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Our April 2021 edition of best crime shows on Netflix features favorite series such as The Irregular and the docu-series...
04/22/2021
Best Crime Shows on Netflix For April 2021: The Irregulars and More

Our April 2021 edition of best crime shows on Netflix features favorite series such as The Irregular and the docu-series Age of Samurai. Our 2021 edition of 59 Best Crime Drama and Thriller Shows On Netflix is available here. The Irregulars Misfits investigate a series of supernatural crimes in Victorian London for Dr. Watson and his shadowy associate, Sherlock Holmes....

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Our April 2021 edition of best crime shows on Netflix features favorite series such as The Irregular and the docu-series Age of Samurai.

Justin Thurman holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He currently lives in LaGrange, Ge...
04/21/2021
Sam's Guy: Noir Short Fiction By Justin Thurman

Justin Thurman holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He currently lives in LaGrange, Georgia, where he teaches writing and directs the first-year program and writing center at LaGrange College. "Sam's Guys" is a stand-alone excerpt from his novel Tall As The Devil. ***** Five years back from the jungle and Sam Chapel had himself a nice stable of guys....

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Noir short fiction "Sam's Guys" by Justin Thurman is a stand-alone excerpt from his novel Tall As The Devil.

Jonathan Ferrini, author of My Coffee Date with Death, received his MFA in motion picture and television production from...
04/21/2021
My Coffee Date with Death: Dark Long Read By Jonathan Ferrini

Jonathan Ferrini, author of My Coffee Date with Death, received his MFA in motion picture and television production from UCLA and has previously published in Mystery Tribune. He resides in San Diego. In My Coffee Date with Death, a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger, and a classic Roman text, provide a pathway to salvation for a desperate man who has lost his way during a pandemic....

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In My Coffee Date with Death, a chance meeting with a mysterious stranger, and a classic Roman text, provide a pathway to salvation.

Chris McGinley takes a closer look at The Killing Hill by Chris Offutt There’s a great piece of writing near the close o...
04/20/2021
The Killing Hills By Chris Offutt Is A Must-Read In Appalachian Noir

Chris McGinley takes a closer look at The Killing Hill by Chris Offutt There’s a great piece of writing near the close of Chris Offutt’s new novel, The Killing Hills, one that contains so much in just a few sentences. The narrator tells us: Appalachian people lived by old codes that compelled them to take action. Affronts were always personal....

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Chris Offutt’s new novel, The Killing Hills is a gripping murder story but also a tale about the hill people of eastern Kentucky.

K. A. Liedel is an emerging author based in Delaware and a former staff writer for Slant Magazine whose short fiction ha...
04/08/2021
The One T: Hard-Boiled Short Fiction By K. A. Liedel

K. A. Liedel is an emerging author based in Delaware and a former staff writer for Slant Magazine whose short fiction has appeared in several journals and magazines, as well as the dark literature anthology, Coffin Bell One. ***** Someone once told me that all murderers eventually end up in Florida. I’ve ascribed it, for some reason, to my father, despite the fact that he never once traveled east of the Mississippi, nor had any wisdom to share outside of cattle hauling....

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In The One T, self-described "button gal" Hatty Mitchum has left the gang life to be a self-made killer for hire.

B.L. Conradis, author of The Man from the North, is a journalist by trade who currently resides in Washington, D.C..  He...
04/05/2021
The Man from the North: Suspense Flash Fiction By B.L. Conradis

B.L. Conradis, author of The Man from the North, is a journalist by trade who currently resides in Washington, D.C.. He has previously published short fiction online with Shotgun Honey and Akashic Books. ***** No one in Santa Luisa knew precisely where he came from, or why he was there. He arrived by bus from somewhere across the border one hot summer afternoon and decided to stay on in the town indefinitely....

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In The Man from the North, a stranger from the north arrives in a small village in Mexico and seduces the daughter of the local judge.

If you're in the mood to read some quality time travel thriller books, check out our new list of the 19 Best Time Travel...
04/03/2021
19 Best Time Travel Thriller Books of All Time

If you're in the mood to read some quality time travel thriller books, check out our new list of the 19 Best Time Travel Thriller Books of All Time: from now classic titles such as 11/22/63 by Stephen King to award-winning books like The Past (VanWest #1) by Kenneth Thomas, these books are definitely some of the best in the time travel literature....

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If you're in the mood to read some quality time travel thriller books, check out our list of the 19 Best Time Travel Thrillers of All Time.

JW Langley, author of Leaving Home, is a former theology magazine editor and Goth club DJ. He's written poetry in The Ri...
03/31/2021
Leaving Home: Literary Thriller Short Fiction By JW Langley

JW Langley, author of Leaving Home, is a former theology magazine editor and Goth club DJ. He's written poetry in The Rialto, blogged religious and political commentary on Huffington Post UK and has an Afrocentric urban fantasy novel coming out with Montag Press in 2021. ***** Wednesday morning, five o’clock. As the day begins, Martha is already dressed, a small, green canvas bag zipped up at her feet, a little brown bottle wrapped in a handkerchief in her pocket....

