All Fiction

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

July 1, 2015

The Devil’s Share: New Excerpt

Wallace Stroby
It's always the easy gigs that end up deadly...
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June 28, 2015

The Map of Chaos: New Excerpt

Felix Palma
H.G. Wells's Invisible Man is terrorizing mankind.
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June 26, 2015

Lawyer for the Dog: New Excerpt

Lee Robinson
Excitment and romance aren't just for the young!
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June 25, 2015

The Bones of You: Exclusive Excerpt

Debbie Howells
Who would kill the perfect daughter from the perfect family?
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June 21, 2015

Flask of the Drunken Master: New Excerpt

Susan Spann
Shadows are gathering over Kyoto...
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June 12, 2015

Blood Foam: Exclusive Excerpt

Brendan DuBois
An old lover's fiance's missing, and Lewis Cole is her last hope.
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June 6, 2015

Superfluous Women: New Excerpt

Carola Dunn
There was more than wine locked in the cellar.
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June 2, 2015

The Kill: New Excerpt

Jane Casey
Are the public fighting back against the London police?
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May 29, 2015

Hell’s Gate: New Excerpt

Richard Crompton
Detective Mollel has found Hell, and he's living in it.
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May 28, 2015

The President’s Shadow: Exclusive Excerpt

Brad Meltzer
A severed arm is found in the White House Garden, but whose is it?
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May 26, 2015

Unidentified Woman #15: New Excerpt

She either has amnesia or is really good at faking it.
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May 23, 2015

Collision: New Excerpt

William S. Cohen
You're gonna need to find cover immediately!
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May 20, 2015

Independence Day: New Excerpt

Ben Coes
Dewey Andreas has gone rogue, and the CIA couldn't be luckier.
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May 19, 2015

Pinnacle Event: New Audio Excerpt

Richard Clarke
You really can get anything on the black market, huh?
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May 19, 2015

“An Unexpected Guest”: Listen Now!

Donna Andrews and John Gilstrap
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May 19, 2015

The Scarlet Gospels: A New Excerpt

Clive Barker
Hooks, Hell, endless agony... are your warning tattoos itching yet?
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May 8, 2015

Countdown to Mecca: New Excerpt

Michael Savage
A discredited journalist may be our only hope.
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May 5, 2015

“An Unexpected Guest”: A Short Story

Donna Andrews and John Gilstrap
An exclusive mash-up from two fan favorites. Read it now!
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May 4, 2015

Lash-Up: New Excerpt

Larry Bond
It was only a matter of time until we militarized a spacecraft.
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May 2, 2015

Thin Air: New Excerpt

Ann Cleeves
A Shetland visitor sees a ghost before disappearing into the island mist herself...
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May 1, 2015

Neighing with Fire: New Excerpt

Kathryn O'Sullivan
A tropical storm is no way to start tourist season.
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April 30, 2015

Don’t Go Home: New Excerpt

Carolyn Hart
Sometimes a tell-all becomes an end all. Comment for a chance to win!
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April 29, 2015

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Into the Fire: New Excerpt

Dick Couch and George Galdorisi
Stranded in North Korea...
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April 27, 2015

Your Next Breath: New Excerpt

Iris Johansen
Nothing will get between Catherine and her son. Not this time...
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April 24, 2015

The Memory Painter: New Excerpt

Gwendolyn Womack
What if there was a drug that could help you remember past lives?
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April 23, 2015

Day of the Destroyers: Exclusive Excerpt

Gary Phillips
Comment for a chance to win a signed copy of this super anthology!
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April 22, 2015

Grave Consequences: New Excerpt

David Thurlo and Aimee Thurlo
Why is a recently pawned necklace worth killing over?
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April 21, 2015

A June of Ordinary Murders: New Excerpt

Conor Brady
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee leaves two bodies in its wake...
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April 20, 2015

One of Us: New Excerpt

Åsne Seierstad
Dive into the mind of Anders Breivik, Norway's most infamous killer.
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April 19, 2015

The Blondes: New Excerpt

Emily Schultz
A new disease is targeting blonde women and turning them into killers!