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January 18 2017

A Driving Tour of Midwestern Mysteries

With so many mysteries set in big cities, Kristen Lepionka spreads the love to the Midwest, outlining some of the best mysteries in the region! Read her exclusive guest post, and make sure to sign...
January 17 2017

Charley Davidson’s Crime-Solving Tips (Supernatural Abilities Required)

In celebration of Darynda Jones's newest Charley Davidson mystery, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight (available January 24, 2017), we sat down with Charley herself and asked her for some crime-solving...
January 13 2017

Win the First 10 Agatha Raisin Books!

M.C. Beaton has been writing Agatha Raisin books for 25 years now, and it's taken that long for the popular book series to come to the screen. The new Agatha Raisin show, starring Ashley Jensen...
January 12 2017

Q&A with Kristen Orlando, Author of You Don’t Know My Name

Read this exclusive Q&A with Kristen Orlando, author of You Don't Know My Name, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of her debut YA thriller! Kristen...
December 27 2016

The 12 Best Cozy Book Title Puns of 2016

Cozy mysteries are known for their clever series names and wonderful pun-based titles. And with the end of 2016 approaching, we've compiled the best pun-based cozies into a huge bundle sweepstakes!...
December 16 2016

Review: Christmas in the Lone Star State by Jason Manning

Christmas in the Lone Star State by Jason Manning is a Western set in the rough-and-tumble Texas frontier. Read Scott Adlerberg's review of Christmas in the Lone Star State by Jason Manning,...
December 14 2016

David Rosenfelt’s The Twelve Dogs of Christmas Sweepstakes

David Rosenfelt, author of the Andy Carpenter series and the recently released The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, has put together a fun, custom edition of the classic “ 'Twas the Night before...
December 12 2016

Dickens, Prison, and A Christmas Carol

Read this exclusive guest post from Paige Shelton about Charles Dickens's experience with prison and how it shaped his writing—especially A Christmas Carol—and make sure you're...
December 9 2016

How I Wrote The Spartan Dagger

Read this exclusive guest post from Nicholas Guild, author of The Spartan Dagger, about how he came up with the plot for his latest historical novel, and make sure you're signed in and comment...
December 8 2016

True Crime: Fact vs. Fiction

Read this exclusive guest post from David Wilson, author of Not Just Evil: Murder, Hollywood, and California's First Insanity Plea, and make sure you're signed in and comment below...
November 15 2016

The Gay Detective: Homosexuality in Crime Fiction

Read this exclusive guest post from Neil S. Plakcy about the history of homosexuality in crime fiction, and then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of The...
November 10 2016

Now Win This!: GIFnotes Sweepstakes

Each week at CrimeHQ, we like to give an upcoming book the GIFnotes treatment. For those that don't know: GIFnotes = Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help...
November 8 2016

Re-Search & Destroy: My Time Training with the FBI

Allison Brennan, author of the Lucy Kincaid series, trained with the FBI and SWAT to make sure that her novels got all the details right. Read about her experiences and in-depth research, and then...
November 2 2016

Review: The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens

The Heaven's May Fall by Allen Eskens is a riveting murder case told from two different perspectives. Read Janet Webb's review of The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, and then make sure...
October 24 2016

The Origins of Vera Stanhope

Read about how Ann Cleeves conceived of her famous character, Vera Stanhope, and then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win Season 1 of the hit series Vera on DVD! Vera...
October 10 2016

How I Build the World of Hattie Davish

Read this exclusive guest post from Anna Loan-Wilsey about the research that goes into each Hattie Davish Mystery, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy...
September 6 2016

Signed Copy of Sue Grafton’s X: Sweepstakes

“You can't make someone else do anything, even if you know you're right.” -X, Sue Grafton You know who's usually right? Kinsey Millhone, that's who. Enter...
August 18 2016

Louise Penny A Great Reckoning Book Club Starter Kit!

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny is the 12th mystery featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, set in the town of Three Pines. In honor of its upcoming release (August 30th), we're offering...
August 11 2016

Now Win This!: Dance with Death Sweepstakes

Meet me in the cemetery and we'll dance with death—grand prize: 8 incredible “Death” titles! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes....
August 2 2016

The Killer Inside My Holiday

Read this exclusive guest post from Kate Horsley, author of The American Girl, about the thrill of traveling to strange and foreign places and how that creates the perfect setting for crime...
July 11 2016

Conniving Canines: Outfoxed by Man’s Best Friend

Join David Rosenfelt, author of 14 mysteries featuring the dog-loving defense lawyer Andy Carpenter. Outfoxed is his most recent novel, and it hits shelves on July 19th. To celebrate, David recalls...
July 7 2016

Elsa Hart Sweepstakes!

In anticipation of Elsa Hart's upcoming novel, The White Mirror (Available September 6th), and the recent release of Jade Dragon Mountain in trade paperback, CrimeHQ is thrilled to offer our...
July 6 2016

Classic Mysteries and Mysterious Classics

Read this exclusive guest post from Katherine Bolger Hyde, author of Arsenic with Austen, about the importance of reading the classics, and then, make sure you're signed in and comment...
June 28 2016

My Time in Egypt: Inspiration for Shooting the Sphinx

Read this exclusive guest post from Avram Noble Ludwig, author of Shooting the Sphinx, about the difficulties and experiences he faced in Egypt that inspired the novel, and then, make sure...
June 27 2016

In Search of a Word

Read this exclusive guest post from Tricia Fields, author of Midnight Crossing, about that inescapable feeling of content when you're “home,” and then, make sure you're...
June 22 2016

Writing Where Your Protagonist Is a Different Race or Culture

Read this exclusive guest post from John Keyse-Walker, author of Sun, Sand, Muder, about writing protagonists outside of your race and culture, and then, make sure you're signed in and...
June 16 2016

Two-Part Q&A between Adam Christopher and Renee Patrick

Read this exclusive two-part Q&A between Adam Christopher, author of Made to Kill, and Renee Patrick, the married writing team of Rosemarie and Vince Keenan who authored Design for Dying, and...
June 7 2016

Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes

“Smile. It gives your face something to do.” -E is for Evidence, Sue Grafton One of you, Dear Readers, will be smiling aplenty if you win this complete set (to date) of...
June 2 2016

Serial Killer Calling Cards

Serial killers, for better or for worse, are some of the more infamous characters in history. As fascination mixes with fear, the gruesome and torturous killings become the stuff of nightmares....
May 30 2016

Q&A with John Hart, Author of Redemption Road

Read this exclusive Q&A with John Hart—the only author to win consecutive Edgar Awards for “Best Novel”—about his newest novel, Redemption Road, what he's been...