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March 22 2018

Unmasking a Killer, Part 2: “The Pattern of a Killer” Episode Review

While Episode 1 of HLN’s newest docuseries, Unmasking a Killer, gave us a broad overview of everything that happened in the original search for the Golden State Killer—also known as...
ArdiAlspach
March 15 2018

Unmasking a Killer, Part 1: “Launching the Manhunt for The Golden State Killer” Episode Review

Close your windows and lock your doors, friends, because the most prolific killer/rapist in California history is still at large. Between 1976 and 1986, this unknown subject raped at least 51 people...
ArdiAlspach
March 8 2018

Review: The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is a tense and gripping reimagining of one of America's most fascinating historical moments, the Donner Party, with a supernatural twist. Anyone who’s taken a...
ArdiAlspach
March 1 2018

Waco: “Day 51” Episode Review

April 19, 1993, is a date that Americans can’t afford to forget, as the new TV series, Waco, from Paramount Network so eloquently shows. The show is hard to watch, honestly, but we can’t...
ArdiAlspach
February 22 2018

Waco: “Stalling for Time” Episode Review

Those of us with even a passing interest in crime—whether fact or fiction—are probably thinking about death a lot. And as media has taught us, there are a lot of pretty terrible ways...
ArdiAlspach
February 15 2018

Waco: “Of Milk and Men” Episode Review

Episode 4 of Paramount’s six-part miniseries Waco has us deep into the siege. The ATF has withdrawn leadership, and the FBI has brought in a Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) and negotiators. The...
ArdiAlspach
February 8 2018

Waco: “Operation Showdown” Episode Review

The new Waco TV series is moving right along as it recounts the events in early 1993 that ultimately lead to the infamous 51-day standoff that the ATF and FBI had with David Koresh’s followers,...
ArdiAlspach
February 1 2018

Waco: “The Strangers Across the Street” Episode Review

Who was David Koresh? I think that’s probably the most important mystery that any media covering the tragic events that took place at Mount Carmel—10 miles outside of Waco, Texas—is...
ArdiAlspach
January 25 2018

Waco: “Visions and Omens” Episode Review

Cults, their followers, and their ultimate spectacular ends have captured public imagination for decades, but only one cult met their tragic end as publicly as David Koresh and his followers in...
ArdiAlspach
January 23 2018

Review: A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series, where members of an Egyptian expedition fall victim to an ancient mummy’s curse. Deanna Raybourn’s...
ArdiAlspach
December 11 2017

Review: The Ninth Grave by Stefan Ahnhem

Would you kill for the one you love? That's the question that international bestseller Stefan Ahnhem's The Ninth Grave: A Fabian Risk Novel seeks to answer in this spine-tingling thriller set...
ArdiAlspach
November 7 2017

Review: Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson

Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson is the second book in the Jem Flockhart series, which is set in a crumbling Victorian asylum where a gruesome murder is committed and explores the early science of...
ArdiAlspach
November 6 2017

Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption (available November 7, 2017). Krysten Ritter...
ArdiAlspach
October 19 2017

Review: Madness Treads Lightly by Polina Dashkova

Madness Treads Lightly by Polina Dashkova is a Russian mystery where only three people can connect a present-day murderer to a serial killer who, fourteen years ago, terrorized a small Siberian...
ArdiAlspach
September 21 2017

Review: The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club by Peter “Big Pete" James with Kerrie Droban

The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club by Peter “Big Pete” James is a startling and unprecedented expose into the inner workings of the Outlaw Nation from...
ArdiAlspach
September 19 2017

Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda is a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage … or a life. Four paragraphs into Kaira Rouda’s...
ArdiAlspach
September 8 2017

Review: The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the first in the new Spider John Mysteries series. The publisher touts Steve Goble’s debut novel,...
ArdiAlspach
September 6 2017

Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark, compelling, voice-driven debut psychological suspense thriller. Take a visual tour of Good Me Bad Me with GIFnotes! Everywhere you look, it seems there’s...
ArdiAlspach
August 29 2017

Review: Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller

Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel Fast Falls the Night takes place in a single 24-hour period, unfurling against the backdrop of a shattering...
ArdiAlspach
August 17 2017

Review: Best Intentions by Erika Raskin

Best Intentions by Erika Raskin is a captivating domestic suspense novel that weaves together high-stakes hospital politics, the pressures of family life, and the consequences of trying...
ArdiAlspach
August 2 2017

Review: Love Me to Death by Allison Brennan

Love Me to Death by Allison Brennan is the first novel in the Lucy Kincaid series, which begins six years after Lucy's attack as she struggles with PTSD and pursues a role fighting sexual predators...
ArdiAlspach
July 6 2017

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: “Murder in Vegas” Episode Review

The final episode of Beyond Reasonable Doubt, “Murder in Vegas,” will be airing this Sunday, July 9th at 8 pm ET/PT. Are you ready? Buckle up, because this is yet another thrilling...
ArdiAlspach
June 29 2017

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: “The Atlanta Bombings” Episode Review

The bombings in Atlanta, GA—starting with the most publicized bombing at Centennial Park during the Summer Olympics—hold a special fascination for me. It might hit closer to home than...
ArdiAlspach
June 22 2017

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: “The Murdered Bride” Episode Review

HLN, a channel affiliated with CNN, has released their first acquired produced content (Nutopia) in Beyond Reasonable Doubt, and true crime fans should rejoice at this news! The first three episodes...
ArdiAlspach
May 25 2017

Review: Netflix’s True Crime Documentary The Keepers

The story begins with two retired women who come together to try to solve the 1969 murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, their former high school teacher. It sounds like the premise of a cute cozy mystery,...
ArdiAlspach
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for the long docuseries that have become popular lately, look no further that HBO’s newest, Mommy...
ArdiAlspach
April 24 2017

Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

Ararat by Christopher Golden is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong—on a biblical scale. Personally, I can’t think of a more interesting mystery than an historical...
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April 20 2017

Review: Incendiary by Michael Cannell

Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell follows a serial bomber who stalked the streets of 1950s New York and details the race to catch...
ArdiAlspach
April 15 2017

Review: Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry

Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry is a riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of...
ArdiAlspach
March 21 2017

Review: Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is an astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White. Melissa...