All Fiction

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

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!
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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...