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dvaleris
September 20 2014

Fresh Meat: The Haunting Ballad by Michael Nethercott

The Haunting Ballad by Michael Nethercott is the second supernatural mystery featuring the mismatched crime-solving duo of O'Nelligan and Plunkett (available September 30, 2014). The second...
BrianGreene
July 31 2014

Somewhere Between French and American: Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

We know about the appreciation of, and contributions to, noir film and fiction by the French. We know that they celebrated the likes of Jim Thompson when the now-revered American noir author was...
jenforbus
July 29 2014

Longmire Days in Pictures: Boy Howdy, Do They Love Walt in Wyoming!

For the third straight summer, Buffalo, Wyoming magically transformed (with the help of one hard-working Chamber of Commerce and an incredible team of volunteers) into Durant, the Absaroka County...
Crime HQ
July 24 2014

Call the Grammar Police: Committing Word Crimes with Weird Al

“Weird Al” Yankovic is known for his puns and parody. For his latest album release, Weird Al released a music video a day including the above song—“Word Crimes.” It's...
BrianGreene
May 14 2014

It’s Only Reich and Roll: A Degree of Murder (1967)

When I read Scott Adlerberg’s excellent appreciation of the gangster film Performance on Criminal Element last summer, I thought, “At some point I should do a piece about that other Rolling...
ThomasPluck
March 3 2014

True Detective: 1.07 “After You’ve Gone” Heads For a Hard Landing

Last episode, we saw the true detectives' fiery breakup. Maggie dealt Martin a dose of his own unfaithful medicine, we met founder of the Wellspring schools Reverend Billy Lee Tuttle, and modern-day...
JoeBrosnan
February 19 2014

A Big Mouth Billy Bass-Kicking

A would-be burglar in Minnesota fled after initially breaking into Hooked on Fishing, a bait and tackle shop, after unknowingly setting off the wall-mounted, motion-activated Big Mouth Billy Bass...
Crime HQ
January 10 2014

Cremains of the Day: The Soundtrack of Your Life on Vinyl

It seems a bit bizarre that there’s a cottage industry based on creative things to do with a someone’s cremains. You can display them artistically, pack them into ammunition, fuse them...
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,...
AmberKeller
November 25 2013

Fresh Meat: City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte

The City of Lost Dreams by Magnus Flyte is the second adventurous mystery set in  a Europe where magic, science, and alchemy are all valid. In it, musicologist Sarah Weston and her friends—drunken...
dvaleris
October 4 2013

Fresh Meat: Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas

Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas is a punk noir mystery featuring 18-year-old “Golden” Dawn, who is out for revenge (available October 8, 2013). Remember punk rock in the 1970s and 1980s?...
Crime HQ
August 23 2013

ZINNG: You on TV? Us on TV! Batman and a Friday Dance Party

•   Are you in the UK? Are you a fanatic for TV's Sherlock, Midsomer Murder, Miss Marple, Poirot, Inspector Morse, and Inspector Lewis? Then would you like to appear on a trivia...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 15 2013

Endeavour: “Fugue”

Is your knowledge of opera as limited as mine? Well, lucky for us, Endeavour Morse’s knowledge of opera is vast and comprehensive. And that turns out to be lucky for him, too, because his...
Crime HQ
July 4 2013

Earworm: Ooh, There’s Gonna Be Fireworks!

And if there's one thing that makes us happy it's you know that—ooh!—there's gonna be fi-iiiire-works! Enjoy the holiday!
DaveRichards
June 30 2013

The Big Score: Soundtracks for Crime Novels

Movies and television shows are interesting forms of entertainment because so many different elements are blended together into one narrative. The scene that a writer constructs is just as important...
Crime HQ
June 1 2013

Zinng: Ebay’s Morgue, Awards & Autoharp, Renewals & Remembrance

  •  The state of New York is selling a 4-compartment morgue cooler from a mental hospital by listing it on Ebay. Check out the item: used, but in good condition! • ...
BillLoehfelm
May 10 2013

Musical Confession?: A Hot Fuss and a Cold Case

When I was in high school, the British hard rock band Deep Purple scored a huge comeback hit with the song “Knocking at Your Back Door,” the lead single from their album Perfect Strangers....
MichaelNethercott
April 10 2013

The Crimes of Bruce Springsteen

I saw her standing on her front porch just twirlin’ her baton. Me and her went for a ride, sir, and ten innocent people died. This could be the world’s shortest crime novel. It’s...
CToohey
March 10 2013

Baroque in Windows Policing: Music and Crime Prevention

Hearing a lot of classical music in the parking garages or on the drug dealers’ corner lately? (Hey, how do you know what’s playing on the druggie corner?) If you wondered why—hypothetically,...
Toffeegirl
February 27 2013

Criminal Records: On a Crime Fiction Soundtrack

Just lately, I’ve been pondering the reasons behind my apparent predilection for all things crime fiction. As a kid, I remember staring with amazement at the covers of my Mother’s library...
CToohey
December 3 2012

High Strangeness, 70s Style: Elvis Presley, Federal Narcotics Agent-at-Large

If you’re not conversant with the lore of Elvis Presley, first, my deepest sympathies. Second, you may not realize he was always fascinated with law enforcement. During his life, he was made...
TonyHays
October 26 2012

Robert Johnson: Murder or Bad Whiskey?

They say that on a dark, moonless night, he went down to the crossroads and sold his soul to the devil, just to play the guitar. He used four or five different names, traveling through the Delta, playing...
Crime HQ
October 26 2012

Moxy Früvous: “My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors”

Get your groove on for Friday! We can relate. Can’t you?
IanTruman
October 8 2012

Will the Hardcover Be the Vinyl of the Publishing World?

Just like many of you, I buy most of my music online in digital format. The occasional CD I might still buy will quickly be transferred onto iTunes, added to my playlist, and the CD itself will gather...
VictoriaJanssen
September 20 2012

Fresh Meat: The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon

The Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon is a stand-alone traditional mystery (available October 2, 2012). Caterina Pellegrini is a native Venetian, and like so many of them, she’s had to leave...
Crime HQ
April 26 2012

A Journey from Robocop to Marge Gunderson: Don’t Stop Believing!

Whether damaged cops stuffed into cyber-shells or morning-sick police chiefs looking for a Radisson, heroes know you can’t stop believing! Yes, there’s a fair smattering of baddies, too, from Dr....
cmorgan
April 16 2012

Earworm: Zombie Jail Edition

You know zombies really do come in all forms. We have books, movies, tv shows, and even music. Yes music. Now one of my personal favorites is a little diddy called “Move Your Dead Bones” which features...
Crime HQ
April 3 2012

UK Pop Stars Celebrate Poirot-Era Glam and Mystery

Who says modern pop stars don’t appreciate the classics? Singer Leona Lewis celebrated her 27th birthday at a country house outside London with a posh, 1920s-themed murder mystery weekend, and we’re...
Crime HQ
February 7 2012

Children Can Be So Disappointing

This msnbc.com headline says it all: Dad shoots son for singing Kenny Chesney song. Yep. That’s all you need to know.  Oh, and that the father and son in question are seventy and fifty,...
MarcWatkins
October 20 2011

The Year of Cults: Our Pain Set to Music

Americans are obsessed with cults. With all the election-year talk of “American Exceptionalism” in this floundering economy, one of the most profound, indeed exceptional, American products is...