Tag Archives: Murder Mystery

Cruel Summer by M.R. Mackenzie; “Turning up the Heat”

Published this week, Cruel Summer is the direct sequel to the critically acclaimed In the Silence from 2018 (you can read my review of that one, here) and the second in instalment in a prospective Kelvingrove Park trilogy from Glaswegian crime novelist, M.R. Mackenzie. Whereas

4-Panel 147 – The Creeper in my Sock Drawer

This week on our friendly neighbourhood comics and manga podcast, Andrew and Producer Rob are joined by the other Rob (yes, we know it’s going to get rather confusing). It’s a rather sombre opening this week as the gang remember the work of the legendary

Samuel Fuller, Screenwriter

There are two schools of thought on what makes a good box set. The first is what you might call the blockbuster principle: just assemble as impressive a collection of hits as you can. Certainly, that works – there’s a reason there are so many

Spotlight on a Murderer

Whether it’s Agatha Christie or the likes of Law & Order and NCIS commanding TV schedules today, the murder mystery is one of the dominant genres in narrative media. Literally, every conceivable police department has been imagined in every major city, then there are the

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Giallo is the oddest of beasts – formulaic with a wildly eccentric code at the same time. Ostensibly murder mysteries with penchants for violence and sex, they also played host to some of the most visually inventive names from Italian cinema. The last thing

Sisters

Arrow film and video are continuing their exploration of Brian de Palma’s back catalogue with their release of his 1973 film – Sisters. This follows Obsession, Blow Out, The Fury, Phantom of the Paradise and Dressed to kill in their unparalleled treatment of the director’s

The Wolf Among Us – Episode 1 & 2

A movie critic doing videogame reviews might seem odd, but with TellTale Games (creators of The Walking Dead adventure series), adapting the universe of Fables by Bill Willingham, there are few properties that benefit from this perspective as fittingly. The Wolf Among Us is set