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Leslie Gilbert Elman
August 26 2014

Breathless: Part 1

Mad Men with doctors. That must have been the elevator pitch (lift pitch?) for Breathless, the three-part series that started on Masterpiece Mystery on August 24. For all I know the working title...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
August 5 2014

Poirot: “Dead Man’s Folly”

“Come at once,” the telegram reads. “Need help. Urgent.” Poirot obeys at once. He would not leave his old friend the crime writer Ariadne Oliver in distress, even if...
EdwardAGrainger
August 1 2014

Back to the Beginning: Call for the Dead by John LeCarré

“Short, fat, and of a quiet disposition, he appeared to spend a lot of money on really bad clothes, which hung about his squat frame like skin on a shrunken toad.” That tag at the start...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 28 2014

Poirot: “The Big Four”

The “Big Four” has a particular meaning in this episode of Poirot, but to those of us who love him as played by David Suchet, the “Big Four” can only refer to Captain Hastings...
JoeBro33
July 25 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing: First Trailer for The Imitation Game

No, this is not a still for BBC's Sherlock. This is an image from the upcoming Oscar's hopeful The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Charles Dance. Set...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 22 2014

Endeavour 2.04: Season Finale “Neverland”

The final episode of Endeavour Series 2 was a corker. We don’t do spoilers on Masterpiece Mystery programs, but I would suggest that you go and watch “Neverland” right now...
JoeBro33
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
Crime HQ
July 17 2014

“Make the World a Safer Place, Isn’t That Enough?”: A Most Wanted Man Trailer

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February of this year, he had several films that were either filming or in post-production. One of those films—in addition to the mega film franchise The...
BrianGreene
July 16 2014

Ringin’ Around the Rosie with Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny, and Girly (1969)

I’m part of a group of friends who have been dazzling one another with movies for decades now. We’re all cinephiles and we have similar tastes in films, yet each of us has our own individual...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 15 2014

Endeavour 2.03: “Sway”

Everyone is wearing a poppy for remembrance, which should give you a clue that this episode will concern the past and the sins committed then. It also concerns a murderer who is very much present...
Debbie.Meldrum
July 13 2014

From Page to Screen with 4:50 From Paddington: Is the Book Always Better?

I read the Agatha Christie's book version of 4:50 From Paddington way before I saw the TV-movie, directed by Martyn Friend. I was most likely in my late teens or early twenties when I read...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 1 2014

Endeavour 2.01: “Trove”

Word to the wise: You’d better be on your toes when you’re dealing with Endeavour. If you’d forgotten this, the first two minutes of “Trove” will remind you. They’re...
Crime HQ
June 17 2014

Scooby Doo Onesie Saved Me from a Beating

Why can't we all just have snacks and get along? A man in a Scooby Doo onesie for a fancy dress (read: costume) party was attacked at a pub by a woman (probably Old Man Quigley in disguise). According...
JoeBro33
June 16 2014

That’s “Sir” to You: Daniel Day-Lewis to be Knighted

The next time Daniel Day-Lewis wins an Academy Award, he'll be able to put “Sir” on the trophy, as he will be one of more than 1,100 people from the United Kingdom due to be recognized...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 10 2014

Too Much Tennant? Never!

  Is it possible to see too much of David Tennant? No matter your answer (even if it’s “Who?”), prepare yourself for a whole lotta David Tennant in the coming months. First...
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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.04: “Uncustomed Goods” Part 2

It’s disconcerting to see Millie in distress. When her confidence is shaken so is ours. We know she has a perfectly good reason to feel traumatized. In last week’s episode of The...
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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 28 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.03: “Uncustomed Goods”

What’s a girl gotta do to pay the bills? You’d think that being a gorgeous, vivacious smarty-pants fluent in multiple languages would make it a snap to find gainful employment....
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 21 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.02: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 2

We begin this episode in an unusual position: a step ahead of the women of the Bletchley Circle. A man is in the hospital, his body covered with ugly, blistery chemical burns. He’s expected...
Crime HQ
April 18 2014

That’s DAME Jessica Fletcher To You!

Angela Lansbury, forever the face of the nosiest author in Cabot Cove, was just awarded the DBE by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. A British subject at birth, born a year earlier than the current...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 14 2014

The Bletchley Circle 2.01: “Blood on Their Hands” Part 1

The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s no surprise when Jean (Julie Graham) feels compelled to defend the innocence of a former Bletchley...
Terrie
April 4 2014

Ngaio Marsh: The Kiwi Killer

In 1888, Henry Marsh, the oldest son of a large English family, immigrated to New Zealand, where he met New Zealand-born Rose Elizabeth Seager. Her father was a prominent public official. After they...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
March 29 2014

Is this the Father Brown You Know?

Father Brown, the BBC series starring Mark Williams has been airing on select American Public Television stations. The show is as cozy as it can be—from the top of the parish church steeple...
JordanFoster
March 24 2014

Fresh Meat: Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson

Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson sees Yorkshire's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks hearken back to the 1970s after a disgraced college lecturer is found dead on an abandoned railway...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
March 7 2014

Scott & Bailey: The Girls are Back in Town

If you’ve been pining for the return of Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey since they solved their last case back in 1988, I have some good news for you. Even if you’ve never...
Crime HQ
March 7 2014

For Daniel Craig, One Car Is Not Enough

It seems as if there are certain perks that come with being James Bond, and we're not just talking about the women, gadgets, and suave one-liners. As if all that wasn't enough, listen to...
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...
Corrina Lawson
February 11 2014

Fresh Meat: Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody

Murder in the Afternoon by Frances Brody is the third in the series about Kate Shackleton, a woman whose husband went missing—presumed dead—in WWI, and who will investigate one of the local...
DeborahLacy
February 4 2014

Fan Favorites: 2014’s Mystery Conventions

2014 promises to be chock full of wonderful mystery conventions and conferences ranging from Bouchercon— the world’s largest crime fiction convention—to more tightly-focused conferences...