All Fiction

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

May 26, 2016

The Underdogs: New Excerpt

Sara Hammel
In the tradition of The Westing Game comes this debut mystery.
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May 25, 2016

Stealing the Countess: New Excerpt

There's a lot more going on than the mere theft of a priceless instrument.
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May 24, 2016

Wedding Bel Blues: New Excerpt

Maggie McConnon
The first book in the new Bel McGrath Mysteries Series.
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May 23, 2016

A Game for All the Family: New Excerpt

Sophie Hannah
A standalone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author.
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May 22, 2016

Jane Doe January: New Excerpt

Emily Winslow
An intimate memoir of a victim able to confront her attacker two decades later.
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May 20, 2016

The 100 Year Miracle: New Excerpt

Ashley Ream
The Miracle does things to people. Strange and mysterious things.
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May 19, 2016

True Crime Addict: New Excerpt

James Renner
The story of a spellbinding investigation of a missing person's case.
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May 18, 2016

Seven Days Dead: New Excerpt

John Farrow
Seven Days Dead continues the Emile Cinq-Mars series of crime novels.
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May 17, 2016

“Down to Zero” by Jon McGoran

Jon McGoran
Read Jon McGoran's new Doyle Carrick short story!
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May 17, 2016

Morgue: New Excerpt

Vincent DiMaio and Ron Franscell
Enough macabre insider details to rivet the most fervent crime fans.
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May 16, 2016

Manhattan Night: New Excerpt

Colin Harrison
A gritty, gaudy city, and a thrilling literary noir.
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May 15, 2016

The Silent Dead: New Excerpt

Tetsuya Honda
Mystery where no one can figure out the "what" or the "why."
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May 14, 2016

Rock-a-Bye Bones: New Excerpt

Carolyn Haines
Sarah Booth might find her own life on the line next.
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May 13, 2016

Zigzag: New Excerpt

A simple investigation becomes the unraveling of a twisted murder scheme.
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May 12, 2016

Boar Island: New Excerpt

Nevada Barr
A brutal murder is committed by a killer uncomfortably close to her.
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May 11, 2016

The Defense: Audio Excerpt

Steve Cavanagh
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May 11, 2016

Cape Hell: New Excerpt

Loren D. Estleman
The 9th Page Murdock Novel.
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May 11, 2016

I Let You Go: New Excerpt

Clare Mackintosh
A mother's worst nightmare.
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May 10, 2016

Courtin’ Murder in West Wheeling: New Excerpt

Michael Allen Dymmoch
Will you murder me?
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May 9, 2016

Mercy: New Excerpt

Michael Palmer and Daniel Palmer
A medical thriller dealing with the controversial physician-assisted suicide.
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May 7, 2016

The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax: New Excerpt

Andrew Cartmel
The 1st in the new Vinyl Detective Mystery series!
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May 6, 2016

Walleye Junction: New Excerpt

Karin Salvalaggio
The 3rd Macy Greeley Mystery.
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May 5, 2016

Vostok: New Excerpt

Steve Alten
A crossover novel uniting two popular series!
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May 4, 2016

Against the Paw: New Excerpt

Diane Kelly
The 4th book in the Paw Enforcement series.
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May 3, 2016

Kill Switch: Audio Excerpt

Jonathan Maberry
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May 3, 2016

The Girl I Used to Be: New Excerpt and Video

April Henry
Read the excerpt and watch a video of April Henry talking about her newest thriller!
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May 2, 2016

Sayonara Slam: New Excerpt

Naomi Hirahara
The 6th Mas Arai Mystery.