Thursday, October 28, 2010

Search an Abandoned Asylum in Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium Collector's Edition, New from BFG

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Games of Mystery is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery casual game from Big Fish Games released today and available to BFG Club members. You can find out more about these games by visiting our Mystery Games: Big Fish Download Games page or by clicking on the links provided below.

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Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium Collector's Edition
Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium Collector's Edition

Your boyfriend Tim, an investigative journalist, has gone missing on one of his trips. You learn he was investigating the possibility of wrong doings at the Green Hills Sanitarium. When you arrive, you find it is decrepit, as if it had been abandoned years earlier -- even though Tim's previous messages to you suggest it was operational. But now those messages have abruptly stopped coming, so you decide to do a little investigating on your own. Explore the halls of this mental asylum to find your boyfrind in this incredible hidden object adventure game!

This is a special Collector's Edition that includes extras you won't find in the regular version, such as bonus gameplay, a built-in strategy guide, original soundtrack, striking screensavers, and more!

Haunted Halls: Green Hills Sanitarium Collector's Edition may be downloaded and purchased for $13.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (189.08 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour; the full version is 427.39 MB.

Watch a preview video below:

Get any standard game for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. Other benefits include the $2.99 Daily Deal, Tomorrow's Game Today, and special member rewards. And if you purchase any 6 games within a single month, you earn a free game with the Big Fish Game Club Monthly Punch Card! (Collector's Editions earn 3 punches each, half-way towards your free game!)

Read Ms. Terri's reviews of the adventure and casual mystery games featured on this site, including Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy, Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses!, Enlightenus, and many more!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Price of Life by Greg McCarthy (Book Review)

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The Price of Life by Greg McCarthy. Non-series. Otherworld Publications Hardcover, September 2010.

An interesting, if uneven and not very suspenseful legal thriller, with too many tangential subplots vying for the reader's attention, often at the expense of overall plot continuity.

Read the full text of our review at Mysterious Reviews: The Price of Life by Greg McCarthy.

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New Hardcover Mysteries for November 2010

New Hardcover Mysteries from the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books

The Hidden Staircase Mystery Books has updated its list of new hardcover mysteries with books scheduled for publication in November 2010. Please note that some titles may publish early (and may already be available) and some may be delayed, published at a later date.

Below we're listing those authors with returning series characters, new series characters, and non-series or stand-alone mysteries in separate sections. All titles are available on our November new mystery books page (which will become the default home page for the site on November 1st).

• Authors with mysteries featuring returning series characters (in italics) this month:

Susanne Alleyn, Aristide Ravel (4th); David Baldacci, Camel Club (5th); Maggie Barbieri, Alison Bergeron (5th); Simon Beaufort, Geoffrey Mappestone (7th); Steve Berry, Cotton Malone (6th); Larry Bond and Jim DeFelice, Red Dragon Rising (2nd); Simon Brett, Fethering (11th); Nick Brownlee, Jake Moore and Daniel Jouma (2nd); Lillian Stewart Carl, Jean Fairbairn and Alasdair Cameron (5th); Reed Farrel Coleman, Moe Prager (6th); Patricia Cornwell, Kay Scarpetta (18th); Isis Crawford, Murder with Recipes (7th); Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler, Dirk Pitt (21st); Vicki Delany, Molly Smith (4th); James D. Doss, Charlie Moon (15th); Kaitlyn Dunnett, Liss MacCrimmon (4th); Janet Evanovich and Alex Evanovich, Barnaby and Hooker Graphic (2nd); Charles Finch, Charles Lennox (4th); Sally Goldenbaum, Seaside Knitters (4th); Kerry Greenwood, Phyrne Fisher (18th); J. M. Gregson, Lambert and Hook (23rd); Betty Hechtman, Molly Pink, Crochet (4th); Graham Ison, Brock and Poole (8th); Peter James, Roy Grace (6th); Arthur Conan Doyle and Kelley Jones, Sherlock Holmes Graphic (3rd); Nicholas Kilmer, Fred Taylor (7th); Dennis Lehane, Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro (6th); Margaret Maron, Deborah Knott (16th); Evan Marshall, Anna Winthrop, Hidden Manhattan (4th); Patrick F. McManus, Bo Tully (4th); I. J. Parker, Sugawara Akitada (7th); James Patterson, Alex Cross (17th); J. D. Robb, Eve Dallas (38th); Kinley Roby, Harry Brock (6th); Al Roker and Dick Lochte, Billy Blessing (2nd); Priscilla Royal, Prioress Eleanor (7th); Sheldon Russell, Hook Runyon (2nd); William G. Tapply, Brady Coyne (25th); David J. Walker, Wild Onion (5th); Joyce Yarrow, Jo Epstein (2nd).

