Column by Repo Kempt October 18, 2016
A guide to researching and writing dialogue for law enforcement characters in crime fiction.
A Conversation With Bracken MacLeod About Work-For-Hire, Horror Versus Crime, and His New Novel 'Stranded'Interview by Rob Hart October 5, 2016
Bracken MacLeod talks making the move from crime to horror, and the process of working on a novel that Macmillan pitched to him.
Review by Bart Bishop
A Review of Walter Hill's new comic book, 'Triggerman', from Titan Comics, in collaboration with crime novel publisher Hard Case Crime, with art by Matz.
Interview by Rob Hart September 12, 2016
Michael Hendricks, the hitman who hits hitters, is back. To mark the occasion Chris Holm talks a little shop. Specifically, what goes into writing propulsive narratives about bad men.
Column by Repo Kempt September 8, 2016
An article about myths, misconceptions and common mistakes when crime authors write about guns.
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'.
Review by Leah Rhyne August 4, 2016
Jen Conley's Cannibals takes me back to a place I don't want to go...the Pine Barrens.
"I don’t need a second-rate Chandler. I need a first-rate you": An Interview with Hard Case Crime Founder, Charles ArdaiInterview by Max Booth III
Writing a novel in 27 days. Comparing novelizations to novels. What to consider before submitting to Hard Case Crime. Plus - Lawrence Block's lost debut novel rediscovered!
Column by Leah Dearborn February 11, 2016
“Dangerous” depends on your point of view, but these characters generally fit the bill if you're a law-abiding human being with a sliver of common sense.
Podcast by Joshua Chaplinsky
Column by Bart Bishop
An analysis of Charlie Huston's stylistic handling of time in the Joe Pitt Casebooks.
Column by Cath Murphy September 8, 2015
Even Colin Farrell's moustache couldn't save TD2 from being a giant disappointment. We can learn. We can do better.
Column by Leah Dearborn August 19, 2015
The guilty butler trope appears to damn servants by their employment status alone. After all, they know everything about the victim’s daily routine, and they’re always suspiciously nearby.
Review by Cath Murphy
Bauer's latest novel might have a tabloidy true crime feel, but this is tabloid with the weirdness dial turned all the way up to eleven.
Review by Christine J. Schmidt
You've never read gross like this.
Column by Keith Rawson
No, seriously, you should be reading these crime writers RIGHT NOW!
News by Peter Derk
The man dumping books along a Colorado highway has been identified.
Interview by Keith Rawson April 15, 2015
LitReactor goes 10 rounds with legendary crime novelist, Lynn Kostoff.
Review by Keith Rawson April 3, 2015
A brief review of San Francisco based crime writer Tom Pitts latest novella, ‘Knuckleball’.
Review by Keith Rawson March 16, 2015
A brief review of Andrew Klavan's latest novel, 'Werewolf Cop.'
News by Peter Derk
Three stabbings and one new art form. A pretty big week for the pencil.
News by Peter Derk February 27, 2015
Someone has been dumping books on a Colorado highway. Who is this mysterious critic/lazy jerk?
Interview by Nik Korpon
We sat down to talk with writer Duane Swierczynski about relaunching the Black Hood comic line this month.
Review by Leah Rhyne January 12, 2015
In Joe Nelms' 'Formerly Fingerman', the classic Mafia tale gets a silly, giggly, heartbreaking makeover.