The Psychogeography of Crime Fiction

Column by Gabino Iglesias June 28, 2018
Psychogeography may be the most important element in modern crime fiction, and the one you're paying the least attention to.

The 8 Keys To A Good Heist Story

Column by Peter Derk
With "Ocean's 8" in theaters this weekend, let's take a look at what makes a good heist story work.
Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Classic Crime, New York Style: An Interview with Terrence McCauley

Interview by Steph Post
An interview with "The Fairfax Incident" author Terrence McCauley.

Writing the Crime Scene: Winter Forensics

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic crime and horror fiction when your manuscript is set in the winter.

Why Coming of Age Crime Stories Work So Well

Column by Justin Hunter
The movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.
A Murder Reverberates: Eryk Pruitt on the the Valentine’s Day Murders

A Murder Reverberates: Eryk Pruitt on the Valentine’s Day Murders

Interview by Max Booth III December 19, 2017
Eryk Pruitt discuses his upcoming true crime podcast about the murder that still haunts his home town of Durham, NC, as well as his recently released novel.

Writing the Crime Scene: Murder or Suicide?

Column by Repo Kempt August 11, 2017
Writing a crime scene where a murder is made to look like a suicide? Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the forensic details right.

No Escape from Planet Alcatraz

Column by David James Keaton
...or Slam Dunk at the Mesoamerican Ballgame. An introduction to "Hard Sentences: Crime Fiction Inspired by Alcatraz."
Bookshots: 'She Rides Shotgun' by Jordan Harper

Bookshots: 'She Rides Shotgun' by Jordan Harper

Review by Max Booth III June 6, 2017
Prepare to cry over a gosh-dang teddy bear, folks.

Writing the Crime Scene: Mental Illness

Column by Repo Kempt May 10, 2017
Psychopathic kilers, depressed cops and neurotic detectives. Mental illness is a recurring staple of crime fiction. Here's a guide to doing your research and getting the details right.

5 Bands/Musicians Who Might Actually Write Crime Fiction

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017
Of course Nickelback made the list.

Writing the Crime Scene: 5 Fictional Female Detectives of Note

Column by Repo Kempt
March is Women's History Month in most of the world (except Canada), so here's five fictional female detectives that you probably don’t know, but should.
Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Bookshots: 'Coin Heist' by Elisa Ludwig

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Elisa Ludwig's young adult novel 'Coin Heist.'

Writing the Crime Scene: Arson

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.

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
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
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
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.