• Authors with mysteries introducing characters (in italics) in a new series this month:

Mignon F. Ballard, Dimple Kilpatrick; Gary Corby, Nicolaos; Miles Corwin, Ash Levine; Mario Reading, Adam Sabir; Brad Thor, Athena Project.

• Authors with non-series or stand-alone mysteries this month:

Glen Scott Allen, Kelley Armstrong, Jeffrey Ashford, R. Scott Bakker, Jeffery Deaver, Thor Duffin, Seth Harwood, Homer Hickam, Deborah A. Jaeger, Solomon Jones, Andrew Klavan, Henning Mankell, Cynthia Ozick, Orhan Pamuk, David Poyer, Bill Pronzini, Elliott Sawyer, Anita Shreve, Andrew Vachss, William C. Whitbeck.

For more information on any of these titles, please visit the November new mysteries page on our website. If you're interested in new paperbacks, visit The Mystery Bookshelf where you can discover a library of new mysteries, also updated with November 2010 releases.

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of mystery books with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

HBO Acquires Adaptation Rights to Israeli Crime Drama The Naked Truth

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Deadline|Hollywood is reporting that HBO has secured the rights to a US adaptation of the Israeli crime drama The Naked Truth. Clyde Phillips (Dexter) will write the screenplay and executive produce.

The Israeli version set is limited to two rooms within an unnamed east coast city police precinct, but the HBO version is expected to expand this somewhat, though keep all action indoors. The original storyline involves the disappearance of a 17-year-old girl -- a complex and highly discordant character, who kept a video diary and operated blogs under an assumed identity -- and the implications the case has on both the family and the officers investigating the crime.

Film Rights to the Suspense Novel The Keep by Jennifer Egan Acquired by CBS Films

The Keep by Jennifer Egan
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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that CBS Films has acquired the film rights to The Keep, the bestselling suspense novel from 2006 by Jennifer Egan. As previously reported, attached to direct is Niels Arden Oplev, whose last effort was the Swedish-language film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

In a world from which escape is impossible and where the keep -- the tower, the last stand -- is both everything worth protecting and the very thing that must be surrendered in order to survive, two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story that seamlessly brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.

Read the first chapters of The Keep below.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winners of the 2010 SCIBA Awards Announced

Mystery Book Awards: The Edgars, The Agathas, The Anthonys, and many more.

The winners of the 2010 SCIBA Awards have been announced by the SoCal Independent Booksellers. Each year SCIBA awards books in the following categories; fiction, non-fiction, mystery, art, architecture & photography, children’s novel and children’s picture book.

The winner of this year's mystery award, named after life-long Southern California resident and Edgar Award-winning author T. Jefferson Parker, is The First Rule by Robert Crais (Putnam).

The winner of the children's book award also went to a mystery, This Book Is Not Good For You, the third book in the Secret Series by Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown).

Barnes & Noble Announces NOOKcolor

B&N Nook (Color)

As widely expected, Barnes & Noble announced today in a press release its new ereader, the NOOKcolor.

