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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
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...
Blogs
June 6 2016

With All Your Might: The Lasting Obsession with WWII Thrillers and Alternate History Stories

The WWII thriller and alternate history set in the same period are small time machines. If Walter...
Excerpts
June 5 2016

Showdown City: New Excerpt

Showdown City by Todd Berger is a fiercely inventive novel of suspense and satire (Available June...
Blogs
June 1 2016

Under Burning Skies 2: Best of 21st-Century Westerns

Almost two decades into the century, quality Western films are alive and kicking. Though doubtful...
Blogs
May 27 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Lackadaisy Cats

The Series: Lackadaisy Cats by Tracy J. Butler. The Heroes: Anthropomorphized cats in...
Excerpts
May 11 2016

Cape Hell: New Excerpt

Cape Hell by Loren D. Estleman is the 9th Page Murdock Novel, following U.S. Deputy Page Murdock's...
Blogs
May 4 2016

Fresh Meat: Sent to the Devil by Laura Lebow

Sent to the Devil by Laura Lebow is the 2nd Lorenzo Da Ponte historical mystery. “You!...
Blogs
May 4 2016

Billy the Kid Wooden Plaque

Billy the Kid is said to have killed 21 men—one for every year of his life. The man, the...
Blogs
May 3 2016

Who Is Your Favorite Wild West Outlaw?

The (Wicky Wicky Wild, Wicky Wild, Wicky Wicky Wild) Wild West of the mid-to-late 19th century...
Blogs
May 2 2016

What Became of Downton Abbey?

When Downton Abbey finally ended after six glorious seasons, I don’t think I was alone...
Blogs
April 29 2016

“A Death Along the River Peat”

We all love a good mystery—but I prefer the butler bring me a nice cocktail at the end...
Blogs
April 29 2016

A True Account of a Most Monstrous Act, and Other Strange Happenings…

Read this exclusive guest post from Susanna Calkins about 17th-century murder ballads, and then...
Blogs
April 27 2016

Deadwood-Inspired Mr. Wu’s Laundry Service T-Shirt

In honor of Kelley Armstrong's Twitter takeover, and her love for Deadwood, today's Daily...
Blogs
April 25 2016

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

April showers bring May flowers, which sadly rings true in the world of streaming media, as Netflix...
Blogs
April 20 2016

Q&A with Susanna Calkins, Author of A Death Along the River Fleet and Mary Higgins Clark Award Nominee

Susanna Calkins, author of A Death Along the River Fleet — the 4th Lucy Campion...
Excerpts
April 18 2016

Daughter of Albion: New Excerpt

Daughter of Albion by Ilke Tampke is a historical mystery set in Ancient Britain on the cusp...