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Vote for the Edgar Award for Best Novel!
Blogs
April 25 2017

Vote for the Edgar Award for Best Novel!

  Tell us who you voted for and why in the comments below!
Review: <i>Get Off the Grid! Saul Goodman’s Guide To Staying Off The Radar</i> by Saul Goodman
Blogs
April 25 2017

Review: Get Off the Grid! Saul Goodman’s Guide To Staying Off The Radar by Saul Goodman

Get Off the Grid! Saul Goodman's Guide to Staying Off the Radar by Saul Goodman & Steve...
Review: <i>Cold Earth</i> by Ann Cleeves
Blogs
April 24 2017

Review: Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Cold Earth is the 7th book in the Shetland Island Mystery series. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez...
Cover Reveal: <i>Glass Houses</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
April 24 2017

Cover Reveal: Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Glass Houses will be the 13th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache...
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...
<i>Proving Ground</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 22 2017

Proving Ground: New Excerpt

Proving Ground by Peter Blauner is a sweeping crime novel, an intricate story about the quest...
“Earth Day Cooler” Cocktail
Blogs
April 21 2017

“Earth Day Cooler” Cocktail

This cocktail may not actually cool the Earth, but it's a great way to celebrate Earth Day...
Review: <i>Say No More</i> by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Blogs
April 20 2017

Review: Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the 5th book in the Jane Ryland series, nominated for an Agatha...
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>Where It Hurts</i> by Reed Farrel Coleman
Blogs
April 18 2017

Review: Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman

Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman is a gritty, atmospheric novel about the other side of...
<i>Shetland</i> Now Available on Netflix!
Blogs
April 17 2017

Shetland Now Available on Netflix!

There are few settings more suited to mystery and murder than the remote Shetland Islands. They...
Review: <i>A Great Reckoning</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
April 17 2017

Review: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning by New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is the 12th mystery...
<i>Blue Light Yokohama</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
April 17 2017

Blue Light Yokohama: Audio Excerpt

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón follows newly reinstated...
Why I Write Women
Blogs
April 16 2017

Why I Write Women

It never fails. I’m wrapping up a talk at a book-signing event. A hand waves in...
A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners
Blogs
April 13 2017

A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners

Read this exclusive guest post from Michael Cannell, author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017
Blogs
April 12 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck
Blogs
April 12 2017

A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck

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You’d be hard-pressed to find crime-fiction protagonists more different than Jay Desmarteaux...
Review: <i>A Twist in Time</i> by Julia McElwain
Blogs
April 10 2017

Review: A Twist in Time by Julia McElwain

A Twist in Time by Julia McElwain is the 2nd book in the Kendra Donovan series, where—stranded...
<i>Kill Devil Falls</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 8 2017

Kill Devil Falls: New Excerpt

Kill Devil Falls by Brian Klingborg is a debut novel that follows U.S. Marshal Helen Morrissey as...
Review: <i>Come Twilight</i> by Tyler Dilts
Blogs
April 6 2017

Review: Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts

Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts is the 4th book in the Long Beach Homicide series, nominated for an Edgar...
Review: <i>Where the Dead Lie</i> by C. S. Harris
Blogs
April 6 2017

Review: Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris

Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris is the 12th Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, where the gruesome murder...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017
Blogs
April 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
April 4 2017

Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?

  Don't see your favorite? We tried to keep it focused on their more crime-related...
Review: <i>Rain Dogs</i> by Adrian McKinty
Blogs
April 3 2017

Review: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty is the 5th novel in the Detective Sean Duffy series, nominated for an...
<i>Dangerous Ends</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 3 2017

Dangerous Ends: New Excerpt

Dangerous Ends by Alex Segura is the 3rd Pete Fernandez mystery—a fast-paced, hardboiled...
“The Devil’s Yeast” Cocktail
Blogs
March 31 2017

“The Devil’s Yeast” Cocktail

How do you handle a combination of political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's...
Review: <i>Fatal Music</i> by Peter Morfoot
Blogs
March 31 2017

Review: Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot

Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot is the 2nd book in the Captain Darac Mystery series (available April...
Review: <i>The Devil’s Feast</i> by M. J. Carter
Blogs
March 30 2017

Review: The Devil’s Feast by M. J. Carter

The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which the investigative...
The Detective of My Dreams
Blogs
March 29 2017

The Detective of My Dreams

Read this exclusive guest post from Kaite Welsh about her fascination with Sherlock Holmes, and...
Review: <i>Conviction</i> by Julia Dahl
Blogs
March 29 2017

Review: Conviction by Julia Dahl

Conviction by Julia Dahl is the 3rd book in the Rebekah Roberts series. The 3rd book in Julia...