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Whether the world is at stake or it’s just another day in Chinatown, Jake, these stories are about dark deeds, suspense, and the adrenaline rush.

Blogs
May 3 2016

Prolonged Parker: Slow Burn by Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn by Ace Atkins is the newest Spenser novel, where Boston PI Spenser...
Excerpts
May 3 2016

Kill Switch: Audio Excerpt

Kill Switch by Jonathan Maberry is the 8th book in the Joe Ledger series. Join military scientist...
Blogs
May 3 2016

Discount: The Prisoner of Hell Gate by Dana I. Wolff

Four decades after Typhoid Mary went to her grave, five curious graduate students struggle to escape...
Excerpts
May 3 2016

The Girl I Used to Be: New Excerpt and Video

The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry is the new high-stakes thriller from this New York Times-bestselling...
Blogs
May 2 2016

Q&A with Dan Newman, Author of The Clearing

Dan Newman spent most of his life traveling and writing. Now, fortunately for us, some of those...
Excerpts
May 1 2016

The Defense: New Excerpt

The Defense by Steve Cavanagh follows Eddie Flynn, a former con artist-turned-lawyer that finds out...
Excerpts
April 30 2016

Assassin’s Silence: New Excerpt

Assassin's Silence by Ward Larsen is the 3rd David Slaton novel (Available May 3, 2016). When...
Excerpts
April 30 2016

Fatal Thunder: New Excerpt

Fatal Thunder by Larry Bond is the 5th Jerry Mitchell novel (Available May 3, 2016). India and...
Blogs
April 29 2016

My Inspiration for Soho Honey

Soho Honey by A.W. Rock takes place over three weeks in November and unfolds against the multi-cultural...
Blogs
April 29 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Runaways

The Series: Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona (and others, including Joss Whedon). The...
Excerpts
April 29 2016

Over Your Dead Body: New Excerpt

Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells is the 5th installment of the John Cleaver series (Available...
Blogs
April 28 2016

Mad About Norman: The Enduring Appeal of Psycho

Horror audiences take so much for granted. So many of the monsters, tropes, and scenarios of...
Excerpts
April 28 2016

Night Life: New Excerpt

Night Life by David C. Taylor is the 1st Michael Cassidy novel. It is nominated for the Edgar Award...
Excerpts
April 28 2016

Redemption Road: New Excerpt

Redemption Road by John Hart follows Police Detective Elizabeth Black as she struggles to confront...
Blogs
April 28 2016

Discount: Land of Shadows by Rachel Howzell Hall

In anticipation of Trail of Echoes by Rachel Howzell Hall (Available May 31, 2016), get the 1st Detective...
Excerpts
April 28 2016

The Infidel Stain: New Excerpt

The Infidel Stain by M.J. Carter is the 2nd installment of the Blake and Avery Mystery series, and...
Blogs
April 27 2016

The Many Enemies of Eve Duncan

Eve Duncan has made a lot of enemies over the years. She’s faced the worst of the worst,...
Blogs
April 27 2016

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong is the 1st Casey Duncan Novel, introducing Casey Duncan—a...
Blogs
April 27 2016

Who Will Win the Edgar Award for “Best Novel”?

The Edgar Award, in honor of the great Edgar Allan Poe, is presented by The Mystery Writers of...
Blogs
April 27 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 27, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
April 27 2016

City of the Lost: New Excerpt

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong is the 1st Casey Duncan Novel, introducing Casey Duncan—a...
Blogs
April 26 2016

The Antihero in All of Us

Billy Joel said it best: “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with...
Excerpts
April 26 2016

Better Dead: New Excerpt

Better Dead by Max Allan Collins is the 15th Nathan Heller Thriller (Available May 3, 2016). It's...
Blogs
April 25 2016

The Ghosts of Strangely Beautiful

When I began drafting my debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, I had...
Excerpts
April 25 2016

Mission Hill: New Excerpt

Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler is the debut novel from this former criminal prosecutor and television...
Blogs
April 25 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May 2016

April showers bring May flowers, which sadly rings true in the world of streaming media, as Netflix...
Blogs
April 25 2016

Discount: The King of Lies by John Hart

In anticipation of Redemption Road—the long-awaited return of Edgar Award winning and New York...
Excerpts
April 25 2016

After the Fire: New Excerpt

After the Fire by Jane Casey is the 6th Maeve Kerrigan Novel (Available May 3, 2016). London police...
Excerpts
April 24 2016

That Darkness: New Excerpt

In her first Gardiner and Renner novel, That Darkness, bestselling author Lisa Black draws from...
Excerpts
April 23 2016

Hide Away: New Excerpt

Hide Away is the 20th book in the bestselling Eve Duncan series from Iris Johansen. (Available...