From the announcement: "The first full-color touch device dedicated to reading everything and built on Android™, NOOKcolor opens up a whole new world of digital reading materials of all kinds, in addition to providing access to the largest bookstore with an unprecedented selection of over two million digital titles a single search away. Digital content — from bestsellers to favorite magazines in full color, and interactive children’s picture books and enhanced cookbooks — has never looked better than on NOOKcolor’s stunning 7-inch VividView™ Color Touchscreen."

The Wi-Fi enabled device is currently priced at $249 and is available to order with an expected ship date of November 19th, 2010.

For a current selection of mystery and suspense ebooks to purchase for your NOOK (or other ereaders), visit our own MysteryeBooks website.

ABC Extends Detroit 1-8-7, Cancels The Whole Truth

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More updates for crime dramas introduced this season.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that ABC has ordered five additional episodes for its new series Detroit 1-8-7, while separately reporting that The Whole Truth has been canceled. The latter series will continue filming the 13 episodes originally ordered, but it's not clear when or if they will air after tomorrow's regularly scheduled episode.

Fox Orders Pilot for Series Adaptation of the Locke & Key Graphic Novels

Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
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Early last month we reported that Fox had given a series commitment to an adaptation of the Locke & Key series of supernatural graphic novels written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez.

The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog is now reporting that Fox has taken the next step, ordering a pilot to be filmed.

The first book of the series, Welcome to Lovecraft, tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all! The third book in the series, Crown of Shadows, published this past July.

First Clues, Mysteries for Kids: New Titles for November 2010

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids

First Clues: Mysteries for Kids is pleased to announce a selection of new mystery, suspense and thriller books (including series books) scheduled for publication during November 2010, listed in approximate order of reading level, from books for younger readers to books for teens.

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Big Hairy Drama by Aaron Reynolds

Big Hairy Drama More Information about the book
Aaron Reynolds
A Joey Fly, Private Eye Mystery, 2nd in series

A cold snap has blown into town like an unwanted house pest. But there’s only one guy in the bug city with the power to put crime permanently on ice: Joey Fly, Private Eye. He’s always on the lookout for trouble, and he runs into it when he meets Harry Spyderson, proprietor of the Scarab Beetle Theatre and director of the much-anticipated Bugliacci.

Greta Divawing, the four-winged, long-legged leading lady, has gone missing. Harry hires Joey Fly and his assistant, Sammy Stingtail to crack the case. Can they find Greta in time to save the show?

These graphic format mysteries are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris by Thea Stilton

Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris More Information about the book
Thea Stilton
A Geronimo Stilton Special Edition Mystery with Thea Stilton, 3rd in series

In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Paris to visit Colette's fashion-designer friend Julie. But when Julie's designs are suddenly stolen, the girls must search the city of Paris to catch the thief and save the fashion show.

Readers will love following the clues to help the Thea Sisters solve the mystery!

Geronimo Stilton mysteries are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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The Cupcake Caper by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Cupcake Caper More Information about the book
Gertrude Chandler Warner
A Boxcar Children Mystery, 125th in series

It's a delicious new mystery with the Boxcar Children as they help catch a cupcake thief!

Mama Tova's shop in Greenfield is so famous that every day, people line up around the block to buy her cupcakes. But when someone breaks into her kitchen, it's clear that her secret recipe is in danger. The Aldens follow the suspects to a bake-off where they must find the culprit using their mystery-solving skills -- and their taste buds, too!

Boxcar Children mysteries are recommended for readers aged 7 to 9.

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Grounded by Kate Klise

Grounded More Information about the book
Kate Klise
Non-series

After her brother, sister, and father die in a plane crash, Daralynn Oakland receives 237 dolls from well-wishers, resulting in her nickname: Dolly. But dolls are little comfort to a twelve-year-old girl whose world is rocked by the dramatic changes in her life, including her angry, grieving mother’s new job as a hairstylist at the local funeral home.

Dolly gets a job, too, where she accidentally invents a fashionable new haircut. But her real work begins when a crematorium comes to town, and someone has to save a dying business, solve a burning mystery, and resuscitate the broken hearts in Digginsville, Missouri, population 402.

