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AdamCWagner88
January 24 2018

The Château by Paul Goldberg: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. The Château by Paul Goldberg (acclaimed author of The...
MyBookishWays
November 24 2017

Review: Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield

Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield is a high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida, and Sicily, Italy, with three important questions: Where am I? ... How did I get here? ......
DouglasSchofield
May 15 2017

Adventures in Research, Part I: Time of Departure

I’m sure every novelist has his or her personal formula for research. Recently, Criminal Element asked me to talk a little bit about mine. Not to sound too obvious, but in my book (yes, there’s...
DirkRobertson
January 23 2017

Review: Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey

In Clownfish Blues by Tim Dorsey, A (Serge A.) Storm is brewing for a cabal of bad guys gaming the Florida state lottery in this insanely funny novel from the maestro of mayhem (available January 24,...
ThomasPluck
June 30 2016

Review: All the Bridges Burning by Neliza Drew

After he left, I sat in the car and looked and my hands. There was blood there no one else could see. A lot of it was mine.  I’d made sure Lane never suffered any of the things...
DavidCranmer
January 13 2016

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block

Doak Miller logged twenty-plus years with the NYPD and enjoyed it. During that time, he was married to Doreen, which he didn’t enjoy as much, leading to the occasional extramarital tryst....
CrimeHQ
August 11 2015

A Sleuthing Celebration: Mystery Writers Key West Fest 2015

Here at CrimeHQ, we're always striving to give you the lowdown on all of the upcoming mystery conventions, but sometimes a few fall through the cracks. Luckily, we have the support of great...
LauraKCurtis
July 5 2015

Fresh Meat: Caught Read-Handed by Terrie Farley Moran

Caught Read-Handed by Terrie Farley Moran is the second in the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mystery series set in the quirky Florida town of Fort Myers Beach (available July 7, 2015). Sassy and Bridgy...
TeddyP
June 17 2015

Woman Dials 911 to Report Being Cheated by Drug Dealer

Daneshia Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested last week on charges of drug possession and misuse of the emergency system when she dialed 911 to report that a drug dealer stole her money...
LeighNeely
May 27 2015

Fresh Meat: The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey

The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey is a police procedural set amidst the swampy land of Florida's Cooper Bayou where a girl returns home to the scene of a crime that shook her world 20 years prior...
CrimeHQ
May 21 2015

True Crime Thursday: Running and Gunning through America

Police are often able to stop criminals before they go on the run, but every once in a while, a few fall through the cracks and a manhunt ensues. Case in point: a South Florida man's bounty...
TeddyP
May 20 2015

Burglar Takes a Nap on Victim’s Couch

A sleepy Florida man has been charged with breaking into a home and then taking a nap on the living room couch. Sarasota police were called to a house after a victim claimed she woke up and...
nelizadrew
January 26 2015

Fresh Meat: Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey

Shark Skin Suite by Tim Dorsey is the 18th humorous escapade of Florida serial killer Serge Storm, and this time, after binging on a collection of legal films, he's ready to try his own hand at ...
MeghanHarker
January 22 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.13: Season Finale “Curtain Call”

“Audiences want a new type of freak. Something different,” Dandy proclaimed. The season finale of Freak Show was not exactly different from its sister incarnations, but we did get some...
MeghanHarker
January 15 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.12: “Show Stoppers”

“Show Stoppers” is the perfect name for this second-to-last episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show. I think my wish from last week was granted. If you haven't caught up with...
MeghanHarker
January 8 2015

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.11: “Magical Thinking”

It’s time to start placing your bet, fellow freaks. With only two episodes left, it’s high time we started pegging who’ll live to see the season finale, and what offer our guesses...
MeghanHarker
December 18 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.10: “Orphans”

Dear American Horror Story, I know I praised you several weeks ago for not rushing into hanging plot lines, throwing in everything including the kitchen sink (and aliens), and really devoting...
MeghanHarker
December 11 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.09: “Tupperware Party Massacre”

Man, this show is sure fond of massacres. I wish I could scoop up all the good bits of this episode and keep them fresh in the fridge, ready to reheat when things get stale. I don’t think...
MeghanHarker
December 5 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.08: “Blood Bath”

Welcome back to the Freak Show! I hope you dames and gents had a lovely break to spend time with your own caravan of carnies. To recap a show like this, blood must be spilled along with SPOILERS....
MeghanHarker
November 21 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.07: “Test of Strength”

I think this week’s real “test of strength” is how long we can endure what I’m pretty sure is the soggy middle of Freak Show’s story arc. I knew over-praising it would...
MeghanHarker
November 13 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.06: “Bullseye”

Does anyone else feel like we’re missing something this episode? This week focused on Dandy (Finn Wittrock) and the twins (Sarah Paulson), the ever more despicable Elsa (Jessica Lange) and...
MeghanHarker
November 6 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.05: “Pink Cupcakes”

Earlier this week, Ryan Murphy dropped another American Horror Story secret on us: each incarnation of his anthology series is interconnected with the others. This explains Pepper (Naomi Grossman)...
MeghanHarker
October 31 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.04: “Edward Mordrake: Part 2”

Freak Show is quickly becoming my favorite incarnation of American Horror Story. This episode was absolutely horrific, heart-wrenching, nightmare-inducing perfection. A day later, I’m reeling....
MeghanHarker
October 23 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.03: “Edward Mordrake: Part 1”

American Horror Story has given us some of the best Halloween specials I’ve seen on television. “Murder House” in particular set the bar for the horror anthology and I don’t...
MeghanHarker
October 17 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show 4.02: “Massacres and Matinees”

One of the things I love most about Freak Show so far is the inclusion of actual people as the “freaks.”Sure, you have your effects makeup and your digital editing, but it’s refreshing...
MeghanHarker
October 10 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show Season Premiere 4.01: “Monsters Among Us”

I’ve been to a couple of circuses and even performed at a freak show once (for charity, and of the non-horrifying variety), but that was an experience. Personally, I think this is the scariest,...
JakeHinkson
September 13 2014

Bogie and Bacall: Key Largo (1948)

In tribute to the late Lauren Bacall, we’re looking at the four classic films she made with husband and screen partner Humphrey Bogart between 1944 and 1948: To Have and Have Not, The Big...
LauraKCurtis
July 24 2014

Fresh Meat: Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran

Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran is the first book in the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mystery series (available August 5, 2014). I picked up Well Read, Then Dead having read several of...
TeddyP
June 4 2014

Angry Judge Punches Attorney in the Head

Now this is a different turn of events for a courtroom. A Florida judge, John Murphy, told a public defender to step outside, then punched the attorney in the head until court deputies stepped...
BrianGreene
March 23 2014

Lost Classics of Noir: The Big Caper by Lionel White

I enjoyed Wallace Stroby’s recent Criminal Element post about some under-seen heist films. It got me thinking about a sister post that would cover some standout examples of heist novels. I’ve...