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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.

Excerpts
April 28 2016

Night Life: New Excerpt

Night Life by David C. Taylor is the 1st Michael Cassidy novel. It is nominated for the Edgar Award...
Blogs
April 28 2016

Discount: Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall

In anticipation of Trail of Echoes by Rachel Howzell Hall (Available May 31, 2016), get the 1st Detective...
Excerpts
April 28 2016

The Infidel Stain: New Excerpt

The Infidel Stain by M.J. Carter is the 2nd installment of the Blake and Avery Mystery series, and...
Blogs
April 27 2016

The Many Enemies of Eve Duncan

Eve Duncan has made a lot of enemies over the years. She’s faced the worst of the worst,...
Blogs
April 27 2016

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong is the 1st Casey Duncan Novel, introducing Casey Duncan—a...
Blogs
April 27 2016

Who Will Win the Edgar Award for “Best Novel”?

The Edgar Award, in honor of the great Edgar Allan Poe, is presented by The Mystery Writers of...
Blogs
April 27 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 27, 2016

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

City of the Lost: New Excerpt

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong is the 1st Casey Duncan Novel, introducing Casey Duncan—a...
Excerpts
April 26 2016

Better Dead: New Excerpt

Better Dead by Max Allan Collins is the 15th Nathan Heller Thriller (Available May 3, 2016). It's...
Excerpts
April 25 2016

Mission Hill: New Excerpt

Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler is the debut novel from this former criminal prosecutor and television...
Blogs
April 25 2016

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

April showers bring May flowers, which sadly rings true in the world of streaming media, as Netflix...
Excerpts
April 25 2016

After the Fire: New Excerpt

After the Fire by Jane Casey is the 6th Maeve Kerrigan Novel (Available May 3, 2016). London police...
Blogs
April 18 2016

Grantchester 2.04: Episode Review

We’re back to the Gary Bell story from Episode 1, in which Gary is on trial for murder...
Blogs
April 18 2016

The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter

The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter is the 1st Blake and Avery Mystery, set in the untamed wilds of...
Blogs
April 15 2016

Sherlock Holmes-Inspired Travel Mug

We all have our addictions—for a lot of us, it’s caffeine. Fuel your addiction (or...
Blogs
April 14 2016

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny is the 6th Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, and the winner of the 2010...
Excerpts
April 13 2016

Double Knot: New Excerpt

Double Knot by Gretchen Archer is the 5th Davis Way Crime Caper that sees Super Spy Davis Way trapped...
Blogs
April 12 2016

Who Is Your Favorite TV Antihero, Part III?

Certain shows’ protagonists are not always the most honest, upstanding “heroes”...
Blogs
April 11 2016

Murder Ballads: Alex Segura and Lisa Levy Talk Music and His Pete Fernandez Series

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Alex Segura might be the nicest guy in crime fiction. He cheers on his fellow writers and enthusiastically...
Blogs
April 11 2016

Grantchester 2.03: Episode Review

Things between Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and Margaret Ward (Seline Hizli) have progressed...
Blogs
April 7 2016

Q&A with Quentin Bates, Author of Thin Ice

A few weeks ago, Quentin Bates—author of Thin Ice—wrote a wonderful blog post about...
Blogs
April 7 2016

Fresh Meat: The 14th Colony by Steve Berry

The 14th Colony by Steve Berry is the 11th book in the Cotton Malone series, featuring a KGB plot...
Blogs
April 7 2016

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny is the 2007 Agatha Award winner for “Best Novel,” and the...
Excerpts
April 7 2016

Poisonous: New Excerpt

Poisonous by Allison Brennan is the 3rd installment of the Max Revere series that follows investigative...
Blogs
April 5 2016

Powers 1.10: “F@#K the Big Chiller” Episode Review

So, where are we left at the end of Powers? Where has the journey led, and what have we discovered...
Excerpts
April 5 2016

Down the Darkest Street: New Excerpt

Down the Darkest Street by Alex Segura is the hard-boiled sequel to Silent City that tells a tale...
Blogs
April 4 2016

Powers 1.09: “Level 13” Episode Review

Episode 9's official title is “Level 13,” but for a show that favors music-related...
Blogs
April 4 2016

Minimalist Dexter Poster

Blood. Sometimes it sets my teeth on edge, other times it helps me control the chaos. Everyone’s...
Blogs
April 1 2016

The Best Female Sleuths in Pop Culture, Part II

Sleuth fans, we’re back again, and this time with an even longer list of the best women...
Blogs
April 1 2016

Discount: Notorious by Allison Brennan

Notorious by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan introduces heroine Maxine Revere,...