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CrimeHQ
December 7 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 6, 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...
ThomasPluck
December 2 2016

Review: In Sunlight or In Shadow, Edited by Lawrence Block

In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, edited by Lawrence Block, is a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings...
CrimeHQ
November 9 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 8, 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...
girlygirl415
November 7 2016

Page to Screen: One Shot by Lee Childs and Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher is the star of 21 novels and several short stories written by Lee Child. He is a leading man like no other. He’s not well groomed, well dressed, or popular. He wears the same clothes...
CrimeHQ
October 3 2016

Watch the New IMAX Trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back!

Jack is back! The much anticipated sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees Tom Cruise return as the titular character with a particular brand of justice, determined to help his former Army Major,...
JonLand
September 30 2016

The 12 Best Book to Film Adaptations

Read this exclusive guest post from Jon Land, author of Strong Cold Dead, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win the latest Caitlin Strong novel, a bookmark, and...
ThomasPluck
July 13 2016

ThrillerFest XI: Sights, Sounds, and Screams

If you’re not familiar with ThrillerFest, it’s the official convention of the International Thriller Writers, held every July in New York City at the Grand Hyatt hotel. The basic convention...
GuyBergstrom
June 17 2016

Dear Jack Reacher: Advice for the Girl Who Wants Everything

This week's guest advice columnist is Jack Reacher, who's sipping black coffee at a diner in Omaha, Nebraska as he watches a pretty woman with a gun and a badge get out of her rented Impala...
CrimeHQ
March 10 2016

Jim Brodie Returns in Pacific Burn: A Q&A with Barry Lancet

Read this exclusive Q&A with author Barry Lancet, and then make sure you're signed in and comment for a chance to win a copy of all three Jim Brodie thrillers! Barry Lancet broke...
BarryLancet
January 6 2016

Thrillers, Mysteries, and Crime Fiction: 5 Masters of Opening Lines

After you’ve read Barry Lancet and Anthony Franze’s piece about some of the masters of opening lines, comment below with your own favorite opening from a thriller, mystery, or crime...
CrimeHQ
September 15 2015

Now Win This!: The Third Paper Capers Sweepstakes

We've done it before, and we're doing it again! Don't miss out on a chance to win these 14 exciting paperback mysteries! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT...
BillSyken
August 6 2015

And Now, The Starting Lineup for Your Maltese Falcons!

An observation I had in my years working for Sports Illustrated: athletes and the heroes of crime fiction have much in common, but most simply this—a ruthless clarity of purpose and an ability...
ThomasPluck
July 9 2015

ThrillerFest’s CraftFest: Day One

There are many mystery conventions, but only one ThrillerFest. The first was held in Phoenix, Arizona in 2006, when the International Thriller Writers was founded by David Morrell (author of First...
CrimeHQ
May 26 2015

Congratulating 2015’s Crimefest Awards Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners from Crimefest 2015, which took place in Bristol, U.K. The ceremony took place at the Bristol Royal Mariott Hotel and concluded a convention where over...
Mark Alpert
March 12 2015

A Glimpse of Hemingway: Visiting the Windemere Cottage

My fifteen-year-old son is reading Ernest Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories for his high-school English class. He started with “Indian Camp,” the story in which Nick and his father...
DeborahLacy
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...
JonLand
October 3 2014

Villains in Fact and Fiction

The world changed seismically for thrillers on 9/11.  All of a sudden, the dastardly plots and cunning villains that had been a staple of the genre dating back to Ian Fleming had been outdone...
JoeBrosnan
July 15 2014

Thrillerfest IX: Sights, Sounds, and Sweepstakes

Thrillerfest IX finished up a long weekend of seminars and panels with its annual ITW Thriller Awards, with Andrew Pyper's The Demonologist winning Best Hardcover Novel. But Thrillerfest isn't...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 6 2014

2014’s Edgar Awards: A Grand Night for Books

I considered titling this post “The Night I Hugged John Connolly,” but that might sound like I’m showing off. So I’ll begin my recap of the 68th annual Edgar Awards gala...
December 11 2013

The Creacher Returns: Tom Cruise Filming Jack Reacher Sequel

In not-surprising-in-the-least news, Tom Cruise is set to return as Lee Child's silent but intimidating hero, Jack Reacher in a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher. This new film is reported...
GuyBergstrom
October 10 2013

Writing a Lee Child Novel in 8 Foolproof Steps

Lee Child is one of the best thriller writers, period, and one of my favorite authors. After 18 novels, even Child isn't immune from repeating himself a smidge. It's like a Bond movie: there...
DeborahLacy
February 18 2013

Fan Favorites: Mystery Conventions

Mystery conventions (aka conferences) can be a great way to meet some of your favorite authors and to find kindred crime fiction friends. There are so many different fan conventions to choose from,...
DeborahLacy
December 21 2012

Rules Are for Breaking: Crime Fiction’s Renegades

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “renegade” as an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior. Crime fiction no matter what medium—movies, TV, or books—is...
CrimeHQ
October 9 2012

Overheard: Bouchercon Honorees Have Books to Die For...and So Can You!

Bouchercon is a guaranteed good time. Seriously. Even if you never leave the bar and spend all your time listening to conversations, you’re bound to meet up with some great people and hear some...
June 28 2012

Cruise in Control: First Shot of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

It is perhaps one of the most dubious casting choices Hollywood has recently made. You could say that it has sparked a bit of a debate here at Criminal Element; one that we have even revisited...
CrimeHQ
June 8 2012

Now Win This!: A Ticket to Bouchercon

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to register for a chance to win! October 4–7 the mystery community will...
CrimeHQ
May 30 2012

Nibbling on Reacher, Hatfield, and Starling

We’ve got a few nibbles of news to share: 1) They’re not calling the new movie based upon Lee Child’s novels One Shot anymore. They’re calling it Jack Reacher. Makes sense to us. Star Tom...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 27 2012

2012 Edgar Awards: The Glamorous Side of Crime

Authors aren’t used to being gawked at. But gather them together in a fancy ballroom and something magical happens: You soon discover that they gawk at each other. “Isn’t that Linda Fairstein?”...
RKLewis
December 13 2011

What Is Noir?

“So,” said the lovely dame sitting next to me, “what really is Noir?” Smiled as she said it. Like she knew she was setting me up. A level of mirth on par with seeing me nude...
CrimeHQ
November 27 2011

Does Jack Reacher Have Bad Sex?

If you’re not familiar with the Bad Sex in Literature Awards, you’re missing out. Every year, the Literary Review (U.K.) selects some of the worst-written sex scenes in literature and excerpts them...