All Fiction

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

February 13, 2016

Cometh the Hour: New Excerpt

Jeffrey Archer
The penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles
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February 12, 2016

Even the Dead: Audio Excerpt

Benjamin Black
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February 10, 2016

The Silence of the Sea: New Excerpt

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The 6th in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series.
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February 9, 2016

Apricot’s Revenge: New Excerpt

Song Ying
A thought provoking detective novel.
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February 8, 2016

The Orion Plan: New Excerpt

Mark Alpert
An extraterrestrial thriller.
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February 6, 2016

Murder on a Summer’s Day: New Excerpt

Frances Brody
A not-so-perfect summer day.
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February 5, 2016

Prime Time: New Excerpt

Hank Phillippi Ryan
The first in the Charlotte McNally series.
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February 4, 2016

Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman: New Excerpt

Tessa Arlen
Nominated for Best First Novel!
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February 3, 2016

Into Oblivion: New Excerpt

Arnaldur Indridason
An Icelandic thriller.
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February 2, 2016

Keep Calm: New Excerpt

Mike Binder
Read Chapter 1, and then listen to Chapter 2!
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February 1, 2016

Shoot: New Excerpt

Loren D. Estleman
The 4th Valentino Mystery.
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January 31, 2016

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish: New Excerpt

Tim Flannery
Sometimes death wears a mask.
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January 30, 2016

The Language of Secrets: New Excerpt

Ausma Khan
A Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak novel.
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January 28, 2016

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Brandy Purdy
A "killer" giveaway.
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January 28, 2016

South of Nowhere: New Excerpt

Minerva Koenig
A Julia Kalas Mystery.
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January 27, 2016

The Art of War: New Excerpt

Stephen Coonts
War! Huh! Yeah! What is it good for?
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January 26, 2016

Coconut Cowboy: New Excerpt

Tim Dorsey
"Pure gonzo humor" -NYT Book Review
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January 26, 2016

A Deadly Tail: New Excerpt

Dixie Lyle
A Whiskey, Tango & Foxtrot Mystery.
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January 25, 2016

A Voice from the Field: New Excerpt

Neal Griffin
Everyone hates traffic.
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January 24, 2016

A Prisoner in Malta: New Excerpt

Phillip DePoy
A Christopher Marlowe Mystery.
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January 23, 2016

The Plague of Thieves Affair: New Excerpt

Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
The new Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery.
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January 18, 2016

The Last Dawn: New Excerpt

Joe Gannon
It is time to die...
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January 17, 2016

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective: New Excerpt

R.A. Spratt
Kid-friendly mystery.
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January 16, 2016

The Big Coffin Road Blog Read Part Three: The Flannan Isles

Peter May
The Big COFFIN ROAD Blog Read Part Three.
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January 14, 2016

Sanctuary Bay: New Excerpt

Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
Sanctuary! Sanctuuuaarrryyy!
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January 13, 2016

Orphan X: New Excerpt

Gregg Hurwitz
How do you find The Nowhere Man?
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January 12, 2016

Presumed Puzzled: New Excerpt

Parnell Hall
Includes puzzles to help you solve the mystery!
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January 11, 2016

Downward Facing Death: New Excerpt

Michelle Kelly
Murder and mantras
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January 10, 2016

I Am Your Judge: New Excerpt

Nele Neuhaus
Judge, jury, and executioner.