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Discount: <i>Coup D’état</i> by Ben Coes
Blogs
February 17 2017

Discount: Coup D’état by Ben Coes

Coup D'état by Ben Coes is the 2nd Dewey Andreas novel. Now through the month of February,...
<i>Doctor Who</i>: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales 2005-2015
Blogs
February 17 2017

Doctor Who: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales 2005-2015

The Doctor is an alien humanoid over two thousand years old, has two hearts, and has regenerated...
Dear Lisbeth Salander: The Company You Keep
Blogs
February 17 2017

Dear Lisbeth Salander: The Company You Keep

This week's guest columnist is Lisbeth Salander, who's a hacker but not a hack, Wasp...
Page to Screen: <i>The Birds</i>: du Maurier & Hitchcock
Blogs
February 16 2017

Page to Screen: The Birds: du Maurier & Hitchcock

Daphne du Maurier published her story “The Birds” in her 1952 collection called The...
Discount: <i>A Fatal Grace</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
February 16 2017

Discount: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny is the 2007 Agatha Award winner for Best Novel and the 2nd entry in...
Forensics: Where Science Meets Faith
Blogs
February 16 2017

Forensics: Where Science Meets Faith

An apt description of forensic evidence: “…This is evidence that does not...
The Authors From <i>The Witch Who Came in From the Cold</i> Talk Crime Fiction
Blogs
February 15 2017

The Authors From The Witch Who Came in From the Cold Talk Crime Fiction

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The Witch Who Came in From the Cold is the fantasy-espionage thriller from Serial Box. This serial...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 14, 2017
Blogs
February 15 2017

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

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>The Undesired</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 15 2017

The Undesired: New Excerpt

The Undesired by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is a chilling Icelandic thriller that might make you might...
<i>Under the Knife</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
February 15 2017

Under the Knife: Audio Excerpt

Under the Knife by Kelly Parsons is a heart-pounding medical thriller that will have readers on the...
Ladies First: Groundbreaking Women in Crime Fiction
Blogs
February 14 2017

Ladies First: Groundbreaking Women in Crime Fiction

Any mystery lover knows how significant Agatha Christie is to the crime-fiction genre. But...
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These Criminal Couples
Blogs
February 14 2017

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These Criminal Couples

Love is an incredibly powerful emotion. So it’s no surprise that it’s a big motivating...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wizard and Glass</i>, Part VI
Blogs
February 14 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VI

Last week, the tension built as the man in black showed up in Mejis. This week, plans are set in motion...
<i>Stolen</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 14 2017

Stolen: New Excerpt

Stolen by Carey Baldwin is the 5th Cassidy & Spenser Thriller. Is she missing…or a...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 7.09: “Rock in the Road”
Blogs
February 13 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.09: “Rock in the Road”

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Last night's episode of The Walking Dead had more of a familiar feel to it, as a number...
Review: <i>A Divided Spy</i> by Charles Cumming
Blogs
February 13 2017

Review: A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming is the 3rd book in the Thomas Kell series (available February 14,...
<i>The Player</i>: Why Robert Altman’s Hollywood Satire Is an Even Better Film 25 Years Later
Blogs
February 13 2017

The Player: Why Robert Altman’s Hollywood Satire Is an Even Better Film 25 Years Later

Screenplay writers hate Hollywood! It really is as simple as that. There's a good chance...
<i>I See You</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 13 2017

I See You: New Excerpt

I See You by Clare Mackintosh is a dark and claustrophobic thriller in which a normal, everyday woman...
<i>Among the Ruins</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 11 2017

Among the Ruins: New Excerpt

Among the Ruins by Ausma Zehanat Khan is the 3rd book in the Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series (available...
“A Divided Dry” Layered Beer
Blogs
February 10 2017

“A Divided Dry” Layered Beer

When you're afforded an opportunity for long sought-after revenge, celebrate with a few beers...
The Best Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now
Blogs
February 10 2017

The Best Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now

Oh the joy of binge-watching! Everyone has been talking about a show that you’ve promised...
Review: <i>A Darkness Absolute</i> by Kelley Armstrong
Blogs
February 10 2017

Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong is the 2nd book in the Casey Duncan series. Author Kelley...
<i>A Divided Spy</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 10 2017

A Divided Spy: New Excerpt

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming is the 3rd book in the Thomas Kell series (available February 14,...
Review: <i>Long Time Lost</i> by Chris Ewan
Blogs
February 9 2017

Review: Long Time Lost by Chris Ewan

Chris Ewan's Long Time Lost is a fast-paced, standalone thriller. Long Time Lost is a very...
Review: <i>Zodiac</i> by Sam Wilson
Blogs
February 9 2017

Review: Zodiac by Sam Wilson

Zodiac by Sam Wilson is a startling new thriller with one of the most original concepts in years,...
Announcing 2017’s Audie Awards Nominees
Blogs
February 9 2017

Announcing 2017’s Audie Awards Nominees

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has recently announced their finalists for the 22nd annual...
<i>Testament</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
February 9 2017

Testament: New Excerpt

Testament is the latest in the Jack Howard series from David Gibbins, who uses his real world experience...
My Top 5 Books About Disappearance
Blogs
February 8 2017

My Top 5 Books About Disappearance

I’m a fan of all kinds of crime novels, but a lot of my favorites tend to be linked by...
Review: <i>Under the Knife</i> by Kelly Parsons
Blogs
February 8 2017

Review: Under the Knife by Kelly Parsons

Under the Knife by Kelly Parsons is a heart-pounding medical thriller that will have readers on the...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 7, 2017
Blogs
February 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 7, 2017

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