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Review: <i>Garden of Lamentations</i> by Deborah Crombie
Blogs
February 2 2017

Review: Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie

Garden of Lamentations by Deborah Crombie is the 17th book in the Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James...
Review: <i>Devoted in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
February 2 2017

Review: Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
<i>A Darkness Absolute</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 2 2017

A Darkness Absolute: New Excerpt

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong is the 2nd book in the Casey Duncan series (available February...
4 Reasons You Should Read J.D. Robb ... According to My Mom
Blogs
February 1 2017

4 Reasons You Should Read J.D. Robb ... According to My Mom

As you may have noticed, we—the reviewers here at Criminal Element—are happily gorging...
Review: <i>Obsession in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
February 1 2017

Review: Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Review: <i>Festive in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 31 2017

Review: Festive in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Review: <i>Fever in the Dark</i> by Ellen Hart
Blogs
January 30 2017

Review: Fever in the Dark by Ellen Hart

Fever in the Dark by Ellen Hart is the 24th Jane Lawless Mystery (available January 31, 2017). Everyone...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2017
Blogs
January 30 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2017

February is the month for love, which means Netflix went heavy on the romantic comedies and feel-good...
Review: <i>Concealed in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 30 2017

Review: Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Discount: <i>The Unquiet Dead</i> by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Blogs
January 30 2017

Discount: The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

In anticipation of Among the Ruins (available February 14, 2017), Ausma Zehanat Khan's anticipated...
Review: <i>Thankless in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 27 2017

Review: Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Top Female Crime and Mystery Authors
Blogs
January 26 2017

Top Female Crime and Mystery Authors

Crime and mystery fiction’s diversity attracts a broad readership. For instance, I prefer...
Review: <i>Calculated in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 26 2017

Review: Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Review: <i>Delusion in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 25 2017

Review: Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Review: <i>New York to Dallas</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 23 2017

Review: New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
Review: <i>Treachery in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 21 2017

Review: Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in...
Take Me Down to <i>Kickback City</i>: The Noir of Ian Rankin and Rory Gallagher
Blogs
January 20 2017

Take Me Down to Kickback City: The Noir of Ian Rankin and Rory Gallagher

I didn’t even know who Rory Gallagher was until I got a postcard from Ken Bruen. To...
Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”: Why Are These Men Laughing?
Blogs
January 19 2017

Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”: Why Are These Men Laughing?

Today, Edgar A. Poe would have been 208 years old. His birthday gift to readers is stories that...
Review: <i>Keys to Nowhere</i> by Dorothy H. Hayes
Blogs
January 19 2017

Review: Keys to Nowhere by Dorothy H. Hayes

Keys to Nowhere by Dorothy H. Hayes is the 3rd volume in the Carol Rossi Mystery series. Read...
Review: <i>Indulgence in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 19 2017

Review: Indulgence in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
A Driving Tour of Midwestern Mysteries
Blogs
January 18 2017

A Driving Tour of Midwestern Mysteries

With so many mysteries set in big cities, Kristen Lepionka spreads the love to the Midwest, outlining...
Review: <i>Fantasy in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 18 2017

Review: Fantasy in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 17, 2017
Blogs
January 18 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 17, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Who Is Your Favorite Fictional President?
Blogs
January 17 2017

Who Is Your Favorite Fictional President?

This week, the United States of America will inaugurate its 45th president. While here at CrimeHQ...
Review: <i>Kindred in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 17 2017

Review: Kindred in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards Nominations
Blogs
January 17 2017

2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards Nominations

The 2017 Left Coast Crime “Lefty” Awards nominations are up!  The Lefty...
Review: <i>Promises in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 16 2017

Review: Promises in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...
<i>Keys to Nowhere</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
January 15 2017

Keys to Nowhere: New Excerpt

Keys to Nowhere by Dorothy H. Hayes is the 3rd volume in the Carol Rossi Mystery series. A Tucson...
5 Gateway Marvel Comics for Crime Fiction Fans
Blogs
January 13 2017

5 Gateway Marvel Comics for Crime Fiction Fans

Crime fiction is usually set in a gritty, grounded world where protagonists are often forced...
Review: <i>Salvation in Death</i> by J.D. Robb
Blogs
January 13 2017

Review: Salvation in Death by J.D. Robb

To celebrate the upcoming release of J.D. Robb's 44th Eve Dallas mystery, Echoes in Death,...