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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
July 22 2016

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

The Series: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic. The Heroes:...
Blogs
July 22 2016

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a scientific thriller that explores the idea of multiple universes...
Blogs
July 21 2016

10 Essential Giallo Films

There are a few very general things in common between Italian giallo films and the pinky violence...
Blogs
July 21 2016

One and Done: Vern E. Smith, The Jones Men

The Jones Men was a thrilling novel to discover. A lost “cult” novel from the 1970s,...
Blogs
July 20 2016

Mysteries Set in the Caribbean

The golden sands, verdant hills, and crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea have called to authors...
Blogs
July 20 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 19, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 19 2016

Review: The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris

The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris is a thrilling debut, featuring a stolen Hemingway manuscript...
Blogs
July 19 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

For Isaac Asimov’s detective, Elijah Baley, it’s been two long years since he’s...
Blogs
July 19 2016

What Is Your Favorite Show Airing this Summer?

Television has hit its stride again, returning to the glory days of quality programming. With...
Excerpts
July 19 2016

Night Talk: New Excerpt

A late-night talk-show host fascinated by the paranormal becomes entangled in a deadly conspiracy...
Blogs
July 18 2016

Have Mercy: Never Too Young to Die (1986)

Let’s travel back in time to 1986—a magical time when blockbuster, over-the-top action...
Blogs
July 15 2016

Raymond Chandler Is Not Noir: Get Over It

Noir is the punk rock of the book world. It’s a niche genre that has been exploited to...
Blogs
July 14 2016

She’s Gonna Make It After All: Queen of the South

In 1970, TV gave us the tale of a spunky, single young woman who moves to the big city and finds...
Excerpts
July 14 2016

Night and Day: New Excerpt

Night and Day by Iris Johansen is volume 21 of the Eve Duncan series (Available July 19, 2016). Forensic...
Blogs
July 13 2016

ThrillerFest XI: Sights, Sounds, and Screams

If you’re not familiar with ThrillerFest, it’s the official convention of the International...
Blogs
July 13 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 12, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Excerpts
July 12 2016

First Strike: Audio Excerpt

First Strike by Ben Coes is the 6th thriller featuring CIA operative Dewey Andreas (Available...
Blogs
July 12 2016

Review: Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo is the 8th Kate Burkholder novel that finds the Chief of Police...
Blogs
July 11 2016

The “Good Guys”

I’m obsessed with “good guys.” You know the ones—they’re actually...
Blogs
July 11 2016

Q&A with Wendy Walker, Author of All Is Not Forgotten

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Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten, took time out of her busy schedule to answer some...
Blogs
July 11 2016

Review: The Innocents by Ace Atkins

The Innocents by Ace Atkins is the 6th book in the Quinn Colson series and a gritty, darkly comic...
Blogs
July 11 2016

For Masochists Only: The Klansman (1974)

By the time Richard Burton (1925-1984) and Lee Marvin (1924-1987) began filming The Klansman...
Excerpts
July 11 2016

All Is Not Forgotten: New Excerpt

All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker explores the effects of a sexual assault on a family and the...
Blogs
July 11 2016

The Night Of Series Premiere: “The Beach” Episode Review

Richard Price is probably more famous for his writing on The Wire than his sprawling crime novels,...
Excerpts
July 9 2016

Open Grave: New Excerpt

Open Grave by Kjell Erikssonis book #6 in the Ann Lindell Series (Available July 14, 2016). Already...
Blogs
July 8 2016

“Rum Springer” Cocktail

What would you do if you were asked to go undercover and infiltrate an Amish community, posing...
Blogs
July 8 2016

Review: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley is the 1st book in the famed Easy Rawlins series. Since...
Blogs
July 8 2016

Q&A with John Farrow, Author of Seven Days Dead

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John Farrow, author of the Storm Murders Trilogy, was able to answer some of CrimeHQ's questions...
Blogs
July 7 2016

Now Win This!: True Colors Sweepstakes

Sooner or later, everyone shows their true colors. Travel through the full spectrum by registering...
Excerpts
July 7 2016

Among the Wicked: New Excerpt

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo is the 8th book in the Kate Burkholder Series (Available July 12,...