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We Can Be Heroes
Blogs
May 23 2017

We Can Be Heroes

Read author Rio Youers's exclusive guest post about the unlikely hero in all of us, and then...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part VIII
Blogs
May 23 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part VIII

Last week, Jake discovered Slightman the Elder's treasonous plan as the Calla geared up for the...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.04: “Git Gone” Review
Blogs
May 22 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.04: “Git Gone” Review

Every episode of American Gods has ended with me longing for more. All the Coming to America...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 1 and 2
Blogs
May 22 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 1 and 2

Ahead of David Lynch’s revival, I went back and binged on the original series, interested...
“Only the Dead Drink Brooklyns” Cocktail
Blogs
May 19 2017

“Only the Dead Drink Brooklyns” Cocktail

Vampires may need blood to survive, but what about when they vant to have a bit of fun? They...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017
Blogs
May 17 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite God from <i>American Gods</i>
Blogs
May 16 2017

Vote for Your Favorite God from American Gods

    Don’t see your favorite god listed? Tell us who your favorite is in...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part VII
Blogs
May 16 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part VII

Last week, Susannah's pregnancy became increasingly distressing. This week, Jake confirms the...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.03: “Head Full of Snow” Review
Blogs
May 15 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.03: “Head Full of Snow” Review

Neil Gaiman’s American Gods is a masterpiece of early 21st-century works, and a big reason...
“The Last Paloma” Cocktail
Blogs
May 12 2017

“The Last Paloma” Cocktail

What happens when currency is an illusion and the world seems on the verge of another Collapse?...
Review: <i>The Last Iota</i> by Robert Kroese
Blogs
May 11 2017

Review: The Last Iota by Robert Kroese

Set in the world of The Big Sheep, The Last Iota by Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 9, 2017
Blogs
May 10 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 9, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part VI
Blogs
May 9 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part VI

Last week, we learned of the “unfound” door that will lead our ka-tet back to NYC. This...
<i>The Last Iota</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
May 9 2017

The Last Iota: New Excerpt

Set in the world of The Big Sheep, The Last Iota by Robert Kroese delivers another dystopian adventure...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.02: “The Secret of Spoons” Review
Blogs
May 8 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.02: “The Secret of Spoons” Review

Another commendable “Coming to America” opening as Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) makes...
Trailer: Marvel’s <i>The Defenders</i>
Blogs
May 8 2017

Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders

After a subpar season of Iron Fist, Netflix and Marvel look to get back on track when they unite...
A Closer Look at <i>The Dark Tower</i> Trailer (2017)
Blogs
May 3 2017

A Closer Look at The Dark Tower Trailer (2017)

“They were close to the end of the beginning...” After months of waiting, several...
My Favorite Filming Locations In the West Country, UK
Blogs
May 2 2017

My Favorite Filming Locations In the West Country, UK

Hannah Dennison's Honeychurch Hall series isn't the only thing set in the West Country,...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part V
Blogs
May 2 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part V

Last week, we learned of the Sisters of Oriza. This week, we find out just how Callahan got to...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.01: “The Bone Orchard” Review
Blogs
May 1 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.01: “The Bone Orchard” Review

For many centuries, immigrants to America brought their gods with them. Once upon a time, these...
Genre Verdict: <i>The Exorcist</i> Is One Hell of a Good Show
Blogs
April 28 2017

Genre Verdict: The Exorcist Is One Hell of a Good Show

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Leanna’s Thoughts: For the savvy Criminal Element reader who is familiar with my various...
2017 Edgar Award Winners
Blogs
April 28 2017

2017 Edgar Award Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 71st annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards at...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part IV
Blogs
April 25 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part IV

Last week, we learned about what happened to Father Callahan after Salem's Lot. This week, we...
Review: <i>Ararat</i> by Christopher Golden
Blogs
April 24 2017

Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

Ararat by Christopher Golden is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong—on...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May 2017
Blogs
April 24 2017

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

Finally! The month of May is a good one for fans of crime/mystery/thriller entertainment (as...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 18, 2017
Blogs
April 19 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 18, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Quiet Neighbors</i> by Catriona McPherson
Blogs
April 18 2017

Review: Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson is both cozy and creepy, weaving together the lives, lies, and...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part III
Blogs
April 18 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part III

Last week, Roland & Co. went todash back to 1970's NYC. This week, Father Callahan takes center...
5 Reasons Why <i>Legion</i> Is the Best Comic Book TV Series to Date
Blogs
April 17 2017

5 Reasons Why Legion Is the Best Comic Book TV Series to Date

If you just caught the 1st season of FX’s latest original series Legion (although given...
Review: <i>A Fever of the Blood</i> by Oscar de Muriel
Blogs
April 15 2017

Review: A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar de Muriel is a riveting new detective novel that evokes a spellbinding...