This novel recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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The South Street Gang vs. the Coalcracker Cyclops by Richard Benyo

The South Street Gang vs. the Coalcracker Cyclops More Information about the book
Richard Benyo
Non-series

When Bob Capek’s mother is killed in a hit-and-run accident in 1956, his father moves the family from Virginia back to his hometown of Mauch Chunk, a small town in the middle of the eastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. From the moment Bob boards the northbound train, the life he knew before comes to an end—and another, more harrowing one begins.

Soon after arriving in Mauch Chunk, Bob is threatened by a notorious cross-town gang, the Center Street Scorpions. As if that’s not enough, Bob also initiates a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the cruelest, most diabolical man in town, the Cyclops—a greedy mine owner who will stop at nothing, including murder, to own every coal mine in the county. But Bob is determined to put a stop to the Cyclops’s sinister schemes—and the results are explosive.

This novel is recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Neil Flambe and the Aztec Abduction by Kevin Sylvester

Neil Flambe and the Aztec Abduction More Information about the book
Kevin Sylvester
A Neil Flambe Caper, 2nd in series

Fresh off his success in solving the Marco Polo murders, Neil Flambé heads to Mexico City to take part in the Azteca Cocina — a two-week battle of the chefs. But things start to go wrong at the very first battle. Neil’s box of secret ingredients contains more than he bargained for. There’s a note inside, telling him that Isabella has been kidnapped. He must lose in the final, or else she’ll be killed.

The kidnappers are obviously having fun — with every ransom note they send, they include a lock of Isabella’s hair, not realizing how clever their captive really is! Knowing that Neil and his super-nose will be looking for her, Isabella does what she can to help, rubbing her hair in the smelliest thing she can find at each location. Neil can smell garbage, flowers, and animals, but this only helps him find out where Isabella has already been — not where’s she heading next!

In order to solve this mystery, Neil will need Larry's knowledge of Mexican history and Spanish, Sean Nakamura's portable forensic lab, and Angel Jicama's mentorship. He’ll have to delve into Aztec history, symbolism, and even into the real ruins that are buried under the modern city. But will he figure it all out in time?

The mysteries in this series are recommended for readers aged 10 to 12.

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Virals by Kathy Reichs

Virals More Information about the book
Kathy Reichs
Non-series

Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (featured in the "Bones" adult mysteries by this author and the Fox television show Bones), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.

As the friends discover their heightened senses and animal-quick reflexes, they must combine their scientific curiosity with their newfound physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very hot -- if they can stay alive long enough to catch the killer's scent.

Fortunately, they are now more than friends -- they're a pack. They are Virals.

This forensic thriller is recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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The Back Door of Midnight by Elizabeth Chandler

The Back Door of Midnight More Information about the book
Elizabeth Chandler
Non-series

Psychic ... or psychotic?

Anna knows her family is crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncle’s charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. Her erratic aunt’s “psychic” abilities are exaggerated by her grief, and have become borderline violent. Alone in an unfamiliar town, Anna struggles to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normalcy. She desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but even he might know more about the incident than he is letting on.

But when Anna starts feeling an inexplicable pull to the site of her uncle’s murder, she begins to believe that her family’s supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing: she must discover who killed her uncle or she could be next …

This novel is recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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Conspiracy 365: November by Gabrielle Lord

Conspiracy 365: November More Information about the book
Gabrielle Lord
A Conspiracy 365 Thriller

The penultimate novel in this 12 volume series.

On New Year's Eve, Callum Ormond is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days. Cal is fighting for his sister's life. But nobody believes the "psycho kid" and he's running out of people he can trust. He doesn't even know which of his enemies he's facing. How many hard-won treasures will he have to relinquish in return for his sister's safety?

The thrillers in this series are recommended for readers aged 13 and older.

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New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for the Harry Potter Films

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A new behind-the-scenes featurette to the Harry Potter series of films was released on Yahoo! movies yesterday.

This video includes scenes from all the films, and provides an interesting, if brief, backdrop to the next film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, which hits theaters November 19th.

