Criminal Element is an unmatched online community created for crime fans by crime fans. The site features everything from excerpts to reviews to author essays and Q&As to various weekly features and original blog posts. We are dedicated to bringing you a wide range of crime-related content—from the coziest mystery to the most hardcore noir and everything in between. We are publisher-neutral in our selection of books, authors, and materials for coverage and discussion.

We are:

Adam Wagner – Editor

Adam Wagner grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and got his BA in Philosophy at the University of North Florida. He moved to NYC for graduate school and became the editor of Criminal Element in 2015. If he’s not reading the latest post-apocalyptic thriller, he’s probably thinking about baseball.

Joe Brosnan – Site Manager

Joe Brosnan hails from Farmingdale, New York, and studied Journalism at Marist College. He prefers his books like he prefers his beer: dark, crafty, and finished before it gets stale. When he’s not reading about crimes, he’s definitely not committing them.

Pritpaul Bains – Growth/DevOps Manager

Pritpaul Bains fled the wilds of Vancouver, Canada for the sleepless streets of NYC after completing his BA in English Lit at the University of Britsh Columbia. He is particularly enamored with all things horror.