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Crime HQ
June 6 2014

Take A Walk Among the Tombstones with Liam Neeson

Can “the Pride of Ballymena play a bred-in-the-bone New Yorker” like Matt Scudder in the 1992 crime novel A Walk Among the Tombstones? Scudder's creator, Lawrence Block, who points out...
Crime HQ
June 3 2014

Now win This!: Seven Deadly Reads Sweepstakes

These seven books are out to get you! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A...
BrianGreene
May 17 2014

Borderline by Lawrence Block

Borderline by Lawrence Block is a hard-boiled thriller, originally published in 1962 and now available for the first time in 50 years, about the intertwining lives of a handful of people on the Mexican-American...
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...
LanceC
May 26 2013

Addicted to Addicted Detectives

Crime fiction is cheerfully described as an addiction by many of its fans, including such diverse personalities as Sigmund Freud and Woodrow Wilson. Just as neurochemical addicts have an endless menu...
Crime HQ
December 11 2012

Now Win This!: The Night and the Music by Lawrence Block

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for current opportunities! CLICK HERE TO ENTER for a chance to win one of five digital downloads of the audiobook edition...
MyBookishWays
November 19 2012

Murder in the Locked Room

The locked room mystery has always held a special fascination for suspense fans. Perhaps the most popular—and earliest—of them is Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue...
ericbeetner
November 15 2012

Lost and Found: Reader Fascination with Recovering “Lost” Novels

From the promise of discovering a dusty Van Gogh in the attic, to coming across fabled recordings by Robert Johnson, we love to discover something once thought lost forever. For book lovers the...
LakisFourouklas
September 12 2012

Fresh Meat: Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, edited by John Skipp

Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, edited by John Skipp, is a crime anthology featuring stories by master storytellers including Neil Gaiman, Lawrence Block, and Ray...
Crime HQ
May 29 2012

In Pursuit of Spenser: Love Him, Like This Facebook Sweepstakes!

Spenser, the Boston private detective created by Robert B. Parker, has inspired legions of readers and writers alike. To commemorate his influence, editor Otto Penzler assembled a monster list of crime...
Crime HQ
May 3 2012

Are Your Spidey Senses Tingling? The Spinetingler Award Winners Are Here!

One of coolest things about the Spinetingler Awards is the recognition that there’s not just one great book a year and that comparing relative newcomers to the field to legends is a tough bet. Thus...
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...
Charles Ardai
September 2 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Fans Take a Little Off the Top

In the heat of summer, you might take your favorite summer reading to the beach – if you lived in California, Hawaii, or the south of France.  If you’re in the middle of New York...
CindyHarkness
August 4 2011

Titles that Beg To Be Picked Up

Do you ever get bookstore whiplash? You’re walking casually down the aisle, scanning the titles, when you stop dead in your tracks and whip your head around, thinking, Did I really just see that?...
Noh1
May 15 2011

Bar Noir Trilogy Part 3: The (Richard) Starkness

Don't miss Part 1 and Part 2.   I walked into the bar one dreary Tuesday afternoon only to find Bill not at his usual spot behind the stick, but instead sitting at the...
Noh1
May 13 2011

Bar Noir Trilogy Part 1: Raising Kanes

Don't miss Part 2 and  Part 3.   Shots in the night. No, not the usual kind, the ones that come from a .38. I’m talkin’ the other kind: straight shots...