All Fiction

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

August 1, 2015

Berried Secrets: New Excerpt

Peg Cochran
This cozy mystery is ripe for the picking.
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July 31, 2015

The Secrets of Lake Road: New Excerpt

Karen Katchur
An unsolved crime threatens to drown a summer community.
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July 30, 2015

Best Laid Plans: New Excerpt

Allison Brennan
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid returns, and her first stop is a seedy motel.
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July 28, 2015

Brush Back: New Excerpt

Sara Paretsky
Hateful criminal, monstrous act, political backlash. Of course, V.I. ends up on the case!
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July 26, 2015

The Madagaskar Plan: New Excerpt

Guy Saville
The Nazi's control Africa, and their plan is almost complete...
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July 25, 2015

The Fall: New Excerpt

R.J. Pineiro
A lot can change in five years, or in Jack's case, one day.
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July 24, 2015

Murder at Barclay Meadow: New Excerpt

Wendy Sand Eckel
A dead body is no proper housewarming present.
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July 22, 2015

The Devil’s Seal: New Excerpt

Peter Tremayne
A slit throat brings Sister Fidelma back into the sleuthing business.
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July 21, 2015

Believe No One: New Excerpt

A.D. Garrett
Death follows DCI Kate Simms to St. Louis!
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July 18, 2015

Who Let the Dog Out?: New Audio Excerpt

David Rosenfelt
A dog-napper meets a murderous fate. Did he have it coming?
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July 17, 2015

The Flicker Men: New Excerpt

Ted Kosmatka
Science, theology, free will, and fate come clashing together...
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July 16, 2015

Badlands: New Excerpt

C. J. Box
A booming oil business has some fatal consequences.
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July 10, 2015

The M.O.’s Wishful Thinking Issue: “The Cocoon”

Louis Rakovich
Four months since he left the cave... Read the whole story here!
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July 3, 2015

Rainy Day Women: Exclusive Excerpt

Kay Kendall
1969 wasn't as groovy as you think...
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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?