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Wed
Nov 22 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 21, 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!

This week, a new James Patterson and Dean Koontz combine with a murder in the 42nd Street Library to highlight a week of books for which to be thankful! See what else we're reading:

[See this week's Top 5...]

Tue
Nov 21 2017 4:00pm

What Is Your Thanksgiving Murder Weapon of Choice?

 

Have a better Thanksgiving murder weapon? Let us know in the comments below, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 
Tue
Nov 21 2017 3:00pm

Q&A with Catherine Richards, Editor of The Other Woman

Read the second installment of The Life of a Book, where we sit down with the editor, Catherine Richards, to discuss an editor's role in the publication process. Then, make sure you're signed in and comment below for another chance to win an early copy!

Being an editor sounds like a fairy-tale dream job. Tell us a little about your career: was this always your plan? You're also relatively new to Minotaur Books—what excites you about working for Minotaur?

Yes, I am a stealthy Brit in NYC! I moved to Minotaur Books about nine months ago from our sister company Pan Macmillan in the UK, where I had been for eight years. I originally wanted to be a journalist, but while I was at university, a literary agent approached final year English Lit students to see if anyone wanted to read through her slush pile. I found myself reading dozens of submissions and writing reader reports—one morning a week, in her cozy office, with two black Labradors curled up at my feet—and thought, this is the life! Of course, in reality, working in a big house is rather different (disappointingly no dogs, nor much time for reading during the working day).

[Read the full Q&A below!]

Mon
Nov 20 2017 3:00pm

Watch the Official Trailer for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Giovanni Maria “Gianni” Versace was a famous Italian fashion designer who was shot and killed on the morning of the 15th of July in 1997. He was murdered by Andrew Cunanan, a 27-year-old murderer in the midst of a spree kill that landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List. But after gunning down the fashion legend on the steps in front of his Miami Beach mansion, Cunanan committed suicide and took his motives and any reason for the senseless violence with him.

Now, the Emmy Award-winning American Crime Story is tackling the case with its upcoming The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Slated to premiere on FX on Wednesday, January 17, at 10 p.m. ET, the 10-episode true crime dramatization will star Edgar Ramirez (Gianni Versace), Darren Criss (Andrew Cunanan), Penelope Cruz (Donatella Versace), and Ricky Martin (Antonio D’Amico).

[Watch the trailer below!]

Wed
Nov 15 2017 1:00pm

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: December 2017

Discover (or remember to order) your next cozy with a delightfully convenient shopping list of upcoming soft-boiled mysteries! Last month, we gave thanks for all the November cozies; this month, Christmas comes early with these awesome December reads! Let us know in the comments how you like it and what you can't wait to read next!

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[Let's get to the goodies!]

Wed
Nov 15 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 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!

This week, Andy Weir's latest space thriller and a new Molly Murphy mystery from Rhys Bowen highlight an awesome week of books! See what else we're reading:

[See this week's Top 5...]

Mon
Nov 13 2017 1:00pm

Watch the First Official Trailer for The Post

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks join forces to take down government corruption and massive coverups in The Post—the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed thriller about “the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.” 

In addition to Streep and Hanks, The Post features an acclaimed cast, including: Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), Alison Brie (Mad Men), David Cross (Arrested Development), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Tracy Letts (The Big Short), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), and more.

[Watch the official first trailer below!]

Fri
Nov 10 2017 12:00pm

Beautifully Crafted Leather-Bound Copy of Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express and Other Hercule Poirot Mysteries is a beautifully crafted, leather-bound, collectible edition of several of Agatha Christie's best Poirot mysteries!

Hercule Poirot, the great Belgian sleuth who was the greatest creation of bestselling author Agatha Christie, brings his formidable skills of detection to bear on three bedeviling murder mysteries in Murder on the Orient Express and Other Hercule Poirot Mysteries.

Murder on the Orient Express—In his most famous case, Poirot must determine who of the passengers about the snowbound Orient Express is responsible for the brutal murder of millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett in his traveling compartment.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd—Generally regarded as one of the most influential novels in the history of crime fiction, this tale pits Poirot against a houseful of murder suspects, none of whom has a solid alibi for the night that its owner was killed.

Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case—In his final adventure at the country house Great Styles, Poirot plays cat and mouse with a five-time murderer, hoping to thwart his plans for a sixth kill.

Murder on the Orient Express and Other Hercule Poirot Mysteries is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for every home library.


Watch the trailer for the new Murder on the Orient Express movie (out today)!


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Wed
Nov 8 2017 12:00pm

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 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!

This week is a monster pub week! We've got the first in a new series from Arnaldur Indridason, a new Jack Reacher from Lee Child, and Krysten Ritter's debut mystery! See what else we're reading:

[See this week's Top 5...]