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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.

Blogs
September 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Pretty Deadly

The Series: Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos. The Heroes: A rag-tag...
Blogs
September 30 2016

Longmire 5.05: “Pure Peckinpah” Episode Review

Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) finds Joey Takoda (Alex Livinalli) parked outside...
Blogs
September 28 2016

Longmire 5.03: “Chrysalis” Episode Review

Longmire selects some of the best music to punctuate scenes that require no dialogue. Kaleo's...
Excerpts
September 28 2016

Teetotaled: New Excerpt

Teetotaled by Maia Chance is a sparkling new mystery that will delight readers with its clever...
Blogs
September 26 2016

Longmire 5.01: “A Fog That Won’t Lift” Episode Review

Season 5 opens in an outpouring of emotion with Cady Longmire (Cassidy Freeman) imploring, “Please...
Blogs
September 26 2016

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

October—literally the best month of the year. Unfortunately, Netflix seems to have missed...
Blogs
September 20 2016

From Gore to Grave Robbing: The History of Medicine as Inspiration

When searching for inspiration for Beloved Poison, the dark and extraordinary history of 19th-century...
Blogs
September 20 2016

What Fall TV Show Are You Most Excited About?

With the Emmys celebrating the best that television has to offer—and awarding the very...
Blogs
September 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 3

Though our journey is long, we've kept a steady momentum with a great discussion of Chapter...
Blogs
September 19 2016

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is a deliciously creepy horror novel that has a storyline...
Blogs
September 19 2016

Life Without Limits: Explore the World of Westworld with J.J. Abrams & Crew

October 2nd is almost upon us, and with it comes the anticipated premiere of Westworld on HBO....
Blogs
September 17 2016

The Best Mysteries Set in New Orleans

New Orleans...it’s not all King Cakes and muffuletta sandwiches and balconies adorned with...
Blogs
September 16 2016

“Brandy Crusta” Cocktail for Bouchercon 2016!

Bouchercon 2016 is this weekend, held in the New Orleans, Louisiana—a city with a rich...
Excerpts
September 16 2016

Protectors 2: Heroes

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The good folks who run Bouchercon have announced the 2016 Anthony Award nominees, and I’m...
Blogs
September 14 2016

Hay Field Prophet

Have you ever noticed the circular motion of life? I know, that’s pretty deep for a mere...
Blogs
September 14 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 13, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
September 14 2016

An Obvious Fact: New Excerpt

An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson is the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series,...
Blogs
September 12 2016

Review: Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson

Beloved Poison by E. S. Thomson is a richly atmospheric Victorian crime novel, set in crumbling...
Blogs
September 10 2016

Review: Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao

Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao is the 1st in a dazzling new historical mystery series...
Excerpts
September 9 2016

Ascension: New Excerpt

Ascension by Gregory Dowling is an historical mystery set in the Venetian past (Available September...
Blogs
September 7 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 6, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
September 6 2016

Signed Copy of Sue Grafton’s X: Sweepstakes

“You can't make someone else do anything, even if you know you're right.” -X,...
Blogs
September 1 2016

Q&A with Elsa Hart, Author of The White Mirror

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Elsa Hart, author of the critically acclaimed historical mystery Jade Dragon Mountain and the...
Blogs
August 30 2016

Review: The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke

The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke is a Holland Family novel and an atmospheric, coming-of-age story...
Excerpts
August 30 2016

The 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...