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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.

“Earth Day Cooler” Cocktail
Blogs
April 21 2017

“Earth Day Cooler” Cocktail

This cocktail may not actually cool the Earth, but it's a great way to celebrate Earth Day...
Review: <i>Say No More</i> by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Blogs
April 20 2017

Review: Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Say No More by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the 5th book in the Jane Ryland series, nominated for an Agatha...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 18, 2017
Blogs
April 19 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 18, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Where It Hurts</i> by Reed Farrel Coleman
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April 18 2017

Review: Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman

Where It Hurts by Reed Farrel Coleman is a gritty, atmospheric novel about the other side of...
<i>Shetland</i> Now Available on Netflix!
Blogs
April 17 2017

Shetland Now Available on Netflix!

There are few settings more suited to mystery and murder than the remote Shetland Islands. They...
Review: <i>A Great Reckoning</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
April 17 2017

Review: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning by New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is the 12th mystery...
Why I Write Women
Blogs
April 16 2017

Why I Write Women

It never fails. I’m wrapping up a talk at a book-signing event. A hand waves in...
A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners
Blogs
April 13 2017

A Pioneering Profiler and His Fictional Forerunners

Read this exclusive guest post from Michael Cannell, author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017
Blogs
April 12 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck
Blogs
April 12 2017

A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck

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You’d be hard-pressed to find crime-fiction protagonists more different than Jay Desmarteaux...
Review: <i>A Twist in Time</i> by Julia McElwain
Blogs
April 10 2017

Review: A Twist in Time by Julia McElwain

A Twist in Time by Julia McElwain is the 2nd book in the Kendra Donovan series, where—stranded...
Review: <i>Come Twilight</i> by Tyler Dilts
Blogs
April 6 2017

Review: Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts

Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts is the 4th book in the Long Beach Homicide series, nominated for an Edgar...
Review: <i>Where the Dead Lie</i> by C. S. Harris
Blogs
April 6 2017

Review: Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris

Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris is the 12th Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery, where the gruesome murder...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017
Blogs
April 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
April 4 2017

Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?

  Don't see your favorite? We tried to keep it focused on their more crime-related...
Review: <i>Rain Dogs</i> by Adrian McKinty
Blogs
April 3 2017

Review: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty

Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty is the 5th novel in the Detective Sean Duffy series, nominated for an...
“The Devil’s Yeast” Cocktail
Blogs
March 31 2017

“The Devil’s Yeast” Cocktail

How do you handle a combination of political conflicts, personal vendettas, and England's...
Review: <i>Fatal Music</i> by Peter Morfoot
Blogs
March 31 2017

Review: Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot

Fatal Music by Peter Morfoot is the 2nd book in the Captain Darac Mystery series (available April...
Review: <i>The Devil’s Feast</i> by M. J. Carter
Blogs
March 30 2017

Review: The Devil’s Feast by M. J. Carter

The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which the investigative...
The Detective of My Dreams
Blogs
March 29 2017

The Detective of My Dreams

Read this exclusive guest post from Kaite Welsh about her fascination with Sherlock Holmes, and...
Review: <i>Conviction</i> by Julia Dahl
Blogs
March 29 2017

Review: Conviction by Julia Dahl

Conviction by Julia Dahl is the 3rd book in the Rebekah Roberts series. The 3rd book in Julia...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 28, 2017
Blogs
March 29 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 28, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2017
Blogs
March 27 2017

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

Since Netflix shifted their focus to original content, these lists have been getting a little...
Review: <i>Baker Street Irregulars</i>, Edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry
Blogs
March 24 2017

Review: Baker Street Irregulars, Edited by Michael A. Ventrella & Jonathan Maberry

Baker Street Irregulars, edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Jonathan Maberry, features thirteen...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 21, 2017
Blogs
March 22 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 21, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”
Blogs
March 17 2017

“Guinness at the Bar and It Doesn’t Look Friendly”

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where...
Research Ride-Along
Blogs
March 16 2017

Research Ride-Along

Research is possibly my favorite part of the writing process. It delays the hard part—the...
Q&A with Lyndsay Faye, Author of <i>The Whole Art of Detection</i>
Blogs
March 16 2017

Q&A with Lyndsay Faye, Author of The Whole Art of Detection

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Lyndsay Faye is the author of five critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow, about Sherlock...
Review: <i>The Will to Kill</i> by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane
Blogs
March 15 2017

Review: The Will to Kill by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane

The Will to Kill is the latest Mike Hammer novel, originally started by the now-deceased Mickey Spillane...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 14, 2017
Blogs
March 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 14, 2017

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