All Fiction

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

July 25, 2014

Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs: A New Excerpt

Diane Kelly
IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is head over heels...in trouble.
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July 23, 2014

Boston Mob: The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and its Most Notorious Killer: A New Excerpt

Marc Songini
A historical retelling of the reign of the ruthlessly violent Boston mafia.
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July 21, 2014

Last to Know: A New Excerpt

Elizabeth Adler
The body might have burned in the fire, but she had already been stabbed to death.
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July 18, 2014

Atonement of Blood: A New Excerpt

Peter Tremayne
An attempted assassination sends Fidelma into enemy territory.
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July 16, 2014

Hounded: A New Excerpt

David Rosenfelt
Andy Carpenter arrives at a crime scene to find a 4-year-old boy, a basset hound, and a new client.
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July 15, 2014

Enemies at Home: A New Excerpt

In Ancient Rome, when a master was murdered, slaves were put to death, guilty or not.
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July 14, 2014

Overlord: A New Excerpt

David L. Golemon
Armageddon is upon the world, and its only hope lies in a group in disarray.
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July 14, 2014

Everyone Lies: A New Excerpt

A.D. Garrett
DCI Kate Simms turns to a forensics expert for help in solving a string of suspicious deaths.
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July 11, 2014

The Bone Orchard: A New Excerpt

Paul Doiron
When his mentor is attacked, Mike Bowditch starts tracking the predator.
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July 9, 2014

Blade of the Samurai: A New Excerpt

Susan Spann
A plot to assassinate the shogun comes to light in 16th Century feudal Japan.
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July 7, 2014

The Dead Will Tell: A New Excerpt

The past is shaping the future for Kate Burkholder. Comment for a chance to win a copy!
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July 1, 2014

Strangers: A New Excerpt

Nameless jets to Nevada to help an old lover, but the locals won't stop harassing the iconic P.I.
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June 29, 2014

Grave Doubts: A New Excerpt

Elizabeth Corley
A serial rapist is hunting one of Chief DI Andrew Fenwick's sergeants.
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June 20, 2014

The Killing — Uncommon Denominator: An Exclusive Excerpt

Karen Dionne
This original novel from TV's The Killing!
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June 19, 2014

Weapon of Vengeance: A New Excerpt

Mukul Deva
A father is convinced his returned-to-home daughter is a terrorist.
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June 18, 2014

The Last Heir: A New Excerpt

Chuck Greaves
A family's legal inheritance battle for a California vineyard turns deadly...
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June 16, 2014

Dead Heading: A New Excerpt

Catherine Aird
A missing person complicates what seemed to be a simple breaking and entering.
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June 15, 2014

That Night: A New Excerpt

Chevy Stevens
Wrongly convicted for her sister's murder, Toni is finally out and trying to find the truth.
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June 11, 2014

Coldsleep Lullaby: A New Excerpt

Andrew Brown
A scrapbook found on a dead girl offers up clues to who killed her.
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June 10, 2014

Land of Shadows: A New Excerpt

Rachel Howzell Hall
Can Elouise catch the killer that eluded her 30 years ago?
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June 7, 2014

Blacklist: A New Excerpt

Jerry Ludwig
It's 1959 in Hollywood, and the only way to keep working is to testify.
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June 5, 2014

No Job for a Lady: A New Excerpt

Carol McCleary
It's 1886 and Nellie Bly heads to Mexico to prove she can be a foreign correspondent.
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June 4, 2014

Never Look Back: A New Excerpt

Clare Donoghue
A London DI is forced to find a killer who seems likely to target his daughter.
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June 3, 2014

Rebellion: A New Excerpt

Ken Shufeldt
China has invaded NYC and it's up to two Texans to save the country.
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June 2, 2014

Black Current: A New Excerpt

Karen Keskinen
How far would you go to avenge someone you love?
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June 1, 2014

The Devil May Care: A New Excerpt

P.I. Mac McKenzie investigates a man who seems more like a ghost.
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May 31, 2014

Exclusive: “The Bear Trap,” A Mike Bowditch Short Story

Paul Doiron
Every game warden was once a rookie...
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May 30, 2014

Paw Enforcement: A New Excerpt

Diane Kelly
Officer Megan hunts a bomber with her new K-9 partner, Brigit.
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May 29, 2014

Dead Heat: A New Excerpt

Allison Brennan
Lucy Kincaid is back, and this time a Texas cartel is her target.
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May 28, 2014

Good Hunting: An American Spymaster’s Story: A New Excerpt

Jack Devine
A 32-year CIA spymaster tells all...