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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Crime HQ
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees!

More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees! [For Humor,...
January 28 2014

Fresh Meat: Dominion by C.J. Sansom

Dominion by C.J. Sansom is a historical thriller reimagining Britain if it had been conquered by the Nazis (available January 28, 2014): It is 1952, and Britain has been conquered by the Nazis and...
Crime HQ
January 27 2014

MI6 Agent Whose Body Was Locked Inside Sports Tote Died “Accidentally”

An MI6 codebreaker on temporary reassignment was found dead in August, 2010, padlocked in a red sports bag in an empty bathtub in his Pimlico home, and after three years of investigation, the Met's...
January 14 2014

The Five Best Heist Films You’ve Never Seen

You may know the classics of the heist genre—John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle, Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, Jules Dassin’s Rififi, etc.(for an overview of the essentials, check...
January 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Dead to Me by Cath Staincliffe

Dead to Me by Cath Staincliffe introduces an unlikely pairing of female detectives on Manchester's murder squad in a prequel to the U.K.'s Scott & Bailey procedural TV series (available...
Crime HQ
December 17 2013

Now Win This!: Cold Deeds Sweepstakes

In every era and around the world, cold hearts lead to cold deeds. Whether historical, international, procedural, or supernatural, this sweepstakes for five new crime novels has guaranteed chills! Click...
December 1 2013

A Debut Revisited:The Big Blind by Ray Banks

Existentially speaking, Alan Slater isn’t exactly moving mountains. At age 32, he’s a home windows salesman who drinks too much, smokes too much, and has such an anger management problem...
Crime HQ
November 14 2013

2013 CWA Dagger Award Winners

Back in September we were thrilled to announce the nominees and some of the winners of the 2013 Dagger Awards. Now, we're proud to share the remaining results from the Crime Writer's Association....