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The Occult Hand
October 24 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.05: “We’re Not Friends”

The trick to writing a good TV show isn’t avoiding a formula; it’s finding a good formula. So far, How to Get Away with Murder has been on the right path, and this episode displays...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
October 20 2014

Inspector Lewis: “Beyond Good and Evil”

Was Inspector Lewis responsible for sending an innocent man to prison thirteen years ago? Of course not. This is Lewis we’re talking about. He would never. (And no one really believes...
The Occult Hand
October 17 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.04: “Let’s Get to Scooping”

“We get to be spies!” That’s Asher (Matt McGorry), the student whose only characterization so far has been ‘douchebag,’ finally showing his geeky side over a case...
Crime HQ
October 17 2014

The Bahia Emerald: 6 Years in Court, 840 Pounds, Almost 400 Million Dollars

The long-disputed ownership of the enormous Bahia Emerald may soon be simplified, as at least one claimant recently lost his legal bid. Ever since its discovery in Brazil in 2001, there have been...
The Occult Hand
October 11 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.03: “Smile, Or Go to Jail”

I’ve never been great at remembering people’s names, and this show is not helping. The main cast is composed of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis), five law students, two associate attorneys,...
October 7 2014

Fresh Meat: Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the third novel featuring Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan, a Boston journalist and cop, whose new investigations of murder amid shady foreclosures and the cold...
The Occult Hand
October 3 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.02: “It’s All Her Fault”

We learn one major fact about How to Get Away with Murder from its second episode: this show has buckets of plot, and it enjoys emptying them with as much shock value as pig’s blood at a...
The Occult Hand
September 30 2014

How to Get Away with Murder: Series Premiere

Ever wonder how you might have to dispose of a body? Hide evidence? Plan the perfect crime? ABC’s latest TV show has, and it isn’t being coy about the fact: it’s titled How to...
September 6 2014

Fresh Meat: Fighting Chance by Jane Haddam

Fighting Chance by Jane Haddam is the 29th mystery in the Gregor Demarkian series about the Armenian-American detective (available September 9, 2014). Gregor Demarkian is in the throes of investigating...
Crime HQ
August 26 2014

Is Legally Dead Still Slightly Alive? Ask Miracle Max and the Feds.

A man declared dead by Ohio couldn't get the state to overturn it, despite his appearance in court to dispute the matter. However, the feds say that though he remains legally dead, that's slightly...
August 12 2014

“We’re Like Health Insurance”: Teaser Trailer for Better Call Saul

AMC released a quick, 9 second teaser trailer for it's upcoming Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul, featuring everyone's quick-talking, vanity plate-wielding, Cinnabon-owning...
Crime HQ
August 11 2014

Almost 80 Years of Infamy: We Blame You, Oklahoma City!

On a hot August day in 1935, Reverend Charles H. North of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma's Third Pentecostal Holiness Church drove his car downtown and parked at a spot in front of a new-fangled device...
Crime HQ
August 7 2014

When I Grow Up: Let’s Be Cops Trailer

Cops can be funny—just look at Police Academy. However, things get funny...and really, super illegal...when two best friends decide to go to a Halloween Party dressed as cops—and get...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 23 2014

Masterpiece Mystery: The Escape Artist: Episode 2

Remember that fabulous life Will Burton was living in Episode 1 of The Escape Artist? Right. Neither does he. All it took was the smallest gesture toward the wrongest person to shatter...
June 23 2014

“I Wish I Liked You More”: New Trailer for The Judge Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall

Since 2008, the year Iron Man premiered, Robert Downey, Jr. has more or less stuck to movie franchises, supplementing his behemoth Marvel role with two Sherlock Holmes films. But it seems that...
June 17 2014

Longmire 3.03: “Miss Cheyenne” is a Winner

Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) goes before the judge and his lawyer, and good friend, Cady Longmire (Cassidy Freeman) is hoping to get him released on bail until the trial. And with good...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 16 2014

Masterpiece Mystery: The Escape Artist: Episode 1

Will Burton has a really good life: a beautiful wife, a great kid, a fluffy dog, a fabulous city apartment, and a picture-perfect country home. Unfortunately, Will the barrister also has a client...
Crime HQ
May 13 2014

“Shining” Work: Alcoholic Court Reporter Jeopardizes Verdicts

An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my...
Crime HQ
May 7 2014

Getting a Law Degree, Even If It Kills Me: Law Students Petition to Award Posthumous License

We've heard of posthumous awards, but what about posthumous licenses? Students in California are petitioning the State Bar of California to award Hong Yen Chang a license he was denied because he...
Crime HQ
March 27 2014

Online Vigilantism?: Artist Publicly Shames Texting Drivers

Ad campaigns and stricter laws on texting while driving apparently weren't good enough for one artist. Artist Brian Singer took his activism against people who text while driving one step further...
March 3 2014

Child-Killer Susan Smith, or, Why Alice Crimmins Makes a Lousy Role Model

Many people believe that Alice Crimmins got away with the 1965 murder of her two children. But could the Crimmins case have provided fodder for a future child killer? Alice Crimmins always...
Crime HQ
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...
Crime HQ
February 6 2014

Passion for Justice, Sledgehammers, and Flames... Lots of Flames

You may have seen this epic commercial from a personal injury lawyer in Georgia, a man on a crusade for justice after the murder of his brother in 2012. If not (or if you'd like to savor it again),...
Crime HQ
January 10 2014

When in Reasonable Doubt, Trust Samuel L. Jackson to Satisfy

...and most especially when he raises his voice with that dangerous gleam in his eye. Reasonable Doubt follows District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper), who commits a fatal hit-and-run...
Crime HQ
January 9 2014

Defending a Defense Attorney in Rake

In just a few weeks, Greg Kinnear will take on the role of a defense attorney whose own life is spinning out of control faster than his clients. The first case we see him take on—a cannibal....
Crime HQ
December 13 2013

Trial Against Rick Springfield’s Buttocks Over... For Now

From the magnificent site Lowering the Bar: After a series of “twists and turns” that began Tuesday afternoon, the judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in Calcagno v. Springfield,...
Crime HQ
November 1 2013

What’s that Bathtub Lady Doing with Juror Number 12?

Wait a minute... that's no lady! That dummy is getting pretty forward with our own Death Row blogger, a noble and helpful fellow seeking only to demonstrate the difficulty of moving a dead woman...
October 26 2013

Fresh Meat: Accused by Lisa Scottoline

Accused by Lisa Scottoline is part of the Rosato & Associates legal thriller series featuring Mary Denuzio (available October 29, 2013).  Everyone has an opinion of lawyers. That opinion...
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...
Crime HQ
October 4 2013

Michael Fassbender is The Counselor

Corruption is only the beginning of the day for Michael Fassbender, and we don't think even this smooth talking Irishman can get out of being the patsy in a den of thieves. What do you...