Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare bringing “Swedish Dicks” to TV

Swedish Dicks is going to be the first Nordic TV drama series to be distributed worldwide and even better, the series features Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare in leading roles as well Swedish Dicks is a part comedy and part drama series set in Los Angeles about Ingmar (Peter Stormare), a former stuntman who is trying…

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Fill Your Downton Abbey Void With “A Death By Any Other Name”

If you are looking for a cozy mystery to fill your Downton Abbey void with, A Death By Any Other Name by Tessa Alren might be the title. Building on the success of her last two mysteries in the same series, Alren returns us to the same universe featuring Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs.…

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An Interview with Martin Roy Hill, Author of NCIS Thriller The Butcher’s Bill

Martin Roy Hill is a former award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the military mystery thriller The Killing Depths and the new NCIS thriller The Butcher’s Bill which is the second installment in Hill’s Linus Schag series. As The Butcher’s Bill is scheduled for publication this summer, the following is an interview with the author on the book and…

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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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Pride By Eric J. Gates

Eric J. Gates has had a curious life filled with the stuff of thriller novels. Writing Operating Systems for Supercomputers, cracking cryptographic codes under extreme pressure using only paper and pen and teaching cyberwarfare to spies are just a few of the moments he’s willing to recall publicly. As a consultant, he traveled extensively worldwide and…

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