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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.

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May 4 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 3, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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April 26 2016

The Antihero in All of Us

Billy Joel said it best: “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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April 21 2016

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy is a southern coming-of-age thriller, set in the mountains...
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April 19 2016

In the (Pale) Pink: The Last Panthers

They really existed, you know. The Pink Panthers. The Panthers were a confederation of Balkan...
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April 18 2016

Patrick Stewart Stars in Green Room, aka Punks Vs. Neo-Nazis

This week in Matinee Monday, we look at a chilling backwoods standoff in a Jeremy Saulnier's...
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April 15 2016

Q&A with Chris Rhatigan, Author of Squeeze

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Prolific short story author Chris Rhatigan keeps a busy schedule not only with his writing, but...
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April 15 2016

Life or Death by Michael Robotham

Life or Death by Michael Robotham is a standalone thriller about an honorable criminal, shrouded in...
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April 14 2016

Georgia on My Mind: A Country in Conflict

I wanted to set a story in a small country that was overshadowed by a more powerful one—somewhere...
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April 14 2016

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny is the 6th Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, and the winner of the 2010...
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April 14 2016

Discount: The Trident Deception by Rick Campbell

In anticipation of Ice Station Nautilus, the newest submarine military thriller from Rick Campbell...
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April 13 2016

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 2 Review: Episodes 11-13

Hello, and welcome back to the final installment of this edition of Binge-Worthy, where I'll...
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April 13 2016

Better Call Saul License Plate Frame

S’all good man! We all know silver-tongued Slippin’ Jimmy can turn a phrase, and it...
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April 12 2016

Inspiration for The Darkest Corners

In 1993, three eight-year-old boys were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. During witness interviews,...
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April 12 2016

Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton

Past Crimes, a thriller by Glen Erik Hamilton, is the first book in the Van Shaw series. The novel...
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April 12 2016

Who Is Your Favorite TV Antihero, Part III?

Certain shows’ protagonists are not always the most honest, upstanding “heroes”...
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April 12 2016

Discount: Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio

In anticipation of Walleye Junction—the 3rd Macy Greeley Mystery (Available May 10, 2016)—get...