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CToohey
June 27 2015

Hannibal 3.04: “Aperitivo” Whets the Bloodlust

In “Apertivo,” a cadre of fractious, murderous conspirators maneuvers to converge upon Caesar (okay, Hannibal). In Republican Rome, a lamb was sacrificed to Jupiter on the ides of each...
CToohey
June 20 2015

Hannibal 3.03: “Secondo” Means Choosing

In “Secondo,” Hannibal and Bedelia lounge in matching rompwear, while Jack mourns Will, who torments the tormented in the Lecter family vineyards. At home in their gorgeous Florence...
AngieBarry
June 16 2015

Fresh Meat: The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells

The Devil's Only Friend by Dan Wells is the 4th paranormal thriller featuring a teenaged sociopath who fights demons for the government (available June 16, 2015). John Wayne Cleaver is a teenaged...
jenny_maloney
June 14 2015

Fresh Meat: The Nightmare Place by Steve Mosby

The Nightmare Place by Steve Mosby is a psychological thriller featuring Detective Inspector Zoe Dolan, who's hunting a serial rapist and murderer (available June 15, 2015). Detective Inspector...
CToohey
June 13 2015

Hannibal 3.02: “Primavera” Springs Will Graham

In “Primavera,” we see Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) almost together again and meet Florence's Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi, a long-time pursuer of “The...
EdwardAGrainger
June 8 2015

The Ripliad: A Sexagennial with Patricia Highsmith’s Charming Monster

In 1955, the most notorious of Patricia Highsmith’s creations, Tom Ripley, entered her repertoire. Patricia Highsmith’s (1921–1995) debut novel in 1950 was Strangers on a Train,...
CToohey
May 27 2015

A Taste of Hannibal’s Season 3!

Get a taste of the Season 3 trailer for Hannibal!  Purely from later events, Thomas Harris fans already know Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) must have survived the bloodbath at Hannibal's to catch...
Kattomic
May 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild is a thriller pitting San Francisco homicide detective Ellen Ridley against a serial killer who she suspects of being a hacker and codebreaker with the U.S. Navy (available...
JoeBrosnan
April 27 2015

Tales of the Grim Sleeper: 25 Years of Killings and Looking the Other Way

When a serial killer eludes capture for the better part of three decades, it’s usually because of careful preparation, elusive tactics, and near-perfect execution, but that is not the case...
GregHerren
April 21 2015

A Case of Place: What TV’s American Horror Story Taught Me About My New Orleans

This post, about how a scenery-chewing TV series rekindled one New Orleans crime author's love for his own city, is offered for your delight and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of...
JoeBrosnan
March 19 2015

Robert Durst was Reading about Himself before Arrest

Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx, directed by Andrew Jarecki, was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans for the murder of longtime friend Susan Berman. According to...
katelincoln
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes

The Winter Foundlings by Kate Rhodes is the third book starring forensic psychologist Alice Quentin who heads to a psychiatric prison to interview an inmate (available February 24, 2015). It’s...
JoeBrosnan
February 10 2015

The Jinx: Episode 1 Available Now

Previously, we highlighted HBO's new documentary mini-series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which premiered this past Sunday night. In case you were unable to watch, HBO has made...
JoeBrosnan
January 30 2015

Introducing The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: HBO’s 6-Part Documentary Series

The story seems familiar enough. We’ve all seen the wealthy kid who learns that happiness can’t be bought; the sibling who doesn’t want to enter the family business; the abusive marriage...
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...
AngieBarry
January 3 2015

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — The Cell

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing movie...
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....
JakeHinkson
November 23 2014

The Stand Alones: Laura Lippman’s I’d Know You Anywhere

This post kicks off a new series which will look at stand alone novels by mystery writers who are better known for their big time franchise characters. First up, we look at I’d Know You Anywhere...
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...
jenny_maloney
September 30 2014

Fresh Meat: The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan

The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan is a novel set against the landscape of Montana, involving the relationship between a weathered, old serial killer awaiting trial and the troubled young deputy guarding him...