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January 19 2017

A Tudor Primer

Let’s face it. We Americans have been regaled with stories of our forefathers since we were old enough to spit peas. George and his cherry tree, Honest Abe, and Trust Buster Teddy—but...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 16 2016

Will We Dig The Tunnel?

In addition to the return of Endeavour on Masterpiece Mystery this week, PBS will air The Tunnel, a French-English co-production from 2013. If the initial episodes are any indication, this police...
May 2 2016

What Became of Downton Abbey?

When Downton Abbey finally ended after six glorious seasons, I don’t think I was alone in feeling an acute sense of loss. Even my husband was maudlin for about three days after the finale. On...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 2 2016

Grantchester 2.06: Episode Review

It’s the last episode of Series 2, and we’re still dealing with the fallout from Gary Bell killing Abigail Redmond in Episode 1. Gary was executed for Abigail’s murder, and...
April 29 2016

A True Account of a Most Monstrous Act, and Other Strange Happenings…

Read this exclusive guest post from Susanna Calkins about 17th-century murder ballads, and then make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win a copy of Susanna's book, A Death...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 25 2016

Grantchester 2.05: Episode Review

Amanda (Morven Christie) has thrown herself into Sidney’s campaign to have Gary Bell released from prison. She’s calling in favors from her rich, influential friends. She’s meeting...
April 12 2016

The Success of the British Whodunits

Ever since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle penned the popular stiff-upper-lip stories concerning a very astute, savvy Brit named Sherlock Holmes and his partner in crime-solving, Dr. Watson, the American...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 11 2016

Grantchester 2.03: Episode Review

Things between Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and Margaret Ward (Seline Hizli) have progressed to the point where they’re kissing in front of the parishioners. Has the Hunky Vicar taken a...
April 8 2016

Peaky Blinders Newsboy Cap

Peaky Blinders—said to derive from the practice of stitching razor blades into the peak of their flat caps, which could then be used as weapons. While this isn’t Birmingham, England...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 4 2016

Grantchester 2.02: Episode Review

If your TV series is set anywhere in the vicinity of Cambridge in the 1950s, the story will eventually turn to Soviet spies. Real-life agents Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, who were recruited...
March 17 2016

Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? by Kathryn McMaster

He's just seven years old. He's your son. You wave goodbye to him one morning and then he disappears into the swirling English fog. Gone. Gone forever. Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? is...
February 9 2016

Murder Ballads: William Shaw and Lisa Levy Talk Music, Crime Fiction, and the 60s

The glory of the historical mystery is in recreating a time and place both familiar and new. Too often (for me, at least), I find the details in historical fiction maddening and anachronistic,...
March 7 2015

Crimes Against Film: Super Bitch (1973)

I have watched this movie three times now, and twice while planning to write about it for this site. I didn’t get around to doing a piece on it after the second viewing, because I was left unsure...
December 3 2014

Fresh Meat: Bad Machinery Vol. III: The Case of the Simple Soul by John Allison

Bad Machinery Vol. III: The Case of the Simple Soul by John Allison sees the return of the teenage Tackleford gang as they try to solve an arson case (available December 10, 2014). I greet...
November 8 2014

Fresh Meat: The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch

The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch is the 8th book in the historical mystery series featuring gentleman detective Charles Lenox, who’ll return to professional crime-solving with an awful case...
September 16 2014

Fresh Meat: The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton

The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton is the 25th cozy mystery featuring Agatha Raisin, a P.I. in the rural Cotswolds, who'll face murder amid the tormented world of amateur theatrics. (available...
April 24 2014

Crime Solvers: Forensics From the Past

In writing my historical novels, which are set in seventeenth-century England, I have had to spend a lot of time thinking about the crime-solving methods that would have been available to authorities...
February 11 2014

Fresh Meat: The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour

The Dealer and the Dead is the 27th international thriller by Gerald Seymour, featuring a small Croatian village that plans its revenge for decades following a deadly betrayal by an arms dealer (available...
January 3 2014

Fresh Meat: The Harlot’s Tale by Sam Thomas

The Harlot's Tale by Samuel Thomas is the second in the Midwife's Tale mystery series about seventeenth-century English midwife Lady Bridget Hodgson (available January 7, 2014). As a midwife,...
August 20 2013

Fresh Meat: A Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd

A Fatal Likeness by Lynn Shepherd is the second mystery in the historical series about Charles Maddox, a detective in 1850s London (available August 20, 2013). When the story begins, Charles’...
May 6 2013

Fresh Meat: Original Skin by David Mark

Original Skin by David Mark, the follow-up to The Dark Winter, is a gritty police procedural set in the north of England (available May 16, 2013). Original Skin is the second novel in the Detective...
May 1 2013

Fresh Meat: Every Contact Leaves A Trace by Elanor Dymott

Every Contact Leaves a Trace by Elanor Dymott is a debut novel that reminds us that even the people we think we know best can hide dark secrets (available May 6, 2013). Alex is in his thirties,...
April 25 2013

Fresh Meat: A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate by Susanna Calkins

A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate by Susanna Calkins is a historical mystery set in London during the Restoration (available April 23, 2013). I’m the type of reader who loves a thrill ride,...
March 27 2013

Fresh Meat: Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer

Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer is the third book in the Clifton Chronicles series (available April 30, 2013). Most of the time when someone finds himself involved in a lawsuit, he wants to come...
March 15 2013

A New Kind of Identity Theft: Trailer for Orphan Black

A new BBC America thriller is all set to answer a question of ever-growing importance. Can a clone commit identity theft? I for one think it is a more than fair question. Here's the synopisis for...
March 6 2013

Fresh Meat: Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Dark Tide by Elizabeth Haynes is a suspenseful traditional mystery set in England (available March 12, 2013). Genevieve has finally escaped the stressful demands of her job and achieved her dream:...
February 5 2013

Richard III and Zombies

No, it’s not another mash-up, it’s two stories from the same city in England. To whit, Leicester, where under a seemingly innocuous parking lot were found the bones of the hated King...
February 4 2013

Fresh Meat: India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr

India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr is the latest Madam of Espionage mystery set in Victorian London (available February 5, 2013). In Victorian London, India Black has all the...
January 21 2013

Fresh Meat: Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd

Proof of Guilt by the writing team Charles Todd is the 15th book in the Ian Rutledge series, set in England after the First World War (available January 29, 2013). An unidentified body appears...
January 11 2013

What is Best in Life? A British Spy Comedy of Course

To say that all of us here at Crime HQ are fans of British television would be a bit of an understatement. Not only do we keep track of all the best shows they are not showing in America (get on that...