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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
July 4 2015

Happy 4th of July: 120 Seconds, $1000 of Fireworks!

For the 4th, we offer this explosive 2 minutes from TeddieFilms, who went into the desert with...
Excerpts
July 3 2015

Rainy Day Women: Exclusive Excerpt

Rainy Day Women by Kendall Kay is the 2nd Austin Starr mystery set in 1969 amidst the Charles Manson...
Blogs
July 2 2015

Summer TV: A Digital Tour of Europe

I hate watching reruns of mystery and crime TV shows I’ve already seen—it’s...
Blogs
June 30 2015

Fresh Meat: Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec

Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec marks the debut of the internationally best-selling procuedural...
Blogs
June 29 2015

True Detective 2.02: “Night Finds You”

“We get the world we deserve.” – Ray Velcoro After so much dense setup...
Blogs
June 24 2015

Fresh Meat: The Assassins by Gayle Lynds

The Assassins by Gayle Lynds is a thriller where six international assassins, each assembled from...
Blogs
June 24 2015

Hurry! Voting for The M.O.’s “Wishful Thinking” Ends Tonight!

Time is almost up for our “Wishful Thinking” round of The M.O.! Voting closes tonight...
Blogs
June 23 2015

Now Win This!: Beach Bag Sweepstakes

Safe from sand and spray, readable in bright sun, paperbacks are vacation faves, and we've...
Blogs
June 22 2015

Announcing 2015’s Macavity Award Nominations!

  Awards season continues apace, with a new slate of nominees for the 2015 Macavity...
Blogs
June 20 2015

Fresh Meat: Run You Down by Julia Dahl

Run You Down by Julia Dahl is the 2nd murder mystery in the Rebekah Roberts series about a NYC reporter...
Blogs
June 19 2015

Get Ready For True Detective Season 2

While we won't be welcoming the pointed ramblings of Rust Cohle back into our homes on Sunday...
Excerpts
June 12 2015

Blood Foam: Exclusive Excerpt

Blood Foam by Brendan DuBois is the 9th Lewis Cole mystery where the retired Deptartment of Defense...
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June 12 2015

The M.O.’s Rogues’ Gallery of 2015

In 2015, these mugs committed malfeasance occasional against very short crime fiction—look upon...
Blogs
June 9 2015

Now Win This!: Top Cop Sweepstakes

These cops might be super troopers, but there will certainly be no shenanigans. If you want to...
Blogs
June 9 2015

Never 8-Legged Chickens, No Matter How Delicious

KFC is a powerful brand in China, and that's why they're suing over the mutant-freak-bird...
Blogs
June 7 2015

Fresh Meat: The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwistle

The Dead Assassin by Vaughn Entwhistle is the 2nd book in the Paranormal Casebooks...
Excerpts
June 2 2015

The Kill: New Excerpt

The Kill by Jane Casey is the 5th book in the Maeve Kerrigan series where the London detective is...
Excerpts
May 29 2015

Hell’s Gate: New Excerpt

Hell's Gate by Richard Crompton is the 2nd book in the Detective Mollel series who's just...
Blogs
May 29 2015

Sunday, High Noon...Quiz Showdown at BookCon!

This Sunday, May 31st at noon, Criminal Element hosts the Crime Time Quiz Show with authors Jane Cleland,...
Blogs
May 29 2015

“Wishful Thinking” Until Friday Night!

At 11:59p.m. The M.O. submissions close. If your “Wishful Thinking” is still castles in...
Blogs
May 27 2015

Fresh Meat: The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey

The Evidence Room by Cameron Harvey is a police procedural set amidst the swampy land of Florida's...
Blogs
May 26 2015

Congratulating 2015’s Crimefest Awards Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners from Crimefest 2015, which took place in Bristol, U.K....
Blogs
May 26 2015

Now Win This!: Don’t Blow It Sweepstakes

That's it. Everything is up to you. And you better not mess it up, otherwise you'll never...
Excerpts
May 26 2015

Unidentified Woman #15: New Excerpt

Unidentified Woman #15 by David Housewright is the 12th hard-boiled mystery featuring Rushmore McKenzie,...
Blogs
May 22 2015

Fresh Meat: The Storm Murders by John Farrow

The Storm Murders by John Farrow is the first procedural thriller in a planned trilogy featuring the...
Blogs
May 22 2015

Cremains of the Day: A Digital Version of a Deceased Self

In the future, mourners may interact with beloved deceased through virtual reality. Project Elysium...
Blogs
May 18 2015

Fresh Meat: Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton is a standalone mystery about a mother who, three years after her...
Blogs
May 14 2015

Batman Eternal: The Only Gotham Story You Need

Setting is character. The iconic image of Batman on the rooftops of Gotham City, protecting his...
Blogs
May 12 2015

Now Win This!: The Disappearing Act Sweepstakes

Now you see it, now you don't! Turn away for one second and you'll miss it! Don't...
Blogs
May 11 2015

Fresh Meat: Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas

Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas is the seventh Barker & Llewelyn historical mystery, and in London...