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In Leaving Home, Martha must break out of Home, the religious community where she is about to play a deadly role in 'the Ascension'.

Christina MacKinnon, author of The Influencer, has a B.S. in Political Science and is currently living in Los Angeles. S...
03/29/2021
The Influencer: Dark Flash Fiction By Christina MacKinnon

Christina MacKinnon, author of The Influencer, has a B.S. in Political Science and is currently living in Los Angeles. She has previously published short fiction at A Big Whoopie Deal. ***** Cassie fiddled with her iPhone, tilting the screen up to check an incoming notification. Three new followers and seventy-five new likes on Instagram. She sighed, scanning the large, circular dining room again for Vaughn’s salt and pepper hair....

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Christina MacKinnon, author of The Influencer, has a B.S. in Political Science and is currently living in Los Angeles.

Together is a short horror film, directed by Max Balter, about solitude and anxiety during self-isolation caused with CO...
03/27/2021
Watch "Together": A COVID 19-Themed Horror Short Film By Max Balter

Together is a short horror film, directed by Max Balter, about solitude and anxiety during self-isolation caused with COVID-19 quarantine in 2020. It tells the story about a girl who is living alone and senses that someone or something else is in her flat. Max has been working in the field of video production since 2009, and has completed more than 100 projects during these years....

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Together, directed by Max Balter, about solitude and anxiety during self-isolation caused with COVID-19 quarantine in 2020.

BV Lawson, author of Nevermore, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, honored by Derringer, Golden Fedora, and Gemi...
03/21/2021
Nevermore: A Literary Crime Fiction By BV Lawson

BV Lawson, author of Nevermore, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, honored by Derringer, Golden Fedora, and Gemini Magazine Awards, and was a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. BV’s Scott Drayco crime novels have been named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Self-E pick, and been a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, and Daphne Awards....

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In Nevermore, a woman trying to turn her life around after a failed marriage encounters a mysterious stranger who seems harmless enough.

Acorn TV's April 2021 programming includes few acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas that might delight fans of ...
03/17/2021
Acorn TV April 2021 Crime Programming: Bäckström, Keeping Faith and Bloodlands

Acorn TV's April 2021 programming includes few acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas that might delight fans of crime and mystery shows. Please see below for our April’s selection of binge recommendations for gritty crime series: Monday, April 5, 2021 BLOODLANDS (Acorn TV Original)-SERIES FINALE (EXCLUSIVE US & CANADA PREMIERE) When a car containing a possible su***de note is pulled from the sea, veteran Northern Ireland police detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt, Cold Feet) sees the connection to an infamous cold case that holds enormous personal significance for him – a notorious and long-buried series of mysterious disappearances 20 years ago during a dark period in Northern Ireland history, including that of his wife....

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Acorn TV's April 2021 programming includes few acclaimed English and foreign-language dramas that will delight fans of crime shows.

Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case is a new notable true crime book by award-winning investigati...
03/15/2021
Death on Ocean Boulevard: A Gripping True Crime Book By Caitlin Rother

Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case is a new notable true crime book by award-winning investigative journalist Caitlin Rother. The book explores the mysterious death of 32-year-old Rebecca Zahau, who was found hanging from a second-story balcony of her multimillionaire boyfriend's San Diego mansion in 2011. She was naked and gagged, with her ankles tied and hands bound behind her....

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Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case is a new true crime book by award-winning journalist Caitlin Rother.

Susan Cornford, author of Death Wish, is a retired public servant, living in Perth, Western Australia. ***** Daisy had o...
03/12/2021
Death Wish: A Noir Flash Fiction By Susan Cornford

Susan Cornford, author of Death Wish, is a retired public servant, living in Perth, Western Australia. ***** Daisy had often wished that she could change her sweet, soppy name. She could’ve, of course, but her grandmother had given it to her and she’d loved her grandmother. That’s what you got for loving people: being stuck with a name like a damned florist shop....

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In noir flash fiction Death Wish by Susan Cornford, Daisy has a lot of problems to solve as life has not turned out as she planned.

Hillary Clinton is teaming up with the novelist Louise Penny to write a new mystery novel titled "State of Terror”. The ...
03/09/2021
Hillary Clinton Is Co-Writing A Mystery Novel With Louise Penny

Hillary Clinton is teaming up with the novelist Louise Penny to write a new mystery novel titled "State of Terror”. The plot is about a “novice” secretary of state, working in the administration of a rival politician, tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. "State of Terror” comes out Oct. 12, and will be jointly released by Clinton’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, and Penny’s, St....

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Hillary Clinton is teaming up with the novelist Louise Penny to write a new mystery novel titled "State of Terror”.

