"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 February 25, 2015
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.
Review by Richard Thomas
Port Drogo is known for criminals and radical reconstructive surgeries. Can Owen Jelinsky find his story, and get out alive?
News by Joshua Chaplinsky December 19, 2014
The future of "Must Watch" TV.
Column by Keith Rawson December 3, 2014
An oral history of nationwide crime fiction community phenomena: Noir at the Bar.
Review by Dean Fetzer
A skeleton, found on the roof of a crumbling building in Edinburgh, leads DCI Karen Pirie to the Balkan Wars and the lofty heights of Oxford.
Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard October 21, 2014
When a young writer is assigned to interview a death row inmate, his discoveries could lead to the unravelling of both a macabre mystery and, if he's not careful--his own tenuous grip on sanity.
Review by Cath Murphy October 8, 2014
Comparisons to Cormac McCarthy are justified. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type.
Column by Nathan Scalia October 7, 2014
You've been waiting for it. You've been begging for it. You've been sending us unsettling, strange-smelling letters about it. We're now sufficiently freaked out to announce the Arrest Us winners!