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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...
Announcing 2017’s Edgar Award Nominees
Blogs
January 19 2017

Announcing 2017’s Edgar Award Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2017 Edgar Award nominees and special winners....
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...
5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now
Blogs
January 5 2017

5 Best True Crime Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now

With the success of the podcast Serial and the HBO documentary The Jinx, several networks are...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 3, 2017
Blogs
January 4 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 3, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
True Crime and Mrs. Sherlock Holmes
Blogs
January 3 2017

True Crime and Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

This is how a story starts: In 1917, on the day before Valentine’s Day, eighteen-year-old...
Best TV Shows of 2016
Blogs
December 30 2016

Best TV Shows of 2016

While the box office had a relatively weak year, the Home Box Office killed it with Season 6...
<i>Mrs. Sherlock Holmes</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
December 26 2016

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: New Excerpt

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca is a true crime tale told in spine-tingling fashion (Available...
A Criminal Christmas List
Blogs
December 22 2016

A Criminal Christmas List

Oh no! The Discovery Channel’s talking Joe Kenda bobblehead is out of stock and you still...
Stealing Cop’s Uniform, Snowman Stolen, Empty House Standoff, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
December 17 2016

Stealing Cop’s Uniform, Snowman Stolen, Empty House Standoff, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Dumb Thief Busted During Shop-with-a-Cop Event
Blogs
December 16 2016

Dumb Thief Busted During Shop-with-a-Cop Event

Looks like we have a perp derp who was trying to get into the Christmas spirit... While police...
Cop Slapping Bunny, Grinch Arrested, Facebook Folly, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
December 10 2016

Cop Slapping Bunny, Grinch Arrested, Facebook Folly, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Robber Gets Wedged in Air Duct
Blogs
December 9 2016

Robber Gets Wedged in Air Duct

This week's perp derp found himself in a real tight spot. A man was arrested after getting...
True Crime: Fact vs. Fiction
Blogs
December 8 2016

True Crime: Fact vs. Fiction

Read this exclusive guest post from David Wilson, author of Not Just Evil: Murder, Hollywood,...
Spiking Officer’s Soda, Weed Presents, Botched Hooker Sting, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
December 3 2016

Spiking Officer’s Soda, Weed Presents, Botched Hooker Sting, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Fleeing Robber to Police: He Went Thatta Way!
Blogs
December 2 2016

Fleeing Robber to Police: He Went Thatta Way!

A man was arrested over the weekend after attempting to rob a Family Dollar store and pretending...
The 1830 True Murder Behind Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Blogs
December 1 2016

The 1830 True Murder Behind Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”

A brutal crime in Salem, Massachusetts inspired author Edgar Allan Poe to write his famous psychological...
Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New True Crime Documentary: <i>Beware the Slenderman</i>
Blogs
December 1 2016

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New True Crime Documentary: Beware the Slenderman

What drives two twelve-year-old girls to stab a mutual friend nineteen times and leave her for...
<i>Not Just Evil</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
November 29 2016

Not Just Evil: New Excerpt

For readers of true crime sagas like Tinseltown and Little Demon in the City of Light comes a chilling...
Pooper Scooper Fraud, Ninja Burglar, Gumball Bandit, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
November 19 2016

Pooper Scooper Fraud, Ninja Burglar, Gumball Bandit, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Man Guzzles Body Spray to Avoid DUI (and Fails)
Blogs
November 18 2016

Man Guzzles Body Spray to Avoid DUI (and Fails)

A man who was pulled over for drinking while driving sprayed AXE body spray in his mouth in an...
<i>Adnan’s Story</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
November 17 2016

Adnan’s Story: New Excerpt

Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial by Rabia Chaudry sheds...
Vampire Attacks, Stiffed Taxi Driver, Hungry Burglar, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
November 12 2016

Vampire Attacks, Stiffed Taxi Driver, Hungry Burglar, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Drunk Man Calls 911 Repeatedly
Blogs
November 11 2016

Drunk Man Calls 911 Repeatedly

We've all wanted answers to life's many mysteries, right? Of course. Though most of us...