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OMN Welcomes Julie Ann Howell, Author of Haunted Echoes

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Omnimystery News is thrilled to welcome Julie Ann Howell as our guest blogger. Julie Ann is the author of Haunted Echoes (The Peppertree Press, January 2010 Hardcover, 978-1-936051-69-4), an old-fashioned ghost story.

Today, Julie Ann provides some background information for her book. And she''s also providing our readers with an opportunity to win a copy of her book. Visit Mystery Book Contests, click on the "Julie Ann Howell: Haunted Echoes" contest link, enter your name, e-mail address, and this code (1779) for a chance to win! (One entry per person; contest ends November 09, 2010.)

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Julie Ann Howell
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Julie Ann Howell

Ask a writer what they would rather be doing at any given time, and most often the answer would be “writing.”

Most writers dream of “just writing,” as their characters, settings and story lines are always swirling around in their heads. Having the luxury of putting those down on paper is the best feeling of accomplishment.

In my case, I am a night owl through and through. I love writing in the middle of the night when the house is quiet and my thoughts can actually make it to paper. I find it truly inspiring—and just a little bit scary, which is even more fun.

There are so many things that go through my head when I sit behind my keyboard. I vividly remember typing the “Whodunit” part in my book and being incredibly shocked at what my fingers typed. I even found myself saying “What??!!” out loud, questioning myself and staring at my fingertips in disbelief. I actually had no idea what was going to happen, which is great, as most writers map out their entire books before they type a word. But I like to let my fingers do the work and the characters do the talking. That is what works for me.

My readers often ask me how I came up with my setting for Haunted Echoes. I love small towns and lighthouses and since I wanted my character, Sarah Reddington and her dog Dickens, to stay in a Victorian style Bed and Breakfast, I chose Maine. I did my research and discovered a sleepy little town on the craggy shore just outside Portland. Cape Elizabeth was the perfect place for my characters to hang out for 200 pages. I have never been to Maine and I would love to visit someday, however I think it’s best to keep the image of how I actually see it strictly fiction.

Haunted houses intrigue me. I suppose you can say that ghostly tales were instilled in me since I was a little girl, compliments of my great-grandma whose tales sort of followed me as a grown-up. I know there is another haunted tale in me: I can feel it. Just recently I had one of my readers email me his quote about what he thought after reading my novel. It was short and to the point. Simply put he said. “The only thing I have to say is when is the sequel coming out?” This was intriguing to say the least, a great compliment. I had never really considered a sequel until I read this quote.

And now, the answer is yes. Words and characters are now whispering in my head preparing to form sentences onto paper for the sequel to Haunted Echoes. The working title, Whispers From Beyond ...

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Julie Ann is not only the publisher and founder of her own literary magazine and book publishing company, she is also an avid speaker where she has the opportunity to travel to a variety of writers groups, schools and organizations. The author of several children's books, Haunted Echoes is her first novel. Visit her website at JulieAnnHowell.com.

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Haunted Echoes by Julie Ann Howell
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About Haunted Echoes: Sarah Reddington traveled to far-away Maine to escape the chaos of the windy city. She wanted to concentrate on completing her novel and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the Atlantic's craggy shore. Although she was the only registered guest staying in an elegant, but quaint Victorian Inn, subsequent events quickly placed her writing on hold. The haunting cries that echoed around her made her question not only her own mortality, but made it difficult for her to decipher between fiction and insanity.

For a chance to win a copy of Haunted Echoes, courtesy of the author, visit Mystery Book Contests, click on the "Julie Ann Howell: Haunted Echoes" contest link, and enter your name, e-mail address, and this code (1779) in the entry form. (One entry per person; contest ends November 09, 2010.)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Join the CSI Team to Solve Five New Cases in CSI: Fatal Conspiracy

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
Insider Chronicles: A New Perspective on Mystery (Windows PC)

Five connected cases allow players to experience an authentic crime-solving video game with real CSI characters, heart-pounding interrogations and enhanced graphics, in CSI: Fatal Conspiracy, which releases tomorrow, Tuesday October 26th, 2010.

