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DirkRobertson
March 25 2016

Fresh Meat: The Advocate’s Daughter by Anthony Franze

The Advocate's Daughter by Anthony Franze follows Sean Serrat, a Supreme Court lawyer on the short list to be nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court, as he searches for his daughter's killer...
ThomasPluck
August 10 2015

True Detective 2.08: Season Finale “Omega Station”

“We deserve a better world.” Yes, we do. Just as in Season 1, the tying up of loose ends isn’t True Detective’s strong point, and unfortunately that’s the majority...
CrimeHQ
August 4 2015

What’s Whitey Bulger Done?: Trailer for Black Mass Starring Johnny Depp

If there's anyone who typifies the if you can't beat 'em, join 'em mantra, it's Whitey Bulger, the infamous mafia boss who terrorized South Boston in the 1970s. Bulger became...
ThomasPluck
August 3 2015

True Detective 2.07: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

“I’ve been waiting for that all my life.” Too many hotel rooms, not enough maps. The story comes together like an L.A. cloverleaf interchanged designed by M.C. Escher in this...
ThomasPluck
July 27 2015

True Detective 2.06: “Church in Ruins”

“I sold my soul for nothing.” That’s Ray’s opening complaint, as we pick up from last week’s cliffhanger. He’s learned that the event he considers his personal...
ThomasPluck
July 20 2015

True Detective 2.05: “Other Lives”

“You and me need to talk.” After last week’s disastrous gunfight, where Ray’s (Colin Farrell) old partner dirty Dixon (W. Earl Brown) led the trio to a Mexican-run meth...
ThomasPluck
July 13 2015

True Detective 2.04: “Down Will Come”

“Well, that’s a bold choice.” Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels from which True Blood was adapted, said that phrase was her most polite way of telling someone...
CToohey
July 11 2015

Hannibal 3.06: “Dolce” For a Sweet Divorce

Hannibal 3.06's “Dolce” answers whether “Dr. Fell” will accept an amicable divorce over widowerhood. It also returns to Bedelia's axis of Betrayal vs. Forgiveness, and...
JoeBrosnan
July 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn

Hostile Takeover by Shane Kuhn is the second thriller in the John Lago series about a professional assassin who works under the guise of the invisible office intern (available July 14, 2015). In...
ThomasPluck
July 6 2015

True Detective 2.03: “Maybe Tomorrow”

Raise your hand if you thought Detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) was dead? With the David Lynch opener to the third episode, I had hopes of a surreal twist to the story, but instead we...
ThomasPluck
June 29 2015

True Detective 2.02: “Night Finds You”

“We get the world we deserve.” – Ray Velcoro After so much dense setup in the first episode, if you were hoping for more room to breathe and enjoy time with the characters—morose...
ThomasPluck
June 22 2015

True Detective 2.01: Season Premeire “The Western Book of the Dead”

The second season of True Detective moves to California with an all new cast, keeping the grim sense of despair but losing the mysticism and existential dread that piqued the interest of so many...
dvaleris
May 6 2015

Fresh Meat: Benefit of the Doubt by Neal Griffin

Benefit of the Doubt by Neal Griffin is a debut crime novel about a disgraced big-city cop who learns his tiny hometown is no safe haven from corruption (available May 12, 2015). This gritty debut...
CorrinaLawson
April 21 2015

Gotham 1.20: “Under the Knife”

It finally happened. Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) finally conduct an actual police investigation, though I’m still having trouble buying the premise. Their target...
CorrinaLawson
April 14 2015

Gotham 1.19: “Beasts of Prey”

This weekend, I was binge-watching a great superhero noir series set in a corrupt city where the only justice to be had was by skirting the edges of the law. The show also featured a magnetic,...
CorrinaLawson
March 3 2015

Gotham 1.18: “Everyone Has a Cobblepot”

“Petulance and naiveté are a bad combination.” That’s Police Commissioner Loeb (Peter Scolari) telling Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) that he’s going about fighting...
DavidCranmer
March 2 2015

John Le Carré’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Smiley’s Reckoning

In 1974’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, we finally have an account of George Smiley as a full-fledged intelligence officer after thirteen years on the scene. In the first two novels of the series—Call...
CorrinaLawson
February 24 2015

Gotham 1.17: “Red Hood”

When I complained that Barbara Kean (Erin Richards) needed more to do on Gotham, her sexing up Selina (Camren Bicondova) isn’t what I had in mind. In an episode of Gotham filled with...
CorrinaLawson
February 17 2015

Gotham 1.16: “The Blind Fortune Teller”

My eldest son (19) wandered in during this week’s episode during the scene where the snake finds its handler’s body. I tried to explain. His response: “This show is so dumb.” Yes,...
CorrinaLawson
February 10 2015

Gotham 1.15: “The Scarecrow”

Gotham has been a roller coaster ride most of this season, its overly-fast pacing covering over its many flaws. But now that we’re at Episode 15, it’s time to decide whether this show...
CorrinaLawson
February 3 2015

Gotham 1.14: “The Fearsome Dr. Crane”

Gotham offers such wonderful bits and pieces of stories. This episode was no different but, still, I always wonder what the show would be like if it tightened its focus. For instance, Oswald...
CorrinaLawson
January 27 2015

Gotham 1.13: “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon”

Welcome back, indeed. This was the most coherent and compelling episode of Gotham to date. Not only did we get the usual surface fun—Oswald and Mama Kapelput, Fish being gleefully defiant—but...
CorrinaLawson
January 20 2015

Gotham 1.12: “What the Little Bird Told Him”

“You think you’ve been careful so far?” Lest we forget, Harvey Bullock repeats the phrase three times, each more incredulous than the last in the latest Gotham. It’s...
CorrinaLawson
January 6 2015

Gotham 1.11: “Rogues’ Gallery”

Somehow, I expected Gotham’s biggest flaws to have vanished in its return. But the quick cuts between stories, the failure to give Gordon any plan for accomplishing his objectives, and the...
CrimeHQ
December 2 2014

House of Cards Season 3 Premiere Date Announced

Did you catch the the important message delivered by Frank and Claire Underwood? If not, we have it below. The newest inhabitants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wanted to let you know they'll...
CorrinaLawson
November 25 2014

Gotham 1.10: Mid-Season Finale “Lovecraft”

I expected a great deal from Gotham. I expected it would be mostly a police procedural. I expected to strongly feature Jim Gordon, one of my favorite comic characters, and I expected it to be a...
CorrinaLawson
November 18 2014

Gotham 1.09: “Harvey Dent”

This episode was called “Harvey Dent” but it should have been dubbed “Two-Face,” for the dual nature of nearly everyone involved, starting with those crazy kids, Bruce (David...
CorrinaLawson
November 11 2014

Gotham 1.08: “The Mask”

You’ll have to excuse me, I’m a little dizzy this morning from all those quick jump edits on Gotham last night. I appreciate the show wants a quick pace but this is becoming ridiculous. In...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
November 10 2014

Turks & Caicos: The Return of Worricker

“I used to be able to open the bonnet, take out a wrench and fix my car. Now I need a degree in electronics. Even easy things are difficult now,” a character tells Johnny Worricker...
CorrinaLawson
November 4 2014

Gotham 1.07: “Penguin’s Umbrella”

It’s time to give up on my hope that Gotham will become a dark, twisted and deep story that showcases what a scary place a superhero universe can be without extraordinary heroes. Instead,...