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Crime HQ
May 22 2014

Announcing the Bouchercon 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Murder is coming to Long Beach, CA, and Bouchercon has announced the nominees for the 2014 Anthony Awards! Congratulations to the nominees listed below: Best Mystery Novel Suspect by Robert...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

2014’s Edgar Awards: A Grand Night for Books

I considered titling this post “The Night I Hugged John Connolly,” but that might sound like I’m showing off. So I’ll begin my recap of the 68th annual Edgar Awards gala...
Crime HQ
December 4 2013

MWA Announces 2014 Grand Masters and Raven Winner!

Mystery Writers of America has just announced its new Grand Masters for 2014, and authors Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart will be honored at the Edgar Awards banquet next May 1st. In addition...
Crime HQ
September 26 2013

Announcing the 2013 Barry, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Not only Bouchercon's own Anthony Awards, but Mystery Readers International's Macavity Awards, Deadly Pleasures Magazine's Barry Awards, and the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus...
DeborahLacy
May 5 2013

So Bad They’re Good: Sympathizing with the Bad Guy

Deliciously complex, these characters are bad, sometimes even evil, but by showing us moments of goodness and their humanity we get sucked in to rooting for them. Don’t worry this isn’t...
CorrinaLawson
March 18 2013

Five Reasons Hill Street Blues is the Best Cop Show Ever

Sometimes it seems like this police drama is all but forgotten. Later shows such as Homicide: Life on the Street and NYPD Blue seem to have all the acclaim. And the show lasted just six seasons,...
Crime HQ
February 9 2013

Left Coast Crime Announces 2013’s Award Nominees

Left Coast Crime is an annual event sponsored by mystery fans, where readers, writers, librarians, and other mystery and thriller enthusiasts gather to share their mutual interest in the genre....
Crime HQ
January 12 2013

It’s Crais-y! Spiderman Interviews Robert Crais . . . in Lego!

Time to get your geek on! Over at Crimespree, where they have all the most awesome Lego crime content (don’t miss, for example, the Frank Sinatra in a Blender synopsis), they have Spider-Man...
DeborahLacy
December 21 2012

Rules Are for Breaking: Crime Fiction’s Renegades

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “renegade” as an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior. Crime fiction no matter what medium—movies, TV, or books—is...
DeborahLacy
July 8 2012

The Crime Fighter Fashion Awards and Brenda Leigh’s Purse Sweepstakes

Crime fighters range from the absolutely well-dressed to those who can’t even manage to get the crumbs off their shirts. Can you imagine Magnum without his Hawaiian shirts or Columbo without his...
DeborahLacy
December 9 2011

Crime Fiction’s Ten Greatest Bromances

As a genre, mystery is famous for its loners, guys like Jack Reacher, Monk and Lucas Davenport. But mysteries are also rife with bromances, all you have to do is look. What exactly is a bromance? The...
Crime HQ
August 21 2011

2011 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

We were yammering on social media about this terrific shortlist, and forgot to post it here until now (doh!)  Thanks to Omnimystery for reminding us, because it’s not too late to celebrate! Onto...
nelizadrew
July 21 2011

Joe Pike: Crime Fiction’s Toughest Vegetarian?

Can a vegetarian be tough? Strong? How about kick-ass? It’s been a few years since I ate meat. I’m often in the minority, so it doesn’t really surprise me when characters in crime fiction...
s.amper
July 11 2011

Somebody Stop Them: Wearing Out Series’ Welcome

I was not among the 218,000 first-day buyers of Janet Evanovich’s Smokin Seventeen. Sixteen was enough for me. In fact, eight was enough. Writing book after book with the same characters and gimmicks...
Terrie
April 30 2011

Only the Lawyers Know: Why Can’t I Have Harry?

Ever since I saw Michael Connelly play himself in a poker game on the amateur sleuth television show, “Castle,” I’ve been thinking he should have more Hollywood in his life. After...