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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.

Review: <i>Baker Street Irregulars</i>, Edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry
Blogs
March 24 2017

Review: Baker Street Irregulars, Edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry

Baker Street Irregulars, edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Jonathan Maberry, features thirteen...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 21, 2017
Blogs
March 22 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 21, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Catalina Eddy</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 21 2017

Catalina Eddy: New Excerpt

Catalina Eddy by Daniel Pyne is a gritty, hardboiled exploration into the immutable police underworld...
<i>Baker Street Irregulars</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 20 2017

Baker Street Irregulars: New Excerpt

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Baker Street Irregulars, edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Jonathan Maberry, features thirteen...
“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”
Blogs
March 17 2017

“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
<i>A Twist of the Knife</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 17 2017

A Twist of the Knife: New Excerpt

A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman is the 3rd book in the Brigid Quinn series (available March...
Research Ride-Along
Blogs
March 16 2017

Research Ride-Along

Research is possibly my favorite part of the writing process. It delays the hard part—the...
Q&A with Lyndsay Faye, Author of <i>The Whole Art of Detection</i>
Blogs
March 16 2017

Q&A with Lyndsay Faye, Author of The Whole Art of Detection

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Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow, about Sherlock...
Review: <i>The Will to Kill</i> by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane
Blogs
March 15 2017

Review: The Will to Kill by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane

The Will to Kill is the latest Mike Hammer novel, originally started by the now-deceased Mickey Spillane...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 14, 2017
Blogs
March 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 14, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Skeleton God</i> as a Movie
Blogs
March 14 2017

Skeleton God as a Movie

Read Eliot Pattison's exclusive guest post about the illuminating process of adapting one...
Review: <i>The Devil’s Triangle</i> by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
Blogs
March 14 2017

Review: The Devil’s Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

The Devil's Triangle by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison is a highly anticipated thriller in...
Review: <i>Skeleton God</i> by Eliot Pattison
Blogs
March 13 2017

Review: Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison

Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison is the 9th book in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series (available March...
“Skeleton Godfather” Cocktail
Blogs
March 10 2017

“Skeleton Godfather” Cocktail

What do you do when you find yourself faced with a centuries-old secret and the possibility of...
Review: <i>The Whole Art of Detection</i> by Lyndsay Faye
Blogs
March 9 2017

Review: The Whole Art of Detection by Lyndsay Faye

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes by Lyndsay Faye is a stunning collection...
Alternative Ulster Fry: The Dangers of Writing About Northern Ireland in the 1980s
Blogs
March 9 2017

Alternative Ulster Fry: The Dangers of Writing About Northern Ireland in the 1980s

A few weeks ago, I did a book reading at Mt Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. About...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 7, 2017
Blogs
March 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 7, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Blood’s Echo</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 8 2017

Blood’s Echo: New Excerpt

Blood's Echo by Isabella Maldonado is the 1st in a new series featuring Phoenix detective...
Which <i>CSI</i> Series Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
March 7 2017

Which CSI Series Is Your Favorite?

Ever since CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on October 6, 2000, forensics has played...
Q&A with Eliot Pattison, Author of <i>Skeleton God</i>
Blogs
March 7 2017

Q&A with Eliot Pattison, Author of Skeleton God

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Eliot Pattison is an American international lawyer and award-winning author. His first book in...
Review: <i>Blue Light Yokohama</i> by Nicolás Obregón
Blogs
March 7 2017

Review: Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón is a compelling, brilliantly moody,...
<i>Skeleton God</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 6 2017

Skeleton God: New Excerpt

Skeleton God by Eliot Pattison is the 9th book in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series (available March...
Fictional Women with a Badge: A Female Cop’s Perspective
Blogs
March 3 2017

Fictional Women with a Badge: A Female Cop’s Perspective

Isabella Maldonado, author of Blood's Echo and a police officer for 22 years, discusses...
Discount: <i>The Cruelest Month</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
March 3 2017

Discount: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny is the recipient of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best Novel. The Coolest...
<i>Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
March 2 2017

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly: New Excerpt

Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty is the 6th Detective Sean...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 28, 2017
Blogs
March 1 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 28, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Now Win <i>This</i>!: The Fourth Paper Caper Sweepstakes
Blogs
February 28 2017

Now Win This!: The Fourth Paper Caper Sweepstakes

We've done it before, and we're doing it again! Don't miss out on a chance to win...
Announcing 2017’s Barry Awards Nominees!
Blogs
February 28 2017

Announcing 2017’s Barry Awards Nominees!

The Barry Awards, which began in 1997, are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention....
<i>Six Four</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
February 28 2017

Six Four: Audio Excerpt

Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama is a dark and riveting plunge into a crime, an investigation, and...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in March 2017
Blogs
February 27 2017

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

Sometimes quality is better quantity—and that seems to be the case here with Netflix's...