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Debbie.Meldrum
September 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Broadchurch by Erin Kelly

Broadchurch by Erin Kelly is a small town murder mystery based on the television series from Chris Chibnall (available September 16, 2014). At its core, this is a police procedural. A dead body...
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,...
BrianGreene
August 20 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: The Baby Doll Murders by James O. Causey

We noir heads love the covers of the classic paperback editions of what we now call pulp fiction. You know, the ones with the deliciously lurid images and the zinging plot teasers. The funny thing about...
Debbie.Meldrum
July 2 2014

From Page to Screen with Gone Baby Gone: Is the Book Always Better?

My only previous experience with Dennis Lehane was the movie version of Mystic River, but I was impressed by the story and as a result, Gone Baby Gone rose to the top of my to-be-read pile. The...
mandacollins
June 30 2014

Fresh Meat: Don’t Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams

Don't Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams is the 3rd mystery featuring ex-FBI profiler, recovering alcoholic, and police consultant Keye Street (available July 1, 2014). Uncovering the...
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...
AngieBarry
April 17 2014

Vivisect the Director: Guillermo del Toro and The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

“What is a ghost?” It’s the question at the heart of Guillermo del Toro’s near-perfect The Devil’s Backbone, the pin that holds together the interwoven threads of...
eleanor.kuhns
April 16 2014

The Apocalypse’s Children: The Walking Dead Meets The Last of Us

One of the most gripping elements, at least for me, is the vulnerability of the children and the lengths to which the adults will go to keep these kids alive – a theme that was front and...
jenny_maloney
April 1 2014

Fresh Meat: The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur

The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur, translated from Danish by K.E. Semmel, involves a journalist provoked to identify missing orphans who may be abandoned children of the elite, connected to an unsolved...
Crime HQ
March 24 2014

It’s a Small World: Disney Star Cast in Amityville Horror

Ah, it's that time when a young Disney Channel star makes the move from child star...to scream queen? Many actors have a horror movie (or six) in their filmography, but the latest star to make...
s.amper
March 3 2014

Child-Killer Susan Smith, or, Why Alice Crimmins Makes a Lousy Role Model

Many people believe that Alice Crimmins got away with the 1965 murder of her two children. But could the Crimmins case have provided fodder for a future child killer? Alice Crimmins always...
Crime HQ
February 28 2014

The Stuff of Nightmares: Artist Brings Children’s Fears to Life

Here, we sometimes talk about very nightmare-enducing topics. However, artist Joshia Hoffine is spending much of 2014 bringing those nightmares to life. The above picture is from a series of photoshoots...
ThomasPluck
February 23 2014

True Detective: 1.06 “Haunted Houses” Used to Feel Like Home

Last episode, Ruston Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) walked out of the interview with Detectives Gilbough (Michael Potts) and Papania (Tory Kittles). They had confronted him with photos placing him...
MyBookishWays
February 14 2014

Fresh Meat: The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry

The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry (the pseudonym for co-authors Karen Gillece and Paul Perry) is an international thriller, featuring a father whose presumed-dead son might not be as dead as he thought...
Crime HQ
January 31 2014

Stay in School... Or Else!

Australia doesn't mess around, as evidenced by the macabre and Gorey-esque (not to mention criminally catchy) “Dumb Ways to Die,” a PSA for train safety.  So we shouldn't have...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Before the Cape: Fox’s Gotham Provides Batman Origin Story

In Fox's winter press tour, chairman Kevin Reilly revealed some information about the Batman show, Gotham, that made headlines a few months ago. While the show has no official premiere date, yet—but...
JenniferProffitt
November 6 2013

Twilight’s Chuckesmee

What could have made Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 worse for some fans? If they had used an animatronic doll in place of actress MacKenzie Foy for Bella and Edward's child, Renesmee. Producers got the...
CindyKerschner
October 26 2013

Fresh Meat: Accused by Lisa Scottoline

Accused by Lisa Scottoline is part of the Rosato & Associates legal thriller series featuring Mary Denuzio (available October 29, 2013).  Everyone has an opinion of lawyers. That opinion...
LanceC
October 16 2013

Fresh Meat: Outlaw by Mark Sullivan

Outlaw by Mark Sullivan is the second book in the Robin Monarch thriller series (available October 22, 2013). Some thrillers take a ripped-from-today’s-headlines scenario, tart it up, and...
AmyLewis
October 5 2013

Fresh Meat: Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart

Taken by the Wind by Ellen Hart is the 21st installment of the Jane Lawless series, set in and around contemporary Minneapolis (available October 8, 2013). Jane Lawless’ friend Andrew asks...
CindyKerschner
August 28 2013

Fresh Meat: Bitter River by Julia Keller

Bitter River by Julia Keller is the second procedural featuring West Virginia's Prosecutor Bell Elkins, in which she'll investigate a teen girl's death (available September 3, 2013). Some...
A3Writer
August 18 2013

The First Femme Fatale?: Don’t Mess with Medea

Here's where to start if you haven't already read about Medea's involvement in Jason's Big Heist. Continuing... Medea’s adventures didn’t stop just with obtaining...
KathleenGeorge
August 14 2013

Fresh Meat: Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone

Good as Gone by Douglas Corleone is the first book in the Simon Fisk international thriller series (available August 20, 2013). Douglas Corleone has a new protagonist and this new guy will take...
MyBookishWays
May 22 2013

Fresh Meat: Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch

Wounded Prey by Sean Lynch is the first Detectives Farrell and Kearns thriller (available May 28, 3013). In 1967, the Vietnam War was in full swing, and Staff Sergeant Bob Farrell is on the hunt...
Kattomic
April 1 2013

Fresh Meat: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight is a literary mystery wherein a mother struggles to understand the reason for her daughter’s death, and the complications of her life (available April...
JoshuaAlanParry
March 20 2013

The Hot Tub Philosopher on Crime and Guilt

I spent the other night with a pair of my good friends soaking in a hot tub and sharing a bottle of wine. As we sat there in the bubbling peace of the water jets, surrounded by banks of shiny white...
CindyKerschner
March 12 2013

Fresh Meat: The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne

The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne is a debut psychological thriller (available March 19, 2013). Everybody is guilty of something. It could be a mild offense like a misunderstanding, a lie to spare...
s.amper
March 8 2013

Evelyn Nesbit, the Benevolent Vampire, and the Crime of the Century

She was only sixteen, only sixteen, when he deceived her so. She was too young to fall in love, and when he, Stanford White, famed Gilded Age architect drugged and raped Evelyn Nesbit, he was old enough...
Crime HQ
March 3 2013

The Game of Life is a Little Deadly...

Ever play a game and wonder just where the creators got their ideas? As it turns out, one of the greatest games ever to be created for wordsmiths was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Alfred Butts,...
StevenJohn
February 7 2013

Proof that PG-Rated Films Can Be Horrifying

I’m not here to take a stand for or against the MPAA or anything like that—there is chatter enough about that subject on the Internet already. No, what this missive today will discuss is...