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Fake Robbery, Crack Cookies, Head-Butting, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
February 25 2017

Fake Robbery, Crack Cookies, Head-Butting, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Review: <i>Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert</i> by Patricia Cornwell
Blogs
February 24 2017

Review: Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell

Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia Cornwell is a comprehensive and intriguing...
Prostitute Behind Bars After Offering Sex for Tacos
Blogs
February 24 2017

Prostitute Behind Bars After Offering Sex for Tacos

I felt like keeping the taco truck rolling with yet another taco-related tale for you this week. According...
Crimes of the Century: Leopold and Loeb
Blogs
February 23 2017

Crimes of the Century: Leopold and Loeb

Compulsion, a novel written in 1956, details the true story of a murder that gripped the nation...
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...
Happy President’s Day to the Most Famous Lawyer/Thriller-Writer In History (It’s Not Who You Think)
Blogs
February 20 2017

Happy President’s Day to the Most Famous Lawyer/Thriller-Writer In History (It’s Not Who You Think)

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Who’s the most famous lawyer-author of all time? Nope, not John Grisham. Here are some...
Sex in Courthouse, Mailing Meth, Accidental Murder Text, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
February 18 2017

Sex in Courthouse, Mailing Meth, Accidental Murder Text, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Boyfriend Shot Over Taco
Blogs
February 17 2017

Boyfriend Shot Over Taco

Never mess with a woman’s taco... According to ABC7, one couple’s outing to their...
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 NewlyDead Game
Blogs
February 14 2017

The NewlyDead Game

[Take the quiz below!]   How'd you do? Let us know in the comments...
Man Poses as FBI, Spitting in Cops’ Food, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
February 11 2017

Man Poses as FBI, Spitting in Cops’ Food, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Burglar Gets Jammed in Chimney
Blogs
February 10 2017

Burglar Gets Jammed in Chimney

Christmas might be over, but that is not stopping a burglar from using a chimney to enter homes....
Gray Market: <i> Crime and the Art Market</i> by Riah Pryor
Blogs
February 9 2017

Gray Market: Crime and the Art Market by Riah Pryor

Crime and the Art Market by Riah Pryor brings together the author’s direct experience...
Woman Tries to Eat Date’s Heart, Impersonating a Deputy, Cocaine in Nose of Jet, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
February 4 2017

Woman Tries to Eat Date’s Heart, Impersonating a Deputy, Cocaine in Nose of Jet, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Drunk Man Arrested After 911 Butt-Dial
Blogs
February 3 2017

Drunk Man Arrested After 911 Butt-Dial

It's stories like these that always make me shake my head with joyful disappointment. According...
Review: <i>The Spider and the Fly</i> by Claudia Rowe
Blogs
February 2 2017

Review: The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe

The Spider and the Fly by Claudia Rowe is a spellbinding combination of memoir and psychological suspense...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2017
Blogs
January 30 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2017

February is the month for love, which means Netflix went heavy on the romantic comedies and feel-good...
Robber Prefers Jail, Naked Cyclist, Stabbed Over French Fries, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
January 28 2017

Robber Prefers Jail, Naked Cyclist, Stabbed Over French Fries, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Woman Prints Her Own Money, Gets Arrested
Blogs
January 27 2017

Woman Prints Her Own Money, Gets Arrested

A Florida (of course) woman learned a valuable lesson—a lesson I thought no one needed...
Q&A with Claudia Rowe, Author of <i>The Spider and the Fly</i>
Blogs
January 26 2017

Q&A with Claudia Rowe, Author of The Spider and the Fly

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Claudia Rowe is a current reporter for the Seattle Times that spent 5 years in correspondence...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 24, 2017
Blogs
January 25 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 24, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Pill City</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
January 24 2017

Pill City: New Excerpt

Pill City by Kevin Deutsch is a gritty, hard-hitting story of gangland survival that will open the...
Beer Bottle Wanted, Disgruntled Pot Smoker, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
January 21 2017

Beer Bottle Wanted, Disgruntled Pot Smoker, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Kid Pulls Gun on Girl for Her Nuggets
Blogs
January 20 2017

Kid Pulls Gun on Girl for Her Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are good. Chicken nuggets are tasty. Chicken nuggets sustain life. They also...
Review: HBO’s <i>Beware the Slenderman</i> (2017)
Blogs
January 19 2017

Review: HBO’s Beware the Slenderman (2017)

I want you to go back in time for a moment and try to remember when you were twelve. You would...
Naked Break-in, Wife Shot Over Grilled Cheese, Where’s Waldo, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
January 14 2017

Naked Break-in, Wife Shot Over Grilled Cheese, Where’s Waldo, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Man Spends 3 Days in Jail for Kitty Litter
Blogs
January 13 2017

Man Spends 3 Days in Jail for Kitty Litter

This week, the tables are turned in the world of perp derp. Police mistook some poor guys's...
5 Cold Cases Finally Solved
Blogs
January 12 2017

5 Cold Cases Finally Solved

There's no such thing as the perfect crime. Sure, some cases go unsolved. But these 5...
Gum Ball Machine Theft, Car Thief Leaves ID Behind, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
January 7 2017

Gum Ball Machine Theft, Car Thief Leaves ID Behind, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Teen Takes Cop Car on New Years Eve Joyride
Blogs
January 6 2017

Teen Takes Cop Car on New Years Eve Joyride

We are kicking off 2017 with a teenager who went full boss on police by stealing a cop cruiser...