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Vote for the Edgar Award for Best Novel!
Blogs
April 25 2017

Vote for the Edgar Award for Best Novel!

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Q&A with John Rector, Author of <i>The Ridge</i>
Blogs
April 25 2017

Q&A with John Rector, Author of The Ridge

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John Rector is a Wall Street Journal and internationally bestselling author. His novels include...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part IV
Blogs
April 25 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part IV

Last week, we learned about what happened to Father Callahan after Salem's Lot. This week, we...
<i>The Graves</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 25 2017

The Graves: New Excerpt

In The Graves, former prosecutor turned television writer Pamela Wechsler delivers a tense and enthralling...
Review: <i>Cold Earth</i> by Ann Cleeves
Blogs
April 24 2017

Review: Cold Earth by Ann Cleeves

Cold Earth is the 7th book in the Shetland Island Mystery series. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez...
Review: <i>The Measure of the Moon</i> by Lisa Preston
Blogs
April 24 2017

Review: The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston

The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston is a mix of mystery and domestic suspense that weaves together...
Cover Reveal: <i>Glass Houses</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
April 24 2017

Cover Reveal: Glass Houses by Louise Penny

Glass Houses will be the 13th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache...
Review: <i>Ararat</i> by Christopher Golden
Blogs
April 24 2017

Review: Ararat by Christopher Golden

Ararat by Christopher Golden is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong—on...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May 2017
Blogs
April 24 2017

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

Finally! The month of May is a good one for fans of crime/mystery/thriller entertainment (as...
<i>Proving Ground</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 22 2017

Proving Ground: New Excerpt

Proving Ground by Peter Blauner is a sweeping crime novel, an intricate story about the quest...
People, Choices, and Moments
Blogs
April 21 2017

People, Choices, and Moments

Before tapping out novels on the keyboard, my working hours were spent in various assignments...
Review: <i>Before the Fall</i> by Noah Hawley
Blogs
April 21 2017

Review: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a heart-pounding thriller that raises questions of fate,...
Discount: <i>Behind Closed Doors</i> by B. A. Paris
Blogs
April 20 2017

Discount: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris is a gripping debut psychological thriller and an international...
Review: <i>What Remains of Me</i> by Alison Gaylin
Blogs
April 20 2017

Review: What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin

What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin is a spellbinding novel of psychological suspense, set in the...
Audiobook Review: <i>Marshall’s Law</i> by Ben Sanders (Read by George Newbern)
Blogs
April 20 2017

Audiobook Review: Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders (Read by George Newbern)

Marshall's Law by Ben Sanders is the 2nd book in the Marshall Grade series. Ben Sanders’s...
<i>Fallout</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 20 2017

Fallout: New Excerpt

Fallout by Wil Mara is an ecological thriller that deals with the immediate aftermath of a major storm...
Review: <i>The Ex</i> by Alafair Burke
Blogs
April 19 2017

Review: The Ex by Alafair Burke

The Ex by Alafair Burke follows a woman who agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed...
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...
<i>Dogs of War</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 19 2017

Dogs of War: New Excerpt

Dogs of War by Jonathan Maberry is the 9th book in the Joe Ledger series (available April 24, 2017). Dogs...
Review: <i>Where It Hurts</i> by Reed Farrel Coleman
Blogs
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...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part III
Blogs
April 18 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part III

Last week, Roland & Co. went todash back to 1970's NYC. This week, Father Callahan takes center...
<i>No Easy Target</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 18 2017

No Easy Target: New Excerpt

No Easy Target by Iris Johansen follows Margaret Douglas, whose unusual ability to communicate with...
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...
5 Reasons Why <i>Legion</i> Is the Best Comic Book TV Series to Date
Blogs
April 17 2017

5 Reasons Why Legion Is the Best Comic Book TV Series to Date

If you just caught the 1st season of FX’s latest original series Legion (although given...
Review: <i>Jane Steele</i> by Lyndsay Faye
Blogs
April 17 2017

Review: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye is a satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature...
<i>Blue Light Yokohama</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
April 17 2017

Blue Light Yokohama: Audio Excerpt

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolás Obregón follows newly reinstated...
<i>A Single Spy</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 17 2017

A Single Spy: New Excerpt

A Single Spy by William Christie follows Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, a Russian orphan forced to...
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...
Review: <i>Three Envelopes</i> by Nir Hezroni
Blogs
April 16 2017

Review: Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni

Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni delves into the twisted mind of a rogue agent in the Israeli intelligence...
<i>The Measure of the Moon</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 16 2017

The Measure of the Moon: New Excerpt

The Measure of the Moon by Lisa Preston is a mix of mystery and domestic suspense that weaves together...