All Fiction

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

December 21, 2014

Meet Your Baker: New Excerpt

Ellie Alexander
To bake, or not to bake, that is the question...
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December 16, 2014

A Nip of Murder: New Excerpt

Carol Miller
A robbery gone wrong leaves Daisy scrambling.
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December 15, 2014

Thief: New Audio Excerpt

Mark Sullivan
Could the secret to eternal life really reside in a remote South American tribe?
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December 9, 2014

Perfect Sins: New Excerpt

Jo Bannister
Nothing gets in the way of a man and his family...
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December 8, 2014

Five by Ursula Archer: New Excerpt

Ursula Archer
Salzburg's DI Beatrice Kaspary hunts a killer tattooing and geo-caching his victims.
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December 7, 2014

You Know Who Killed Me: New Excerpt

Loren D. Estleman
How secure is the Witness Protection Program?
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December 5, 2014

The Iris Fan: New Excerpt

Laura Joh Rowland
When the shogun is stabbed, Sano Ichiro's own life and the nation are at risk.
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December 1, 2014

Blood Rubies: New Excerpt

Jane K. Cleland
A convincing fake leads to a horrifying murder. Josie Prescott is on the case!
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November 25, 2014

Soul of the Fire: New Excerpt

Eliot Pattison
Corruption finds its way to Tibet.
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November 11, 2014

“The Crooked Man” by Michael Connelly: Exclusive Excerpt

Michael Connelly
Bosch and Holmes...
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November 10, 2014

“Incident on the 405” by Travis Richardson: Special Excerpt

Travis Richardson
A Hollywood assistant collides with a broke, addicted mom. Read it all!
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November 7, 2014

If the Shoe Kills: New Excerpt

Lynn Cahoon
Watch where you step!
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November 1, 2014

The Laughing Monsters: New Audio Excerpt

Denis Johnson
Memories of a past fortune draw Ronald Nair back to Africa...
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October 4, 2014

One Tragic Night: New Excerpt

Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman
An extensive account of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
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October 2, 2014

Malice: New Audio Excerpt

Keigo Higashino
Detective Kaga must search Japan to find the murderer of a bestselling author.
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September 29, 2014

Proof Positive: New Excerpt

Archer Mayor
Joe Gunther returns to investigate the mysterious death of a Vietnam vet turned hoarder.
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September 4, 2014

“Eldercare”: Exclusive Short Story Excerpt from Family Matters

Triss Stein
Just don't tell women you live with your mother.
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September 2, 2014

Only the Dead: New Excerpt

Vidar Sundstol
On a strange deer hunt, a Forest Service officer discovers family is its own kind of wilderness...
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August 26, 2014

Assassin’s Game: New Excerpt

Ward Larsen
Does a master assassin ever truly retire?
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August 24, 2014

Strange Shores: New Excerpt

Arnaldur Indridason
Inspector Erlendur is learning that some secrets should stay buried.
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August 23, 2014

The Freezer: New Excerpt

Timothy S. Johnston
A murder leads Tanner to a facility on Jupiter's moon where time is literally running out.
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August 22, 2014

Summer of the Dead: New Excerpt

Julia Keller
Running around the woods is an elusive killer. Can Bell Elkins save the day again?
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August 21, 2014

To Die Fur: New Excerpt

Dixie Lyle
An albino liger is dead. Can Foxtrot, and her paranormal pets, sniff out the murderer?
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August 20, 2014

The Long Way Home: New Excerpt

Louise Penny
Chief Inspector Gamache is pulled back into duty once again...
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August 19, 2014

The Equalizer: New Audio Excerpt

Michael Sloan
Got a problem? Odds against you?
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August 18, 2014

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box: Exclusive Excerpt

George Mann
Amid WWI, Holmes is pulled from retirement...
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August 16, 2014

Gun Metal Heart: New Excerpt

Dana Haynes
A few injuries couldn't keep freelance operative Daria Gibron from taking this case...
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August 15, 2014

Jungle Horses: Exclusive Excerpt

Scott Adlerberg
After being bailed out of debt, a London man must venture to a remote island...
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August 14, 2014

Don’t Look Back: New Excerpt

Gregg Hurwitz
Eve's outdoor adventures were never supposed to include running for her life...
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August 13, 2014

Payoff: New Excerpt

A movie mogul's daughter is kidnapped, and in comes U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk...