July Is Crime Month

Maybe it’s the murderous heat that bumps off our better angels, but something about summer brings out the outlaw in the Chronicle crew. Thus, we’ve decided July is Crime Month, and for four weeks, our writers and editors will be toasting the unlawful with reviews of recent crime fiction and nonfiction; interviews with authors in the field; plugs for crime-related shows to stream, screenings, podcasts, and events; appreciations of classic crime sagas and their creators; and more.

Review: <i>The Annotated Big Sleep</i>
Review: The Annotated Big Sleep
Everything you need to know about Raymond Chandler's classic

July 27, 2018

Review: <i>The Big Book of the Continental Op</i>
Review: The Big Book of the Continental Op
All of the Dashiel Hammett PI's cases in one energetic volume

July 27, 2018

Exposing the Art of the Scam in <i>Lie, Cheat & Steal</i>
Exposing the Art of the Scam in Lie, Cheat & Steal
Comics Pat Sirois and Kath Barbadaro school you on the grift in their podcast

July 26, 2018

Recommended True Crime Podcasts
Recommended True Crime Podcasts
Fill your auditory canals with nefarious activities

July 26, 2018

<i>Into the Black Nowhere</i> by Meg Gardiner
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is

July 26, 2018

Crime Month: Investigating True Crime on Netflix
Crime Month: Investigating True Crime on Netflix
Which shows deliver the criminal goods and are worth the watch

July 25, 2018

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 4
July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 4
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 23-31

July 23, 2018

Crime Month: Appreciating Mary Higgins Clark
Crime Month: Appreciating Mary Higgins Clark
The author to read when you need suspense and comfort

July 23, 2018

Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
Crime Month: Down Those Mean Streams
Nordic noir and other criminal pleasures worth streaming

July 20, 2018

Hunting the Golden State Killer in <i>I'll Be Gone in the Dark</i>
Hunting the Golden State Killer in I'll Be Gone in the Dark
How Michelle McNamara tracked a killer before her untimely death

July 19, 2018

Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in <i>Racehoss</i>
Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in Racehoss
Surviving 17 years on a prison farm

July 19, 2018

<i>The Undertaker's Daughter</i> by Sara Blaedel
The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's "Queen of Crime" brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder

July 19, 2018

Where in the World Is <i>Bunny Lake</i>?
Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?
Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues

July 19, 2018

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 16-22

July 16, 2018

Sherry Thomas Is Our Lady of Crime Solving
Sherry Thomas Is Our Lady of Crime Solving
The game's afoot in a very different way in this Austin author's spin on Sherlock Holmes

July 12, 2018

Steven Saylor's <i>The Throne of Caesar</i>
Steven Saylor's The Throne of Caesar
Caesar's murder gets a fresh coat of paint in this mystery of ancient Rome

July 12, 2018

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2
July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 9-15

July 9, 2018

<i>Chronicle</i> Recommends: Crime and No Punishment
Crime and No Punishment
For Crime Month, our favorite films about getting away with it

July 9, 2018

Austin’s Sisters in Crime Prefer Their Ink Mixed With a Little Blood
Austin’s Sisters in Crime Prefer Their Ink Mixed With a Little Blood
The Austin writers in this literary group love to put some mayhem in their manuscripts

July 5, 2018

Snapshot: Project Panic
Snapshot: Project Panic
To celebrate the Chronicle's July Crime Month, staff go sleuthing at Austin Panic Room's newest escape game

July 5, 2018

<i>Bluebird, Bluebird</i> by Attica Locke
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A double murder in an East Texas town draws a black Texas Ranger deep into the shadows of the Piney Woods and the tangled race relations there

July 5, 2018

The Dangerous World of Jean-Paul Belmondo
The Dangerous World of Jean-Paul Belmondo
AFS explores the action star beyond Breathless

July 5, 2018

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1
July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 1
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 4-8

July 4, 2018

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