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Crime HQ
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...
Crime HQ
November 3 2014

Mike Tyson, Super Sleuth

We’re a couple of days late on this, but that doesn’t make it any less “Wha?”. Adult Swim just launched Mike Tyson Mysteries, a Scooby-Doo-style animated series (if...
AngieBarry
October 28 2014

Fresh Meat: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron is the debut mystery featuring the perennially-disappointing repo man Ruddy McCann who begins to hear the voice of a murder victim in his head (available...
MichaelNethercott
October 18 2014

Horrific Hijinks: When Abbott and Costello Met Frankenstein

It was recess in St. Mary’s schoolyard. A handful of us boys, all eleven-ish, were discussing the merits of an old film recently re-broadcast on TV. The discussion soon took on the form of...
Terrie
August 28 2014

Fresh Meat: The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Leigh Perry

The Skeleton Takes a Bow by Leigh Perry is the second humorous cozy mystery int he Family Skeleton series about a seemingly normal family with a literal skeleton, not in the closet, but in the attic...
Debbie.Meldrum
August 27 2014

Fresh Meat: Nasty by Bret R. Wright

Nasty by Bret R. Wright is the first book in the Nasty P.I. series starring Nate, who makes a living by snapping photos of adulterous spouses (available August 28, 2014). “I’m Ignatius...
Crime HQ
August 19 2014

The Question You Never Knew You Needed Answered: What if Michael Bay Directed Up?

In case Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn't satisfy your Michael Bay craving, we've got you covered in this YouTube video that asks a question you may never have thought of before but are...
EdwardAGrainger
August 7 2014

How the West was Funny: 10 Can’t-Miss Comedies

Seth MacFarlane’s recent comedy A Million Ways to Die in The West may have been gunned down at the box office, but that’s no reason to give up on having a laugh at the expense of the...
TeddyP
July 2 2014

Armed Robber Leaves Heist in Tears

A gunman who held up a Days Inn in Georgia ended up leaving the crime in tears, despite walking away with huge stacks of cash, police say. In a surveillance video released by DeKalb County police...
TeddyP
June 11 2014

Burglar Assaults Manager With Sex Toys

An adult store manager was assaulted with sex toys by a male intruder wearing a dress, wig and crotchless pants in Australia over the weekend. The sassy burglar forced his way into the Brisbane...
TeddyP
May 29 2014

Serial Tickler Strikes Terror in College Dorm Rooms

A serial tickler (yes, a serial tickler) apparently has been very busy sneaking into the dorms of Boston College students, tickling their sleeping feet, and then running away into the night.  Thus...
TeddyP
May 22 2014

High Elf Engages in Battle with an Evil Automobile

Police in Portland arrested a man identifying himself as a “High Elf” after he bushwhacked a woman’s car believing it to be the evil villain from a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. The...
TeddyP
May 14 2014

Woman Calls Cops on Subway Over Flatizza Sauce

We all love our favorite pizza sause and some of us love it more than others. A North Carolina woman was placed under arrest and charged with misuse of the 911 system after allegedly calling the...
TeddyP
May 8 2014

Police Ask for a Driver’s License, Gets Beer Instead

Pro-tip: When a cop pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, do not, I repeat, do not hand over a beer instead. This act of kindness will not help your situation. Sadly, that is...
Crime HQ
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees!

More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees! [For Humor,...
nelizadrew
January 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey

Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey is the 17th book in his off-beat, humorous Serge Storms thriller series (available January 28, 2014). Tim Dorsey is back with Tiger Shrimp Tango, another delightfully...
Crime HQ
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
Crime HQ
November 15 2013

Jurassic Park...in Real Life!

From the creative geniuses that brought us Stormtroopers on the Subway, Improv Everywhere, comes the next step: Movies in Real Life. The group is based in New York City (but never fear, they have...
Crime HQ
October 30 2013

A Horror Movie...By Wes Anderson?

Saturday Night Live survives on parody, and of course, they can't let a holiday go by without poking at least a little fun at it. So, in a Halloween short starring Edward Norton as a pretty...
jenny_maloney
October 22 2013

Fresh Meat: The Creeps by John Connolly

The Creeps by John Connolly continues the adventures of Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell as he faces down demons, ghosts, bad dates, and various baddies of the multiverse in order to protect...
Crime HQ
October 18 2013

Vandalism Isn’t a Laughing Matter, Unless Chuck Norris is Involved

Okay, okay, we know. Vandalism is a crime! Most of the time, vandals aren't very unique or clever in their graffiti, but they still get a laugh. A picture's worth a thousand words, but...
Crime HQ
October 16 2013

“I’m Not Dead Yet!”

An Ohio man, previously declared dead, who must stay that way—despite showing up living and breathing for court—can sympthize... "I'm not dead yet...I feel fine...I feel happy... You...
DeborahLacy
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...
girlygirl415
September 11 2013

Fresh Meat: Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn

Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn is the second cozy mystery in the funny Faith Hunter Scrap This series set in Eden, West Virginia (available September 10, 2013). I don’t know if there...
Terrie
September 3 2013

Fresh Meat: A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry

A Skeleton in the Family by Leigh Perry, the pen name of author Toni L.P. Kelner, is the first in a humorous new series featuring an adjunct professor and mom and her friend since childhood, the family...
Crime HQ
July 17 2013

Crime Prevention Surprise Package

The town of Brunete, Spain, on the outskirts of Madrid had a crime problem. It wasn’t a big thing, but it was the kind of chronic issue that starts to really stink if you ignore it for too long:...
Crime HQ
June 14 2013

Sock Grief: When Your Number’s Up

Futile self-recrimination via the amazing Nathan Bulmer's art blog, Eat More Bikes.
CToohey
June 5 2013

The Epic Can-Do of Thumbs & Ammo

“Real tough guys don't need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude.” This is the proposition behind the amazeballs Thumbs & Ammo blog that goes out proving it,...
KJAWishnia
May 2 2013

From the Marx Brothers to Philip Marlowe

Humor is the weapon of the powerless. Being the child of intellectual Jews gave me many advantages as a kid (bagels, Woody Allen movies, skepticism of political power), but when we moved to suburban...
Crime HQ
April 13 2013

After Breaking Bad, Saul is Set to Spin

The news broke last week that Vince Gilligan, creator and showrunner for Breaking Bad, is thinking about spinning off Bob Odenkirk’s character into his own dark comedy. We stole the banner above...