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Crime (genre)

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  • Book review: 'The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women' by James Ellroy

    Book review: 'The Hilliker Curse: My Pursuit of Women' by James Ellroy
    At some point, many bookish people find themselves struck by the first stanza of Philip Larkin's mordant, post-therapy poem "This Be The Verse": They … you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults...
  • Crimes grow in rich Appalachian soil

    Crimes grow in rich Appalachian soil
    Say the word "Appalachia" in some variant or another and the probability is pretty high that someone will come back with a humorous remark — or one he or she thinks is funny, but isn't. It's a region that stretches as far north as the state of New...
  • Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan

    Conn. Home Invasion Killer's Elaborate Oyster Suicide Plan
    HARTFORD, CT -- While Steven Hayes sat on Connecticut's death row late in 2011, the trial of his accomplice in the Cheshire home invasion killings was underway in a New Haven courtroom. Joshua Komisarjevsky's lawyers were rolling out a no-holds-barred,...
  • Mom accused in bizzare plot, Jill Easter, wrote book as Ava Bjork

     
    The author of a 2011 novel about "the perfect crime" was arrested this week with her husband for planting drugs on a school volunteer in a bizarre frame attempt....
  • National Endowment for the Arts announces new Big Read grants

     
    The National Endowment for the Arts will make 78 grants totaling $1 million for The Big Read projects nationwide in 2012-2013....
  • Casey Anthony: Who will she borrow from next?

     
    Does the Casey Anthony saga seem like a variation on “The Usual Suspects”? You'll remember that the Kevin Spacey character in that 1995 crime thriller borrowed liberally from other sources to contrive a story. Readers have noted that Anthony...
  • Mysterious Sweden

     
    Swedish crime-fiction expert John-Henri Holmberg brings you the Nordic noir invasion...
  • Tonight in LA: James Ellroy and Helen Knode

     
    Former LA Weekly scribe Helen Knode will mix it up with crime writer James Ellroy, who happens to be her ex-husband, to talk about her new novel "Wildcat Play."...
  • Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons, Julie Andrews

     
    Authors in L.A. this week: Matty Simmons with an 'Animal House' memoir, Julie Andrews and more...
  • Festival of Books: Robert Crais on his crime-fighting duo

     
    It's no secret that Robert Crais has admired Raymond Chandler ever since picking up a copy of "The Little Sister" as a young teen. He shared that moment of discovery Sunday afternoon at the L.A. Times Festival of Books....
  • AMC picks up 'Low Winter Sun,' LaGravenese-Goldwyn project

     
    AMC, network of Mad Men and The Walking Dead, has two new shows, Low Winter Sun and a Richard LaGravenese legal thriller...