Writing the Crime Scene: Gunshot Wounds

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of gunshot wounds, as well as their treatment and recovery, in crime and horror fiction.

Writing the Crime Scene: Autopsies

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to researching and writing about autopsies in crime and horror fiction.

Writing the Crime Scene: Dead Bodies

Column by Repo Kempt August 16, 2016 (2) comments
This is a basic guide for crime fiction writers including research tips and links. This months topic is 'dead bodies'.

Ring in the Noir Year: 2016 Edition — 8 More Promising Crime Titles

Column by Leah Dearborn
Break out the smokes and champagne, it's that time of the year again.
Former Ghostwriter Wins Award Over Stephen King and J.K. Rowling

Former Ghostwriter Wins Award Over Stephen King and J.K. Rowling

News by Raine Winters
And the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award goes to … :::drum roll please:::

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Primer: Sweden

Column by George Cotronis
You heard about that new-fangled "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" book. You hunger for more depressing Scandinavian fiction. Let a real Swede teach you his secrets.
Bookshots: 'The Shapeshifters' by Stefan Spjut

Bookshots: 'The Shapeshifters' by Stefan Spjut

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
A boy's disappearance from a summer cabin in 1978 is never solved. 25 years later, another boy is missing. An amateur's investigation takes us into the secret and dangerous world of the Stallo.

5 Things I Would Like To See The Crime Fiction Community Stop Doing In 2015

Column by Keith Rawson April 24, 2015 (7) comments
Here's 5 things Keith Rawson would like the crime fiction community to change in 2015. (By the way, it's really only one thing.)

Ring in the Noir Year: 8 Promising New Crime Titles For 2015

Column by Leah Dearborn
A New Year’s roundup of some promising noir, mystery, and true crime to ring in 2015.

The Strange Death of Eugene Izzi

Column by Max Booth III August 21, 2014 (7) comments
All signs were pointing toward a rather successful career as a crime novelist, so it was a pretty big surprise when Izzi was discovered hanging from his writing office on December 7th, 1996.

NYT Magazine Profiles Convicted Murderer Turned Crime Author

News by Sean May
Alaric Hunt is currently serving a life sentence for murder in a South Carolina prison, but that didn't stop him from writing a crime novel.

UPDATED WITH WINNER: LitReactor's Flash (Crime) Fiction Smackdown: November Edition

Column by Taylor Houston November 27, 2013 (13) comments
Win a copy of the Kwik Krimes anothology by writing a 100-word "Flash Crime" story.

Marlowe and Me: Jumping Off the Hay Truck

Column by Nik Korpon August 28, 2013 (5) comments
Marlowe and Me follows Nik Korpon's attempts to write better crime fiction by watching his toddler. In this installment: That toddler questions the validity of outlining novels.

Marlowe and Me: The Road Curved, and I Didn't

Column by Nik Korpon July 8, 2013 (3) comments
Marlowe and Me follows Nik Korpon's attempts to write better crime fiction by watching his toddler. In this installment: That toddler saves a series by ruining a novel.
Noir Magazine Kickstarter

Noir Magazine Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

News by Benoît Lelièvre September 6, 2012 (2) comments
L.A based publishing veterans Nancie Claire and Rip George are turning to you to help finance their digital venture into crime fiction.

Writing 'The Twenty-Year Death'

Column by Ariel S. Winter August 7, 2012 (4) comments
'The Twenty-Year Death' is told through 3 complete novels, each in the style of a different mystery master: Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler, & Jim Thompson. Ariel S. Winter tells you how he did it.
Christa Faust

New Class: 'TOUGH DAMES- How To Write Believable Hardboiled Heroines' w/ Christa Faust - Starts March 19th

News by Dennis Widmyer
Announcing a new class w/ Christa Faust: 'TOUGH DAMES: How To Write Believable Hardboiled Heroines,' a 4-week beginner-friendly class starting March 19th.

The Word You’re Looking For Is Genius—Not Crazy, Genius: The Top 5 Craziest Crime Writers

Column by Keith Rawson January 23, 2012 (26) comments
Who're the craziest crime writers in history? Hell, probably all of them, but here are the top five, at least in one writer's opinion.