All Fiction

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

March 27, 2015

The Stranger She Loved: New Excerpt

Don't move your mistress in right after you kill your wife...
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March 24, 2015

The Patriot Threat: New Audio Excerpt

Steve Berry
Comment on the Writer's Cut of the new Cotton Malone thriller for a chance to win!
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March 23, 2015

Poison Ivy: New Excerpt

Cynthia Riggs
This is one college with a killer workload!
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March 17, 2015

Echoes: New Excerpt

Laura K. Curtis
A travel writer's island trip embroils her in a case of mistaken identity, then murder...
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March 16, 2015

The Presidents and UFOs: New Excerpt

Larry Holcombe
The cover-up ends here!
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March 15, 2015

The Friendship of Criminals: New Excerpt

Robert Glinski
It's the Italian vs. the Polish for the streets of Philly!
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March 14, 2015

The Dragon of Handale: New Excerpt

Cassandra Clark
Could the answers lie in the locked and guarded tower?
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March 13, 2015

Swan Dive: Exclusive Excerpt

Kendel Lynn
Everyone's a suspect in the death of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
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March 10, 2015

The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers: New Excerpt

Blaize Clement and John Clement
Defrost from winter in sunny Florida!
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March 8, 2015

Fractured: New Excerpt

Kate Watterson
Mystery and romance collide in Milwaukee while a serial killer runs free.
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March 6, 2015

Asylum: New Excerpt

Jeannette De Beauvoir
A serial killer really does make a PR director's job a nightmare.
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March 4, 2015

All the Old Knives: New Audio Excerpt

Olen Steinhauer
The memories of a botched hostage exchange still linger...
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March 2, 2015

Firebreak: New Excerpt

Tricia Fields
Fire doesn't destroy all evidence.
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March 1, 2015

Impasse: New Excerpt

Royce Scott Buckingham
A modern day take on The Count of Monte Cristo!
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March 1, 2015

Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses: New Excerpt

Diane Kelly
Tara's in another taxing situation.
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February 27, 2015

What the Fly Saw: New Excerpt

Frankie Bailey
A funeral director is found dead clutching a skeleton. Hmm...
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February 17, 2015

Lies That Bind: New Excerpt

Maggie Barbieri
Why was Maeve's sister kept from her? There must be a reason.
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February 13, 2015

Little Black Lies: Exclusive Excerpt

Sandra Block
Sometimes you need to lie just to survive...
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February 10, 2015

Dreamless: New Excerpt

Jorgen Brekke
This is the day the music died...
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February 8, 2015

The First Wife: New Audio Excerpt

Erica Spindler
Baily's knight in shining armor is rusting quicker than she thought...
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January 29, 2015

Among Thieves: New Excerpt

John Clarkson
They will rue the day that they blackballed James Beck's cousin.
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January 24, 2015

Crazy for You: New Excerpt

Michael Fleeman
One moment, you're just dropping your kid off at school...
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January 19, 2015

Fear the Darkness: New Excerpt

Becky Masterman
What do you do when a psychopath moves in?
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January 17, 2015

Puzzled Indemnity: New Excerpt

Parnell Hall
Only you can help solve the puzzle!
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January 14, 2015

Dead Red: New Excerpt

Tim O'Mara
This cop turned school teacher finds himself back on the streets of NYC.
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January 13, 2015

Elementary: The Ghost Line: New Excerpt

Adam Christopher
Sherlock and Watson delve into NYC's hidden secrets!
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January 12, 2015

Done in One: New Excerpt

Grant Jerkins and Jan Thomas
Even sanctioned killing takes a toll...
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January 11, 2015

The Ice Queen: New Excerpt

Nele Neuhaus
No Holocaust survivor would have an SS tattoo...
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January 10, 2015

Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea: New Excerpt

Adam Roberts
Down and down we go, but how far is possible?
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January 8, 2015

The Unquiet Dead: New Excerpt

Ausma Khan
The man who fell from the cliff was not who he seemed...