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Crime HQ
August 11 2015

A Sleuthing Celebration: Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2015

Here at CrimeHQ, we're always striving to give you the lowdown on all of the upcoming mystery conventions, but sometimes a few fall through the cracks. Luckily, we have the support of great...
BrianBandell
July 23 2015

The Top 8 Crimes that Went Viral

What do criminals post on their feeds? You’ve seen the cute images on social media of babies, puppies and new cars, but there’s no better way to seek validation for violent acts and...
TeddyP
June 17 2015

Woman Dials 911 to Report Being Cheated by Drug Dealer

Daneshia Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested last week on charges of drug possession and misuse of the emergency system when she dialed 911 to report that a drug dealer stole her money...
LeighNeely
May 27 2015

Fresh Meat: The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey

The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey is a police procedural set amidst the swampy land of Florida's Cooper Bayou where a girl returns home to the scene of a crime that shook her world 20 years prior...
Crime HQ
May 21 2015

True Crime Thursday: Running and Gunning through America

Police are often able to stop criminals before they go on the run, but every once in a while, a few fall through the cracks and a manhunt ensues. Case in point: a South Florida man's bounty...
TeddyP
May 20 2015

Burglar Takes a Nap on Victim’s Couch

A sleepy Florida man has been charged with breaking into a home and then taking a nap on the living room couch. Sarasota police were called to a house after a victim claimed she woke up and...
nelizadrew
January 26 2015

Fresh Meat: Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey

Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey is the 18th humorous escapade of Florida serial killer Serge Storm, and this time, after binging on a collection of legal films, he's ready to try his own hand at ...
MeghanHarker
January 22 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.13: Season Finale “Curtain Call”

“Audiences want a new type of freak. Something different,” Dandy proclaimed. The season finale of Freak Show was not exactly different from its sister incarnations, but we did get some...
MeghanHarker
January 15 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.12: “Show Stoppers”

“Show Stoppers” is the perfect name for this second-to-last episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. I think my wish from last week was granted. If you haven't caught up with...
MeghanHarker
January 8 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.11: “Magical Thinking”

It’s time to start placing your bet, fellow freaks. With only two episodes left, it’s high time we started pegging who’ll live to see the season finale, and what offer our guesses...
MeghanHarker
December 18 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.10: “Orphans”

Dear American Horror Story, I know I praised you several weeks ago for not rushing into hanging plot lines, throwing in everything including the kitchen sink (and aliens), and really devoting...
MeghanHarker
December 11 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.09: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Man, this show is sure fond of massacres. I wish I could scoop up all the good bits of this episode and keep them fresh in the fridge, ready to reheat when things get stale. I don’t think...
MeghanHarker
December 5 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.08: “Blood Bath”

Welcome back to the Freak Show! I hope you dames and gents had a lovely break to spend time with your own caravan of carnies. To recap a show like this, blood must be spilled along with SPOILERS....
MeghanHarker
November 21 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.07: “Test of Strength”

I think this week’s real “test of strength” is how long we can endure what I’m pretty sure is the soggy middle of Freak Show’s story arc. I knew over-praising it would...
MeghanHarker
November 13 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.06: “Bullseye”

Does anyone else feel like we’re missing something this episode? This week focused on Dandy (Finn Wittrock) and the twins (Sarah Paulson), the ever more despicable Elsa (Jessica Lange) and...
MeghanHarker
November 6 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.05: “Pink Cupcakes”

Earlier this week, Ryan Murphy dropped another American Horror Story secret on us: each incarnation of his anthology series is interconnected with the others. This explains Pepper (Naomi Grossman)...
MeghanHarker
October 31 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.04: “Edward Mordrake: Part 2”

Freak Show is quickly becoming my favorite incarnation of American Horror Story. This episode was absolutely horrific, heart-wrenching, nightmare-inducing perfection. A day later, I’m reeling....
MeghanHarker
October 23 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.03: “Edward Mordrake: Part 1”

American Horror Story has given us some of the best Halloween specials I’ve seen on television. “Murder House” in particular set the bar for the horror anthology and I don’t...
MeghanHarker
October 17 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.02: “Massacres and Matinees”

One of the things I love most about Freak Show so far is the inclusion of actual people as the “freaks.”Sure, you have your effects makeup and your digital editing, but it’s refreshing...
MeghanHarker
October 10 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show Season Premiere 4.01: “Monsters Among Us”

I’ve been to a couple of circuses and even performed at a freak show once (for charity, and of the non-horrifying variety), but that was an experience. Personally, I think this is the scariest,...
TeddyP
March 20 2014

Woman Torches Car Over a McFlurry

The lack of a delicous ice cream treat made a Florida woman really hot-headed. According to the witnesses at the scene, the woman set a man's car on fire in the parking lot of a Jacksonville McDonald's...
JenniferProffitt
March 12 2014

Only in Florida: Corrupt Town to be Shut Down?

We've seen many crazy things come out of Florida, whether they're of the criminal variety or otherwise. However, one Florida town will take the crazy-cake with the corruption story coming out...
nelizadrew
January 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey

Tiger Shrimp Tango by Tim Dorsey is the 17th book in his off-beat, humorous Serge Storms thriller series (available January 28, 2014). Tim Dorsey is back with Tiger Shrimp Tango, another delightfully...
reginathorn
January 8 2014

Justified Season 5 Premiere: “A Murder of Crowes”

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas (give or take a day!), the Justified team gave me a whole murder of Crowes, and I couldn’t be happier about it. As much as I loved Season 4 (and I did!), I have...
June 10 2013

Don’t Taze Me, Roo!

It's unsure what would come of the nation without Florida. It seems as though the whole state has to be able to take a hard look at themselves and laugh. But especially the police force. The boys...
Crime HQ
May 6 2013

You Had Us at “My Girlfriend’s Pimp”

In case you thought that things in Florida might have settled into a state one or two notches below wackadoo, we bring you this little gem from the April 29, 2013, Miami Herald: Hialeah cop:...
Crime HQ
March 20 2013

All Hail Florida Man!

You know all those wackadoo crime stories that seep out of Florida like never-ending spillover from the Okefenokee Swamp? Florida Man in Tiny White Shorts and Belly Shirt Gets DUI After Crashing...
February 15 2013

Florida Life Lessons: Don’t Mouth off to Judges

Back at the beginning of the month a Miami woman learned a very valuable lesson: you can’t mouth off to a judge. Eighteen-year-old Penelope Soto appeared before a judge for the illegal possession...
Crime HQ
December 12 2012

A Florida Woman Scorned

Of the Miami New Times recent list of Florida’s 24 Dumbest Criminals of 2012 we say, “Only 24?” For when it comes to wackadoo crime, Florida is the gift that keeps on giving. (In May,...
Crime HQ
August 27 2012

Ma Barker’s Cottage Not Your Style? How ’Bout Capone’s Mansion?

Recently we let you know that you could, if you wanted, purchase the Florida cottage where Ma Barker and her son Fred met their demise at the hands of the FBI. It’s a charming place, quaint and...