In stark contrast to her husband, Mary Todd Lincoln has a bad reputation.
In the summer of 1984, I entered the U.S. Naval Academy as a plebe, or fourth-class midshipman. In October of that same year, Tom Clancy published his first novel, The Hunt for Red October. A few months later, our paths crossed. The meeting was the opposite of memorable. In fact,… Read more
With centuries of history to dive into, the U.K. has borne some of the most notorious serial killers the world has ever seen. But it’s the streets of London that have seen the grisliest goings-on. From as far back as the early 1800s, the once poverty-stricken areas either side of… Read more
The ties that bind can burn you. Enter for a chance to win one of 10 advanced copies of The Bitterroots, a searing novel of loyalty, lies, and lethal retribution from #1 New York Times bestseller C.J. Box.
For a writer, obsessions are more useful than ideas. One of mine is true crime. I’m a sucker for it. As a teen, my copy of Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi’s account of prosecuting the Manson murderers, was thumbed to the point of disintegration, and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,… Read more
As the author of psychological thrillers, plot ideas often come out of nowhere. I’ll be running at the track and see a plastic bag in the woods—hmmm, what if it was used to kill someone that morning? I’ll hear a creak on the wood floor outside my room—hmmm, what if… Read more
This week marks the publication of Katherine Hall Page’s 25th mystery in the Faith Fairchild series, and to help celebrate this momentous occasion, I chatted with Katherine about her career, her motivations, her favorite foods, and so much more. Learn more about Katherine’s series and make sure to sign in… Read more
When I started writing They All Fall Down, my intent wasn’t to write an unlikeable character. Miriam, in my mind, was simply a mother… who may have gone too far. What woman, hell, what parent, can’t relate to that? Yelling at the ref during Soccer Saturdays. Sending the kid to… Read more
To help celebrate, Criminal Element has partnered with World Editions to bring you an exclusive interview with Kristien Hemmerechts, author of The Woman Who Fed the Dogs. Comment for a chance to win a copy! In the Netherlands and Belgium, Boekenweek (Book Week) is an annual celebration of literature, happening… Read more
Join S.C. Perkins, author of Murder Once Removed—the first in a new cozy mystery series starring Lucy Lancaster, a Texas genealogist who uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present—as she shares a list of genealogical facts guaranteed to impress at your next dinner party! Somewhere, years… Read more