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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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July 22 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Rat Queens

The Series: Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch, and Stjepan Sejic. The Heroes:...
Blogs
July 22 2016

Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch is a scientific thriller that explores the idea of multiple universes...
Blogs
July 21 2016

10 Essential Giallo Films

There are a few very general things in common between Italian giallo films and the pinky violence...
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July 21 2016

One and Done: Vern E. Smith, The Jones Men

The Jones Men was a thrilling novel to discover. A lost “cult” novel from the 1970s,...
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July 20 2016

Mysteries Set in the Caribbean

The golden sands, verdant hills, and crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea have called to authors...
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July 20 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 19, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 19 2016

Review: The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris

The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris is a thrilling debut, featuring a stolen Hemingway manuscript...
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July 19 2016

R. Is for Robot: Reviewing The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov

For Isaac Asimov’s detective, Elijah Baley, it’s been two long years since he’s...
Blogs
July 19 2016

What Is Your Favorite Show Airing this Summer?

Television has hit its stride again, returning to the glory days of quality programming. With...
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July 18 2016

Have Mercy: Never Too Young to Die (1986)

Let’s travel back in time to 1986—a magical time when blockbuster, over-the-top action...
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July 15 2016

Raymond Chandler Is Not Noir: Get Over It

Noir is the punk rock of the book world. It’s a niche genre that has been exploited to...
Blogs
July 14 2016

She’s Gonna Make It After All: Queen of the South

In 1970, TV gave us the tale of a spunky, single young woman who moves to the big city and finds...
Blogs
July 13 2016

ThrillerFest XI: Sights, Sounds, and Screams

If you’re not familiar with ThrillerFest, it’s the official convention of the International...
Blogs
July 13 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 12, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 12 2016

Review: Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo

Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo is the 8th Kate Burkholder novel that finds the Chief of Police...
Blogs
July 11 2016

The “Good Guys”

I’m obsessed with “good guys.” You know the ones—they’re actually...
Blogs
July 11 2016

Q&A with Wendy Walker, Author of All Is Not Forgotten

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Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten, took time out of her busy schedule to answer some...
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July 11 2016

Review: The Innocents by Ace Atkins

The Innocents by Ace Atkins is the 6th book in the Quinn Colson series and a gritty, darkly comic...
Blogs
July 11 2016

For Masochists Only: The Klansman (1974)

By the time Richard Burton (1925-1984) and Lee Marvin (1924-1987) began filming The Klansman...
Blogs
July 11 2016

The Night Of Series Premiere: “The Beach” Episode Review

Richard Price is probably more famous for his writing on The Wire than his sprawling crime novels,...
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July 8 2016

“Rum Springer” Cocktail

What would you do if you were asked to go undercover and infiltrate an Amish community, posing...
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July 8 2016

Review: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley is the 1st book in the famed Easy Rawlins series. Since...
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July 8 2016

Q&A with John Farrow, Author of Seven Days Dead

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John Farrow, author of the Storm Murders Trilogy, was able to answer some of CrimeHQ's questions...
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July 7 2016

Now Win This!: True Colors Sweepstakes

Sooner or later, everyone shows their true colors. Travel through the full spectrum by registering...
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July 6 2016

The Bald Truth: The Secret to Literary Greatness

The Wall Street Journal reported on a scientific study that found “men with shaved heads...
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July 6 2016

The Evil Next Door

I used to joke about my house in Saint Paul, Minnesota, telling people I could sit on the toilet,...
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July 6 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 5, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Blogs
July 5 2016

Setting is Everything

I can’t read a book of any kind—thriller, literary fiction, memoir, biography, even...
Blogs
July 5 2016

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Intrusive Cosmic Entities

Well, as a writer, that is. Like the majority of humans, I was raised in one of the Abrahamic...
Blogs
July 5 2016

Review: Let the Devil Out by Bill Loehfelm

Let the Devil Out by Bill Loehfelm is the 4th installment of the Maureen Coughlin series (Available...