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August 31 2015

Show Me a Hero: Parts 5 and 6

The last two episodes of Show Me a Hero were both invigorating and depressing, as the housing actually gets built and the lives of the families in the projects rise, and Nick’s (Oscar Issac)...
August 24 2015

Show Me a Hero: Parts 3 and 4

The meaty middle of Show Me a Hero begins and ends in the thick of battle, as Nick learns the hard way that everyone loves a winner and nobody wants to hitch their wagon to a loser. The embattled...
August 17 2015

Show Me a Hero: Parts 1 and 2

“Show me a hero, and I’ll give you a tragedy.” The Wire changed television and remains one of the greatest stories about life in an American city ever created. So, no pressure,...
August 10 2015

It’s Not Counterfeit, It’s “Artisanal” Currency

This paper sports David Bowie's lightning-shocked face, and it's spendable! Well, in its local area it is. According to the NYTimes: As Bitcoin, PayPal and other electronic forms of...
June 1 2015

Fresh Meat: Flame Out by M.P. Cooley

Flame Out by M.P. Cooley is the 2nd small-town mystery featuring FBI-agent-turned-local-cop June Lyons set in Hopewell Falls, NY (available June 2, 2015). Where and when are more than just integral...
February 7 2015

Fresh Meat: Drawing Conclusions by Deirdre Verne

Drawing Conclusions by Deirdre Verne is the first Sketch in Crime mystery featuring CeCe Prentice, an eco-conscious freegan and artist suspicious of the death of her twin brother, a prominent genetic...
April 22 2014

Now Win This!: Dread Half-Dozen Sweepstakes

We've got eggs on the brain and a half-dozen freshly-hatched crime titles on our hands! This Sweepstakes Has Ended. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF...
April 7 2014

Fresh Meat: Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson

Blood Always Tells by Hilary Davidson is a standalone thriller where backstabbing, double crossing, and shifting alliances lead to kidnapping (available April 8, 2014). Hilary Davidson’s new...
February 20 2014

Stacey Castor: America’s Black Widow

Prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the news was rife with concern about security, particularly regarding Russia's most feared terrorists, the Black Widows.  These female...
October 30 2013

Fresh Meat: Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer Fleming

Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming is the eighth novel in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series set in upstate New York, in which a house fire leads to homicides and the kidnapping...
September 24 2013

2013 Anthony Awards and Bouchercon Pix!

The Anthony Awards were held during Bouchercon in Albany last weekend, and here are the shortlists, with winners in bold: BEST NOVEL Dare Me by Megan Abbott The Trinity Game by Sean Chercover Gone...
September 9 2013

Fresh Meat: The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey

The Red Queen Dies by Frankie Y. Bailey is the debut mystery featuring Detective Hannah McCabe—who works in an alternate near-future of Albany, New York in 2019—hunting a serial killer who...
February 19 2013

Fresh Meat: Black Irish by Stephan Talty

Black Irish by Stephan Talty is a police procedural involving sadistic killings in the Irish-American community of Buffalo, New York (available February 26, 2013). In Black Irish, the debut novel...