All Fiction

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

April 17, 2014
Hilary Davidson
Read the complete story of pregnant Jess, the cops, and a bloodstained shirt.
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April 15, 2014
Matthew Klein
Is the new (and newly sober) CEO of a failing company paranoid, or not paranoid enough?
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April 10, 2014
Cathi Stoler
A Las Vegas murder forces Laurel and Helen to go all in.
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April 3, 2014
Tim Lebbon
Will the door to another Earth destroy the one where we currently live?
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April 2, 2014
Robert K. Lewis
A buddy's missing sister drags a recovering junkie into a world of pain...
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March 27, 2014
Janie Chodosh
It looks like her mom overdosed, but 16-year-old Faith refuses to accept that.
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March 21, 2014
David Handler
Some much needed roadwork uncovers a body. Are there other secrets?
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March 14, 2014
Larry Millett
A documentary novel about a woman on trial, a saloonkeeper, and Sherlock Holmes
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March 12, 2014
Katherine Tomlinson
A neighbor's child is this criminalist's next case...
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March 10, 2014
Crime HQ
A nuclear sub was just been told to fire, but do they know who sent the order?
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March 4, 2014
Benjamin Black
Philip Marlowe is back, and he's learning just how far people will go to keep their names clean.
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February 22, 2014
Steven Saylor
In ancient Alexandria, a 22 year-old Gordianus must solve Bethesda's kidnapping...
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January 14, 2014
Adam Sternbergh
Learn the first rule of the runaway...
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December 30, 2013
M. L. Rowland
When you're a search & rescue volunteer, disasters never take a holiday...
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December 29, 2013
TJ OConnor
A cop helps his widow and black Lab Hercule solve his murder...
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December 26, 2013
Kate Watterson
She doesn't know where to turn and Ellie just became the killer's next target...
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December 23, 2013
Ian Hamilton
Can Ava salvage her brother's business AND save his business partner's life?
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December 13, 2013
Antonio Garrido
It will take one girl to save king, country, and her family...
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December 9, 2013
Joan Hess
Claire Malloy may be happily married now, but that doesn't stop her sleuthing!
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December 6, 2013
Maggie Barbieri
Stressed Maeve Conlon won't mourn her cousin, but now her father is the main suspect...
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December 2, 2013
Wallace Stroby
Crissa Stone's wits are the only thing between a child and a kingpin...
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November 21, 2013
Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan
The arsonist has returned and this time he'll make sure there are no survivors...
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November 12, 2013
Robert Littell
From espionage to bounty hunting...
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November 2, 2013
Larissa Reinhart
Can she put a face to a hijacker without a killer coming for her?
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October 31, 2013
Theresa Schwegel
In Chicago, the story's about a boy and his K9 unit...
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October 27, 2013
George Mann
"...this is a dark business we’re embarking on."
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October 25, 2013
Brendan DuBois
Our HALLOWEEN treat for you! A horror author investigates her childhood terrors...
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October 19, 2013
Peter Warner
Winston Bates might just be the anti-spy...
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October 15, 2013
Weston Ochse
When there's something weird in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? SEAL Team 666!
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October 14, 2013
F. Paul Wilson
The body count is high and Repairman Jack is coming into his own...