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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
August 25 2016

One and Done: Marc Bojanowski, The Dog Fighter

I picked up a strange book called The Dog Fighter without any prior knowledge of the author....
Blogs
August 24 2016

A Deadly Thaw: Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
Excerpts
August 24 2016

Collecting the Dead: Audio Excerpt

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope is a debut novel that introduces Magnus “Steps”...
Blogs
August 24 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 23, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
August 23 2016

Page to Screen: Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe

When I read that Criterion Collection was releasing a new Blu-Ray edition of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s...
Original Stories
August 23 2016

“Monopoly: Go Directly to Death”

In accordance with the release of his debut novel, Lance Hawvermale has written a short story...
Blogs
August 23 2016

Review: Sorrow Road by Julia Keller

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller is the 5th book in the Bell Elkins series (Available today!). James...
Blogs
August 22 2016

Trailer: Kidnap, Starring Halle Berry

“You took the wrong kid.” If the adrenaline of a mother’s love for her...
Blogs
August 22 2016

The Night Of: “Ordinary Death” Episode Review

I’ll take evidence over a confession, every time. Seven episodes, and we have no idea...
Blogs
August 19 2016

“The White Rook” Cocktail

“Every pawn is potentially a queen.” – James Mason Castle up with this...
Blogs
August 19 2016

Review: Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale

Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale follows a man with a neurological disorder, prosopagnosia, that...
Excerpts
August 19 2016

The One Man: New Excerpt

The One Man by Andrew Gross is an historical thriller that's bursting with compelling characters...
Blogs
August 18 2016

Why Wait? Writing as a Second Career.

I used to be a lawyer. Not one of the flashy types, not a criminal lawyer with headline-grabbing...
Blogs
August 18 2016

Q&A with Mark Pryor, Author of The Paris Librarian

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Mark Pryor, author of The Paris Librarian, shares some great stories about his annual visits...
Excerpts
August 18 2016

Sorrow Road: New Excerpt

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller is the 5th book in the Bell Elkins series (Available August 23, 2016). Bell...
Excerpts
August 17 2016

A Great Reckoning: Audio Excerpt

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny is the 12th Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times...
Blogs
August 17 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 16, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
August 17 2016

Face Blind: New Excerpt

Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale follows a man with a neurological disorder, prosopagnosia, that prevents...
Blogs
August 16 2016

What If This Could Really Happen

My new thriller, Free Fall, is the story of Kate Page—a news wire service reporter who...
Blogs
August 16 2016

Exploring the Religion of Game of Thrones Part II: The Fire and Ice Gods

It’s no secret that George R. R. Martin examined several religions and mythologies when...
Blogs
August 16 2016

Who Do You Think Killed Andrea in HBO’s The Night Of

HBO's The Night Of—the eight-part miniseries written by Richard Price (The Wire)—is...
Blogs
August 15 2016

Citizen Soprano: Why the HBO Series Can Never Be Replicated

It’s been nearly a decade since The Sopranos concluded. On June 10, 2007, HBO aired “Made...
Blogs
August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist...
Blogs
August 15 2016

Inspector Lewis 8.02: “Magnum Opus” Episode Review

If the Morse-Lewis-Endeavour universe has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a...
Excerpts
August 13 2016

Any Minute Now: New Excerpt

From Eric Van Lustbader, the New York Times bestselling author of the Jason Bourne series come Any...
Blogs
August 12 2016

“The Perfect Couple” Cocktail

The perfect couple? Everyone that's ever been in a relationship knows there is no such thing—that's...
Blogs
August 12 2016

Review: Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo

Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo is the 3rd book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series (Available...
Blogs
August 12 2016

Dear Lisbeth Salander: Help! I’m Bullied at School

This week's guest columnist is Lisbeth Salander, who's a hacker but not a hack, Wasp...
Excerpts
August 12 2016

Damaged: New Excerpt

One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice. Damaged is the 4th book in Lisa Scottoline's Rosato...
Blogs
August 11 2016

Review: A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto

A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto is a Japanese psychological thriller that dissects Japanese society...