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The investigation itself takes center stage, whether driven by cops working the beat, agents within a task force, or licensed P.I.s.

Blogs
June 30 2016

Review: All the Bridges Burning by Neliza Drew

After he left, I sat in the car and looked and my hands. There was blood there no one else...
Blogs
June 29 2016

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics...
Blogs
June 29 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 28, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
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....
Blogs
June 27 2016

Endeavour: 3.02 “Arcadia” Review

An artist named Simon Hallward is sleeping peacefully in his flat when the clock strikes 5 a.m....
Blogs
June 27 2016

In Search of a Word

Read this exclusive guest post from Tricia Fields, author of Midnight Crossing, about that...
Excerpts
June 26 2016

The Yemen Contract: New Excerpt

The Yemen Contract by Arthur Kerns is the 3rd book in the Hayden Stone Thriller series, where Stone...
Blogs
June 24 2016

“The Moon’s Shine” Cocktail

From the hills of the Appalachian region to the copper stills of those keeping the illegal, and...
Blogs
June 23 2016

Q&A with Spencer Kope, Author of Collecting the Dead

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Before writing crime novels, you solved crimes as a Crime Analyst with the Whatcom County Sheriff's...
Blogs
June 22 2016

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics...
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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

How Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Has Changed

One night, after working on a murder mystery that was going nowhere, I toyed with the idea of...
Excerpts
June 21 2016

First Strike: New Excerpt

First Strike by Ben Coes is the 6th thriller featuring CIA operative Dewey Andreas (Available...
Blogs
June 21 2016

Who Is Your Favorite Batman?

Ever since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in May of 1939, Bruce Wayne has captured...
Excerpts
June 21 2016

The Curse of Tenth Grave: New Excerpt

The Curse of Tenth Grave is the 10th book in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones (Available...
Blogs
June 20 2016

Endeavour 3.01: “Ride” Episode Review

When we last saw our hero Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) in Series 2, Episode 4, “Neverland,” things...
Excerpts
June 20 2016

Collecting the Dead: New Excerpt

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope is a debut novel that introduces Magnus “Steps” Craig,...
Blogs
June 17 2016

Dear Jack Reacher: Advice for the Girl Who Wants Everything

This week's guest advice columnist is Jack Reacher, who's sipping black coffee at a diner...
Excerpts
June 17 2016

Burn What Will Burn: New Excerpt

Burn What Will Burn by C.B. McKenzie is a gritty, gripping mystery and an enthralling character...
Blogs
June 16 2016

Will We Dig The Tunnel?

In addition to the return of Endeavour on Masterpiece Mystery this week, PBS will air The Tunnel,...
Blogs
June 15 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov

A few months after solving an ambassador’s murder and receiving accolades from across the...
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...
Excerpts
June 14 2016

Field of Graves: New Excerpt

Field of Graves by J.T. Ellison goes back to where it all began, revealing the origins of some of...
Excerpts
June 14 2016

Stealing Fire: New Excerpt

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Stealing Fire by Win and Meridith Blevins is a thriller of psychology, Navajo mysticism, and murder...
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 13 2016

Trailer: HBO’s The Night Of

As HBO’s Game of Thrones nears the end of Season 6, we all collectively shiver with anticipation...
Excerpts
June 11 2016

Steeplejack: New Excerpt

Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley is the New York Times bestselling author's young-adult debut, set...
Excerpts
June 10 2016

The Devil’s Cold Dish: New Excerpt

The Devil's Cold Dish by Eleanor Kuhns is book #5 in the Will Rees Mysteries series (Available...
Blogs
June 8 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Elijah (“Lije”) Baley is a New York City homicide detective, three thousand years...
Blogs
June 8 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 7, 2016

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