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Maia Chance Excerpt: <i>Gin and Panic</i>
Excerpts
October 20 2017

Maia Chance Excerpt: Gin and Panic

Maia Chance
Gin and Panic by Maia Chance is the third book in the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries series (available...
Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: Mitch Goes to War
Blogs
October 12 2017

Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: Mitch Goes to War

David Cranmer
We’ve been celebrating one hundred years of Robert Mitchum, having already looked back...
Review: <i>The Four Horsemen</i> by Gregory Dowling
Blogs
October 12 2017

Review: The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling

Janet Webb
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling is the second book in the Alvise Marangon Mysteries series. No...
Review: <i>Death in St. Petersburg</i> by Tasha Alexander
Blogs
October 12 2017

Review: Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander

Angie Barry
Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander is the 12th book in the Lady Emily Mysteries series. From...
Shannon Baker Excerpt: <i>Dark Signal</i>
Excerpts
October 12 2017

Shannon Baker Excerpt: Dark Signal

Shannon Baker
Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, starring a...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 10, 2017
Blogs
October 11 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 10, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Gregory Dowling Excerpt: <i>The Four Horsemen</i>
Excerpts
October 6 2017

Gregory Dowling Excerpt: The Four Horsemen

Gregory Dowling
The Four Horsemen by Gregory Dowling is the second book in the Alvise Marangon Mysteries series...
Review: <i>Old Scores</i> by Will Thomas
Blogs
October 4 2017

Review: Old Scores by Will Thomas

Doreen Sheridan
Old Scores by Will Thomas is the ninth book in the Barker & Llewelyn series. The ninth Barker...
Tasha Alexander Excerpt: <i>Death in St. Petersburg</i>
Excerpts
October 4 2017

Tasha Alexander Excerpt: Death in St. Petersburg

Tasha Alexander
Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander is the 12th book in the Lady Emily Mysteries series...
Review: <i>Friends and Traitors</i> by John Lawton
Blogs
October 3 2017

Review: Friends and Traitors by John Lawton

Janet Webb
Friends and Traitors by John Lawton is the eighth book in the Inspector Troy series―a story...
Crime Spree: Free Story Giveaway!
Blogs
September 30 2017

Crime Spree: Free Story Giveaway!

Chris Ewan
Read Chris Ewan's exclusive guest blog about his Good Thief, Charlie Howard, and follow the...
Review: <i>Whispers of Warning</i> by Jessica Estevao
Blogs
September 27 2017

Review: Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao

Janet Webb
Whispers of Warning by Jessica Estevao is the second book in the Change of Fortune Mystery series,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: September 26, 2017
Blogs
September 27 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 26, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Will Thomas Excerpt: <i>Old Scores</i>
Excerpts
September 27 2017

Will Thomas Excerpt: Old Scores

Will Thomas
Old Scores by Will Thomas is the ninth book in the Barker & Llewelyn series (available October...
Q&A with Joe R. Lansdale, Author of <i>Paradise Sky</i>
Blogs
September 26 2017

Q&A with Joe R. Lansdale, Author of Paradise Sky

Joe R. Lansdale and John Valeri
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, two of which were selected as New...
Review: <i>A Strange Scottish Shore</i> by Juliana Gray
Blogs
September 26 2017

Review: A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray

Janet Webb
A Strange Scottish Shore by Juliana Gray is the second book in the Emmeline Truelove historical...
Review: <i>Death at the Seaside</i> by Frances Brody
Blogs
September 18 2017

Review: Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody

Angie Barry
Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an...
Review: <i>The Gospel of Mary</i> by Philip Freeman
Blogs
September 11 2017

Review: The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman

Angie Barry
The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman is the third book in the Sister Deirdre series, where a young...
Review: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i> by Steve Goble
Blogs
September 8 2017

Review: The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

Ardi Alspach
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the first...
Frances Brody Excerpt: <i>Death at the Seaside</i>
Excerpts
September 7 2017

Frances Brody Excerpt: Death at the Seaside

Frances Brody
Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an...
Steve Goble Excerpt: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i>
Excerpts
September 5 2017

Steve Goble Excerpt: The Bloody Black Flag

Steve Goble
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the...
Review: <i>A Conspiracy in Belgravia</i> by Sherry Thomas
Blogs
September 1 2017

Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Ash K. Alexander
A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas is the second book in the Victorian-set Lady Sherlock...
Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne
Blogs
August 29 2017

Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne

Crime HQ
  Check out Joe Brosnan's power rankings for each episode!
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017
Blogs
August 28 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the return of a TON of great classics, September is looking like a great month...
Andrew Gross Excerpt: <i>The Saboteur</i>
Excerpts
August 15 2017

Andrew Gross Excerpt: The Saboteur

Andrew Gross
The Saboteur by Andrew Gross portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to...
Review: <i>The Amber Shadows</i> by Lucy Ribchester
Blogs
August 11 2017

Review: The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester

Angie Barry
The Amber Shadows by Lucy Ribchester is set during the dangerous days of World War II, where...
Review: <i>Devil’s Call</i> by J. Danielle Dorn
Blogs
August 10 2017

Review: Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

Dirk Robertson
Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn is a Western horror novel that James Demonaco (screenwriter...
Review: <i>On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service</i> by Rhys Bowen
Blogs
August 9 2017

Review: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

Janet Webb
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhy Bowen is the 11th Royal Spyness novel, where...
Vote for Your Favorite Robert Mitchum Film
Blogs
August 8 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Robert Mitchum Film

Crime HQ
  David Cranmer highlights his favorite of Mitchum's Western roles in Part 1 of Celebrating...
Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: The Westerns
Blogs
August 6 2017

Celebrating Robert Mitchum’s Centennial: The Westerns

David Cranmer
Robert Mitchum’s (1917-1997) first Western film (third film, overall) was Hoppy Serves...