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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...
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,...
ElizabethKMahon
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...
eleanor.kuhns
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
JoeBrosnan
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...
EdwardAGrainger
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...
s.amper
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...