I love the combination of cinema and literature. I studied English Literature and was a screenwriter before writing my first novel, The Silent Patient—a psychological thriller about a woman who shoots her husband five times and then never speaks again. I’ve been reading mystery writers like Agatha Christie since my… Read more
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most! This week, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s first standalone novel combines with Sophie Hannah’s third mystery in Agatha… Read more
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah is an authorized installment of Dame Agatha Christie’s legendary Hercule Poirot series, where the world’s most beloved detective must solve a diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930. For one reason or another, I’ve had to put off reading Sophie Hannah’s authorized… Read more
In addition to directing the new version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh expertly narrates a new audiobook recording of this classic Poirot mystery. Before you read any further, I have a confession to make. While I like to think of myself as being fairly well-read,… Read more
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Murder on the Orient Express and Other Hercule Poirot Mysteries is a beautifully crafted, leather-bound, collectible edition of several of Agatha Christie's best Poirot mysteries! Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian sleuth who was the greatest creation of bestselling author Agatha Christie, brings his formidable skills of detection to bear on… Read more
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A murder. Thirteen strangers stranded on a train. One of the most thrilling mysteries ever told. Based on the bestselling novel by Dame Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express boasts a star-studded cast: Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy… Read more
Read this exclusive guest post from Michael Cannell, author of Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling, and make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a signed copy of the book! New York convulsed with anxiety in 1956 as… Read more
As the presidential election campaigns end and the polls begin to close, we'd like to take a break from the real world and lose ourselves in our favorite place—a good book! From Agatha Christie's Miss Marple to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, there are several fictional characters we'd love to… Read more