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And to think they can do it without cell phones! These stories highlight the perils of investigation and fighting injustice in times of yore, as well as adventures in the Old and New West.

Excerpts
August 30 2016

White Mirror: New Excerpt

The White Mirror by Elsa Hart is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, Jade Dragon Mountain...
Blogs
August 29 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2016

After an admittedly tepid August, September comes out swinging with a superb list of newly added...
Blogs
August 24 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 23, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 19 2016

“The White Rook” Cocktail

“Every pawn is potentially a queen.” – James Mason Castle up with this...
Excerpts
August 19 2016

The One Man: New Excerpt

The One Man by Andrew Gross is an historical thriller that's bursting with compelling characters...
Blogs
August 18 2016

Q&A with Mark Pryor, Author of The Paris Librarian

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Mark Pryor, author of The Paris Librarian, shares some great stories about his annual visits...
Blogs
August 17 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 16, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 16 2016

Review: The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder

The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder is the 2nd book in the Inspector Lefebvre historical mystery series. It...
Blogs
August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist...
Blogs
August 8 2016

Review: Survivors Will Be Shot Again by Bill Crider

In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old...
Excerpts
August 5 2016

Survivors Will Be Shot Again: New Excerpt

In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old saying...
Blogs
August 3 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 2, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 1 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in August 2016

What do Vin Diesel, an Oscar for “Best Film,” and the first “choose your own...
Blogs
July 28 2016

Review: The Second Death by Peter Tremayne

The Second Death by Peter Tremayne is the 26th book in the Mysteries of Ancient Ireland series. Seventh-century...
Excerpts
July 26 2016

What Murder Weapon Are You?

If you're a fan of Criminal Element, then it stands to reason that you know a thing or two about...
Excerpts
July 22 2016

The Second Death: New Excerpt

The Second Death by Peter Tremayne is the 26th book in the Mysteries of Ancient Ireland series (Available...
Blogs
July 13 2016

Review: The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis

The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis is the 4th book in the Flavia Albia historical mystery...
Excerpts
July 13 2016

The Baker Street Jurors: New Excerpt

The Baker Street Jurors is the 5th book in the Baker Street Letters series by Michael Robertson (Available...
Excerpts
July 8 2016

The Graveyard of the Hesperides: New Excerpt

The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis is book #4 in the Flavia Albia Series (Available...
Excerpts
June 30 2016

A Killing in Amish Country: New Excerpt

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A Killing in Amish Country by Gregg Olsen & Rebecca Morris is the true crime tale of only the...
Blogs
June 28 2016

Serial Killer Calling Cards: Winners Revealed!

Serial killers, for better or for worse, are some of the more infamous characters in history....
Excerpts
June 28 2016

Lowcountry Book Club: New Excerpt

Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer is book #5 in the Liz Talbot Mystery series (Available July...
Blogs
June 27 2016

In Search of a Word

Read this exclusive guest post from Tricia Fields, author of Midnight Crossing, about that...
Blogs
June 27 2016

Review: Rancher’s Law by Dusty Richards

Rancher's Law by Dusty Richards is a classic Western that follows Luther Haskell, who must make...
Blogs
June 27 2016

First Teaser Trailer for Cinemax’s Quarry

Cinemax is really amping up their original series lineup! Outcast has been everything it promised...
Blogs
June 22 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 21, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
June 21 2016

Review: The Devils of Cardona by Matthew Carr

The Devils of Cardona by Matthew Carr is a gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century Spain. What...
Blogs
June 20 2016

Watch the New Trailer for HBO’s Westworld

In addition to last night’s thrilling “Battle of the Bastards,” HBO aired its...
Blogs
June 15 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 14, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
June 13 2016

Review: The Devil’s Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns

The Devil's Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns is the 5th book in the Will Rees Mysteries series...