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Mon
Sep 25 2017 1:00pm

Discount: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny is the eighth book in the acclaimed Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series—get a digital copy for only $2.99 through the month of October!

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

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Mon
Sep 25 2017 12:00pm

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in October 2017

Highlighted by the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, October is also bringing a few horror films and a lot of new Netflix Originals! Add in some classic movies and a few true crime documentaries, and October might become synonymous with binge watching.

See what other crime/mystery/thriller entertainment is coming to (and leaving) Netflix in September! 

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Thu
Sep 21 2017 1:00pm

Discount: Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak

Her Darkest Nightmare by Brenda Novak is the first in a new series featuring psychiatrist Dr. Evelyn Talbot and her controversial Alaskan mental institution, Hanover House—get a digital copy for only $2.99 through October 2!

Evelyn Talbot knows that a psychopath can look perfectly normal. She was only sixteen when her own boyfriend Jasper imprisoned and tortured her—and left her for dead. Now an eminent psychiatrist who specializes in the criminal mind, Evelyn is the force behind Hanover House, a maximum-security facility located in a small Alaskan town. Her job puts her at odds with Sergeant Amarok, who is convinced that Hanover is a threat to his community…even as his attraction to beautiful Evelyn threatens to tear his world apart.

Then, just as the bitter Alaskan winter cuts both town and prison off from the outside world, the mutilated body of a local woman turns up. For Amarok, this is the final proof he needs: Hanover has to go. Evelyn, though, has reason to fear that the crime is a personal message to her—the first sign that the killer who haunts her dreams has found her again ... and that the life she has so carefully rebuilt will never be the same… 

Read Janet Webb's review of Her Darkest Nightmare!

 

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Wed
Sep 20 2017 2:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 19, 2017

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!

A new Sophie Hannah and Nelson DeMille highlight an awesome week of books! See what else we're reading:

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Watch the First Official Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Happy 127th birthday, Agatha Christie! To celebrate, watch the trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, then make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of the movie-inspired paperback reprint!

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 Ridley, and more! Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film is scheduled for theaters on November 10, 2017. 

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Thu
Sep 14 2017 4:00pm

Watch the Trailer for Ridley Scott’s Upcoming True Crime Drama, All the Money in the World

Ridley Scott may be more known for his supernatural space thrillers, but he’s no alien to true crime. His latest film, All the Money in the World, dramatizes the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, the grandson of the J. Paul Getty—the richest private citizen in the world according to the 1966 Guinness Book of World Records. The movie follows the kidnapping, his mother’s frantic plea for her son’s safe return, and Getty’s stubborn frugality with his massive fortune.

Getty initially declined to pay his grandson’s ransom, stating that if he did, his other 14 grandchildren could also be kidnapped at some point. After the kidnappers sent a daily newspaper a lock of hair and a human ear, Getty agreed to pay a ransom. But he famously negotiated the amount to about $2.9 million (down from the original $17 million demanded) and agreed to pay no more than $2.2 million since that was the maximum that was tax deductible. He then loaned the rest of the money to his son with a 4% interest rate.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and Charlie Plummer, All the Money in the World is set to premiere on December 8, 2017.

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Thu
Sep 14 2017 12:00pm

Discount: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

In anticipation of Jonathan Maberry's upcoming supernatural thriller, Glimpse (available March 27, 2017), get a digital copy of the first book in his Joe Ledger zombie thriller series, Patient Zero, for only $2.99 through September 30!

Monday, 1300 Hours: Joe Ledger kills terrorist Javad Mustapha, aka Patient Zero, with two point-blank shots from his Glock .45.

Wednesday, 0800 Hours: Patient Zero rises from the dead…

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. Ledger, a Baltimore detective assigned to a counterterrorism task force, is recruited by the government to lead a new ultrasecret rapid-response group called the Department of Military Sciences (DMS) to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies.

Read an excerpt from Patient Zero!

 

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Wed
Sep 13 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 12, 2017

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!

John Keyse-Walker's sophomore effort and a new Catherine Coulter highlight a great week of books! See what else we're reading:

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Wed
Sep 6 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 2017

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!

John le Carré's first George Smiley in 27 years and the 45th In Death novel from J. D. Robb highlight an incredible week of books! See what else we're reading:

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