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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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 9 2013

Silk: Episode 01.03

Martha and Clive are preparing for their “silk” interviews, so we can rest assured that this episode will toss plenty of roadblocks in their way. Not to mention the roadblocks we know Martha...
Crime HQ
September 9 2013

What A Shame: Judge Sentences “Idiots” to Modern-Day Stocks

An Ohio judge recently made the news when she sentenced a man to hold a sign that read “I apologize to Officer Simone & All Police Officers for Being an Idiot Calling and Threatening...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 2 2013

Silk: Episode 01.02

Things have settled down now that Silk has stopped trying to throw every trick in the one-hour TV drama handbook at us. (Martha doesn’t make even one unanswered call to her mother in this episode!) The...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
August 26 2013

Silk: Episode 01.01

“Another courtroom drama?” you sigh. Yes, but this one has Rupert Penry-Jones, English accents, fancy robes, and wigs. So you agree to give it a try. Now, would it be cruel...
August 8 2013

Elementary, My Dear Eames. Goren is Sherlock: An Appreciation of Law & Order: Criminal Intent

A detective with a past that includes mental instability and difficulty connecting emotionally, a professional woman assigned as his partner/handler, and a female arch-nemesis. It sounds like the...
June 27 2013

Fresh Meat: Midnight by Kevin Egan

Midnight by Kevin Egan is a dark legal thriller about two people desperate for a way out (available July 2, 2013). Midnight written by Kevin Egan is a top notch suspense novel based on a unique...
June 25 2013

Fresh Meat: Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greaves

Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greaves is the second legal mystery featuring wise-cracking L.A. attorney Jack MacTaggart (available June 25, 2013). Back in 1987, over a year before the 1988 presidential...
June 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker

Crime of Privilege by Walter Walker is a legal thriller pitting a schlub against the rich and powerful (available June 18, 2013). A murder on Cape Cod. A rape in Palm Beach. All they have in common...