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August 17 2015

Sorry, Yogi, That Door’s for Cat Burglars

An Idaho man's home has been repeatedly raided by thieving bears, and a cub even tried to sneak in through the cat flap! There are more incredible pictures of the sneak thieves living it up at Douglas...
January 12 2015

Run Down to the Ground: Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

One of the few bits of learning I retained from my years as a sleepwalking college student, was a lesson a film class instructor gave us as a lead-in to a section on film noir. He said that one common...
December 10 2013

Coffee Shop is Robbed, Responds By Creating Food Drive for Thief

It's a rare thing to know of someone who gets money stolen from them only to have the reaction: “They must have needed it more than I did.” But that's exactly the reaction one coffee...
November 25 2013

Stop Thief!: Pranksters Have Fun with Statues

Many people take every opportunity they can to have some fun at a statues expense. A recent group of Reddit users compiled some statue shenanigans at their finest. See any statues you recognize?...
October 16 2013

Fresh Meat: Outlaw by Mark Sullivan

Outlaw by Mark Sullivan is the second book in the Robin Monarch thriller series (available October 22, 2013). Some thrillers take a ripped-from-today’s-headlines scenario, tart it up, and...
April 28 2013

The Appeal of the Heist

Heists are a staple of the crime genre. Who doesn’t love stories like Ocean’s 11, The Italian Job, or even A Fish Called Wanda? But, unlike murder and other crimes, heists are crimes we...
March 14 2013

Emma Watson, Home Invader: From Harry Potter to The Bling Ring

I’m a pretty big Harry Potter fan. I grew up reading the books and watching the movies, so when I heard that Emma Watson’s next big role would be a big step away from her image as Harry’s...
February 7 2013

Identity Thief Stealing the Laughs?

Identity theft is no laughing matter unless it involves Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. The movie Identity Thief comes out this Friday and looks pretty hilarious and chock full of the physical...
January 19 2013

To Catch A Thief: Thief Returns Stolen Goods, Writes Apology

Fifteen years after the theft, the “dumb kid who wanted to right a wrong” returned the jewelry he stole from a party he went to. Margot Riphagen, now 31, was blamed for the theft of...
September 17 2012

Hay You! Stop, Thief!

“Hay is for horses,” I was alwas taught. Apparently, in northern Colorado, hay is for thieves, too.  According to the Denver Post: A brazen thief hot-wired a front-end loader...
September 4 2012

Stop! Thief! Criminally Cute Thievery

Summer’s over and it’s time to go back to school. We could all learn a lesson about getting what we want from this little guy:
August 19 2012

Fresh Meat: Caravan of Thieves by David Rich

Caravan of Thieves by David Rich is an action-packed but humorous debut thriller (available August 30, 2012). Rollie Waters has no intention of paying for the sins of his father Dan. Rollie is going...
August 13 2012

Thieves at the Bronx Zoo!

Dirty, rotten purse-snatchers at the zoo! Beware the flamingos.
August 12 2012

Smooth Criminal: Why Does Crime Seem So Cool?

First off, let me be clear: we’re talking about crime in literature, on television, in games, etc. That kind of crime. Not like actually getting your car stolen or reading a blotter note about...
August 10 2012

Friday Funnies: The Olympic Ticket Scalper with Patrick Stewart, Ryan Lochte, Simon Pegg and Maisie Williams

A little skullduggery never hurt anyone! The Olympic Ticket Scalper with Sir Patrick Stewart, Ryan Lochte, Simon Pegg & Maisie Williams from Patrick Stewart.
August 9 2012

Break in on the Ground Floor of Robert Kirkman’s Thief of Thieves

Back in 2003 writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore launched a small independent series from Image Comics about a band of survivors trying to make their way in a world that had been devastated...
July 23 2012

Have Some Hoff with your Coff?

Cumberland Farms, a chain of convenience stores with which you may be familiar if you’re from the eastern seaboard, ordered 570 life-sized cutouts of David Hasselhoff for a promotion for their iced...
July 18 2012

Directing Dynamos: Michael Mann vs. William Friedkin

Two of the best directors for crime fans are William Friedkin and Michael Mann. Hollywood in the ’8os wasn’t big enough for the both of them. Between them, they brough us what would be (in...
April 13 2012

Penning Clues: The Truth In Our Handwriting

How much can handwriting matter when schools debate whether to even teach it?  And given how rarely most of us put actual pen to paper these days, it seems on its way to becoming a lost art. ...
March 16 2012

Caught Stealing! He’s Out!

Ever been tempted by items belonging to the guy who’s stuck in the security line behind you, being sent back through the metal detector a half-dozen times as various things set it off? You know how...
March 14 2012

Fresh Meat: Scoundrels, Edited by Gary Phillips

Scoundrels is an anthology of original short stories from award-winning crime writers, edited by Gary Phillips (available March 18, 2012). Once I drafted a novel in which the main crime pages were...
February 15 2012

Hungering for Crimson Justice at High Go With the Fries

Somewhere in Louisiana suffers another victim of workplace crime, in this sordid case, a brazen sandwich abduction. But somewhere, too, deep in the heart of a mild-mannered marketing professional burns...
February 6 2012

Darwin: Evolutionary Plagiarist?

OK. It’s not murder maybe, but stealing another person’s idea, not giving them due credit, is a crime in my book. Has been since I was a child, knowing if something wasn’t “fair”,  it...
January 20 2012

Crime and the Traveler: Hostile Hotels

If travel broadens the mind, mine must be as wide as the Brooklyn Bridge. I’m always on the move, which has of late has involved staying with friends, in hostels and, of course, at hotels. Establishments...
December 23 2011

How Not To Get a Second Date

More from the annals of Florida’s bad date-night crime.  First, there was the guy who apparently tried to abscond with the dinner he hoped to make for his date, now there some guy steals his...
November 25 2011

Revolutionary Killers: Harpe Brothers, Serial or Spree?

The Continental Congress declared the first National Thanksgiving in 1777, but the Harpe brothers weren’t thankful for anything except another day to thieve and kill. Recently, I encountered...
November 9 2011

Mortifying Arrest Record: Grown Man Steals Justin Bieber Cutout

From the “you can’t make this stuff up” department and the good folks over at The Smoking Gun comes the news that “a judge has issued an arrest warrant for the 23-year-old man accused of the...
November 8 2011

Fresh Meat: Sue Grafton’s V is for Vengeance

Has Kinsey Millhone lost her taste for fast food? Has the connoisseur of Mickey D’s found that a fast food diet isn’t as satisfying as it used to be? And what’s this? The decidedly unfashionable...
November 7 2011

Thieves of Bath, Meet Rolfey’s Curse Tablet

The city of Bath in Somerset, England was so-named for its popular hot, mineral springs. It was called Aquae Sulis sometime after 43 B.C.E. by the Romans occupying Britannia. Apparently, despite the...
September 30 2011

Criminals Versus Librarians And Booksellers: It’s No Contest!

The New York Post reported today on the capture of a library-robbing rat by a tough NYC bookseller. Andrew Hansen has allegedly been stealing books (mostly graphic novels) from the New York Public...