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