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Family may have thwarted investigation of married father of three found dead near gay cruising area

What happened to Momtaz Kabbout? That's what police want to know. The 46-year-old was found dead near a popular gay cruising area in Sydney, Australia back in July 2012.
Tags: Crime, Life, Lifestyle, Mystery, Cruising, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sydney Australia, Momtaz Kabbout, Shortland Brush

Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire CMs Get Down to Business

The TOHO animation YouTube channel has revealed two new short TV CM PVs for the Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire animated movie. Detective Conan: Fist of Blue Sapphire marks the 23rd full-length movie in the never-ending Detective Conan franchise, which takes place in Singapore. Set outside of Japan for the first time, the film […]
Tags: Japan, Movies, Youtube, Singapore, Conan, Mystery, Toho, Anime, TMS, PV, CM

Return of the Obra Dinn Creator Mentions Nintendo Switch Port

Creator of hit indie mystery and investigation game “Return of the Obra Dinn”, Lucas Pope, mentions a potential Nintendo Switch release of his latest title in his recent interview. “A lot of people are asking for it,” Lucas said. “Actually the first response when I released it for desktops was, ‘When is it coming to […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Horror, Nintendo, Mystery, Anime, Ports, Pc Gaming, Lucas, Nintendo Switch, Obra Dinn Creator Mentions Nintendo, Dinn Lucas Pope

Blog Tour Giveaway | An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber

Today marks the release of ―the seventh installment in Anna Lee Huber's excellent Lady Darby mystery series. I'm happy to be participating in the blog tour with a giveaway courtesy of Berkley. This is a series I've enjoyed from the very beginning (you can read my review of the first book here). Be sure that Kiera and Gage are well worth your time, particularly if you are a fan of Deanna Raybourn or Tasha Alexander. ABOUT THE BOOK Kiera’s return to London is anything but mundane after fleeing ...
Tags: Facebook, Books, London, Canada, Mystery, Giveaway, Historical Fiction, Victorian, Darby, Kiera, Gage, Blog Tour, Deanna Raybourn, An Artless Demise, Anna Lee Huber, Lady Darby

The 5 Most Mysterious Unsolved Disappearances of All Time

Every year, thousands of families are thrust into a state of limbo when a loved one suddenly goes missing. In one of the most eerie instances, when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished from the skies exactly five years ago this March, a lack of clues kept investigators from making sense of the tragedy, depriving more…
Tags: Crime, News, Uncategorized, World, Mystery, Malaysia Airlines

Four Hospitalized After 'Sweet, Burning' Odor Fills Alaska Airlines Flight

An Alaska Airlines flight was diverted from its destination on Wednesday night after its crew reported smelling a mysterious odor in the cabin. Passengers were reportedly having trouble breathing and four crew members were taken to a hospital for further medical evaluation. This is the second time this week that an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mystery, Alaska Airlines

Book Review: THE LAST by Hanna Jameson

Title: The Last Author: Hanna Jameson Genre: Science Fiction, Post-apocalypse, Mystery Publisher: VikingPublication date: Jamuary 31 2019Hardcover: 400 pages Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn’t ignored Nadia’s last message.Twenty people remain in Jon’s hotel. Far ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Book Reviews, US, Switzerland, Mystery, Nadia, Jon, Tomi, 5 Rated Books, Hanna Jameson, Jamuary, Jon Keller

On Burt Lancaster's 'The Midnight Man' and a Hard-knock Life

None Excavated from the Universal vaults and finally released on disc is The Midnight Man (1974), the second and last film directed by its star, Burt Lancaster. His first effort as director-producer-star, The Kentuckian (1955), was a rich, vigorous work of western Americana, violent yet optimistic. This second film, made 20 years later, reflects a wearier outlook of disillusion and regret within the trappings of gumshoe noir. Vietnam and Watergate aren't mentioned; the only reference to contemp...
Tags: Music, Review, Chicago, Mystery, Roman Polanski, Vietnam, Chinatown, James Garner, Film Review, Jim, Lancaster, Linda, Cameron Mitchell, Susan Clark, Slade, Natalie

Book Review: The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Title: The Parker Inheritance Author: Varian Johnson Genre: Middle Grade Publisher: ARTHUR A LEVINE / SCHOLASTIC, Publication date: March 2018Hardcover: 331 pages The letter waits in a book, in a box, in an attic, in an old house in Lambert, South Carolina. It’s waiting for Candice Miller. When Candice finds the letter, she isn’t sure she should read it. It’s addressed to her grandmother, after all, who left Lambert in a cloud of shame. But the letter describes a young...
Tags: Books, Book Reviews, US, Atlanta, Mystery, Brandon, Lambert, Candice, Brandon Jones, Candice Miller, 8 Rated Books, Middle Grade, Rita Williams Garcia, Ellen Raskin, Varian Johnson, Lambert South Carolina

Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in 'Feast of July'

