All Fiction

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

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!
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April 17, 2015

Reykjavik Nights: New Excerpt

Arnaldur Indridason
This prequel takes us, and Inspector Erlendur, back to 1960s Iceland!
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April 14, 2015

The Masque of a Murderer: New Excerpt

Susanna Calkins
A man's last words tell a murderous tale.
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April 13, 2015

Lurid & Cute: New Excerpt

Adam Thirlwell
This isn't the most traditional way to destroy your life.
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April 12, 2015

The Russian Bride: New Excerpt

Ed Kovacs
Rooting out Russian moles is hard work, especially from inside Moscow!
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April 7, 2015

Scent of Murder: New Excerpt

James O. Born
Now assigned to a K-9 unit, a cop and his partner's attempt to sniff out a kidnapper turns up a murderer.
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April 6, 2015

Compulsion: New Excerpt

Allison Brennan
When you hunt a serial killer, you better watch your back!
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April 5, 2015

A Scourge of Vipers: New Excerpt

Bruce DeSilva
Legalizing sports gambling only leads to illegal activity.
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April 4, 2015

Pride V. Prejudice: New Excerpt

Joan Hess
A jury duty dismissal has never felt so wrong.
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April 1, 2015

Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn: New Excerpt

Jon Land
Taking down a global human trafficking ring was never gonna be easy.
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March 31, 2015

Whiskers of the Lion: New Excerpt

P.L. Gaus
A disappearing act so ingenious, it might be illegal.
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March 30, 2015

Marked Fur Murder: New Excerpt

Dixie Lyle
This cozy isn't just puzzling, it's electrifying!
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March 29, 2015

A Ghostly Grave: New Excerpt

Tonya Kappes
Chicken Teater's ghost wants justice. Comment for your chance to win!