All Fiction

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

<i>Marshall’s Law</i>: New Excerpt
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March 31, 2017

Marshall’s Law: New Excerpt

Ben Sanders
The 2nd book in the Marshall Grade series.
<i>Of Books and Bagpipes</i>: New Excerpt
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March 30, 2017

Of Books and Bagpipes: New Excerpt

Paige Shelton
The 2nd book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series.
<i>Dying on the Vine</i>: New Excerpt
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March 29, 2017

Dying on the Vine: New Excerpt

Marla Cooper
The 2nd book in the Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries series.
<i>Date with Death</i>: New Excerpt
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March 28, 2017

Date with Death: New Excerpt

Julia Chapman
The newest installation in the Samson and Delilah Mystery series.
<i>If We Were Villains</i>: Audio Excerpt
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March 27, 2017

If We Were Villains: Audio Excerpt

M. L. Rio
Listen to an audio excerpt & learn how to win!
<i>The Good Byline</i>: New Excerpt
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March 27, 2017

The Good Byline: New Excerpt

Jill Orr
The 1st book in the new Riley Ellison Mystery series.
<i>Too Sharp</i>: New Excerpt
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March 26, 2017

Too Sharp: New Excerpt

Marianne Delacourt
The 3rd Tara Sharp novel.
<i>The Devil’s Feast</i>: New Excerpt
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March 26, 2017

The Devil’s Feast: New Excerpt

M.J. Carter
The 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series.
<i>The Wages of Sin</i>: New Excerpt
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March 25, 2017

The Wages of Sin: New Excerpt

Kaite Welsh
A page-turning debut of murder, subversion, and vice.
<i>The Lost Order</i>: New Excerpt
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March 24, 2017

The Lost Order: New Excerpt

Steve Berry
The 12th book in the Cotton Malone series.
<i>The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency</i>: New Excerpt
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March 23, 2017

The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency: New Excerpt

Mandy Morton
The 1st book in a new series that turns the traditional British cozy on its head.
<i>Conviction</i>: New Excerpt
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March 22, 2017

Conviction: New Excerpt

Julia Dahl
The 3rd book in the Rebekah Roberts series.
<i>Catalina Eddy</i>: New Excerpt
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March 21, 2017

Catalina Eddy: New Excerpt

Daniel Pyne
A gritty, hard-boiled exploration into the immutable police underworld.
<i>Baker Street Irregulars</i>: New Excerpt
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March 20, 2017

Baker Street Irregulars: New Excerpt

Michael A. Ventrella and Jonathan Maberry
A Sherlock-inspired anthology of short stories!
<i>Follow Me Down</i>: New Excerpt
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March 18, 2017

Follow Me Down: New Excerpt

Sherri Smith
A gutsy, visceral, and beautifully crafted psychological thriller.
<i>A Twist of the Knife</i>: New Excerpt
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March 17, 2017

A Twist of the Knife: New Excerpt

Becky Masterman
The 3rd book in the Brigid Quinn series.
<i>Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale</i>: New Excerpt
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March 16, 2017

Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss Ralph Natale: New Excerpt

Larry McShane and Dan Pearson
A tale that covers a half-century of mob lore—and gore.
<i>Bad Boy Boogie</i>: New Excerpt
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March 15, 2017

Bad Boy Boogie: New Excerpt

Thomas Pluck
The 1st Jay Desmarteaux Crime Thriller.
“Guru Bones”: New Excerpt
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March 14, 2017

“Guru Bones”: New Excerpt

Carolyn Haines
A Sarah Booth Delaney short mystery.
<i>Double Up</i>: New Excerpt
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March 14, 2017

Double Up: New Excerpt

Gretchen Archer
The 6th Davis Way Crime Caper.
<i>The Outsider</i>: New Excerpt
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March 13, 2017

The Outsider: New Excerpt

Anthony Franze
A young Supreme Court law clerk finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a serial killer.
<i>The Return</i>: New Excerpt
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March 11, 2017

The Return: New Excerpt

Joseph Helmreich
Have you ever wondered ... what's out there?
<i>The Loving Husband</i>: New Excerpt
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March 10, 2017

The Loving Husband: New Excerpt

Christobel Kent
An utterly gripping psychological thriller that is spooky and skillfully written.
<i>Never Let You Go</i>: New Excerpt
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March 9, 2017

Never Let You Go: New Excerpt

Chevy Stevens
A thriller that crackles with suspense as it explores the darkest heart of love and obsession.
<i>Blood’s Echo</i>: New Excerpt
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March 8, 2017

Blood’s Echo: New Excerpt

Isabella Maldonado
The 1st entry in the new Veranda Cruz Mystery series!
<i>A Death by Any Other Name</i>: New Excerpt
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March 7, 2017

A Death by Any Other Name: New Excerpt

Tessa Arlen
The 3rd book in the Lady Montfort Mystery series.
<i>Skeleton God</i>: New Excerpt
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March 6, 2017

Skeleton God: New Excerpt

Eliot Pattison
The 9th book in the Inspector Shan Tao Yun series.
<i>Without Mercy</i>: New Excerpt
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March 4, 2017

Without Mercy: New Excerpt

Colonel David Hunt and R.J. Pineiro
A terrifying and topical military thriller.