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January 30 2015

Mark Twain on Celebrity Killers, the Sane ’Insane’, and Meddling Misguided Magistrates

Mark Twain (1835–1910) was never one to pull punches on politics, ethics, religion, slavery, or just about any cultural flashpoint, quite often leading public discourse on a number of weighty...
Crime HQ
January 26 2015

Lowdown Calendar: More of 2015’s Mystery Conventions

We've already highlighted 5 of the biggest mystery fan conventions of 2015, but lucky for us, there are tons more great conferences happening all over, including regional or specialty crime fiction...
Crime HQ
November 17 2014

2014’s Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Here are the winners' lists from three of the sets of awards announced at this weekend's Bouchercon!   Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees) Best...
Crime HQ
November 11 2014

The Malfeasance Occasional: Special $1.99 Discount!

In advance of this week's Bouchercon, if you haven't had a chance to read our very own Travis Richardson's “Incident on the 405”, you can read it in full here! Travis's...
September 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets edited by David Thomas Moore

Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by David Thomas Moore, is a Holmesian anthology of short stories that takes the famous sleuth through time and space (available October 7, 2014). This...
Crime HQ
September 9 2014

Now Win This!: Can’t Beat the Classics Sweepstakes

The classics are the classics! This bundle of seven criminal works, including an audiobook and a comic no less, has an impeccable pedigree! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
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...
Crime HQ
June 30 2014

30 Nefarious Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Among other invaluable services, the inimitable Janet Rudolph curates mysteries themed by holiday, and during vacation is when many of us have more time for crime! Here are a few Independence Day treats:   The...
Crime HQ
June 13 2014

Happy Friday 13th: Get Girl Trouble At a New Low Price!

Good, cheap, or fast? Don't choose, because this lucky day, you can have it all! Our very own digital collection The Malfeasance Occasional: Girl Trouble is at a new low price of $2.99! How...
Crime HQ
June 3 2014

Now win This!: Seven Deadly Reads Sweepstakes

These seven books are out to get you! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above to enter. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A...
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
April 29 2014

2014 Shortlists: U.K.’s CrimeFest Awards and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards

The upcoming CrimeFest convention (May 15-18th, Bristol, U.K.) and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards (June 5th, Toronto) have both announced their nominees, and we're thrilled to share...
Crime HQ
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Agatha Award Nominees!

The Malice Domestic convention celebrating traditional mysteries will be held for the 26th year, from May 2nd through May 4th, 2014, in Bethesda, Maryland. And keeping to tradition, they'll also...
November 4 2013

Fresh Meat: The Isle of Youth: Stories by Laura van den Berg

The Isle of Youth: Stories by Laura van den Berg is a short fiction collection exploring the diverse lives of women with deep secrets (available November 5, 2013). There are seven stories comprising...
September 30 2013

Fresh Meat: Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Old Dreams Die by John Ajvide Lindqvist is a horrifying and chilling short fiction anthology, translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg (available October 1, 2013). Before I started...
Crime HQ
September 27 2013

Nominees and Winners of the 2013 CWA Dagger Awards!

The Crime Writers’ Association announced the shortlists for the remaining three CWA 2013 Daggers. The winners will be announced October 24th, at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013.     The...
September 25 2013

Fresh Meat: The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes by George Mann

The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes by George Mann is a collection of short stories detailing the supernatural steampunk adventures of detective duo, Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes in...
Crime HQ
September 6 2013

The Malfeasance Occasional’s Girl Trouble Is Nigh!

14 short crime stories on a theme are collected in the inaugural “Girl Trouble” e-issue of Criminal Element's Malfeasance Occasional (available September 24th, 2013). Tender-hearted,...
August 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler

Kwik Krimes by Otto Penzler collects flash fiction crime stories told in a thousand words or fewer by over eighty different authors (available August 20, 2013). Even more exciting than the masterfully...
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...
Crime HQ
May 31 2013

Announcing The M.O.’s “Girl Trouble” Contributors!

At long last (and after many, many delays), we're screaming with delight finally to be able to announce the list of contributors to the inagural issue of The Malfeasance Occasional! As you...
March 26 2013

Watching the Detectives in a Pair of Shorts

Ah, the (not very) glamorous lives of private eyes! UK filmmaker Tom Betts has created two cool and tiny flicks. He stars as the toiling P.I. of “Dream Job” while Des Yankson plays shamus...
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October 31 2012

How About The Malfeasance Occasional (The M.O.)?

The physical offices of CrimeHQ and the staff thereof are almost all in the NYC Metro area, with the fortunate exception of our social media maven, Jen Forbus, who is wo-manning those feeds as...
Crime HQ
September 26 2012

Get Ready...Get Set...SUBMIT! The Malfeasance Occasional is Open for Submissions!

We know you’ve been eagerly writing away ever since we announced the theme of our first e-collection of short fiction way back in August. “Girl Trouble” has been haunting you day and...
September 12 2012

Fresh Meat: Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, edited by John Skipp

Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, edited by John Skipp, is a crime anthology featuring stories by master storytellers including Neil Gaiman, Lawrence Block, and Ray...
August 30 2012

Crime for a Cause: Crime Fiction Anthologies for Charity

For several years, Wolfmont Press produced an annual holiday crime fiction anthology that benefited Toys for Tots.  2009 marked the last of these, with the 2010 charity anthology—called Murder...
Crime HQ
August 29 2012

Announcing Our New E-Publication of Original Short Crime! Join In!

We’re thrilled to announce that three times a year, we’ll be e-publishing a crime collection of original short works on a theme. We hope you’ll join in! The Malfeasance Occasional,...
Crime HQ
May 1 2012

Now Win This!: Long Island Noir edited by Kaylie Jones

CLICK HERE TO ENTER for a chance to win a trade paperback copy of Long Island Noir, edited by Kaylie Jones. Click here to enter for a chance to win! NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES...
April 23 2012

Fresh Meat: Long Island Noir, edited by Kaylie Jones

Long Island Noir is an anthology of short crime fiction, all set in Nassau and Suffolk counties of New York, edited by Kaylie Jones (available April 30, 2012). The counties of Nassau and Suffolk...
January 25 2012

Jacques Futrelle and The Thinking Machine

Jacques Futrelle, a journalist and fiction writer, was born to French Huguenot parents in Pike County, Georgia in 1875. As a young man he moved to Boston and worked at The Boston American, where many...