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<i>Longmire</i> 6:09: “Running Eagle Challenge” Episode Review
Blogs
December 15 2017

Longmire 6:09: “Running Eagle Challenge” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Vic (Katee Sackhoff) is learning there is often no such thing as closure. After going to a support...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:08: “Cowboy Bill” Episode Review
Blogs
December 13 2017

Longmire 6:08: “Cowboy Bill” Episode Review

David Cranmer
The spavined storyline of Longmire vs. Nighthorse continues. Nighthorse (A Martinez) wants to...
<i>Longmire 6:07</i>: “Opiates and Antibiotics” Episode Review
Blogs
December 11 2017

Longmire 6:07: “Opiates and Antibiotics” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is damn near giddy with relief from being out from under the dark...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:06: “No Greater Character Endorsement” Episode Review
Blogs
December 8 2017

Longmire 6:06: “No Greater Character Endorsement” Episode Review

David Cranmer
I had forgotten how much I appreciate Warren Zevon’s singing. His gruff, world-weary rendition...
Review: <i>Dead Man’s Blues</i> by Ray Celestin
Blogs
December 7 2017

Review: Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin

Kristin Centorcelli
Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin is the second book in the City Blues Quartet, which is set...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:05 “Burned Up My Tears” Episode Review
Blogs
December 6 2017

Longmire 6:05 “Burned Up My Tears” Episode Review

David Cranmer
This last season of Longmire is pulling out all the stops, resulting in unexpected twists, turns,...
Nicholas Guild Excerpt: <i>The Macedonian</i>
Excerpts
December 3 2017

Nicholas Guild Excerpt: The Macedonian

Nicholas Guild
The Macedonian by Nicholas Guild is a gripping fictional account of the life of Philip of Macedon,...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:03: “Thank You, Victoria” Episode Review
Blogs
December 1 2017

Longmire 6:03: “Thank You, Victoria” Episode Review

David Cranmer
What should have been a routine, dull day at the courthouse is anything but for Walt Longmire...
<i>The English Wife</i> by Lauren Willig: A Visual Guide
Blogs
November 29 2017

The English Wife by Lauren Willig: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. A...
<i>Longmire</i> 6.02: “Fever” Episode Review
Blogs
November 29 2017

Longmire 6.02: “Fever” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) agrees to recuperate at Walt’s house if Walt...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:01: “The Eagle and the Osprey” Episode Review
Blogs
November 27 2017

Longmire 6:01: “The Eagle and the Osprey” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) begins the sixth and final season farther behind the 8-ball than...
Review: <i>The Best American Mystery Stories 2017</i>, Edited by John Sandford
Blogs
November 21 2017

Review: The Best American Mystery Stories 2017, Edited by John Sandford

David Cranmer
From an isolated Wyoming ranch to the Detroit boxing underworld, and from kidnapping and adultery...
Charles Finch Excerpt: <i>The Woman in the Water</i>
Excerpts
November 16 2017

Charles Finch Excerpt: The Woman in the Water

Charles Finch
The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch is a prequel to the Charles Lenox series, which takes readers...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 2017
Blogs
November 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>The Eterna Solution</i> by Leanna Renee Hieber
Blogs
November 14 2017

Review: The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber

Meghan Harker
The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber is the climactic third installment of The Eterna Files...
Jupiter! Why I Love 1900s Slang
Blogs
November 13 2017

Jupiter! Why I Love 1900s Slang

Jennifer Kincheloe
I write the Anna Blanc mystery series about a saucebox socialite turned police matron turned...
Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: <i>The Mitford Murders</i>
Excerpts
November 13 2017

Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: The Mitford Murders

Jessica Fellowes
The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes is a thrilling Golden Age-style mystery based on a real unsolved...
Review: <i>City of Lies</i> by Victoria Thompson
Blogs
November 9 2017

Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Ash K. Alexander
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson—author of the beloved Gaslight Mysteries—is the...
Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: <i>After the End of the World</i>
Excerpts
November 9 2017

Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: After the End of the World

Jonathan L. Howard
After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard is the second book in the Carter & Lovecraft...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 2017
Blogs
November 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Rhys Bowen Excerpt: <i>The Ghost of Christmas Past</i>
Excerpts
November 8 2017

Rhys Bowen Excerpt: The Ghost of Christmas Past

Rhys Bowen
The Ghost of Christmas Past by Rhys Bowen is the 17th book in the Molly Murphy historical mystery...
Review: <i>Dark Asylum</i> by E. S. Thomson
Blogs
November 7 2017

Review: Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson

Ardi Alspach
Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson is the second book in the Jem Flockhart series, which is set in...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017
Blogs
November 1 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
History’s Mysteries: The Joy of Writing Historical Thrillers
Blogs
October 30 2017

History’s Mysteries: The Joy of Writing Historical Thrillers

Lawrence Goldstone
Read Lawrence Goldstone's exclusive guest post on the joys of blending historical fact with...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2017
Blogs
October 30 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the highly anticipated final season of Longmire and the long-awaited Punisher...
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...