Be prepared to work with your CSI partners to solve murder cases and uncover the fatal conspiracy behind the crimes you investigate. Collect evidence at the crime scene, search for items that might be related to the case and unveil hidden evidence through observation. Interview witnesses and suspects with an improved interrogation system for more realistic character interaction. Analyze the evidence with the latest technology, and use new ultrasound and high-tech SLR camera technology in the game. Share your evidence with high-resolution photos.

Four versions are being released: CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Windows PC version), CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Nintendo Wii version), CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (Xbox 360 version), and CSI: Fatal Conspiracy (PlayStation 3 version).

Watch the trailer for the game below:

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish-language version), New This Week on DVD and Blu-ray Disc

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Cinemystery, your source for information on TV series, made-for-television movies, and films adapted from novels of mystery and suspense, which are now available on DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling a new release scheduled for this week.

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish): Available on DVD or Blu-ray Disc
Information on The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish)

Adapted from the novel The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish-language version, DVD) features Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) as a wanted woman.

A researcher and a Millennium journalist about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and violent behavior makes her an official danger to society. Mikael Bloomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), Salander's friend and Millennium's publisher, is alone in his belief of Salander's innocence.

Digging deeper Bloomkvist unearths evidence implicating highly placed members of Swedish Society -- as well as shocking details about Salander's past. He is desperate to get to her before she is cornered -- but no one can find her anywhere.

The Girl Who Played with Fire runs 129 minutes and is rated R.

Also available: The Girl Who Played with Fire (Swedish-language version, Blu-ray disc).

Sony's Columbia Pictures has acquired the English-language film rights to the Millennium trilogy, with production underway for the adaptation of the first book in the series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara.

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Visit the Cinemystery website to discover more TV and film adaptations currently available on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

CSI: NY and Law & Order UK, New This Week on DVD plus Poirot on Blu-ray Disc

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Telemystery, your source for one of the most comprehensive selections of detective, amateur sleuth, private investigator, and suspense television mystery series, mini-series and made-for-television movies, now available or coming soon to DVD or Blu-ray disc, is profiling two series plus one made-for-television movie being released this week.

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CSI: NY: Season Six, a Mystery TV Series
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CSI: NY is the third spin-off of the popular Crime Scene Investigation franchise. A team of police forensics specialists is led by Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple.

The New York CSIs may have a different process from those in Las Vegas or Miami, but they are guided by the same steadfast determination. These skilled investigators follow the evidence as they piece together clues and eliminate doubt, to ultimately crack their cases.

These are the final cases for Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), who was Taylor's partner for the series first six seasons.

The CSI: NY: Season Six DVD set of 7 discs contain the 23 episodes that aired on CBS from September 2009 through May 2010.

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Law & Order UK: Season One, a Mystery TV Series
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Law & Order UK is the British version of the original, a gritty look at crime in London. Each episode is divided into two parts: investigation of a crime followed by the court proceedings to try the case.

The Law & Order UK: Season One DVD set of 3 discs contain the 13 episodes that comprise the first two seasons of the series as it aired in the UK, from February through March 2009 and from January through February 2010.

(Strictly speaking, this is not a "new" release. This DVD set has been available prior to its general release tmorrow exclusively at Target stores in the US.)

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Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express, a Mystery TV Series
Information on Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express

Several weeks ago, a movie collection of Poirot was released that included an adaptation of the classic Murder on the Orient Express starring David Suchet as Hercule Poirot.

The studio is now releasing that film separately as Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express (Blu-ray disc).

As our reviewer noted in his review of the film, "There will probably be few viewers of the episode who don't know the story, yet the direction manages to retain a high level of suspense. There are a few changes from the book, most notably in some characters but also in how the conclusion is structured. Still, this is a remarkable episode and definitely one not to miss."

Mr. E. Review Available Read his complete review of this episode at Mr. E. Reviews Poirot: The Movie Collection 5.

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