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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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August 30 2016

10 Surprising Facts About Serial Killers

Read this exclusive guest post from Brenda Novak and make sure you're signed in and comment...
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August 30 2016

Review: The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke

The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke is a Holland Family novel and an atmospheric, coming-of-age story...
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August 30 2016

Review: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning by New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is the 12th mystery...
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August 29 2016

Review: Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak

Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak is the 1st in an electric new series, featuring psychiatrist...
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August 29 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2016

After an admittedly tepid August, September comes out swinging with a superb list of newly added...
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August 29 2016

The Night Of Series Finale: “The Call of the Wild” Episode Review

My neighbors Shannon and Natanya agreed with me: what we saw of The Night Of was Naz’s...
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August 26 2016

“Mr. Ginsdale” Cocktail

What do you do when the boss at your new job is sort of a weirdo—charming but peculiar...
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August 26 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Mouse Guard

The Series: Mouse Guard by David Petersen. The Heroes: Warrior mice who patrol to keep...
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August 25 2016

One and Done: Marc Bojanowski, The Dog Fighter

I picked up a strange book called The Dog Fighter without any prior knowledge of the author....
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August 24 2016

A Deadly Thaw: Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
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August 24 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 23, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
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August 23 2016

Page to Screen: Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abe

When I read that Criterion Collection was releasing a new Blu-Ray edition of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s...
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August 23 2016

Review: Sorrow Road by Julia Keller

Sorrow Road by Julia Keller is the 5th book in the Bell Elkins series (Available today!). James...
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August 22 2016

Trailer: Kidnap, Starring Halle Berry

“You took the wrong kid.” If the adrenaline of a mother’s love for her...
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August 22 2016

The Night Of: “Ordinary Death” Episode Review

I’ll take evidence over a confession, every time. Seven episodes, and we have no idea...
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August 19 2016

“The White Rook” Cocktail

“Every pawn is potentially a queen.” – James Mason Castle up with this...
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August 19 2016

Review: Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale

Face Blind by Lance Hawvermale follows a man with a neurological disorder, prosopagnosia, that...
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August 18 2016

Why Wait? Writing as a Second Career.

I used to be a lawyer. Not one of the flashy types, not a criminal lawyer with headline-grabbing...
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August 18 2016

Q&A with Mark Pryor, Author of The Paris Librarian

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Mark Pryor, author of The Paris Librarian, shares some great stories about his annual visits...
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August 17 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 16, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
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August 16 2016

What If This Could Really Happen

My new thriller, Free Fall, is the story of Kate Page—a news wire service reporter who...
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August 16 2016

Exploring the Religion of Game of Thrones Part II: The Fire and Ice Gods

It’s no secret that George R. R. Martin examined several religions and mythologies when...
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August 16 2016

Who Do You Think Killed Andrea in HBO’s The Night Of

HBO's The Night Of—the eight-part miniseries written by Richard Price (The Wire)—is...
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August 15 2016

Citizen Soprano: Why the HBO Series Can Never Be Replicated

It’s been nearly a decade since The Sopranos concluded. On June 10, 2007, HBO aired “Made...
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August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist...
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August 15 2016

Inspector Lewis 8.02: “Magnum Opus” Episode Review

If the Morse-Lewis-Endeavour universe has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a...
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August 12 2016

“The Perfect Couple” Cocktail

The perfect couple? Everyone that's ever been in a relationship knows there is no such thing—that's...
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August 12 2016

Review: Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo

Rob Thy Neighbor by David Thurlo is the 3rd book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series (Available...
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August 12 2016

Dear Lisbeth Salander: Help! I’m Bullied at School

This week's guest columnist is Lisbeth Salander, who's a hacker but not a hack, Wasp...
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August 11 2016

Review: A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto

A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto is a Japanese psychological thriller that dissects Japanese society...