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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...
DavidCranmer
December 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part III

Last week, Jake struggled mightily with the duality of his existence and the “doubling” of his mind. This week, Jake Chambers returns to Roland's world in an incredibly tense scene featuring...
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...
DavidCranmer
November 29 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part II

Last week, we began The Waste Lands with a towering 70-foot cyborg bear! This week, Jake Chambers returns, struggling with the duality of having died and longing to return to Roland's world.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
November 22 2016

The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands, Part I

Last week, we finished up The Drawing of the Three in dramatic fashion! This week, our ka-tet leaves the beach and continues their journey into Out World with the beginning of Book III of...
DavidCranmer
November 15 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part VI

Last week, we met THE PUSHER—the evil man responsible for killing Jake and hurting Odetta on separate occasions. This week, we close out The Drawing of the Three in dramatic fashion!  Thank...
AdamCWagner88
November 11 2016

“The Dark Sour” Cocktail

“Dad-a-chum? Dum-a-chum? Ded-a-chek? Did-a-chick?”  After a nice seafood dinner of lobstrosities, what better a nightcap than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...
Kattomic
November 11 2016

6 Books to Read if You Loved The Stand by Stephen King

The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) has always been a reliable premise for science fiction and horror novels. From nuclear annihilation (Nevil Shute’s On the Beach) to eco-disaster...
DavidCranmer
November 8 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part V

Last week, we got to see the two sides of (O)Detta as Roland's infection got worse. This week, we meet THE PUSHER—the evil man responsible for killing Jake and hurting Odetta on separate occasions.  Thank...
DavidCranmer
November 1 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part IV

Last week we got introduced to The Lady of Shadows as Eddie Dean grew ever frustrated in Roland's world. But there's more to Odetta than meets the eyes as we find out this week! Thank you...
AmberKeller
October 31 2016

Review: Six Scary Stories, Selected & Introduced by Stephen King

Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology! I am a sucker for a new Stephen King book, and when I received an...
CrimeHQ
October 31 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2016

It was announced that Netflix is putting a lot of money into developing more original content, and November seems to be dominated by it! With 8 new original series/movies making our list,...
DavidCranmer
October 25 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part III

The shootout at Balazar's last week gave us a taste of the action, now we're fiending like a junkie for some more! Join our discussion of Part III of The Drawing of the Three, as we meet ODetta...
AngieBarry
October 21 2016

7 Books to Read If You Love The Walking Dead

It's no surprise that The Walking Dead remains one of the most popular series on TV. After all, it combines the best qualities of zombie fiction into a single package: an unsettling and...
DavidCranmer
October 18 2016

The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three, Part II

After being deformed and disfigured and finally meeting the prisoner in Part I, we make contact in Eddie Dean's when—and there's gonna be a showdown. Join our discussion of Part II of...
AdamCWagner88
October 11 2016

So You Think You Know Zombie Films? (Quiz)

October brings with it all the spooks and scares of Halloween—and on Sunday, October 23rd, it also brings the return of The Walking Dead for its 7th season. Nothing like a heavy dose of zombies...
DavidCranmer
October 4 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 5

Now that we've had enough time to mourn the fall of Jake in Chapter 4, we finally catch up with the man in black. While I don't expect our conversation to last many years, let's...
DavidCranmer
September 27 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 4

After a debate about betrayal and the ultimate goal last week for Chapter 3, we step into the darkness of the mountain and into the hands of the slow mutants for Chapter 4... Thank you for...
DavidCranmer
September 20 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 3

Though our journey is long, we've kept a steady momentum with a great discussion of Chapter 2! An oracle once told me we'd hold long palaver this week for Chapter 3. Thank you for joining...
DavidCranmer
September 13 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 2

Great start to the reread—we've got a really interesting discussion going on for Chapter 1! Let's keep the momentum heading across the desert to the end of Chapter 2. Thank you...
ThomasPluck
September 6 2016

13 Books to Read If You Loved Stranger Things

Great news! They’ve confirmed a Season 2 of Stranger Things. I loved the first season of the Netflix original series. Only eight episodes long, but it never feels rushed. The Duffer Brothers...
CrimeHQ
September 6 2016

What Is the Best Film Adaptation of a Stephen King Novel?

Here at CrimeHQ, we’re starting a journey west towards the Dark Tower with a full reread of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series. As we begin our journey, so, too, does...
DavidCranmer
September 6 2016

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Chapter 1

Thank you for joining me on a reread of what Stephen King has called his magnum opus, The Dark Tower series featuring Roland of Gilead, the gunslinger. It’s been 38 years since Roland’s...
CrimeHQ
September 2 2016

The Dark Tower Reread

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Section Date Chapter 1: The Gunslinger 09/06 Chapter 2: The Way Station 09/13 Chapter...
CrimeHQ
June 8 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 7, 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...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
April 29 2016

2016 Edgar Awards—A Night of Milestones

The annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards dinner, hosted by the Mystery Writers of America, was a night of milestones—starting with the Edgars themselves, which turned 70 this year. That’s...
SadieTrombetta
March 27 2016

6 Book Characters You’d Like to See Resurrected

Books have the tendency to give you all the feels, good and bad, but there is no worse feeling than the one you get when your favorite character dies. No matter how foolish it may be, you secretly...
CrimeHQ
March 9 2016

Aaron Paul Joins Cast of Stephen King’s Dark Tower Adaptation

It seems that more good news is ahead for fans of Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Last week, King himself confirmed that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey would be cast in leading roles...
CrimeHQ
March 1 2016

Stephen King’s Dark Tower Adaptation Snags Elba and McConaughey as Leads

One of Hollywood's worst-kept secrets came neatly packaged with a pleasant surprise today, as Stephen King confirmed on Twitter that the Dark Tower movie adaptation will star Idris Elba as...
AngieBarry
February 24 2016

The X-Files 10.06: “My Struggle II”

CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: It's too late for your heroics now. MULDER: I don't believe that! CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN: You don't want to believe. Six weeks—and...