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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
May 26 2016

Mood, Music, & Mysteries

Every mystery lover knows that the theme music for a TV series helps to sets the mood for the...
Blogs
May 26 2016

Review: The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda

The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda follows the young Lieutenant Reiko Himekawa of the Tokyo Metropolitan...
Blogs
May 25 2016

Nate Heller & Mike Hammer

Read this exclusive guest post from Max Allan Collins, author of Better Dead, comparing...
Blogs
May 25 2016

An Interview with Louise Penny

Although we all have to patiently wait until August 30th for Louise Penny’s upcoming Inspector...
Blogs
May 25 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 24, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
May 24 2016

Antiheroes: Top 5 Reasons a Little Bad Feels So Good

Why do we love heroes with a bit of bad in them? Antiheroes are popping up more and more...
Blogs
May 24 2016

Preorder First Strike by Ben Coes and Get Exfiltration Free!

Exfiltration started out as a scene from one of Ben Coes's novels, Independence Day. It was cut...
Blogs
May 24 2016

The Top 10 Castle Episodes of All-Time

Castle ended this month, after eight seasons on the air, amid a swirl of controversy. The show...
Blogs
May 24 2016

CrimeHClue Murder Mystery Game: Pick the Location

Let’s play a game. Don’t worry, there’ll be no human body puzzle parts...
Blogs
May 23 2016

Wallander 4.03: “The Troubled Man” Episode Review

Early morning. Håkan von Enke (Terrence Hardiman) begins his day as he always does, winding...
Excerpts
May 19 2016

Boar Island: Audio Excerpt

Boar Island by Nevada Barr is the 19th book in the Anna Pigeon series, where the National Park Service...
Excerpts
May 19 2016

True Crime Addict: New Excerpt

James Renner's True Crime Addict is the story of his spellbinding investigation of the missing...
Blogs
May 18 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 17, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Original Stories
May 17 2016

“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran

“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran is a new ecological thriller short story featuring Detective...
Excerpts
May 17 2016

Morgue: New Excerpt

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Morgue: A Life in Death by Vincent DiMaio and Ron Franscell delves in the world of forensic science...
Blogs
May 16 2016

Wallander 4.02: “A Lesson in Love” Episode Review

It’s dark, it’s foggy, and our man is buttoned into a pea coat and looking unsettled....
Excerpts
May 14 2016

Rock-a-Bye Bones: New Excerpt

Rock-a-Bye Bones is the 12th book in the Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery series (Available May 17, 2016). Sarah...
Blogs
May 13 2016

Q&A with Michael Allen Dymmoch, Author of Courtin’ Murder in West Wheeling

Michael Allen Dymmoch, author of Courtin' Murder in West Wheeling, found time in her busy...
Blogs
May 12 2016

Why So Serious? A Little Less Grimdark and a Little More Fun, Please

“Are you a Marvel or a DC?” It's become one of those questions—just...
Excerpts
May 12 2016

Boar Island: New Excerpt

Boar Island is the 19th book in the Anna Pigeon Series (Available May 17, 2016). Anna Pigeon,...
Blogs
May 11 2016

5 Great Crime Novels Meet 5 Great Jazz Tracks

Although reading is a largely visual task (albeit in practice and not in the sense of a picture),...
Blogs
May 11 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 10, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
May 10 2016

CrimeHClue Murder Mystery Game: Pick the Murderer

Let’s play a game. Don’t worry, there’ll be no human body puzzle parts...
Blogs
May 10 2016

Nero Wolfe Redux: A Conversation with Robert Goldsborough

Rex Stout’s beer-drinking, reclusive, genius detective, Nero Wolfe, was introduced to the...
Excerpts
May 10 2016

Courtin’ Murder in West Wheeling: New Excerpt

Courtin' Murder in West Wheeling by Michael Allen Dymmoch follows Sheriff Homer Deters as he has...
Blogs
May 9 2016

5 Things I’ve Learned Writing Mysteries and Thrillers

A lot of research goes into my novels in order to make them believable. Beyond making sure the...
Blogs
May 9 2016

Wallander 4.01: “The White Lioness” Episode Review

The final series of Wallander on Masterpiece Mystery has an uncharacteristic start. For one thing,...
Excerpts
May 7 2016

The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax: New Excerpt

The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel is the 1st in the new Vinyl Detective Mystery...
Blogs
May 6 2016

Discount: The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron

In anticipation of Widowmaker by Paul Doiron (Available June 14, 2016)—the 7th Mike Bowditch...
Excerpts
May 6 2016

Walleye Junction: New Excerpt

Walleye Junction by Karin Salvalaggio is the 3rd installment of the Macy Greeley Mystery series (Available...