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New Noir-Themed Programming Franchise from TMC Announced!
Blogs
February 24 2017

New Noir-Themed Programming Franchise from TMC Announced!

Eddie Muller, president and founder of the Film Noir Foundation, is pairing with Turner Classic...
Discount: <i>Invisible City</i> by Julia Dahl
Blogs
February 24 2017

Discount: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Invisible City by Julia Dahl is the 1st book in the Rebekah Roberts series, which introduces a compelling...
Review: <i>Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal</i> by Mike Mignola & Tom Sniegoski
Blogs
February 23 2017

Review: Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal by Mike Mignola & Tom Sniegoski

Grim Death and Bill the Electrocuted Criminal by Mike Mignola and Tom Sniegoski is a beautifully...
Reviewing the Queue: <i>Jumpin’ Jack Flash</i> (1986)
Blogs
February 23 2017

Reviewing the Queue: Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

When discussing the oeuvre of Whoopi Goldberg, it’s important to remember that she started...
Discount: <i>Still Missing</i> by Chevy Stevens
Blogs
February 23 2017

Discount: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First...
Review: <i>Till Death</i> by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Blogs
February 22 2017

Review: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a gripping thriller that follows a young woman who comes home...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 21, 2016
Blogs
February 22 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 21, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Which Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Is Your Favorite?
Blogs
February 21 2017

Which Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Is Your Favorite?

[Vote below!]   Feel particularly strong about your choice? Tell us why in...
Page to Screen: <i>Mildred Pierce</i>
Blogs
February 21 2017

Page to Screen: Mildred Pierce

“How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!” That...
Review: <i> I See You</i> by Clare Mackintosh
Blogs
February 21 2017

Review: I See You by Clare Mackintosh

I See You by Clare Mackintosh is a dark and claustrophobic thriller in which a normal, everyday woman...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wizard and Glass</i>, Part VII
Blogs
February 21 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VII

Last week, the cards were turned and plans were set into motion. This week, we get our final showdown...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 7.10: “New Best Friends”
Blogs
February 20 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.10: “New Best Friends”

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This show is rapidly approaching a Game of Thrones level of characters, but not in a good way....
Discount: <i>Coup D’état</i> by Ben Coes
Blogs
February 17 2017

Discount: Coup D’état by Ben Coes

Coup D'état by Ben Coes is the 2nd Dewey Andreas novel. Now through the month of February,...
<i>Doctor Who</i>: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales (2005-2015)
Blogs
February 17 2017

Doctor Who: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales (2005-2015)

The Doctor is an alien humanoid over two thousand years old, has two hearts, and has regenerated...
Dear Lisbeth Salander: The Company You Keep
Blogs
February 17 2017

Dear Lisbeth Salander: The Company You Keep

This week's guest columnist is Lisbeth Salander, who's a hacker but not a hack, Wasp...
Page to Screen: <i>The Birds</i>: du Maurier & Hitchcock
Blogs
February 16 2017

Page to Screen: The Birds: du Maurier & Hitchcock

Daphne du Maurier published her story “The Birds” in her 1952 collection called The...
Discount: <i>A Fatal Grace</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
February 16 2017

Discount: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny is the 2007 Agatha Award winner for Best Novel and the 2nd entry in...
Forensics: Where Science Meets Faith
Blogs
February 16 2017

Forensics: Where Science Meets Faith

An apt description of forensic evidence: “…This is evidence that does not...
The Authors From <i>The Witch Who Came in From the Cold</i> Talk Crime Fiction
Blogs
February 15 2017

The Authors From The Witch Who Came in From the Cold Talk Crime Fiction

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The Witch Who Came in From the Cold is the fantasy-espionage thriller from Serial Box. This serial...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 14, 2017
Blogs
February 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 14, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Ladies First: Groundbreaking Women in Crime Fiction
Blogs
February 14 2017

Ladies First: Groundbreaking Women in Crime Fiction

Any mystery lover knows how significant Agatha Christie is to the crime-fiction genre. But...
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These Criminal Couples
Blogs
February 14 2017

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with These Criminal Couples

Love is an incredibly powerful emotion. So it’s no surprise that it’s a big motivating...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wizard and Glass</i>, Part VI
Blogs
February 14 2017

The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass, Part VI

Last week, the tension built as the man in black showed up in Mejis. This week, plans are set in motion...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 7.09: “Rock in the Road”
Blogs
February 13 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.09: “Rock in the Road”

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Last night's episode of The Walking Dead had more of a familiar feel to it, as a number...
Review: <i>A Divided Spy</i> by Charles Cumming
Blogs
February 13 2017

Review: A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming is the 3rd book in the Thomas Kell series (available February 14,...
<i>The Player</i>: Why Robert Altman’s Hollywood Satire Is an Even Better Film 25 Years Later
Blogs
February 13 2017

The Player: Why Robert Altman’s Hollywood Satire Is an Even Better Film 25 Years Later

Screenplay writers hate Hollywood! It really is as simple as that. There's a good chance...
“A Divided Dry” Layered Beer
Blogs
February 10 2017

“A Divided Dry” Layered Beer

When you're afforded an opportunity for long sought-after revenge, celebrate with a few beers...
The Best Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now
Blogs
February 10 2017

The Best Crime Dramas to Binge Watch Now

Oh the joy of binge-watching! Everyone has been talking about a show that you’ve promised...
Review: <i>A Darkness Absolute</i> by Kelley Armstrong
Blogs
February 10 2017

Review: A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong

A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong is the 2nd book in the Casey Duncan series. Author Kelley...
Review: <i>Long Time Lost</i> by Chris Ewan
Blogs
February 9 2017

Review: Long Time Lost by Chris Ewan

Chris Ewan's Long Time Lost is a fast-paced, standalone thriller. Long Time Lost is a very...