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Review: <i>Death at the Seaside</i> by Frances Brody
Blogs
September 18 2017

Review: Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody

Angie Barry
Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an...
Review: <i>The Gospel of Mary</i> by Philip Freeman
Blogs
September 11 2017

Review: The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman

Angie Barry
The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman is the third book in the Sister Deirdre series, where a young...
Review: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i> by Steve Goble
Blogs
September 8 2017

Review: The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

Ardi Alspach
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the first...
Frances Brody Excerpt: <i>Death at the Seaside</i>
Excerpts
September 7 2017

Frances Brody Excerpt: Death at the Seaside

Frances Brody
Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an...
Steve Goble Excerpt: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i>
Excerpts
September 5 2017

Steve Goble Excerpt: The Bloody Black Flag

Steve Goble
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the...
Review: <i>A Conspiracy in Belgravia</i> by Sherry Thomas
Blogs
September 1 2017

Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Ash K. Alexander
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas is the second book in the Victorian-set Lady Sherlock...
Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne
Blogs
August 29 2017

Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne

Crime HQ
  Check out Joe Brosnan's power rankings for each episode!
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017
Blogs
August 28 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the return of a TON of great classics, September is looking like a great month...
Andrew Gross Excerpt: <i>The Saboteur</i>
Excerpts
August 15 2017

Andrew Gross Excerpt: The Saboteur

Andrew Gross
The Saboteur by Andrew Gross portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to...
Review: <i>The Amber Shadows</i> by Lucy Ribchester
Blogs
August 11 2017

Review: The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester

Angie Barry
The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester is set during the dangerous days of World War II, where...
Review: <i>Devil’s Call</i> by J. Danielle Dorn
Blogs
August 10 2017

Review: Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

Dirk Robertson
Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn is a Western horror novel that James Demonaco (screenwriter...
Review: <i>On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service</i> by Rhys Bowen
Blogs
August 9 2017

Review: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

Janet Webb
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhy Bowen is the 11th Royal Spyness novel, where...
Vote for Your Favorite Robert Mitchum Film
Blogs
August 8 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Robert Mitchum Film

Crime HQ
  David Cranmer highlights his favorite of Mitchum's Western roles in Part 1 of Celebrating...
Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: The Westerns
Blogs
August 6 2017

Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: The Westerns

David Cranmer
Robert Mitchum’s (1917-1997) first Western film (third film, overall) was Hoppy Serves...
Vote for Your Favorite Book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series
Blogs
August 1 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series

Crime HQ
  Check out our reread of the entire series!
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part VI, The Final Chapters
Blogs
August 1 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part VI, The Final Chapters

David Cranmer
Last week, we were left wondering if laughter really is the best medicine. This week, we make it to...
Review: <i>Beauty Like the Night</i> by Joanna Bourne
Blogs
August 1 2017

Review: Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne

Janet Webb
Beauty Like the Night by Joanna Bourne is the sixth and final book in the Spymaster series—a...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in August 2017
Blogs
July 31 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in August 2017

Crime HQ
Highlighted by Marvel's The Defenders and the live-action adaptation of Death Note,...
Review: <i>The Devil’s Cup</i> by Alys Clare
Blogs
July 30 2017

Review: The Devil’s Cup by Alys Clare

Debbie Meldrum
The Devil’s Cup by Alys Clare is the 17th and final book in the Hawkenlye Mystery series,...
Review: <i>Murder in Disguise</i> by Mary Miley
Blogs
July 28 2017

Review: Murder in Disguise by Mary Miley

Debbie Meldrum
Murder in Disguise by Mary Miley is the fourth book in the Roaring Twenties Mystery series, where...
Review: <i>Penance of the Damned</i> by Peter Tremayne
Blogs
July 28 2017

Review: Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne

Angie Barry
Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne is the 27th book in the Sister Fidelma series, set in...
Review: <i>The Blinds</i> by Adam Sternbergh
Blogs
July 27 2017

Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Corrina Lawson
The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh is a unique thriller that mixes elements of science fiction, Westerns,...
Vote for Your Favorite San Diego Comic Con Trailer
Blogs
July 25 2017

Vote for Your Favorite San Diego Comic Con Trailer

Crime HQ
  Watch our favorite San Diego Comic Con trailers, conveniently compiled in one post! Let...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part V
Blogs
July 25 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part V

David Cranmer
Last week, a van nearly took the author's life. This week, we're left wondering if laughter...
San Diego Comic Con Trailer Round Up
Blogs
July 24 2017

San Diego Comic Con Trailer Round Up

Crime HQ
San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest events of the year, giving us some of the most highly...
Peter Tremayne Excerpt: <i>Penance of the Damned</i>
Excerpts
July 21 2017

Peter Tremayne Excerpt: Penance of the Damned

Peter Tremayne
Penance of the Damned by Peter Tremayne is the 27th book in the Sister Fidelma series (available...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part IV
Blogs
July 18 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part IV

David Cranmer
Last week, the ka-tet lost another at the Battle of Devar-Toi as they free the Breakers and save the...
Review: <i>The Third Nero</i> by Lindsey Davis
Blogs
July 13 2017

Review: The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

Angie Barry
The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis is the fifth book in the Flavia Albia series. My name is Albia,...
Review: <i>Perish from the Earth</i> by Jonathan F. Putnam
Blogs
July 11 2017

Review: Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam

Corrina Lawson
Perish from the Earth by Jonathan F. Putnam—the second Lincoln & Speed mystery—is...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part III
Blogs
July 11 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part III

David Cranmer
Last week, we lost Father Callahan but ran into an old friend. This week, the ka-tet loses another...