This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE Aug01

This Day In Crime: IRON LAKE

On this day, in 1999, William Kent Krueger released IRON LAKE, his debut novel. Lake introduced the world to Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor, a former sheriff that, at the time of the novel, is separated from his wife and children and in a bit of a mid-live crisis. Part Irish, part Anishinaabe Indian, Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor is the former sheriff of Aurora, Minnesota (population 3,752). Embittered over losing his job as a cop and over the marital meltdown that has separated him from his wife and children, Cork gets by on heavy doses of caffeine, nicotine, and guilt. Once a cop on Chicago’s South Side, there’s not much that can...

This Day In Crime: RESERVOIR DOGS Oct23

This Day In Crime: RESERVOIR DOGS

On this day, in 1992, Quentin Tarantino made his directorial debut with the crime drama RESERVOIR DOGS. The film starred Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney and Tim Roth. The film cost just over one million and made close 3 million, but the buzz made Tarantino red hot and gave him the credibility to draw in Bruce Willis and John Travolta for PULP FICTION. The film ended up revitalized the career of Travolta. Tarantino is an admitted film junkie and borrowed from other films, while crafting his own style with smart, snappy dialogue. Most of the cast would go on to work with Quentin again over the years....