Philip Ellis, author of Co**se Pose, is a writer and journalist with bylines in Men's Health, British GQ, Teen Vogue and...
03/07/2021
Co**se Pose: Funny Crime Flash Fiction By Philip Ellis

Philip Ellis, author of Co**se Pose, is a writer and journalist with bylines in Men's Health, British GQ, Teen Vogue and VICE. ***** She didn’t know he was dead at first. When Maya first walked into the yoga studio and saw Kyle lying there, she assumed he’d simply fallen asleep during savasana. It wasn’t until she got closer, informing him in that tranquil-but-firm voice of hers that class was about to begin, that she noticed the blue tinge of his lips, and realised that Kyle was taking co**se pose literally....

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Philip Ellis, author of Co**se Pose, is a writer and journalist with bylines in Men's Health, British GQ, Teen Vogue and VICE.

Prolific and award-winning mystery writer Margaret Maron, with many novels set in her native North Carolina, died on Feb...
03/07/2021
Prolific North Carolina-based Mystery Writer Margaret Maron Dies At 82

Prolific and award-winning mystery writer Margaret Maron, with many novels set in her native North Carolina, died on Feb. 23 in hospice care in Raleigh, N.C. She was 82. Maron is best known for the Sigrid Harald series of books, which focused on a New York police lieutenant, and the Knott series, which was about a North Carolina judge. Her first Deborah Knott book, …...

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Prolific and award-winning mystery writer Margaret Maron, with many novels set in her native North Carolina, died on Feb. 23, 2021.

Mike McHone, author of The Sky Beyond The Branches, has previously published short fiction in Ellery Queen, Mystery Trib...
03/03/2021
The Sky Beyond the Branches: Crime Flash Fiction By Mike McHone

Mike McHone, author of The Sky Beyond The Branches, has previously published short fiction in Ellery Queen, Mystery Tribune, Mystery Weekly, and the AV Club among others. ***** When he rounded the corner on his way home from school, he saw the flies swarming about the black garbage bag by the curb in front of his house. He knew what was inside....

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In flash fiction "The Sky Beyond The Branches" by Mike McHone, a young boy comes home to a gruesome discovery.

Irish crime thriller series "Bloodlands" is making its US and Canada debut on March 15, 2021 on Acorn TV. The four-part ...
03/01/2021
Gritty Irish Thriller Series "Bloodlands" Premiers on Acorn TV

Irish crime thriller series "Bloodlands" is making its US and Canada debut on March 15, 2021 on Acorn TV. The four-part drama stars Nesbitt as Tom Brannick, a veteran detective who delves into his own dark past to try and solve an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance: a series of mysterious disappearances linked to a turbulent period in Northern Ireland history over 20 years ago....

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Gritty irish crime thriller series "Bloodlands" is making its US and Canada debut on March 15, 2021 on Acorn TV.

Tara Cheesman takes a closer look at "Prefecture D", a collection of crime novellas by Japanese author Hideo Yokoyama.  ...
02/24/2021
Japanese Crime Fiction: Deep-Dive Into "Prefecture D" By Hideo Yokoyama

Tara Cheesman takes a closer look at "Prefecture D", a collection of crime novellas by Japanese author Hideo Yokoyama. In twenty sixteen Six Four, described by critics as a slow burn Japanese police thriller, introduced English readers to the writer Hideo Yokoyama. Unlike most crime novels which focus on detectives, criminal investigations and violent crimes, his protagonist is Superintendent Yoshinobu Mikami, the Press Director in charge of Media Relations at Police Headquarters....

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Tara Cheesman takes a closer look at "Prefecture D", a collection of crime novellas by Japanese author Hideo Yokoyama. In twenty sixteen Six Four, descri

Cesca Janece Waterfield, author of The Sights on Cow Bayou, has previously published short fiction in Scalawag, Writers ...
02/24/2021
The Sights on Cow Bayou: Rural Noir Flash Fiction By Cesca Janece Waterfield

Cesca Janece Waterfield, author of The Sights on Cow Bayou, has previously published short fiction in Scalawag, Writers Resist, Deep South, Foliate Oak, Writers Resist, and more. Her chapbook The Oyster Garden is was published by Selene Pressworks in 2020. She received the 2017 Editor’s Prize in Fiction from MARY: A Journal of New Writing judged by Natalie Baszile. *****...

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Cesca Janece Waterfield, author of The Sights on Cow Bayou, has previously published short fiction in Scalawag, Writers Resist, Deep South, Foliate Oak, Writers

Kate Felix, author of We All Become Our Mothers, is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Th...
02/19/2021
We All Become Our Mothers: Supernatural Flash Fiction By Kate Felix

Kate Felix, author of We All Become Our Mothers, is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, Into the Void, and Cream City Review, among others. Her short films have been selected for over fifty independent film festivals worldwide and she recently won the Wilda Hearne Prize for Flash Fiction. ***** Georgie crushes her third cigarette of the morning against the inside edge of last night’s shot glass....

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Kate Felix, author of We All Become Our Mothers, is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, Into the Void, and Cre

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