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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.

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July 20 2016

Mysteries Set in the Caribbean

The golden sands, verdant hills, and crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea have called to authors...
Blogs
July 20 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 19, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 19 2016

Why Sherlock Holmes Could Be Summoned for Jury Duty in the 21st Century—and How He Might Feel About It

It’s not always easy to find jurors when you need them. And, in London, as on our side...
Blogs
July 19 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

For Isaac Asimov’s detective, Elijah Baley, it’s been two long years since he’s...
Blogs
July 19 2016

What Is Your Favorite Show Airing this Summer?

Television has hit its stride again, returning to the glory days of quality programming. With...
Blogs
July 18 2016

Review: The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson

The Baker Street Jurors by Michael Robertson is the 5th book in the Baker Street Letters series (Available...
Blogs
July 18 2016

Review: The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth is the debut book in the Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery series. (Available...
Blogs
July 15 2016

Raymond Chandler Is Not Noir: Get Over It

Noir is the punk rock of the book world. It’s a niche genre that has been exploited to...
Excerpts
July 15 2016

The Branson Beauty: New Excerpt

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth is the debut book in the Sheriff Hank Worth Mystery series. (Available...
Excerpts
July 14 2016

Night and Day: New Excerpt

Night and Day by Iris Johansen is volume 21 of the Eve Duncan series (Available July 19, 2016). Forensic...
Blogs
July 13 2016

ThrillerFest XI: Sights, Sounds, and Screams

If you’re not familiar with ThrillerFest, it’s the official convention of the International...
Blogs
July 13 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 12, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
July 13 2016

The Baker Street Jurors: New Excerpt

The Baker Street Jurors is the 5th book in the Baker Street Letters series by Michael Robertson (Available...
Blogs
July 12 2016

Review: Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo is the 8th Kate Burkholder novel that finds the Chief of Police...
Blogs
July 11 2016

Review: The Innocents by Ace Atkins

The Innocents by Ace Atkins is the 6th book in the Quinn Colson series and a gritty, darkly comic...
Blogs
July 11 2016

Endeavour 3.04: “Coda” Episode Review

At the gangster’s funeral, police officers and journalists are tucked none too discreetly...
Blogs
July 11 2016

The Night Of Series Premiere: “The Beach” Episode Review

Richard Price is probably more famous for his writing on The Wire than his sprawling crime novels,...
Blogs
July 8 2016

“Rum Springer” Cocktail

What would you do if you were asked to go undercover and infiltrate an Amish community, posing...
Blogs
July 8 2016

Review: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley is the 1st book in the famed Easy Rawlins series. Since...
Blogs
July 8 2016

Q&A with John Farrow, Author of Seven Days Dead

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John Farrow, author of the Storm Murders Trilogy, was able to answer some of CrimeHQ's questions...
Blogs
July 7 2016

Now Win This!: True Colors Sweepstakes

Sooner or later, everyone shows their true colors. Travel through the full spectrum by registering...
Blogs
July 6 2016

Murder on Brittany Shores by Jean-Luc Bannalec: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics...
Blogs
July 6 2016

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

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 5 2016

Review: Let the Devil Out by Bill Loehfelm

Let the Devil Out by Bill Loehfelm is the 4th installment of the Maureen Coughlin series (Available...
Blogs
July 4 2016

Endeavour 3.03: “Prey” Episode Review

Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” wafts through our speakers as the montage begins....
Blogs
July 1 2016

Review: The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese

The Big Sheep by Robert Kroese is a delicate balance of sci-fi, mystery, and humor. “That's...
Blogs
July 1 2016

Dear Professor Moriarty: Advice for an Overbearing Mother

This week's guest columnist is Professor Moriarty who reports that he is, contrary to rumors,...
Blogs
June 30 2016

Review: All the Bridges Burning by Neliza Drew

After he left, I sat in the car and looked and my hands. There was blood there no one else...
Blogs
June 29 2016

The Branson Beauty by Claire Booth: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics...
Blogs
June 29 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 28, 2016

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