Column by Jena Brown
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."
Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Memphis writer Kim Vodicka, author of 'Dear Ted' (Really Serious Literature).
Column by Leah Dearborn
It’s the holiday season again, so we're here to do the perennial good work of keeping readers from murdering their families by providing an ulterior outlet.
Column by Karina Wilson October 5, 2021
Sometimes the best way to retell a tarnished story is through poetry. Steven Reigns' new book, "A Quilt For David", re-examines an old moral panic from the 1990s and finds it wanting.
Column by Gabriel Hart September 28, 2021
A critique on the exploitive tendencies of true-crime.
Column by David James Keaton August 2, 2021
Writers looking to do the right thing on the page or in real life (what's the difference again?) abandon hope, all ye who enter here!
Column by Gabriel Hart January 6, 2021
Think about all the stories that fall under radar, which sculpted your town into the place it is today.
Column by Leza Cantoral
Few are familiar with the mysterious murder that would go on to inspire the television show, "Twin Peaks."
Column by Emmanuel Nataf September 5, 2019
With big sensations such as Amazon Prime’s "Homecoming" rocking the screen as we speak, it's time for you to meet the next biggest podcasts-turned-TV-shows-and-films.
Review by David James Keaton
Michelle McNamara's book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" is undeniably an accomplishment, both because of and in spite of its fractured nature of the project.
Interview by Max Booth III
Eryk Pruitt discuses his upcoming true crime podcast about the murder that still haunts his home town of Durham, NC, as well as his recently released novel.
Column by Max Booth III November 27, 2017
Books to accompany Netflix's groundbreaking new series from David Fincher.
Column by Michael David Wilson April 19, 2017
A selection of podcasts that will not only help you grow as a writer but as a human being.
Column by Keith Rawson April 11, 2017
Literature is finally starting to tackle the phenomena of 'Satanic Panic' that took hold during the 80's, and with stellar results.
Column by Repo Kempt January 25, 2017
A guide to writing realistic depictions of arson and fire investigation in crime fiction.
Column by Karina Wilson August 11, 2016
LURID takes a look at the complex subculture surrounding the Missing and the Found, especially the online databases making armchair detecting easier than ever before. Is this a new form of narrative?
News by Peter Derk August 4, 2016
Patton Oswalt has announced he will finish the book started by his late wife, Michelle McNamara.
News by Raine Winters March 10, 2016
The story of Steven Avery isn’t over just yet.
Column by Peter Derk
'Making A Murderer' was a fascinating story, but good storytelling made it truly excellent.
Column by Leah Dearborn January 6, 2016
Break out the smokes and champagne, it's that time of the year again.
News by Peter Derk July 29, 2015
Did you know Ann Rule was Ted Bundy's co-worker? That and other remembrances for Ann Rule, R.I.P.
Column by Leah Dearborn January 19, 2015
A New Year’s roundup of some promising noir, mystery, and true crime to ring in 2015.
Column by Karina Wilson January 15, 2015
The mutilated corpse of Elizabeth Short was discovered on January 15, 1947. Her killer has never been named, yet countless fictions have been written on the only evidence there ever was — her body.
Column by Cath Murphy January 14, 2015
In November last year, the 'Serial' podcast hit 5m downloads. But what explains its insane popularity? Is it because of the rules that it follows, or because of the rules that it breaks?
Column by Karina Wilson September 8, 2014
The FIFTIETH (count 'em) Lurid takes a look at America's fascination with outlaw biker gangs, from 'The Wild One' to the final season of 'Sons of Anarchy', which begins on TV this week.