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RichardZSantos
September 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Butterfly Skin by Sergey Kuznetsov

Butterfly Skin by Sergey Kuznetsov, translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield, is a dark thriller featuring a brutal serial killer at loose in Moscow and a young journalist in pursuit, who discovers,...
Crime HQ
September 15 2014

We’ll All Be Seeing Hannibal’s Therapist Regularly

Gillian Anderson plays Bedelia du Maurier on Hannibal, an astonishingly cool and self-possessed character, especially given her hints about being the victim of violent crime and given that her...
Crime HQ
August 26 2014

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features six books and one ebook that will leave you checking your back. Nowhere is safe! Register to enter for a chance to win! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
ChadEagleton
August 26 2014

Before Hannibal Lecter, There was Thomas Bishop: Shane Stevens’ Forgotten Killer

Credit for the serial killer subgenre usually goes to Thomas Harris. However, two years before Harris introduced us to Hannibal Lecter, Shane Stevens wrote about Thomas Bishop in By Reason of Insanity,...
Crime HQ
July 3 2014

The Riot Club and Other Teenage Sociopaths

The Riot Club's members are all sociopaths (or sociopaths in the making) and like many clubs, they have one another's backs, even when that means committing murder. However, The Final Girl...
mandacollins
June 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter is a standalone novel about Atlanta in 1974, a city in turmoil, and a pair of female cops confronting a serial killer targeting police, as well as the deep divisions in their...
BrianGreene
June 4 2014

Dario Argento’s Giallo Thriller: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The term giallo gets thrown around a lot by people talking about certain films. Sometimes I wonder how diverse are the definitions of the genre held by those of us who use the word. I’m sure...
nelizadrew
May 27 2014

Fresh Meat: The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham

The Bones Beneath by Mark Billingham is the 12th Tom Thorne novel where the Detective Inspector must escort the very serial killer he caught on a trip to Bardsey Island where the killer will reveal...
Crime HQ
May 20 2014

Now Win This!: Pick Your Poison Sweepstakes

This six-book sweepstakes has a crime novel for every taste! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO...
BrianGreene
May 17 2014

Borderline by Lawrence Block

Borderline by Lawrence Block is a hard-boiled thriller, originally published in 1962 and now available for the first time in 50 years, about the intertwining lives of a handful of people on the Mexican-American...
TeddyP
April 10 2014

PETA Aims to Turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Home into a Restaurant

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer's Ohio home into a vegan restaurant called “Eat for Life – Home Cooking.” Why would they...
dvaleris
March 15 2014

Fresh Meat: Kilmoon by Lisa Alber

Kilmoon by Lisa Alber follows a Californian who ventures back to Ireland to meet her father, but her arrival coincides with a string of violent murders, making her both a suspect and a victim (available...
DorothyHayes
March 5 2014

Fresh Meat: Providence Rag by Bruce DeSilva

Providence Rag, the third book in the Liam Mulligan series by Bruce DeSilva, forces a journalist to dig through his town's archives in order to keep a convicted serial killer in jail (available...
JordanFoster
February 25 2014

Fresh Meat: A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes

A Killing of Angels by Kate Rhodes, the second in the series, follows psychologist Alice Quentin as she sets out to catch a serial killer who seems to be targeting one of London's major financial...
ThomasPluck
February 18 2014

True Detective: 1.05 “The Secret Fate of All Life” is Circular as a Noose

“I don't like your face. It makes me want to do things to it.” Cohle's attempt to get to LeDoux through his confidential informant fizzles. The man sees “the corrosion...
ThomasPluck
January 24 2014

True Detective 1.03: “The Locked Room” is a Skull Caging a Beast

True Detective's third episode commits the storytelling to deceptive minimalism, opening with Rust and Martin staring at pagan graven image in the burnt wreck of an abandoned church at night, looking...
ThomasPluck
January 20 2014

True Detective 1.02: “Seeing Things” in a Slow-mo Supercollider

Polarizing from episode one, HBO's new series True Detective remains so in episode two, where the serial killer premise fades further into the background, a mere formality in the documentation...
Crime HQ
January 10 2014

When in Reasonable Doubt, Trust Samuel L. Jackson to Satisfy

...and most especially when he raises his voice with that dangerous gleam in his eye. Reasonable Doubt follows District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper), who commits a fatal hit-and-run...
ThomasPluck
January 7 2014

True Detective Series Premiere: “The Long Bright Dark”

True Detective, the moody new police drama from HBO (airing January 12, 9pET), may be what Southern noir fans have been waiting for. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey star as two Louisiana...
Crime HQ
December 3 2013

Jerky Neuroscientist’s Brain Scans Like a Serial Killer’s

A neuroscientist who had his brain scan handy while reviewing those of various psychopaths, schizophrenics, and even some murderers serendipitously diagnosed his own “low activity in areas of...
KimHammond
November 11 2013

Fresh Meat: Dust by Patricia Cornwell

Dust by Patricia Cornwell features Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, trying to unravel a posed corpse's impossible death while her FBI-profiler husband involves her in the case...
LeighNeely
September 27 2013

Fresh Meat: Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen

Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen is the final book in the Eve Duncan trilogy, where James Doane and Eve's saga comes to a close (available October 1, 2013). At long last, we’ve received...
DeborahLacy
September 14 2013

Set Your DVRs: Five New Crime TV Shows to Watch

According to TV Guide, there are fifty-seven new shows premiering this fall. Fifty-seven. That’s a lot of shows. Clearly, not all of them will succeed, but there are five new shows with criminal...
Crime HQ
September 10 2013

Now Win This!: The Paul Cleave Sweepstakes

    This Sweepstakes has ended. Summer may be over, but we're giving you one more chance to get away with a full set of seven Paul Cleave novels! Set in Christchurch,...
cmorgan
September 10 2013

The World Needs Bad Men: Trailer for True Detective

Here is the first full trailer for HBO's True Detective, and it looks like HBO is set to create yet another great series. Each season is set to follow the lives of two detectives over the course...
VictoriaJanssen
September 9 2013

Fresh Meat: The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey is the debut mystery featuring Detective Hannah McCabe—who works in an alternate near-future of Albany, New York in 2019—hunting a serial killer who...
LauraJohRowland
September 6 2013

The Afterlife of a Poisonous Wife: Japan’s Famous O-Den Takahashi

Some criminals live on as legends for many years after their demise. Three of my favorite examples are Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, and Jack the Ripper. I saw the movie Bonnie and Clyde in 1967. Played...
VictoriaJanssen
September 5 2013

Fresh Meat: The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King

The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King is a return for former-Bureau Agent, now private investigator Harris Stuyvesant, who'll seek a missing young woman among the notorious and artistic in Jazz Age...
BrianBandell
August 24 2013

Social Media Confessions: Seeking Viral Fame in Murder

Derek Medina is no deviously clever Zodiac Killer, but he may be the modern version. In a story that made headlines around the world, the Miami man shot his wife  and posted a photo of her...
JakeHinkson
August 16 2013

Noir’s Goon Squad: Laird Cregar

Film actors subject themselves to a level of scrutiny that most of us would find unbearable. True, they do this out of ego and ambition, but that doesn’t change the cold hard fact that they make...