All Fiction

Short stories and book excerpts published on CriminalElement.com, including original and reprinted material.

February 17, 2015

Lies That Bind: New Excerpt

Maggie Barbieri
Why was Maeve's sister kept from her? There must be a reason.
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February 13, 2015

Little Black Lies: Exclusive Excerpt

Sandra Block
Sometimes you need to lie just to survive...
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February 10, 2015

Dreamless: New Excerpt

Jorgen Brekke
This is the day the music died...
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February 8, 2015

The First Wife: New Audio Excerpt

Erica Spindler
Baily's knight in shining armor is rusting quicker than she thought...
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January 29, 2015

Among Thieves: New Excerpt

John Clarkson
They will rue the day that they blackballed James Beck's cousin.
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January 24, 2015

Crazy for You: New Excerpt

Michael Fleeman
One moment, you're just dropping your kid off at school...
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January 19, 2015

Fear the Darkness: New Excerpt

Becky Masterman
What do you do when a psychopath moves in?
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January 17, 2015

Puzzled Indemnity: New Excerpt

Parnell Hall
Only you can help solve the puzzle!
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January 14, 2015

Dead Red: New Excerpt

Tim O'Mara
This cop turned school teacher finds himself back on the streets of NYC.
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January 13, 2015

Elementary: The Ghost Line: New Excerpt

Adam Christopher
Sherlock and Watson delve into NYC's hidden secrets!
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January 12, 2015

Done in One: New Excerpt

Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas
Even sanctioned killing takes a toll...
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January 11, 2015

The Ice Queen: New Excerpt

Nele Neuhaus
No Holocaust survivor would have an SS tattoo...
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January 10, 2015

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea: New Excerpt

Adam Roberts
Down and down we go, but how far is possible?
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January 8, 2015

The Unquiet Dead: New Excerpt

Ausma Khan
The man who fell from the cliff was not who he seemed...
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January 6, 2015

The Body Snatchers Affair: New Excerpt

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
Is that Sherlock in the shadows?
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January 5, 2015

A Pleasure and a Calling: New Excerpt

Phil Hogan
A man who knows all the secrets hides the biggest one of them all.
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December 26, 2014

Paw and Order: New Excerpt

Diane Kelly
Megan and Brigit are back and sniffing for clues!
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December 21, 2014

Meet Your Baker: New Excerpt

Ellie Alexander
To bake, or not to bake, that is the question...
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December 16, 2014

A Nip of Murder: New Excerpt

Carol Miller
A robbery gone wrong leaves Daisy scrambling.
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December 15, 2014

Thief: New Audio Excerpt

Mark Sullivan
Could the secret to eternal life really reside in a remote South American tribe?
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December 9, 2014

Perfect Sins: New Excerpt

Jo Bannister
Nothing gets in the way of a man and his family...
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December 8, 2014

Five by Ursula Archer: New Excerpt

Ursula Archer
Salzburg's DI Beatrice Kaspary hunts a killer tattooing and geo-caching his victims.
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December 7, 2014

You Know Who Killed Me: New Excerpt

Loren D. Estleman
How secure is the Witness Protection Program?
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December 5, 2014

The Iris Fan: New Excerpt

Laura Joh Rowland
When the shogun is stabbed, Sano Ichiro's own life and the nation are at risk.
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December 1, 2014

Blood Rubies: New Excerpt

Jane K. Cleland
A convincing fake leads to a horrifying murder. Josie Prescott is on the case!
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November 25, 2014

Soul of the Fire: New Excerpt

Eliot Pattison
Corruption finds its way to Tibet.
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November 11, 2014

“The Crooked Man” by Michael Connelly: Exclusive Excerpt

Michael Connelly
Bosch and Holmes...
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November 10, 2014

“Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson: Special Excerpt

Travis Richardson
A Hollywood assistant collides with a broke, addicted mom. Read it all!
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November 7, 2014

If the Shoe Kills: New Excerpt

Lynn Cahoon
Watch where you step!
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November 1, 2014

The Laughing Monsters: New Audio Excerpt

Denis Johnson
Memories of a past fortune draw Ronald Nair back to Africa...