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!
News by Nathan Scalia August 12, 2014
We announce the winners of the publisher prize packs and the celebrity critiques for the Arrest Us! crime contest! There are exclamation points!
Column by Max Booth III August 7, 2014
Is Max losing his mind? Yeah, probably.
News by Nathan Scalia July 14, 2014
The Arrest Us! reading deadline is in two weeks. Are you ready for the fireworks?
Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard
After she escapes kidnapping and rape by an ex-boyfriend, an aspiring writer fights to reclaim her sanity...and her story.
News by Rob Hart June 2, 2014
Our crime fiction writing challenge is open to submissions! Get 'em in! Read some stuff!
Review by Chris Rosales
Bookshots: Cold in July. The novel that inspired the new film by the same name.
News by Rob Hart May 19, 2014
Are you ready for the next big writing challenge? This time we're doing crime fiction! New genre. New rules. New prizes. Get in there.
Column by Ryan Peverly February 14, 2014
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre helped re-establish the antihero in fiction, established a new genre of choice for Americans, and remembering it is the best way to celebrate a bullshit holiday.
News by Sean May January 31, 2014
A man in Russia's Ural Mountains was stabbed to death in an argument over whether or not poetry has literary value.
News by Dean Fetzer October 21, 2013
The Crime Writers’ Association has asked its 600-strong membership to choose the ‘finest published example of literary sleuthing’ in a new poll with a shortlist including Agatha Christie and Chandler.
Review by Teeney Hood October 8, 2013
In the second novel in the Spero Lucas series by Pelecanos, the D.C. based private investigator tackles a murder and a missing painting.
News by Christopher Shultz June 4, 2013
After his body's exhumation in April, new information has surfaced that may lead police to the poet's assassin.
Column by Max Allan Collins
A fascinating look at the censorship witch hunt of comic books in the 1950s as reflected in the exciting new noir novel, "Seduction of the Innocent" by Max Allan Collins.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 27, 2012
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2012-- genre style!
Interview by Rob Hart December 4, 2012
Sometimes a title is so good, you just have to read the book. 'Frank Sinatra in a Blender' is like that. We posed 10 questions to the author, debut novelist Matthew McBride.
Interview by Rob Hart November 8, 2012
Chris F. Holm, whose Collector series "[recasts] the battle between heaven and hell as Golden Era crime pulp," gets grilled by LitReactor.
News by Kimberly Turner June 26, 2012
Brazil's new Redemption Through Reading program allows inmates in four federal prisons to knock up to 48 days a year off their sentences by reading books and writing book reports.
News by Kimberly Turner June 13, 2012
A suspect has been arrested for the theft of a first-edition Book Of Mormon. His online profile raises some interesting questions about his intentions.
News by Kimberly Turner June 1, 2012
A first-edition Book Of Mormon valued at $100,000 was stolen from an Arizona book store. But was it stolen for the money or to protect it from its owner, who was mutilating the sacred text for money?