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MeghanHarker
November 14 2017

Review: The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber is the climactic third installment of The Eterna Files series, delivering a delightful Gaslamp fantasy set in 19th-century New York and Washington D.C. that...
LRHieber
April 28 2017

Genre Verdict: The Exorcist Is One Hell of a Good Show

Leanna’s Thoughts: For the savvy Criminal Element reader who is familiar with my various rants and rhapsodies about what I find beautiful or lacking in modern entertainment, you know I’ve...
LRHieber
November 10 2016

Penny Dreadful: A Discussion of Alternatives

*Deep breaths* Okay. Because I am a Gothic Victorian novelist well versed in Penny Dreadful’s tropes and subject matter, I’ve spent the past few months railing on panels (like DragonCon),...
LRHieber
October 20 2016

A Vague Unease: Reviewing The Kettering Incident

Due to book deadlines, I only watch television and film if it’s either recommended to me, of a particular beloved franchise, or directly relevant to my career in Gothic, historical and/or...
LRHieber
October 7 2016

Stranger Things Is the Best Thing to Happen to Its Genre

I'd been advised to watch Stranger Things from moment one; it was just a matter of getting to it. I am a child of the 80s, and I have always been—and remain—a Winona Ryder fan....
LRHieber
August 11 2016

My Uneasy Acquaintance with One of Manhattan’s Most Infamous Houses

My relationship to one of Manhattan's most strangely haunted houses is a complex one that goes back to my first year in New York City, eleven years ago. I was on a meandering, wandering...
MeghanHarker
August 5 2016

Review: Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber is the 2nd book in the Eterna Files gaslamp fantasy series (Available August 9, 2016). I have been waiting incredibly (im)patiently for Leanna Renee Hieber’s...
ThomTruelove
July 25 2016

The Antihero This World Deserves

Some of their fans may protest, but Milady de Winter (of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas) and Armand Chauvelin (of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy) are not true antiheroes. Certainly,...
LRHieber
April 25 2016

The Ghosts of Strangely Beautiful

When I began drafting my debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, I had recently been studying in London on scholarship. One of the most striking experiences during my time...
LRHieber
March 25 2016

Building Character Is Murder: Should We Resurrect for the Same Reason as We Kill?

When I set out to write a post specifically about beloved characters that I believe, in my all-too-mortal opinion, should not have died, in considering that list, I became far more interested in...
LRHieber
December 29 2015

On Penny Dreadful and Crimson Peak: The Importance of Dreadpunk and the New Gothic

I’ve been speaking about the Gothic as a literary and media genre online and at conventions since the first Gothic novel of my Strangely Beautiful series was published in 2009, albeit during...
LRHieber
June 23 2012

Auror’s Tale: Fan Fiction Film Goes Gritty and Criminally Magical

We here at Crime HQ found the idea of Auror’s Tale fascinating—what could be bad about mixing magic with the old-fashioned New York underworld and nasty gangsters in online webisodes? And the teaser...