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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
August 24 2016

A Deadly Thaw: Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
Excerpts
August 24 2016

Collecting the Dead: Audio Excerpt

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope is a debut novel that introduces Magnus “Steps”...
Blogs
August 22 2016

Inspector Lewis 8.03 Series Finale: “What Lies Tangled” Episode Review

Youthful professor Adam Capstone, being all perky first thing in the a.m., glances out his office...
Blogs
August 22 2016

The Night Of: “Ordinary Death” Episode Review

I’ll take evidence over a confession, every time. Seven episodes, and we have no idea...
Blogs
August 18 2016

Why Wait? Writing as a Second Career.

I used to be a lawyer. Not one of the flashy types, not a criminal lawyer with headline-grabbing...
Excerpts
August 18 2016

Sorrow Road: New Excerpt

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller is the 5th book in the Bell Elkins series (Available August 23, 2016). Bell...
Excerpts
August 17 2016

A Great Reckoning: Audio Excerpt

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny is the 12th Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times...
Blogs
August 17 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 16, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 16 2016

Review: The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder

The Hanged Man by Gary Inbinder is the 2nd book in the Inspector Lefebvre historical mystery series. It...
Blogs
August 16 2016

Who Do You Think Killed Andrea in HBO’s The Night Of

HBO's The Night Of—the eight-part miniseries written by Richard Price (The Wire)—is...
Blogs
August 15 2016

Inspector Lewis 8.02: “Magnum Opus” Episode Review

If the Morse-Lewis-Endeavour universe has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a...
Blogs
August 12 2016

Review: Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo

Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo is the 3rd book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series (Available...
Blogs
August 10 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 9, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 9 2016

Review: The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe

The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe is the 4th Detective Hazel Micallef Mystery that takes the detective...
Blogs
August 8 2016

Inspector Lewis 8.01: “One for Sorrow” Episode Review

Archaeological excavations are underway at Oxford, and the student diggers have unearthed something...
Blogs
August 8 2016

The Night Of: “Season of the Witch” Episode Review

You got some secrets in you. And some rage. I like it. The defense attorney has been pilloried...
Excerpts
August 7 2016

Eterna and Omega: New Excerpt

Eterna and Omega by Leanna Renee Hieber is the 2nd book in the Eterna Files gaslamp fantasy series...
Excerpts
August 6 2016

Friday Barnes Under Suspicion: New Excerpt

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More adventures and intrigue ensue in Friday Barnes, Under Suspicion, the second book in the illustrated...
Blogs
August 5 2016

Discount: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

In anticipation of the release of A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (Available August 30th), get an...
Excerpts
August 5 2016

Survivors Will Be Shot Again: New Excerpt

In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old saying...
Blogs
August 3 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 2, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
August 3 2016

Here Be Dragons: New Excerpt

Here Be Dragons by Sharon Bolton is the latest book to feature London policewoman Lacey Flint (Available...
Blogs
August 2 2016

Review: A Time of Torment by John Connolly

A Time of Torment by John Connolly is the 14th book in the Charlie Parker series that sees the hardened...
Blogs
August 1 2016

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

What do Vin Diesel, an Oscar for “Best Film,” and the first “choose your own...
Blogs
July 29 2016

Review: In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen

In the Land of Milk and Honey by Jane Jensen is the 2nd Elizabeth Harris Mystery (Available August...
Excerpts
July 29 2016

The More They Disappear: New Excerpt

The More They Disappear by Jesse Donaldson takes us to the front lines of the battle against...
Blogs
July 27 2016

Review: The More They Disappear by Jesse Donaldson

The More They Disappear by Jesse Donaldson takes us to the front lines of the battle against...
Blogs
July 27 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 26, 2016

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

Die Like an Eagle: New Excerpt

Die Like an Eagle by Donna Andrews is another zany Meg Langslow mystery, filled with the spirit...
Excerpts
July 26 2016

What Murder Weapon Are You?

If you're a fan of Criminal Element, then it stands to reason that you know a thing or two about...