Use the giallo title generator as a way to pass the time or a writing prompt. It’s certainly not a supernatural vision sent to you by an ancient coven of witches or a fashion-obsessed murderer who works in a mannequin warehouse… It probably isn’t. Certainly the police scoff […]
Hey, it’s a collection of Gloria Stoll Karn’s pulp magazine covers. See her work for magazines including Black Mask, Detective Tales and Thrilling Love!
At Vulture, Devon Ivie ranks rural British detective dramas by per capita murder rate. (And while you are here, you might be interested in Screen Editor alex’s “Murder and Intuition: Overlooking the Corpses in the Shrubbery”).
Crime Reads has an excerpt from Joe R. Lansdale’s new Hap & Leonard novel, The Elephant of Surprise. “Me and Leonard had finished up a surveillance job in San Augustine and were on our way back to LaBorde. When we’d left, the sky was clear and you could […]
When I was a kid, I loved monsters. I dressed up as a monster or an alien (i.e., stealth monster) every Halloween. I watched monsters movies on weekends and tokusatsu shows or whatever featured monsters after school. I loved kaiju and the monsters on Sesame Street and The Muppet […]
Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity considers Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley and his career on film at Punk Noir magazine. “Tom Ripley was by all accounts her favourite character, one she identified with to the extent that she signed a letter to a friend ‘Pat H, alias Ripley’ […]
The Gutter’s own Keith Allison writes about Mickey Spillane, Mike Hammer and Spillane’s I, The Jury at Cocktails and Capers! “In I, the Jury, Mike Danger became Mike Hammer, a war veteran and ex-cop (like every detective of the era) with a chip on his shoulder and a […]