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Review: <i>Orphan Agent Prima Pawn</i> by Elizabeth Kiem
Blogs
August 22 2017

Review: Orphan Agent Prima Pawn by Elizabeth Kiem

Doreen Sheridan
Orphan Agent Prima Pawn by Elizabeth Kiem is the third and final book in The Bolshoi Saga. I’m...
Discount: <i>This Book Is Full of Spiders</i> by David Wong
Blogs
August 22 2017

Discount: This Book Is Full of Spiders by David Wong

Crime HQ
The sequel to the genre-bending, humorous, cult sensation John Dies At the End returns fans to...
Marvel’s <i>The Defenders</i> Primer: Catch Up On Their Solo and Group Comic Exploits
Blogs
August 17 2017

Marvel’s The Defenders Primer: Catch Up On Their Solo and Group Comic Exploits

Dave Richards
In 2015, with the launch of the first season of Daredevil, Marvel television and Netflix began...
Q&A with Kelley Armstrong, Author of <i>Rituals</i>
Blogs
August 15 2017

Q&A with Kelley Armstrong, Author of Rituals

Kelley Armstrong and John Valeri
Kelley Armstrong is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of more than...
Review: <i>Bibliomysteries</i>, Edited by Otto Penzler
Blogs
August 11 2017

Review: Bibliomysteries, Edited by Otto Penzler

Kristin Centorcelli
Bibliomysteries, edited by Otto Penzler, is a specially commissioned anthology featuring original...
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...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 11, 12, and 13
Blogs
August 7 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 11, 12, and 13

David Cranmer
Part 11: “There’s Fire Where You Are Going” Some boys playing catch see...
iLove <i>iZombie</i>
Blogs
August 7 2017

iLove iZombie

Allison Brennan
Years ago, I watched all three seasons of Veronica Mars with my two oldest daughters, then in...
Temple Mathews Excerpt: <i>Bad Girl Gone</i>
Excerpts
August 7 2017

Temple Mathews Excerpt: Bad Girl Gone

Temple Matthews
A recently deceased girl must solve her own murder in order to escape purgatory in Bad Girl Gone by...
5 New Books to Read this Week: August 1, 2017
Blogs
August 2 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 1, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite Book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series
Blogs
August 1 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series

Crime HQ
  Check out our reread of the entire series!
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part VI, The Final Chapters
Blogs
August 1 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part VI, The Final Chapters

David Cranmer
Last week, we were left wondering if laughter really is the best medicine. This week, we make it to...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in August 2017
Blogs
July 31 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by Marvel's The Defenders and the live-action adaptation of Death Note,...
Jon Land Excerpt: <i>Dark Light: Dawn</i>
Excerpts
July 30 2017

Jon Land Excerpt: Dark Light: Dawn

Jon Land
Dark Light: Dawn by Jon Land is a heart-pounding supernatural thriller about a deadly, global epidemic...
Review: <i>The Blinds</i> by Adam Sternbergh
Blogs
July 27 2017

Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

Corrina Lawson
The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh is a unique thriller that mixes elements of science fiction, Westerns,...
Review: <i>Killing Is My Business</i> by Adam Christopher
Blogs
July 26 2017

Review: Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher

David Cranmer
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher is the second book in the Ray Electromatic Mysteries...
Vote for Your Favorite San Diego Comic Con Trailer
Blogs
July 25 2017

Vote for Your Favorite San Diego Comic Con Trailer

Crime HQ
  Watch our favorite San Diego Comic Con trailers, conveniently compiled in one post! Let...
Is it Crime Fiction or Science Fiction?
Blogs
July 25 2017

Is it Crime Fiction or Science Fiction?

Adam Christopher
Fair warning, the following contains a discussion of the “g” word: genre. I know,...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part V
Blogs
July 25 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part V

David Cranmer
Last week, a van nearly took the author's life. This week, we're left wondering if laughter...
San Diego Comic Con Trailer Round Up
Blogs
July 24 2017

San Diego Comic Con Trailer Round Up

Crime HQ
San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest events of the year, giving us some of the most highly...
Buddy Cops with an Undead Twist
Blogs
July 20 2017

Buddy Cops with an Undead Twist

Michael Haspil
Among police and detective stories, we've come to expect certain tropes: the Amateur Detective,...
Adam Christopher Excerpt: <i>Killing Is My Business</i>
Excerpts
July 20 2017

Adam Christopher Excerpt: Killing Is My Business

Adam Christopher
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher is the second book in the Ray Electromatic Mysteries...
Page to Screen: <i>Roadside Picnic</i> & <i>Stalker</i> (1979)
Blogs
July 18 2017

Page to Screen: Roadside Picnic & Stalker (1979)

Brian Greene
Some admirers of the science fiction novel Roadside Picnic, written by the brothers Arkady and...
Vote for Your Favorite George A. Romero Film
Blogs
July 18 2017

Vote for Your Favorite George A. Romero Film

Crime HQ
    Let us know which movie you chose and why in the comments below!
Q&A with Marcus Sakey, Author of <i>Afterlife</i>
Blogs
July 18 2017

Q&A with Marcus Sakey, Author of Afterlife

Marcus Sakey and John Valeri
Markus Sakey is a novelist and screenwriter whose books have sold more than a million copies...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part IV
Blogs
July 18 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part IV

David Cranmer
Last week, the ka-tet lost another at the Battle of Devar-Toi as they free the Breakers and save the...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 8, 9, and 10
Blogs
July 17 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 8, 9, and 10

David Cranmer
Part 8: “Gotta Light?” Hard to convey the vibe this reviewer got from experiencing...
Michael F. Haspil Excerpt: <i>Graveyard Shift</i>
Excerpts
July 13 2017

Michael F. Haspil Excerpt: Graveyard Shift

Michael Haspil
Police procedurals go supernatural in Graveyard Shift, a gritty urban fantasy debut from Michael F....
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part III
Blogs
July 11 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part III

David Cranmer
Last week, we lost Father Callahan but ran into an old friend. This week, the ka-tet loses another...
5 New Books to Read this Week: July 4, 2017
Blogs
July 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 4, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...