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Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”: Why Are These Men Laughing?
Blogs
January 19 2017

Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”: Why Are These Men Laughing?

Today, Edgar A. Poe would have been 208 years old. His birthday gift to readers is stories that...
Announcing 2017’s Edgar Award Nominees
Blogs
January 19 2017

Announcing 2017’s Edgar Award Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Edgar Award nominees and special winners....
Discount: <i>First Grave on the Right</i> by Darynda Jones
Blogs
January 19 2017

Discount: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces...
Who Is Your Favorite Fictional President?
Blogs
January 17 2017

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional President?

This week, the United States of America will inaugurate its 45th president. While here at CrimeHQ...
Unworthy: Exploring the Mythology of <i>Lucifer</i>, Episode 2.11: “Stewardess Interruptus”
Blogs
January 17 2017

Unworthy: Exploring the Mythology of Lucifer, Episode 2.11: “Stewardess Interruptus”

The Lucifer hiatus has ended, and we can finally get back to our favorite devil. This episode...
Charley Davidson’s Crime-Solving Tips (Supernatural Abilities Required)
Blogs
January 17 2017

Charley Davidson’s Crime-Solving Tips (Supernatural Abilities Required)

In celebration of Darynda Jones's newest Charley Davidson mystery, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight...
<i>Eleventh Grave in Moonlight</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
January 16 2017

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight: New Excerpt

Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of...
5 Gateway Marvel Comics for Crime Fiction Fans
Blogs
January 13 2017

5 Gateway Marvel Comics for Crime Fiction Fans

Crime fiction is usually set in a gritty, grounded world where protagonists are often forced...
The X-Files Origins Series: 2 Audio Excerpts
Excerpts
January 12 2017

The X-Files Origins Series: 2 Audio Excerpts

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How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? How did Fox Mulder become a believer? This week's Sounds...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wizard and Glass</i>, Part I
Blogs
January 10 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Waste Lands with a pain of a cliffhanger. Thankfully, we only had to...
Trailer: <i>The Girl with all the Gifts</i> (2017)
Blogs
January 9 2017

Trailer: The Girl with all the Gifts (2017)

The Girl with all the Gifts is set in a dystopian world where a fungal spore has infected most...
<i>The Clairvoyants</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
January 9 2017

The Clairvoyants: New Excerpt

The Clairvoyants is Karen Brown’s most hypnotic novel to date—gothic-inflected psychological...
Dear Mulder & Scully: New Year, New You
Blogs
January 6 2017

Dear Mulder & Scully: New Year, New You

This week's guest columnist are FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who—I...
Cooking the Books: <i>Magic and Macaroons</i> by Bailey Cates
Blogs
January 4 2017

Cooking the Books: Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates

Our heroine, Katie Lightfoot, is just finishing up a meeting of her Spellbook Club (read: coven)...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January 2017
Blogs
January 2 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January 2017

With the holidays over and a new year ahead, Netflix has made a promising start with a good amount...
Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—<i>Scud: The Disposable Assassin</i>
Blogs
December 30 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Scud: The Disposable Assassin

The Series: Scud: the Disposable Assassin by Rob Schrab (co-creator of The Sarah Silverman...
Best TV Shows of 2016
Blogs
December 30 2016

Best TV Shows of 2016

While the box office had a relatively weak year, the Home Box Office killed it with Season 6...
Best Movies of 2016
Blogs
December 29 2016

Best Movies of 2016

2016 returned another year of mostly superhero movies and remakes, but there were definitely...
<i>The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
December 29 2016

The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate: New Excerpt

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by Jonathan Maberry tells the backstory of how Dana Scully...
Best Books of 2016
Blogs
December 28 2016

Best Books of 2016

2016 was a MONSTER year for books! From a new John Hart to Louise Penny's 12th Inspector...
<i>The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos</i>: New Excerpt
Blogs
December 28 2016

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos: New Excerpt

The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia tells the backstory of how Fox Mulder became a...
The Cautionary Tale of <i>Gremlins</i>
Blogs
December 23 2016

The Cautionary Tale of Gremlins

Each year there's some new, hot thing every kid wants and every parent is desperate to get....
The Dark Tower: <i>The Waste Lands</i>, Part V
Blogs
December 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part V

Last week, we learned a bit more about Mid-World and the future for our ka-tet. This week, ramp the...
Q&A with John Arcudi, Author of <i>Dead Inside</i>
Blogs
December 16 2016

Q&A with John Arcudi, Author of Dead Inside

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This December 21st, Dark Horse Comics will publish Dead Inside, a new creator-owned series from...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Waste Lands</i>, Part IV
Blogs
December 13 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part IV

Last week, Jake Chambers returned to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring a monster...
<i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> Season Finale, 1.08: “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things” Episode Review
Blogs
December 12 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season Finale, 1.08: “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things” Episode Review

It’s finally here: the finale. I had high hopes for everything being tied up in a neat...
5 New Books to Read this Week: December 6, 2016
Blogs
December 7 2016

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

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Waste Lands</i>, Part III
Blogs
December 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part III

Last week, Jake struggled mightily with the duality of his existence and the “doubling”...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 7.07: “Sing Me a Song”
Blogs
December 5 2016

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.07: “Sing Me a Song”

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Finally an episode that remembered different storylines can be featured in the same hour and...
<i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> 1.07: “Weaponized Soul” Episode Review
Blogs
December 5 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.07: “Weaponized Soul” Episode Review

We’re almost to the finish line, and things are wrapping up nicely—but there are...