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January 12 2018

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Gamblin’ Jack”

Revenge is a drink best served cold. So is this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Gamblin'...
July 19 2015

Could The Revenant be Leonard DiCaprio’s Chance to Shine?

It's well-known that Leonard DiCaprio's mantelpiece is lacking an Academy Award. Ever since Jack Dawson perished in the icy Atlantic ocean, Leo’s put out quality movie after quality...
June 27 2015

Hannibal 3.04: “Aperitivo” Whets the Bloodlust

In “Apertivo,” a cadre of fractious, murderous conspirators maneuvers to converge upon Caesar (okay, Hannibal). In Republican Rome, a lamb was sacrificed to Jupiter on the ides of each...
June 20 2015

Hannibal 3.03: “Secondo” Means Choosing

In “Secondo,” Hannibal and Bedelia lounge in matching rompwear, while Jack mourns Will, who torments the tormented in the Lecter family vineyards. In the novels as here, the well-heeled...
May 22 2015

Leaving Epitaph by Robert J. Randisi

Mary Shaye was in the wrong place at the wrong time—crossing the road in front of Ethan Langer and his band of renegades, who were escaping on horseback after having just robbed the Epitaph town...
May 18 2015

Fresh Meat: Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton is a standalone mystery about a mother who, three years after her two young children disappeared, is plotting revenge (available May 19, 2015). Little Black Lies...
February 21 2015

Fresh Meat: The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour

The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour is an espionage thriller featuring MI5 agent Winnie Monks who follows a Russian crime czar to Spain for revenge of a brutal murder from years ago (available February...
January 15 2015

Nothing Says I Hate You Like...Glitter?

Some villains spend their entire lives planning out the perfect way to seek revenge. Well, if you want to exact some revenge of your own but a) don't want to enter into the business of murder and...
April 5 2014

From Henry Fonda to Jeff Bridges: A Wild West Primer

I can’t count the number of times people have said to me that they won't watch a Western because they just can’t sit through one of “those boring movies.” Not another...
February 6 2014

Passion for Justice, Sledgehammers, and Flames... Lots of Flames

You may have seen this epic commercial from a personal injury lawyer in Georgia, a man on a crusade for justice after the murder of his brother in 2012. If not (or if you'd like to savor it again),...
January 20 2014

Raquel Welch’s Westerns Deserve a Second Look

Bandolero! (1968): In her first western film, Raquel Welch is being lustfully eyed by a gang of outlaws when one hard case drools the obvious, “She sure is pretty.” To which Dean Martin...
October 13 2013

Fresh Meat: Dead Man’s Time by Peter James

Dead Man’s Time by Peter James is the ninth procedural featuring Brighton's Detective Superintendent Roy Grace,  who confronts a case spanning nations and generations (available October...
October 4 2013

Fresh Meat: Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas

Love is the Law by Nick Mamatas is a punk noir mystery featuring 18-year-old “Golden” Dawn, who is out for revenge (available October 8, 2013). Remember punk rock in the 1970s and 1980s?...
July 15 2013

Best Served Cold: Trailer for Spike Lee’s Oldboy

If you haven't seen Korean director Chan-Woo Park's revenge masterpiece Oldboy you are really missing out. It is perfectly twisted and dark, right up there with Death Wish. Trust me, it...
April 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Stolen by Daniel Palmer

Stolen by Daniel Palmer is a stand-alone thriller featuring a desperate couple who stole from the wrong man (available April 30, 2013). Let me tell you how it feels to learn that your wife is going...
April 3 2013

Warning: Virgins Bathing Ahead

The Greek gods are kind of funny, and by that, I’m not talking comedians. They do like jokes, but most of those tend to be one-sided, as in one side thinks it’s funny, but the other side...
March 8 2013

Murder (and Uncles) Most Seductive: Trailer for Stoker

Soon to be released nationwide, revenge-flick master Park Chan-wook’s Stoker looks like it has everything that can make a noir fan ravenous. Mysterious murder? Check. Sinister stranger? Check....
September 21 2012

He Has a Particular Set of Skills...:Taken 2

If you are anything like me, you’ve been thinking to yourself that there hasn’t been nearly enough of Liam Neeson kicking kidnapper tail in your life lately. I mean we all remember the awesomeness...
September 19 2012

Basically, It Stinks

I was ONLY going to watch the horrid, legendary, Razzie-winner, Basic Instinct 2. However, after viewing the movie, I was compelled to go back and watch the orginal Basic Instinct along with it. Why,...
September 12 2012

Fresh Meat: Fourmile by Watt Key

Fourmile by Watt Key is a middle grade suspenseful adventure book featuring a young boy and his dog (available September 18, 2012). Watt Key returns to the themes of survival and justice in his...
September 1 2012

Fresh Meat: The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the first book in the Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan thriller series about  a journalist and cop in Boston (available September 4, 2012). Jane Ryland...
July 29 2012

Fresh Meat: Sunset by Christos Gage and Jorge Lucas

Sunset by Christos Gage and Jorge Lucas is a noir graphic novel featuring Nick Bellamy, a 78-year-old army vet who’s out for revenge (available July 31, 2012). Sunset  comes with a warning: “If...
July 26 2012

Fresh Meat: Lake Country by Sean Doolittle

Lake Country by Sean Doolittle is a thriller featuring an ex-soldier out for revenge (available July 31, 2012). Five years ago, successful architect Wade Benson killed a young woman when he fell...
June 22 2012

It’d Be a Crime Not To Watch These Movies This Weekend!

If it’s as hot where you are as it is at Crime HQ, then you’re looking for just about any way to cool down. My big plan is to hit the movie theaters and use someone else’s air conditioning!...
April 24 2012

Will CSI’s Grissom Hurt People on Cinemax?

Can you stand to see Gil Grissom go bad? Willam Petersen is set to executive-produce and star in his first TV series since leaving CSI in 2009.  According to TV Guide, in the new series Hurt People: Petersen...
January 26 2012

Seeking Justice with Nicholas Cage and Guy Pearce

Just like finding a bag of money, heading out to the mean streets to take revenge on your enemies always has unexpected consequences. In Seeking Justice, coming to theaters in March, Nicholas Cage’s...
November 18 2011

He Had It Comin’: Western-Style Revenge

The starkness of the American west has always lent itself to tales of violence and retribution. This is the essence of the Western: men and women, squinting to the sun, square off against one another...
November 17 2011

Vengeance in Botswana: Michael Stanley’s The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu

A few years ago my husband and I spent a week at a safari camp in Tanzania. The safari experience included stunning views of landscape and animals, boozy evenings at the bar, nights in a tent as comfortable...
November 15 2011

Death Wish: Pure Vengeance

It was a late, rainy afternoon in the city as I sat at the stick belonging to my new favorite watering hole. The name of the joint was My Wit’s End, and that made me laugh… “Where are you,...
November 14 2011

Revenge in Black and White

The dark history of film noir is littered with the corpses of people who were just asking for it. One of the interesting aspects of the revenge plot, though, is how often guilt gets swapped back and...