Behind the Scenes of Tactical Crime Division: A New Miniseries from Harlequin Intrigue

If you’re looking for a blend of romance and suspense, Tactical Crime Division is the miniseries for you! Launching with 48 Hour Lockdown by Carla Cassidy, this series is brimming with action, excitement and unforgettable heroes and heroines. 

Take a look at the trailer for this new series, and keep reading for an interview with Creative Director Tony Horvath, about how he established the look and feel of the miniseries covers.

Do you like to try and solve the case before the heroes and heroines do? Let us know in the comments section below!

How did you create the look and feel for the Tactical Crime Division miniseries?

TH: I took inspiration from ensemble cast television shows like CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Law and Order and approached it similarly. We wanted to highlight the fact that there is a crime solving team that works together and that team plays a big role throughout the entire series.

What research or preparation did you have to do before shooting the covers for Tactical Crime Division?

I researched the way these ensemble cast shows are promoted and advertised to the viewer. It is important that all the main characters are given their moment to shine. They all have their own story, but they don’t do it alone. It takes the team to solve the crime.

How was shooting the covers for this miniseries different from how you shoot a regular Harlequin Intrigue cover?

It is very different than a regular shoot. We usually have one or two people per cover, here we have most of the cast on a cover with the main character being featured on the top and members of the supporting cast on the bottom in another scene. The logistics of pulling this together is not a simple task as we have to be time and budget conscious. We shot all four covers in the same day, whereas I typically shoot covers by the month they’re published in.

Are you a fan of romantic suspense? Let us know if you enjoy solving cases in the comments below!

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Comments ( 7 )
  1. Marcie R
    April 3, 2020 at 4:58 pm
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    I love reading romantic suspense! I also excited for this series. I have book 1 already.

    • Elissa
      April 6, 2020 at 2:04 pm
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      That’s so good to hear! Will you be reading the rest of the series?

      • Marcie R
        April 9, 2020 at 10:00 am
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        Yes, I have them on my to-buy list.

  2. Crystal
    May 31, 2020 at 11:01 am
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    Hi Carla, Love your books and love reading Romantic Suspense, Intrigue books.
    Do you have your own blog? Do you have a newsletter? What are your Amazon, Bookbub and Goodreads links to follow you.
    I love reading your paperback/print books and would love to review them but sadly I can only do the paperback/Hardback/print format because it’s so much easier to read.

  3. Stormy Fields
    June 16, 2020 at 2:13 pm
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    Does Running Out of Time conclude the Tactical Crime Division series?

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