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5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017
Blogs
April 12 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 11, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>The Love Interest</i> by Cale Dietrich: A Visual Guide
Blogs
April 12 2017

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
Review: <i>The Drifter</i> by Nicholas Petrie
Blogs
April 12 2017

Review: The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie

The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie is an explosive thriller debut that introduces Peter Ash, a veteran...
Crime and Theatre
Blogs
April 12 2017

Crime and Theatre

Read this exclusive guest post from M. L. Rio about theatre and crime, and then make sure to...
A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck
Blogs
April 12 2017

A Dangerous Dance: A Conversation with Alex Segura & Thomas Pluck

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You’d be hard-pressed to find crime-fiction protagonists more different than Jay Desmarteaux...
Which Neil Gaiman Novel Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
April 11 2017

Which Neil Gaiman Novel Is Your Favorite?

  Let us know what you chose and why in the comments below!
<i>If We Were Villains</i> Cast List
Blogs
April 11 2017

If We Were Villains Cast List

Read an excerpt from If We Were Villains! The Fourth-Years Alexander Vass: The Villain Filippa...
Review: <i>IQ</i> by Joe Ide
Blogs
April 11 2017

Review: IQ by Joe Ide

IQ by Joe Ide follows a resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods as he uses his blistering...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part II
Blogs
April 11 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part II

Last week, we met an old King friend as we began Wolves of the Calla. This week, we meet more of the...
Q&A with Harry Hunsicker, Author of <i>The Devil’s Country</i>
Blogs
April 11 2017

Q&A with Harry Hunsicker, Author of The Devil’s Country

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Harry Hunsicker is a 4th-generation native of Dallas and former executive vice-president of the...
Simpletons Make the Scariest Villains of All
Blogs
April 10 2017

Simpletons Make the Scariest Villains of All

As most cops will attest, your typical criminal is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. According...
Asgardians of the Galaxy: Teaser Trailer for <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>
Blogs
April 10 2017

Asgardians of the Galaxy: Teaser Trailer for Thor: Ragnarok

Death, taxes, and a superhero movie trailer with a classic rock soundtrack. Some things are guaranteed...
Review: <i>Dodgers</i> by Bill Beverly
Blogs
April 10 2017

Review: Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers by Bill Beverly is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that is written in...
Review: <i>The Day I Died</i> by Lori Rader-Day
Blogs
April 10 2017

Review: The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a mother's desperate search...
<i>Change Agent</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 10 2017

Change Agent: New Excerpt

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez is an exhilarating sci-fi thriller that explores a potential future...
Review: <i>A Welcome Murder</i> by Robin Yocum
Blogs
April 9 2017

Review: A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum

A Welcome Murder by Robin Yocum is set in the gritty Rust Belt town of Steubenville, Ohio,...
<i>Three Envelopes</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 9 2017

Three Envelopes: New Excerpt

Three Envelopes by Nir Hezroni delves into the twisted mind of a rogue agent in the Israeli intelligence...
Review: <i>The 7th Canon</i> by Robert Dugoni
Blogs
April 8 2017

Review: The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni

The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni is a riveting legal thriller, nominated for an Edgar Award for Best...
<i>Kill Devil Falls</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 8 2017

Kill Devil Falls: New Excerpt

Kill Devil Falls by Brian Klingborg is a debut novel that follows U.S. Marshal Helen Morrissey as...
“One Perfect Rye” Cocktail
Blogs
April 7 2017

“One Perfect Rye” Cocktail

They say that baseball is America's pastime, but I'd contend that also includes drinking! So...
Marvel’s <i>Iron Fist</i> Season 1 Review: Episodes 8-10
Blogs
April 7 2017

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 Review: Episodes 8-10

Hello, and welcome back! It's time to begin our look at the back half of Netflix's latest...
Review: <i>Heart of Stone</i> by James W. Ziskin
Blogs
April 7 2017

Review: Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin

Heart of Stone by James W. Ziskin is the 4th book in the Ellie Stone Mystery series, nominated for...
It’s Not All Black and White: Finding Stories in the Gray
Blogs
April 7 2017

It’s Not All Black and White: Finding Stories in the Gray

When I was the crime reporter at the Columbus Dispatch, I was covering the story of a gang member...
Review: <i>Come Twilight</i> by Tyler Dilts
Blogs
April 6 2017

Review: Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts

Come Twilight by Tyler Dilts is the 4th book in the Long Beach Homicide series, nominated for an Edgar...
Review: <i>Shot in Detroit</i> by Patricia Abbott
Blogs
April 5 2017

Review: Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott

Shot in Detroit by Patricia Abbott is a riveting novel of psychological suspense that reveals...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017
Blogs
April 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 4, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>The Outsider</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
April 5 2017

The Outsider: Audio Excerpt

The Outsider by Anthony Franze follows a young Supreme Court law clerk as he finds himself caught...
<i>If We Were Villains</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 5 2017

If We Were Villains: New Excerpt

Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio is a captivating story...
Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
April 4 2017

Which Coen Brothers Film Is Your Favorite?

  Don't see your favorite? We tried to keep it focused on their more crime-related...
Review: <i>A Brilliant Death</i> by Robin Yocum
Blogs
April 4 2017

Review: A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum

A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum is part coming-of-age story, part cold-case murder mystery set in...