None Left in the lurch by the movie-going public in 1995, Feast of July was probably one of the more demure productions to come out of the Merchant Ivory workshop. Based on a minor work by H.E. Bates, who wrote mostly charming and very British novels about the English working life, the film was further sidelined by its rather unenthusiastic critical reception. Time, however, has been kind to the film and it isn't really the forgettable fluff that the likes of Roger Ebert claimed it to be. Lift...
Tags: Music, Crime, Review, Drama, America, Roger Ebert, Period Drama, Mystery, Spielberg, Hugh Grant, Film Review, Bella, Chaplin, Ben Chaplin, Ebert, Blu Ray

'Ghost Apples' of ice form after freezing rain in Michigan [PHOTOS]

Aren't they beautiful? Here's how 'ghost apples' formed on this apple tree in West Michigan. Ice forms on rotting apples, and as the apples decay, they slide down and out of the ice that is left behind hanging off the apple tree branches. There's a longer explainer here: Andrew Sietsema sent in photos of the hollow ice apples to ReportIt late Wednesday night. He said he came across the interesting formations while pruning apple trees earlier that day. Sietsema said the freezing rain coated ...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Weird, Cool, Nature, Mystery, Michigan, Aren, West Michigan, Ghost Apples, Andrew Sietsema, Sietsema

Outsmarting the Auteur: Reassigning Power in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Marnie'

None Is Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film, Marnie a sex story? a mystery? a detective story? a romance? a story of a thief? a love story? The many questions posed in the trailer are curiosities that film scholars and audiences continue to grapple with to this day, over 50 years since a release that saw Hitchcock's Marnie greeted with poor box office returns and widespread bewilderment from critics. As mirrored in Film Society Lincoln Center's 35mm screening of the film this past September, it has be...
Tags: Feature, Misogyny, Music, Hollywood, Crime, Drama, Sexism, America, Netflix, Mystery, Baltimore, Alfred Hitchcock, Wood, Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Mark

Searching for Answers in Denis Villeneuve’s 'Prisoners'

None It's never just about how the murder was committed or where the missing person went or who stole the precious moonstone. The detective stories that really resonate are the ones that investigate beneath the case itself and into the deeper mysteries of who we are. The ones that delve into the invisible mechanisms of our societies, the inner clockwork of our selves. Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners is about two girls gone missing and a father desperate to retrieve them. It's also about how to m...
Tags: Feature, Music, England, Crime, Viola Davis, Drama, America, Britain, Jake Gyllenhaal, House, Hugh Jackman, Mystery, Fox News, Arthur Conan Doyle, Paul Auster, Kafka

Our Private Prisons: Interview with 'Still' Director, Takashi Doscher

None "I was very much wrestling with the question of time and our modern or not so modern definitions of relationships, love and monogamy, and even sexuality a bit" explains director Takashi Doscher of his narrative feature debut Still (2018). When hiker Lily (Madeline Brewer) loses her way on the Appalachian Trail, she stumbles onto an isolated farm and encounters a seemingly odd couple. While Ella (Lydia Wilson) is happy to take her in, Adam (Nick Blood) is initially less hospitable, and as ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Drama, Interview, Fantasy, Mystery, The Orchard, Lily, Terence Davies, Adam, Davies, Ella, Madeline, Appalachian Trail, John Andrew, Christoph Behl

'The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle' Is a Stellar Mystery Yarn

None The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is Stuart Turton's debut novel, but one wouldn't know it's a debut, as it's incredibly polished and self-assured, and an utterly delightful yarn. When you learn that Turton is primarily a travel journalist, the ease and flow of the narrative make that much more sense. We open with an unnamed protagonist who has been shorn of his memories, stumbling in the woods around the mouldering English estate Blackheath sometime in the early 20th century, danger ...
Tags: Music, Review, Book Review, Aiden, Paris, Mystery, Agatha Christie, Turton, Hercule Poirot, Blackheath, Sourcebooks, Hardcastle, Stuart Turton, EVELYN HARDCASTLE, The 7 12 deaths of evelyn hardcastle

Back to School with these 4 Campus Novels

A campus novel is a book set in a school, college or university and the most popular is probably the Harry Potter series. Campus novels have always been popular amongst readers, so I thought I’d share four of them with you here. Stoner by John Williams My favourite campus novel by far is Stoner by … Continue reading Back to School with these 4 Campus Novels The post Back to School with these 4 Campus Novels appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Thriller, Mystery, Young Adult, John Williams, Classic, Historical Fiction, Stoner, New Adult, Book News, Book Reviews - Fiction, Tracey Allen, Libba Bray

Through the Looking-Glass of Black Mirror's 'Bandersnatch'

