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March 27 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Film in the Godfather Series

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September 30 2016

The 12 Best Book to Film Adaptations

Read this exclusive guest post from Jon Land, author of Strong Cold Dead, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win the latest Caitlin Strong novel, a bookmark, and...
September 22 2016

Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter: A Lost American Classic

When literary laureates list their picks for great American novels, rarely are crime novels brought up in the same breath. Sure, there were plenty of bestsellers in the genre that led to more acclaimed...
October 8 2015

11 Must-See Thrilling Movie Scenes

Join author Jon Land for his 11 must-see thrilling movie scenes, and after you've read and watched, comment for a chance to win a finished copy of Strong Light of Day, Jon's 7th mystery...
January 31 2013

Lost Classics of Noir: The Digger’s Game by George V. Higgins

So many people have been cited as influences on the films of Quentin Tarantino that it’s laughable. I might as well say my 21-month-old daughter influenced Reservoir Dogs. But if there’s...
April 30 2012

Voracious Readers: Cupcakes for the Bibliophiles in All of Us

This gives a whole new meaning to “devouring books.” These cupcakes are from London bakery Victoria’s Kitchen and look good enough to eat. We’re torn between wanting to gobble these up...
February 1 2012

Defining Subgenres: Trust Your Vonnegut

There’s nothing like a good crime story, or is there? What about a good thriller or mystery… and what’s the difference anyway? I did a little research. According to some; mysteries are cerebral...
July 30 2011

Not DRIVE’n to see the movie after reading the book

The trailer for Drive, adapted from the novel by James Sallis, is out now and it got me thinking. I read Drive and liked it. The trailer looks great, the film even won best director at Cannes,...