New Netflix True Crime Show “The Keepers” Promises To Be A “Must-Watch”

The new True-Crime show “The Keepers”, soon to be released by Netflix, is essentially trying to answer one question: Who killed Sister Cathy? So far crime TV enthusiasts can only get a glimpse of the series via the trailer which was released on April 19 (see the trailer here). Based on the scenes, many are comparing…

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Watch These Crime and Thriller Movies Before They Leave Netflix In May 2017

End of April is near and as the cold weather is leaving, so are some nice and exciting crime and thriller movies and TV shows on Netflix. These are few great classics as well as some adrenaline boosters which we recommend you watch during the next week before they are gone. “To Catch a Thief”…

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Best Scandinavian Crime Fictions In 2017 Petrona Award Shortlist

Six outstanding crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have made the shortlist for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The winning title will be announced at a Gala Dinner on May 20 during the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol on May 18-21,…

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“Doctor Blake Mysteries” Is Ending But Ballarat Wants To Keep It Alive

For the last five years, fans of traditional mysteries in more than 130 countries have been following Dr. Blake Mysteries featuring a lot of vintage cars, old street signs and Victorian architecture. No more as the fifth season of this murder mystery TV show will be the last season after ABC announced recently that it is killing…

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Michael Cannell: My Account of New York’s Longest, Costliest Manhunt

Michael Cannell, author of historical thriller Incendiary, reflects on his inspirations behind writing the book.  Five years ago I heard the former Washington Post feature writer Paul Hendrickson speak at a writer’s conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. I’m not the writer’s conference type; I believe in writing, not talking. But I happened to be in…

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CBS Television Studios Secures Rights to Meg Gardiner’s UNSUB

There is some good news for Edgar Award winning author Meg Gardiner this week: CBS Television Studios has snapped up rights to Gardiner’s UNSUB, the first in a riveting new crime series inspired by the notorious, unsolved Zodiac case. UNSUB, which goes on sale this summer (6/27), will be developed as a TV series by…

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14 Neo-Noir Movies to Watch Over Your Weekends

If you are a huge fan of neo-noir movies, you are not alone: With dark themes, morally ambiguous characters, and twisted plots which usually feature broken detectives or femme fatales, these films are among the favorites of many. Below you can find 14 films from this genre which we love above many others: 14. Memento…

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Kent Lester on Writing the Scientific Thriller “The Seventh Sun”

The Seventh Sun is a science-based thriller about Black Swans: not the bird, but the event.  Black swan events are those sudden and unpredictable disasters that tend to turn our world upside down. The idiom originated in the sixteenth century among scientists to represent an idea or theory that didn’t exist, because at the time,…

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Working on Your Next Book or Just Published? You May Win a £20,000 Prize Here

If you are working on your next piece of crime fiction or just published a mystery novel, you may be eligible to win a £20,000 prize. How? The Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is now open for entries. The Kindle Storyteller Award is a new literary prize recognizing newly published work in the English language across…

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The Philippines First Crime Novel and Its Movie Adaption

F.H. Batacan’s crime novel Smaller and Smaller Circles was created into a movie. So what? While this is often the case for spectacular books, this is a very special event, as this novel is considered to be the first modern crime novel of the Philippines. This 2002 novel takes the reader on a journey in Manila…

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20 Must-Read Novels By Female Mystery Authors

The works of female mystery authors is so abundant and high quality that it’s a difficult task to develop a list of must-reads from the classics. This is not surprising as we have previously discussed at great length that crime fiction and mystery is increasingly a woman’s game (see our overview of the 25 Top…

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