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Review: <i>A God in the Shed</i> by J-F. Dubeau
Blogs
June 22 2017

Review: A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau is a chilling paranormal thriller about a small town and a powerful,...
Review: <i>Kangaroo Too</i> by Curtis C. Chen
Blogs
June 21 2017

Review: Kangaroo Too by Curtis C. Chen

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part IV
Blogs
June 20 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part IV

Last week, we ran into Stephen King in his own story. This week, Jake and Callahan load up on...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7
Blogs
June 19 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7

Part 5: “Case Files” In prison, Bad Coop (Kyle MacLachlan), observing his reflection,...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.08: “Come to Jesus” Review
Blogs
June 19 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.08: “Come to Jesus” Review

The season finale sees the long overdue returns of Anansi and Bilquis. While Mr. Nancy (Orlando...
Watch the Chilling Trailer for <i>Happy Death Day</i>
Blogs
June 19 2017

Watch the Chilling Trailer for Happy Death Day

Living the same day over and over in a Groundhog Day-style nightmare is bad enough—but...
Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: <i>Kangaroo Too</i>
Excerpts
June 16 2017

Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: Kangaroo Too

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part III
Blogs
June 13 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part III

Last week, we survived a thrilling shootout and got some answers about the demon baby inside...
Review: <i>The Forgotten Girl</i> by Rio Youers
Blogs
June 13 2017

Review: The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers

The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers is a dark mystery about a girl with a special power to selectively...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.07: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Review
Blogs
June 12 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.07: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Review

At the Ibis and Jacquel funeral home, the bodies are piling up and keeping the godly duo busy....
Dan Wells Excerpt: <i>Nothing Left to Lose</i>
Excerpts
June 11 2017

Dan Wells Excerpt: Nothing Left to Lose

Nothing Left to Lose by Dan Wells is the 6th and final installment in the John Cleaver series, featuring...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part II
Blogs
June 6 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part II

Last week, we opened Song of Susannah with a bang, as our gang gets split up and thrown...
Review: <i>DIS MEM BER</i> by Joyce Carol Oates
Blogs
June 6 2017

Review: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

DIS MEM BER: and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates is a meticulously crafted,...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.06: “A Murder of Gods” Review
Blogs
June 5 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.06: “A Murder of Gods” Review

The Coming to America segments have been my personal favorites thus far in the first season of...
Review: <i>The End of Temperance Dare</i> by Wendy Webb
Blogs
June 5 2017

Review: The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb

Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb is another thrilling...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 30, 2017
Blogs
May 31 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 30, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part I
Blogs
May 30 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part I

Last week, we fought the Wolves and Susannah/Mia took Black Thirteen and disappeared through...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.05: “Lemon Scented You” Review
Blogs
May 29 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.05: “Lemon Scented You” Review

Without exception, the opening vignettes to American Gods are mini-masterpieces destined to be...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 3 and 4
Blogs
May 29 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 3 and 4

If there was one thing that stood out in this week’s episodes, it was those regurgitation...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in June 2017
Blogs
May 29 2017

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

June continues the trend of adding great crime and mystery fiction, giving us a variety of classic...
<i>Only the Dead Know Brooklyn</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
May 26 2017

Only the Dead Know Brooklyn: New Excerpt

Only the Dead Know Brooklyn by Chris Vola is a tale about a vampire who must choose between love,...
Page to Screen: <i>Nightmare Alley</i>
Blogs
May 25 2017

Page to Screen: Nightmare Alley

When I was around 23, I took my two nephews to a carnival in Norfolk, Virginia. I figured it...
We Can Be Heroes
Blogs
May 23 2017

We Can Be Heroes

Read author Rio Youers's exclusive guest post about the unlikely hero in all of us, and then...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part VIII
Blogs
May 23 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part VIII

Last week, Jake discovered Slightman the Elder's treasonous plan as the Calla geared up for the...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.04: “Git Gone” Review
Blogs
May 22 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.04: “Git Gone” Review

Every episode of American Gods has ended with me longing for more. All the Coming to America...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 1 and 2
Blogs
May 22 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 1 and 2

Ahead of David Lynch’s revival, I went back and binged on the original series, interested...
“Only the Dead Drink Brooklyns” Cocktail
Blogs
May 19 2017

“Only the Dead Drink Brooklyns” Cocktail

Vampires may need blood to survive, but what about when they vant to have a bit of fun? They...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017
Blogs
May 17 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite God from <i>American Gods</i>
Blogs
May 16 2017

Vote for Your Favorite God from American Gods

    Don’t see your favorite god listed? Tell us who your favorite is in...
The Dark Tower: <i>Wolves of the Calla</i> Part VII
Blogs
May 16 2017

The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla Part VII

Last week, Susannah's pregnancy became increasingly distressing. This week, Jake confirms the...