horror movies, candy, and costumes, there also comes one of our favorite fall traditions—the haunted house. Recently, a list of the ten...
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June 30 2014

30 Nefarious Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Among other invaluable services, the inimitable Janet Rudolph curates mysteries themed by holiday, and during vacation is when many of us have more time for crime! Here are a few Independence Day treats:   The...
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February 14 2014

Stole My Heart: Valentine’s Day is Illegal?

Could you be in a country that has banned, outlawed, or strongly urged against the celebration of this holiday? Well, if you're at the Olympics this year, then your answer is YES. Russia, among...
January 14 2014

The Five Best Heist Films You’ve Never Seen

You may know the classics of the heist genre—John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle, Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, Jules Dassin’s Rififi, etc.(for an overview of the essentials, check...
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December 31 2013

Selfie Incrimination for Dummies

When “selfie” was named the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013, did the committee consider the selfie’s ramifications for the world’s dumbest criminals? ’Cause...
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December 25 2013

May All Your Discord Stay On the Page (or Screen)

Wherever you find yourself and with whom, may the only violence, conflict, or dastardly deeds you confront be in stories... where they belong.
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December 24 2013

Even Santa Needs Rehearsal... and Direction

Hmm, no, still not feeling it. But keep working at it, Nick, you've got a few hours until go-time. Via Dailey & Associates' Santa Sessions
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December 19 2013

Blood-Curdling Bookmark

Do you have a book lover on your shopping list this holiday season? Looking to add another item to your own wish list? Try this bloody bookmark on for size! Looking for other gifts for the bibliophile...
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December 17 2013

Christmas Cheer at the Office: Santa Hates You

We were down with justice until the call for the excreta of Rangifer tarandus. That's just nasty. h/t: passive-aggressive notes.
December 17 2013

Holiday Havoc: 5 Warped, Weird, & Wonderful Christmas Graphic Novels

Christmas is a time where an overweight immortal man pilots a sleigh of flying reindeer across the globe, an angel shows a suicidal man the impact he’s had on the world, and spectral entities...
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December 16 2013

The Jolly One’s Crafty: You Need the Santa Stake-Out Kit

See the proof for yourself: The outfitter also points out that once you've got the $6499.00 of gear (including items like a full winter ghillie suit, hearing enhancer, tactical vest, thermal...
December 11 2013

Holiday Havoc: Christmas Films with Explosions

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and good will towards man. So movies set at that time often involve heartwarming and cute scenes like Tiny Tim saying, “God bless us everyone;”...
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December 9 2013

Satan—ahem—Santa’s Twisted Like a Candy Cane

Or are elves secretly applying for new gigs as imps? If so, one of the 7 unbreakable codes this isn't, but then again, centuries of whittling alphabet blocks may dull the mental edge somewhat. Hat...
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November 28 2013

Deadly Nightshade in the Cranberry Sauce?

Chewing like this guy, you'll always notice the difference, not to mention avoiding a holiday Heimlich marathon. Knitting artist and rescue enthusiast Katie Bradley of Vancouver, Washington...
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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...
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October 29 2013

Rest in Piece of Cake

Like many people over the weekend, you may have gone to a Halloween party or are planning to have some sort of shindig on October 31. If you're still scrambling for any food ideas, we have one that...
October 27 2013

Fresh Meat: A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange by Isis Crawford

A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange by Isis Crawford is the 9th in the Mystery with Recipes holiday-themed cozy series about sisters and catering partners Bernie and Libby Simmons (available October...
October 23 2013

Noir’s Greatest Director: Robert Siodmak

The classic era of film noir was notable for the incredible amount of talent behind the camera. Famous directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles produced notable work in the genre, while lesser...
October 22 2013

All Hallow’s Read: 13 Haunting Mysteries (and More!)

With All Hallow's Eve soon approaching, here for your consideration are an unlucky number of books that, each in its way, fit the mood of this spectral season. As the above heading implies, many...
October 18 2013

Fresh Meat: Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews

Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews is a holiday-themed mystery and the 16th book in her Meg Langslow mystery series (available October 22, 2013). The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’re...
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October 1 2013

Off With Her Head!: A Bloody Halloween Costume

It's officially October and if you haven't started thinking of your Halloween costume yet, that's okay because the I Love to Create Blog might have an easy solution for you with this...
September 23 2013

Fresh Meat: Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier

Christmas Carol Murder by Leslie Meier is the twentieth in the cozy mystery series featuring Lucy Stone of Tinker’s Cove, Maine (available September 24, 2013). I love Christmas and I love...
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July 4 2013

Earworm: Ooh, There’s Gonna Be Fireworks!

And if there's one thing that makes us happy it's you know that—ooh!—there's gonna be fi-iiiire-works! Enjoy the holiday!