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?
Column by Max Allan Collins May 7, 2012
A behind the scenes look at how Max Allan Collins co-authored and helped finish the lost works of Mickey Spillane's 'Mike Hammer' novels.
Column by Craig Clevenger January 13, 2012
In anticipation of our upcoming 8-wk master class with award winning writer, David Corbett, friend and fellow author Craig Clevenger shoots him three questions on the subject of crime fiction.
News by Rob Hart
Christa Faust, author of pulp hits Money Shot and Choke Hold, is writing a hardboiled erotica series following a lesbian private investigator
Review by Brandon Tietz October 20, 2011
In the sixth installment of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter series, Dexter Morgan continues dispensing his personal brand of justice, but everything changes when he’s caught in the act by a mysterious witness.