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Dear Professor Moriarty: A Company Christmas Dinner Disaster
Blogs
December 9 2016

Dear Professor Moriarty: A Company Christmas Dinner Disaster

This week's guest columnist is Professor Moriarty who reports that he is, contrary to rumors,...
Review: <i>Glory In Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
December 9 2016

Review: Glory In Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes In Death,...
Murder, Mystery, and Scandinavia: The Perfect Combination
Blogs
December 8 2016

Murder, Mystery, and Scandinavia: The Perfect Combination

If you like the setting of your murder mysteries to take place in a cold, snowy climate, you’re...
Review: <i>Naked In Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
December 8 2016

Review: Naked In Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes In Death,...
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...
<i>Don’t Turn Out the Lights</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
December 6 2016

Don’t Turn Out the Lights: New Excerpt

Don't Turn Out the Lights is the 3rd book in the Commandant Martin Servaz series (Available December...
Interview: Duane Swierczynski talks <i>The Black Hood</i> and comiXology
Blogs
December 6 2016

Interview: Duane Swierczynski talks The Black Hood and comiXology

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The Black Hood comes to comiXology Unlimited this month! Duane Swierczynski is the author...
<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...
Read an Excerpt of <i>Echoes In Death</i> by J.D. Robb!
Blogs
December 5 2016

Read an Excerpt of Echoes In Death by J.D. Robb!

In anticipation of the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th In Death novel, Echoes In Death (Available...
5 Current Crime Comics You Should Be Reading
Blogs
December 2 2016

5 Current Crime Comics You Should Be Reading

Superhero comic books are just as popular as the blockbuster films they inspire. So when you...
Review: <i>The Knife Slipped</i> by Erle Stanley Gardner
Blogs
December 2 2016

Review: The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner

The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner was meant to be the 2nd book in the Cool & Lam Mystery...
Review: <i>In Sunlight or In Shadow</i>, Edited by Lawrence Block
Blogs
December 2 2016

Review: In Sunlight or In Shadow, Edited by Lawrence Block

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block,...
Review: <i>Don’t Turn Out the Lights</i> by Bernard Minier
Blogs
December 1 2016

Review: Don’t Turn Out the Lights by Bernard Minier

Don't Turn Out the Lights by Bernard Minier is the 3rd Commandant Martin Servaz novel (Available...
<i>The Gentleman from Japan</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
December 1 2016

The Gentleman from Japan: New Excerpt

The Gentleman from Japan by James Church is the 6th book in the Inspector O series (Available December...
Introducing Peter James TV!
Blogs
November 30 2016

Introducing Peter James TV!

I’m extremely excited to have launched my own YouTube channel, Peter James TV, in which...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 29, 2016
Blogs
November 30 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 29, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in December 2016
Blogs
November 28 2016

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

The holidays are usually filled with uplifting, family-focused trite with feel-good endings....
<i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> 1.06: “Fix Everything” Episode Review
Blogs
November 28 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.06: “Fix Everything” Episode Review

The episode starts off with a flashback. We are in the laboratory of Zachariah Webb, and he is...
Cooking Through <i>The Nature of the Feast</i>: <i>A Great Reckoning</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
November 23 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the last book in the Inspector Gamache series to date. It...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 22, 2016
Blogs
November 23 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 22, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Stone Coffin</i> by Kjell Eriksson
Blogs
November 21 2016

Review: Stone Coffin by Kjell Eriksson

Stone Coffin by Kjell Eriksson is the 7th book in the Ann Lindell series (Available November 22, 2016). This...
<i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> 1.05: “Very Erectus” Episode Review
Blogs
November 21 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.05: “Very Erectus” Episode Review

We know that everything is connected—and in this episode, we really start to see it. Nothing...
Review: <i>Storm Cell</i> by Brendan DuBois
Blogs
November 17 2016

Review: Storm Cell by Brendan DuBois

Storm Cell by Brendan DuBois is the 10th Lewis Cole Mystery, where defense analyst Lewis Cole...
Cooking Through <i>The Nature of the Feast</i>: <i>The Nature of the Beast</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
November 16 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Those of you who have been following this column will know that I was not particularly happy...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 15, 2016
Blogs
November 16 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 15, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
The Gay Detective: Homosexuality in Crime Fiction
Blogs
November 15 2016

The Gay Detective: Homosexuality in Crime Fiction

Read this exclusive guest post from Neil S. Plakcy about the history of homosexuality in crime...
Review: <i>Desolation Flats</i> by Andrew Hunt
Blogs
November 15 2016

Review: Desolation Flats by Andrew Hunt

Desolation Flats by Andrew Hunt is book #3 in the Art Oveson Mystery series (Available November 15,...
Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: December, 2016
Blogs
November 15 2016

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: December, 2016

Discover (or remember to order) your next cozy with a delightfully convenient shopping list of...
<i>Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency</i> 1.04: “Watkin” Episode Review
Blogs
November 14 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.04: “Watkin” Episode Review

I was prepared this week; I sat down to watch Episode 4 of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective...
Review: <i>Chaos</i> by Patricia Cornwell
Blogs
November 11 2016

Review: Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell is the 24th thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling author's...