LURID: May Gray — In A Lonely Place

Column by Karina Wilson
Fog rolls through Los Angeles in Dorothy B. Hughes' 1947 noir classic, "In A Lonely Place." This cautionary tale perfectly captures the toxicity of the postwar era and still resonates in our own.

LURID: Bad to the Bone? (Part 2: Adults)

Column by Karina Wilson December 14, 2011
Psychopaths - more common than you think, both IRL and in fiction. LURID looks at how religion and science have shaped the outlines of the ultimate villain, who's now become a hero to many.

LURID: Bad to the Bone? (Part 1: Juveniles)

Column by Karina Wilson December 7, 2011
Home for the holidays? Take a look at some literary psychopaths and learn to spot the real thing amongst members of your own family with Lurid's handy field guide. First up, the junior editions.