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ThomasPluck
August 24 2015

Show Me a Hero: Parts 3 and 4

The meaty middle of Show Me a Hero begins and ends in the thick of battle, as Nick learns the hard way that everyone loves a winner and nobody wants to hitch their wagon to a loser. The embattled...
ThomasPluck
August 17 2015

Show Me a Hero: Parts 1 and 2

“Show me a hero, and I’ll give you a tragedy.” The Wire changed television and remains one of the greatest stories about life in an American city ever created. So, no pressure,...
Crime HQ
June 9 2015

Never 8-Legged Chickens, No Matter How Delicious

KFC is a powerful brand in China, and that's why they're suing over the mutant-freak-bird thing. At Above the Law's Redline, Elie Mystal is on the case (emphasis ours): The China...
CorrinaLawson
June 3 2015

Now That You’ve Watched Daredevil, Read These Comics

Daredevil’s thirteen-episode season was a non-stop crime noir thrill ride populated by characters that stayed with me long after my binge watch ended. The bad news: a second season won’t...
Terrie
April 11 2015

Fresh Meat: The Missing Piece by Kevin Egan

The Missing Piece by Kevin Egan is a legal thriller set in NYC about a piece of treasure that goes missing during a trial and the search for where it went (available April 14, 2015). Viewers of...
Crime HQ
March 30 2015

Arsenic in Your Wine Glass? Naturally!

A recent California lawsuit claims a score of brands of wines produced there, contain high levels of arsenic. According to San Francisco's CBS affilate:  So far there is no theory on...
JoeBrosnan
March 24 2015

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson: Looking at the Cast

If American Horror Story and Fargo werent' enough proof already, with the announcement of American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson it's become clear that FX loves anthology series. American...
AngieBarry
March 9 2015

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed — The Gift

This installment of Under the Radar spotlights a film in one of my favorite subgenres: southern gothic. While there are many books out there to scratch the southern gothic itch—Flannery O’Connor...
The Occult Hand
February 27 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.14: “The Night Lila Died”

As How to Get Away with Murder can attest, the “previously on” section that starts a TV show can tell you a lot about how difficult a show is to follow. Many shows have a thirty second...
The Occult Hand
February 27 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.15: Season Finale “It’s All My Fault”

How To Get Away With Murder finally proved that it knew where it was going all along: the twists are shocking, sure, but it pulled through with a logical conclusion to the question of who killed...
The Occult Hand
February 20 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.13: “Mama’s Here Now”

The characters on How To Get Away With Murder might not be solving all their cases—in fact, Lila’s murder gets unofficially reopened this week—but the show itself has solved its...
Crime HQ
February 17 2015

Now Win This!: Touch of Madness Sweepstakes

There is no genius without a touch of madness, as these seven books can attest! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above...
jenny_maloney
February 16 2015

Fresh Meat: A Killing at the Creek by Nancy Allen

A Killing at the Creek by Nancy Allen is a legal thriller set in Oklahoma following prosecutor Elsie Arnold, who's convinced herself that the violent boy discovered at a murder scene is indeed guilty...
Kattomic
February 13 2015

Fresh Meat: Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the 5th legal thriller set in Iceland featuring attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (available February 17, 2015). That chill...
The Occult Hand
February 13 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.12: “She’s a Murderer”

Sam’s body has been uncovered, and now the heat is on in “She's a Murderer,” the 12th episode of How to Get Away with Murder's Season 1. Annalise Keating (Viola Davis)...
The Occult Hand
February 6 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.11: “Best Christmas Ever”

I never hated eating my vegetables as a kid. I just didn’t see much of a reason to. So when I tell you that this episode feels like a pile of mushy broccoli, that’s not as large...
LeighNeely
February 6 2015

Fresh Meat: Pardon the Ravens by Alan Hruska

Pardon the Ravens by Alan Hruska is a legal thriller set in 1960s New York about a young lawyer who falls for a mobster's wife and risks losing it all (available February 10, 2015). This is...
The Occult Hand
January 30 2015

How to Get Away with Murder 1.10: “Hello Raskolnikov”

ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder opened its first season with the revelation that the main character’s husband, Sam Keating, would be killed in the future. Over the next nine episodes,...
DeborahLacy
November 24 2014

Major Crimes is Back: Executive Producer James Duff Gives us the Rundown

Major Crimes returns to TNT Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. EST for its winter season of nine episodes. I recently had a chance to sit down with James Duff, executive producer and co-creator of Major...
The Occult Hand
November 21 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.09: Mid-Season Finale “Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me”

“Same time next week?” Conner (Jack Falahee) wisecracks to his accomplices in crime, right after dropping a final garbage bag of Sam’s machete-diced remains into a dumpster. For...
girlygirl415
November 20 2014

Fresh Meat: Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline

Betrayed by Lisa Scottoline is the 13th book in the Rosato & Associates series featuring attorneys Bennie Rosato and Mary DiNunzio (available November 25, 2014). You can listen to an exclusive...
Crime HQ
November 20 2014

Wicked Good Brew: Jailhouse Brewery

Wintertime fills the shelves and supermarkets with one of our favorite things since the repeal of the Volstead Ace—seasonal beer. Recently in a list of the 8 Breweries in Awesome Weird Places,...
The Occult Hand
November 14 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.08: “He Has a Wife”

Finally we get some momentum! Relationships are getting set up, vital evidence is almost uncovered, and the trophy/future murder weapon is stolen. By the time “He Has a Wife” ends,...
The Occult Hand
November 7 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.07: “He Deserved to Die”

I’m disappointed that this episode wasn’t titled “The Plot Thickens.” There’s a definite format to those titles: they are always a short, punchy quote from the episode—five...
Crime HQ
November 7 2014

Duper’s Delight: Unrestrained Glee at Getting Away With It

Remember this disturbing grin? Professional liespotter Pamela Meyer calls it “Duper's Delight,” the thrill a liar may not be able to contain at getting away with it. From her TED talk,...
JakeHinkson
November 6 2014

Fire, Brimstone, and a Loaded .38: The Rise and Fall of J. Frank Norris

J. Frank Norris was a fundamentalist preacher who believed in the literal interpretation of scripture, but he was a little lax on the whole “turn the other cheek” injunction. On July...
The Occult Hand
October 31 2014

How to Get Away with Murder 1.06: “Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole”

Finally, Asher (Matt McGorry) gets the attention he deserves! My favorite character and the show’s biggest loser, Asher Millstone, gets an emotional arc that’s actually better than...
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...