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Updated: State Crime rate soars; in Eureka everything’s chill, right?

Update: see article below links

How would anyone in Eureka know? Chief Mills has successfully disassembled the process of reporting and recording crimes in the City. 1,951 more words


Killer gifts for your favourite mystery lover, and everyone else

Crime novels are a perennially excellent present. Loved ones enjoy the thrills and psychological insights that a great mystery novel provides, and that guy you really hate but got stuck with in the office gift exchange will get the message when you hand him a butcher-paper wrapped paperback of Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me. 699 more words


Crimewave: Barbra Leslie's California dreaming

Danielle “Danny” Cleary , the hero of Barbra Leslie’s Cracked (TitanBooks, 384 pp., $19.50), is a functioning drug addict with a life patterned around crack use when we first meet her in her Toronto apartment. 322 more words


Crimewave: Perrine Leblanc delivers lake-side chill

The suspense in Perrine Leblanc’s The Lake (Arachnide, 205 pp., $22.95) doesn’t extend from the plot, but from finding out who the two outcast protagonists, Mina and Alexis, are, and who they will become. 408 more words


Short story: "The Simpson Frames"

“The Simpson Frames,” by Antony Mann

Appeared in Crimewave 12: Hurts, 2013

About 7 pages in the magazine, so maybe 2600 words

I disagree with Michael Matheson’s… 38 more words

Twenty-first Century

Neighbourhood watch: Crime writing, from around the block or around the world, is almost always local

When David Simon was recruiting a writing room for his HBO crime drama The Wire, he was looking for neighbourhood writers. Not necessarily natives of the show’s Baltimore setting, but writers who understood that people, customs, and hangouts define a city, and that the setting of a piece of crime fiction, whether televised or on the page, is as crucial to the story as cops and criminals themselves. 674 more words