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Crime HQ
April 14 2014

Avoid Redcoats, But Take The Turn Trail

If you’ve been watching Turn, AMC’s new Revolutionary War spy drama, you might be wondering where the creators found such authentic filming locations. Although the series, which...
A3Writer
February 8 2014

Fresh Meat: Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forstchen

Pillar to the Sky by William R. Forstchen is a futuristic thriller about a space elevator facing financial, engineering, and political challenges to save a world and humanity in decline (available February...
Crime HQ
December 12 2013

When the Men Were Slick and the Women Were Out of Control: American Hustle Trailer

Bradley Cooper's ridiculous perm and other bad hair decisions aside, American Hustle promises to be a knock-out of '70s proportions, and reunites some great talent in Hollywood. Jeremy...
TonyHays
December 2 2013

Warren G. Harding: Heart Attack, Stroke, or Murder?

What do President Zachary Taylor and Warren G. (Gamaliel) Harding have in common, other than being president? Yes, both were somewhat heavyset. But more importantly, both of their deaths have stirred...
TonyHays
November 19 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 3: Where We Stand 50 Years Later

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know and Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?   Continuing... At 50 years, I’m not sure where we stand. Yes, we have...
TonyHays
November 18 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know Continuing with... Oswald’s Weapons Training Inevitably, in any discussion of the Kennedy assassination, the question of Oswald’s...
TonyHays
November 15 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 1: Five Things We Now Know

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is quickly approaching on November 22nd.  And we’ve already been subjected to panel discussions, new books, letters...
DorothyHayes
October 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Ask Not by Max Allan Collins

Ask Not by Max Allan Collins is historical fiction, the third novel in the Nathan Heller JFK Trilogy preceded by Bye Bye, Baby, and Target Lancer (available October 22, 2013).   It’s...
jenny_maloney
October 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley

Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley is the second book in the Double Vision kid espionage mystery series (available October 15, 2013). Lincoln Baker is just trying to live life. He’s...
VictoriaJanssen
September 29 2013

Fresh Meat: Blackstone and the Endgame by Sally Spencer

Blackstone and the Endgame by Sally Spencer is tenth in a historical police procedural series featuring Inspector Sam Blackstone (available October 1, 2013).  Spencer is a pseudonym for Alan...
katelincoln
September 28 2013

Fresh Meat: Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor

Three Can Keep a Secret by Archer Mayor is the 24th procedural mystery featuring Joe Gunther and the Vermont Bureau of Investigation, in which the team is spread thin, along with the rest of law enforcement,...
JakeHinkson
September 26 2013

The Five Best (and Worst) Things About Scandal

Scandal, Shonda Rhimes' hit political thriller, is terrific trash. I don’t say that as a backhanded compliment, either. I have every reason to believe that it’s designed to be instantly...
A3Writer
September 10 2013

Fresh Meat: Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader

Beloved Enemy by Eric Van Lustbader is the fifth Jack McClure thriller, in which the Secretery of Homeland Security is killed and Jack must decide whether to help the woman he loves or to destroy her...
TonyHays
August 27 2013

Fresh Meat: The Lincoln Deception by David O. Stewart

The Lincoln Deception by David O. Stewart is the prominent historian's debut novel, an elaboration upon a deathbed confession that unravels lingering mysteries behind the 1865 presidential assassination...
Taragel
August 20 2013

Longmire: Episode 2.12 “A Good Death is Hard to Find”

The penultimate Longmire of the season delivers poetry and prisoners, stalkers and suspense. A dramatic poetry reading at the Red Pony sets the tone, a disembodied voice deeply intoning “A cowboy...
TonyHays
August 15 2013

Truman’s Secretary of Defense James Forrestal: Murder or Suicide?

In the conspiracy world, the death of James Forrestal is prima facie evidence of a cover-up of…. well, something. What that something is, is generally up for debate. But was his fall from the...
Taragel
August 6 2013

Longmire: Episode 2.10 “Election Day”

The long-awaited and pivotal day has finally arrived: Absaroka County will elect (or re-elect) its new sheriff. But the political gets very personal in this stellar episode that just might be the best...
ellencrosby
July 31 2013

Confessions of an Evil-Minded D.C. Tourist

Harry Truman reportedly once said that if you want a friend in Washington you should get a dog. Here’s my corollary: if you want someone in law enforcement to stick by your side in D.C., show...
JakeHinkson
July 31 2013

The Celluloid Presidency: The Best, Worst, and Mixed Bags

Historians love to assemble rankings of America’s best and worst presidents. It’s the history nerd equivalent of trying to come up with the best NBA player or the greatest superhero. Of...
BrianGreene
July 27 2013

Lost Classics of Noir: Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes

Power corrupts. We know this, right? Willis Douglass, one of the main characters from Ride the Pink Horse— Dorothy B. Hughes’s superb 1946 work of noir fiction—embodies the maxim....
DeborahLacy
July 13 2013

Summer Reads with Drinks, Part One

It’s summertime and what could be better than getting a great summer read? A festive drink to go with it! We've reassembled the team that brought you Halloween crime cocktails to bring...
Toffeegirl
July 9 2013

Fresh Meat: The Twelfth Department by William Ryan

The Twelfth Department by William Ryan is the 3rd in a historic series set in Stalinist Russia featuring investigator Captain Alexei Korolev (available July 9, 2013). The year is 1937, and Captain...
Taragel
July 2 2013

Longmire: Episode 2.06 “Tell It Slant” (Rhymes with Rant)

This week’s Longmire featured a Contrary Warrior, which is apropos as I’m feeling vaguely contrary about the show myself these days. I’d been hoping the expanded second season...
ScottDParker
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...
cmorgan
June 21 2013

The Mysterious Case of the Extra-Marital Extra-Terrestrial Affair

You thought having a mistress in South America was rough? Try managing the PR Nightmare of being caught with an Alien mistress. That's exactly the problem that British City Council Member Simon...
dvaleris
June 9 2013

Fresh Meat: Enigma Of China by Qiu Xiaolong

Enigma Of China by Qiu Xiaolong, the 8th book in the Inspector Chen series, involves political machinations in Shanghai (available June 18, 2013). China is a country in flux, with a government determined...
Crime HQ
June 6 2013

One Night When All Crime is Allowed: The Purge Trailer

In a not-so-distant future, America has come to be a peaceful place where crime is down to a nearly nonexistent level. All because one night a year all crime is legally allowed. One family inadvertently...
TonyHays
May 15 2013

The Murder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In April 1945, the end of World War II was finally in sight. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recently elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president, was at his Warm Springs, Georgia, retreat,...
jenny_maloney
April 26 2013

Fresh Meat: Hour of the Red God by Richard Crompton

Hour of the Red God by Richard Crompton is a debut novel set in Kenya (available May 7, 2013). In Richard Crompton’s Hour of the Red God, a woman is found mutilated in Uhuru Park, a normally...
JakeHinkson
February 19 2013

Perfectly Constructed: House of Cards

About a minute into the first episode of House of Cards Francis Underwood—the scheming politician played to oily perfection by Kevin Spacey—finds a whimpering dog that’s been...