None Spoilers ahead. In 1983 I played an arcade game called Dragon's Lair. In what was already a video-game cliché, a knight named Dirk the Daring attempted to rescue Princess Daphne. But the selling point was not the story—it was that it looked like a cartoon. Meanwhile, on my Atari back at home, the similarly-themed Adventure featured a protagonist who was literally just a dot. After losing a week's worth of quarters within a minute, though, I realized that Dragon's Lair was not really a game...
Tags: Google, Feature, Books, Music, Video Games, Drama, Film, Sci-fi, Netflix, George Orwell, New York Times, Dragon, Mystery, Philip K Dick, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker

Review | The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas

This series. My feelings for it are fierce and tangled, much like the ties that bind its protagonists. Charlotte, Lord Ingram, Livia, Inspector Treadles, Bancroft, Lady Ingram . . . characterize them each how you will, but there is nothing equivocal about them. While there is infinite room for every sort of gray area in their circumstances, their histories, and their difficult presents, the feelings that they engender (at least in me) are nothing if not strong one way or the other. And really, ...
Tags: Books, London, Review, Mystery, Sherlock Holmes, Scotland Yard, Historical Fiction, Charlotte, Moriarty, Thomas, Victorian, Livia, Arc, Ingram, Retelling, Beloved Bookshelf

Amnesia Fiction

Amnesia fiction generally contains a character suffering from some form of memory loss, or memory loss forms part of the storyline. It’s such a common plot device I thought it was worth exploring. Here are seven amnesia fiction novels you might enjoy. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart We Were Liars is about a group … Continue reading Amnesia Fiction The post Amnesia Fiction appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, James Dashner, The Maze Runner, Thriller, Still Alice, Mystery, Ya, Robert Ludlum, Amnesia, Paula Hawkins, S J Watson, Liane Moriarty, Lisa Genova, Book News, Tracey Allen, Australian Author

Lee Chang-dong's Mysterious 'Burning' Simmers with an Inquisitive Tension

None Most films, whether or not they claim an outsized ambition, don't deserve a runtime longer than 120 minutes simply because too much action easily leads to a case of diminishing returns. Lee Chang-dong's Burning (Beoning) is the rare film that warrants such excess; its languorous passivity takes time to fester, all up to a point of inevitable climax when, seemingly out of pure necessity, a final action is taken that brings all parties the long-overdue gift of change. There's something sli...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Review, Drama, Africa, Burning, Mystery, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Film Review, Ben, Jong, Paju, Murakami, Jay Gatsby, Steven Yeun

A Telling Future with Cameron Macintosh

Cameron Macintosh is the author of the exciting fantasy adventure series for future detectives in the making, steadily churning them out with number three being recently released. Having qualifications in Psychology and Professional Writing, and specialising in the educational publishing market for almost two decades, it is no wonder Macintosh knows exactly what makes an … Continue reading A Telling Future with Cameron Macintosh The post A Telling Future with Cameron Macintosh appeared first o...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Adventure, Environment, Friendship, Fantasy, Mystery, Middle Grade, Author Interviews, Book Reviews - Childrens and Young Adult, New Book Releases, Romi Sharp, Junior Fiction, Big Sky Publishing, Dave Atze, Max Booth Future Sleuth

Umineko Returns With “Gold Edition” Kickstarter

Reality versus fantasy visual novel Umineko When They Cry is getting a new Kickstarter project to bring an updated and enhanced version to fans worldwide. The new Kickstarter project for Umineko will be run by Catbox Creative together with the official creator 07th Expansion, visual novel publisher MangaGamer, the Witch Hunt Translation Group who were the […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Horror, Kickstarter, Mystery, Anime, Visual Novels, 07th Expansion, Umineko, Catbox Creative, Witch Hunt Translation Group

Setting the Scene with Rachel Nightingale

Rachel Le Rossignol, aka Rachel Nightingale, is the debut novelist of young adult fantasy fiction series, Tales of Tarya, including the first two in the trilogy – Harlequin’s Riddle and Columbine’s Tale. She also happens to be an award-winning playwright, with a musical she wrote set for the stage next year. Rachel has a background … Continue reading Setting the Scene with Rachel Nightingale The post Setting the Scene with Rachel Nightingale appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult, Riddle, Columbine, Rachel, Author Interviews, New Book Releases, Romi Sharp, Nadia Turner, Author Interview, Odyssey Books, Columbine's Tale, Harlequin's Riddle, Rachel Le Rossignol

Top 10 Anime Sleuths

Mystery series detectives have been flooding this new ranking seeking to ascertain the characters with the most astonishing deductive skills, a natural course much like the predictable number one choice hailing from a never-ending series. The ranking: 1. Edogawa Conan (Detective Conan) 2. Touma Sou (Q.E.D. Shoumei Shuuryou) 3. Katrielle Layton (Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle […]
Tags: Rankings, Conan, Mystery, Anime, LAYTON, Death Note, Bungou Stray Dogs, Kindaichi, Anime Sleuths, Edogawa Conan Detective Conan, Touma Sou, Katrielle Layton Layton