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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...
s.amper
November 17 2014

Fresh Meat: The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg is the third globetrotting mystery in the Fox and O'Hare sereis featuring the unlikely pair of FBI Agent Kate O'Hare and professional thief Nick Fox...
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,...
LynnCahoon
November 13 2014

When TV Romance Turns to Murder, You Can Win!

For me, it all started with Ned and Nancy. Nancy Drew was an independent woman (girl) but she still made room in her busy sleuthing schedule to let Ned hang around and bounce clues off. He was...
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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 3 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley: Part 2

George Wickham is in jail facing trial for the murder of his best friend, Captain Denny. He says he didn’t do it and we believe him, but without a more likely perpetrator Wickham will swing...
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...
BrianGreene
October 31 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: Criss-Cross by Don Tracy

So this is the next in my line of posts where I’m going to write about an underappreciated vintage noir novel, and in so doing, discuss a movie that was made from its story (sometimes it’s...
AngieBarry
October 28 2014

Fresh Meat: The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron is the debut mystery featuring the perennially-disappointing repo man Ruddy McCann who begins to hear the voice of a murder victim in his head (available...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
October 27 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley: Part 1

Elizabeth Bennet married Fitzwilliam Darcy and lived happily ever after... ...at least until a dead soldier was found on the grounds of their estate at Pemberley. Jane Austen didn’t...
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...
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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
October 14 2014

Inspector Lewis: “Lions of Nemea”

It’s all Greek to me, and to you, in this episode as we dust off Sophocles and Euripides for tales of hubris, and vengeance, and murder. We know virtually nothing about Felix Garwood (John...
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...
DreamingReviews
September 30 2014

Fresh Meat: The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen is a romatic thriller about the daughter of a mob boss whose visions into people's darkest mark her for death, until a dangerous man helps her bury her identity...
LauraKCurtis
September 9 2014

Fresh Meat: Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd

Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd is a standalone romantic suspense featuring a geologist, an FBI agent, and a long-buried secret that comes to light during an earthquake (available September 9, 2014). If...
EdwardAGrainger
June 10 2014

Longmire 3.02 and the Trials “Of Children and Travelers”

Okay, so this episode may not have given much time to the running storylines that I was really looking forward to watching, especially after the exciting season opener, but there were some moments...
JordanFoster
May 8 2014

Fresh Meat: Jack of Spies by David Downing

Jack of Spies by David Downing is the debut World War I espionage series introducing U.K. spy Jack McColl who travels the world uncovering secrets disguised as a traveling car salesman (available...
nelizadrew
May 3 2014

Fresh Meat: Wolverine Bros. Freight & Storage by Stephen Ulfelder

Wolverine Bros. Freight and Storage by Steve Ulfelder is the fourth installment in the Conway Sax Mystery Series about the part-time racecar driver, part-time private eye and full-time recovering alcoholic...
jenny_maloney
April 26 2014

Fresh Meat: Black Lies, Red Blood by Kjell Eriksson

Black Lies, Red Blood by Kjell Eriksson is the fifth Swedish procedural featuring Detective Ann Lindell, whose romantic life comes crashing down after her lover becomes a suspect in a homeless man's...
Debbie.Meldrum
April 20 2014

From Page to Screen with The Thin Man: Is the Book Always Better?

The movie version of The Thin Man (1934), written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and directed by W.S. Van Dyke, is one of my all-time favorite movies. What’s not to love? William...
TeddyP
April 3 2014

Burglar’s Flirting Leads to Own Arrest

One highly flirtatious burglar landed himself in the slammer after the police used a pretty girl to entice him into a date. Keveen Quintanilla was arrested last week after police said he robbed...
Crime HQ
February 14 2014

Stole My Heart: Valentine’s Day is Illegal?

Could you be in a country that has banned, outlawed, or strongly urged against the celebration of this holiday? Well, if you're at the Olympics this year, then your answer is YES. Russia, among...
reginathorn
January 23 2014

Justified Episode 5.03: “Good Intentions” Fall Short

Aaaah, Justified, I saw your “Good Intentions” last night ... but they just weren’t quite enough to make me love this episode. There were some things I loved, (like the idea of Rachel...
nikkib
January 21 2014

Fresh Meat: NYPD Puzzle by Parnell Hall

NYPD Puzzle by Parnell Hall is the 15th humorous mystery about Cora Felton, the grandmotherly-appearing and fraudulent Puzzle Lady, whose wise-cracking and sleuthing will put her under suspicion of...
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...
VictoriaJanssen
November 24 2013

Fresh Meat: Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd

Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd is the debut of a Regency historical mystery series featuring rector's daughter Lucy Harrington and the wounded Major Robert Kurlan (available November...
November 19 2013

Fresh Meat: Twisted by Laura K. Curtis

Twisted by Laura K. Curtis is a novel of romantic suspense about a true crime author who returns to her Texas hometown to solve her mother's murder (available November 19, 2013). Aside from...
dvaleris
October 28 2013

Fresh Meat: Keeping Secrets by Cathi Stoler

Keeping Secrets by Cathi Stoler is the second novel in the Laurel and Helen New York Mystery series, in which the reporter and private eye team up to help a young women in fear of her life (available...