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October 24 2016

The Origins of Vera Stanhope

Read about how Ann Cleeves conceived of her famous character, Vera Stanhope, and then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win Season 1 of the hit series Vera on DVD! Vera...
October 13 2016

Review: The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves

The Moth Catcher by Ann Cleeves is the 7th Vera Stanhope Mystery. Which is more compelling to readers of criminal investigation stories? Is it the modus operandi of the investigators (particularly...
October 5 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 4, 2016

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...
September 15 2016

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: October, 2016

Discover (or remember to order) your next cozy with a delightfully convenient shopping list of upcoming soft-boiled mysteries! Last month, the kids returned to school and you got some time to read...
September 13 2016

11 of the Best Fictional Island Cops

Most of us love the idea of islands—their beauty, their singularity, their separation from the wider world. And, of course, we all believe that life may somehow be easier on islands, more...
April 1 2016

The Best Female Sleuths in Pop Culture, Part II

Sleuth fans, we’re back again, and this time with an even longer list of the best women detectives, crime fighters, and amateur mystery solvers pop culture has to offer.  When we published...
January 19 2015

The Lowdown Calendar of 2015’s Biggest Mystery Conventions

Mystery conventions are a great way to find new mystery-loving friends and hear directly from your favorite authors – and maybe even meet some of them. All of these conventions feature keynote...
September 26 2014

J.K. Rowling and the Brush with Fame

The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival convention has been held yearly in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK, since 2003. So it is neither old nor peculiar, but it is spectacular. Special Guests...
February 15 2014

Fresh Meat: Dead Water by Ann Cleeves

Dead Water by Ann Cleeves is the fifth book in the Shetland Island mystery series, featuring the return of Inspector Jimmy Perez as he helps Detective Inspector Willow Reeves solve the murder of a journalist...
August 20 2013

Now Win This!: Mystery Multimedia Sweepstakes

It's true, we're cleaning out our prize closet, but the goodies are so perfect, you can still see the shrink wrap! Here's your chance at a bundle of multimedia mystery with: two DVDs...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
December 28 2012

Vera: A Woman to Watch

For everyone who is weary of watching sweet young things solving crime while flitting about in tight skirts and high heels, I give you DCI Vera Stanhope. Her heels are never high, because you...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
December 14 2012

U.K. Crime TV We’d Like to See

Everyone has a wish list. This is mine. I’ve been reading with undisguised envy about various TV series that aired in the U.K. during the past year or that are scheduled to debut in 2013....