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DavidCranmer
March 15 2017

Review: The Will to Kill by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane

The Will to Kill is the latest Mike Hammer novel, originally started by the now-deceased Mickey Spillane and finished by the deft hand of Max Allan Collins.  Mike Hammer predates James Bond...
MaxAllanCollins
May 25 2016

Nate Heller & Mike Hammer

Read this exclusive guest post from Max Allan Collins, author of Better Dead, comparing his own Nate Heller series to finishing Mickey Spillane's posthumous Mike Hammer manuscripts, and...
BrianGreene
January 25 2016

Long Haul by A.I. Bezzerides

“I like to write about reality.” A.I. Bezzerides (1908-2007) says that, among other things, in the 2005 documentary that was made about his life and work: The Long Haul of A.I....
JakeHinkson
December 17 2014

Dark Christmas: 7 Noir Holidays Films

I’m not sure why there are so many noirs set around the holidays, but maybe it has something to do with seasonal depression. We all know that this time of year can be especially hard on people,...
CrimeHQ
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...
JakeHinkson
August 3 2014

The Movies of 1944: Murder, My Sweet

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of film noir’s landmark year, we’re looking at the six key noirs of 1944: Double Indemnity, Laura, Murder My Sweet, Phantom Lady, When Strangers Marry,...
JakeHinkson
May 11 2014

Pulp Nonfiction: A Guide to Studying Hardboiled Crime

You know you’re officially a mystery fanatic when you start reading books about books. Luckily, over the years many studies of hardboiled and noir crime fiction have been published to meet...
jpwrites
February 28 2014

The Rap Sheet’s Cover Contest: Judging These Books By Their Covers

When J. Kingston Pierce of     The Rap Sheet   brought back the crime cover contest this year, we were delighted—so here's more from him, including a chance to share...
CrimeHQ
January 17 2014

Announcing 2014’s Edgar Nominees (and Our Own Winner)!

After last month's announcement of two new Grandmasters and the Raven Award winner, Mystery Writers of America has announced the rest of the shortlist of award nominees and special winners. ...
ericbeetner
April 25 2013

More Than Pretty Pictures: Tag Lines in Classic Pulp Novels

Let’s face it: a book cover is a seduction. No one knew this better than the pulp fiction publishers of the 1940s and ’50s, their covers all gussied up with lurid colors, barely clad women,...
michaels42
April 24 2013

Secretaries’ (aka Administrative Professionals’) Day: Mystery Edition

Philip Marlowe might not have had a secretary, but Sam Spade knew better. Who else do you trust to bring you the dingus but your loyal secretary? Who else can you depend on to fend off inconvenient...
DeborahLacy
December 10 2012

Lost Highway? Check the Spil-lane.

If you find yourself on Highway 17 in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, just ten miles south of Myrtle Beach, you might want to head for the part of the highway named after Mickey Spillane,...
MaxAllanCollins
May 9 2012

Where’s the Love for—and in—Hardboiled?

You don’t see the term “hardboiled” much any more. “Noir” has supplanted it, co-opted from the French film critics who intended it for the American crime films made during and shortly after...
RKLewis
December 13 2011

What Is Noir?

“So,” said the lovely dame sitting next to me, “what really is Noir?” Smiled as she said it. Like she knew she was setting me up. A level of mirth on par with seeing me nude...
ericbeetner
November 20 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Shelf Mates Edition

As I sat staring at my bookshelves, taking stock of the books that surround and inspire me, I started to notice some titles that seemed like maybe I should shelve them next to each other. I kept looking,...
GuyBergstrom
September 27 2011

Death Brackets: Toughest Dicks vs. Baddest Thriller Heroes: First Round, Part 1

If you’re not up to speed on the concept and the competitors, here’s where we set the rules and the brackets. Eight of the world’s best detectives versus eight spies, assassins and anti-heroes...
GuyBergstrom
September 26 2011

Death Brackets: The Contest and The Contestants

Mysteries and thrillers, by nature, are populated by tough guys. Detectives who hunt down serial killers. Spies who uncover dangerous traitors. Assassins who take out the worst bad guys on the planet...
Charles Ardai
September 2 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Fans Take a Little Off the Top

In the heat of summer, you might take your favorite summer reading to the beach – if you lived in California, Hawaii, or the south of France.  If you’re in the middle of New York...
ericbeetner
August 23 2011

A Spillane Virgin Judges I, the Jury

At the risk of losing my crime readers membership card, I have a confession to make. I’ve never read Mickey Spillane. Not that I’m unfamiliar with Spillane or his hard-nosed P.I. Mike Hammer; I’ve...
CrimeHQ
August 21 2011

2011 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

We were yammering on social media about this terrific shortlist, and forgot to post it here until now (doh!)  Thanks to Omnimystery for reminding us, because it’s not too late to celebrate! Onto...
JakeHinkson
August 12 2011

Noir’s Hard Luck Ladies: Peggie Castle

It’s important to remember that film noir is a recovered movie genre, by which I mean that most of the films we call noir were once lost. Many of these movies, in fact, are still in danger of...