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New Look, Same Great Books Bundle Sweepstakes
Blogs
March 28 2018

New Look, Same Great Books Bundle Sweepstakes

Crime HQ
At CrimeHQ, we're dedicated to bringing you the best in crime and mystery. And now, the site...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 27, 2018
Blogs
March 28 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 27, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Black Fall</i> by Andrew Mayne
Blogs
March 26 2018

Review: Black Fall by Andrew Mayne

Angie Barry
In Black Fall by Andrew Mayne, magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood investigates a series of...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2018
Blogs
March 26 2018

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2018

Crime HQ
April showers bring ... killer streaming entertainment! Highlighted by classic movies like Scarface...
Review: <i>Second Story Man</i> by Charles Salzberg
Blogs
March 22 2018

Review: Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg

Thomas Pluck
Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg is a thrilling novel that develops into a cat-and-mouse contest...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 20, 2018
Blogs
March 21 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 20, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite New Crime TV Series
Blogs
March 20 2018

Vote for Your Favorite New Crime TV Series

Crime HQ
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Discount: <i>Collecting the Dead</i> by Spencer Kope
Blogs
March 20 2018

Discount: Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope

Crime HQ
Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope is the first book in the Special Tracking Unit series featuring...
Review: <i>The Temptation of Forgiveness</i> by Donna Leon
Blogs
March 20 2018

Review: The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

Doreen Sheridan
The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon is the 27th novel in the bestselling Commissario Guido...
Très Étrange: Amazon’s <i>Black Spot</i>
Blogs
March 16 2018

Très Étrange: Amazon’s Black Spot

Lance Charnes
In the real world, you might leave the big city and move to a small, picturesque town in the...
<i>Whispers of the Dead</i> by Spencer Kope: A Visual Guide
Blogs
March 14 2018

Whispers of the Dead by Spencer Kope: 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...
Marvel’s <i>Jessica Jones</i> Season 2 Review: Episodes 1-4
Blogs
March 14 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Review: Episodes 1-4

Dave Richards
Hello! It's time, once again, to visit the mean streets of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's...
5 New Books to Read this Week: March 13, 2018
Blogs
March 14 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: March 13, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>A Dangerous Game</i> by Heather Graham
Blogs
March 12 2018

Review: A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham

Janet Webb
A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham is the third book in the New York Confidential series (available...
Review: <i>The Sandman</i> by Lars Kepler
Blogs
March 12 2018

Review: The Sandman by Lars Kepler

Jenny Maloney
The Sandman by Lars Kepler tells the chilling story of a manipulative serial killer and the two brilliant...
50 Years of Reading Mysteries
Blogs
March 6 2018

50 Years of Reading Mysteries

Patricia Abbott
Fifty years, huh? There were the predictable Nancy Drew mysteries at age 10. Then, there was...
Review: <i>Babylon Berlin</i> by Volker Kutscher, Adapted by Arne Jysch
Blogs
March 5 2018

Review: Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher, Adapted by Arne Jysch

Dave Richards
Babylon Berlin by Arne Jysch is a graphic novel adaptation of Volker Kutscher's first Inspector...
My 5 Favorite Crime Novels Set in Africa
Blogs
March 2 2018

My 5 Favorite Crime Novels Set in Africa

Michael Niemann
My writing thrillers set in faraway places has its origin in my long appreciation of books written...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 27, 2018
Blogs
February 28 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 27, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Ben Sanders Excerpt: <i>The Stakes</i>
Excerpts
February 28 2018

Ben Sanders Excerpt: The Stakes

Ben Sanders
The Stakes by Ben Sanders follows an NYPD robbery detective who uses his insider cop knowledge to...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in March 2018
Blogs
February 26 2018

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in March 2018

Crime HQ
Spring into March with some killer crime/mystery/thriller entertainment! Highlighted by the much-anticipated...
Review: <i>The Night at the Crossroads</i> by Georges Simenon
Blogs
February 23 2018

Review: The Night at the Crossroads by Georges Simenon

Jake Hinkson
The Night at the Crossroads by Georges Simenon is the seventh book in the Maigret series—a sensational...
5 Crime Fiction Titles with a Strong Sense of Place
Blogs
February 22 2018

5 Crime Fiction Titles with a Strong Sense of Place

Chris Rhatigan
Crime fiction writers tend to consider plot and character to be the most important elements....
Review: <i>All the Deadly Lies</i> by Marian Lanouette
Blogs
February 22 2018

Review: All the Deadly Lies by Marian Lanouette

John Valeri
Homicide Detective Jake Carrington takes murder personally in All the Deadly Lies by Marian Lanouette,...
Donald Bain Excerpt: <i>Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger</i>
Excerpts
February 22 2018

Donald Bain Excerpt: Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger

Donald Bain
PI Robert Brixton is back in Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger by Donald Bain, the 30th installment...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 20, 2018
Blogs
February 21 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 20, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite Harry Bosch Novel
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February 20 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Harry Bosch Novel

Crime HQ
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Review: <i>Down the River unto the Sea</i> by Walter Mosley
Blogs
February 19 2018

Review: Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

Thomas Pluck
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley is the first book in a new series featuring Joe King...
Watch the Trailer for Season 4 of Amazon Prime’s <i>Bosch</i>
Blogs
February 19 2018

Watch the Trailer for Season 4 of Amazon Prime’s Bosch

Crime HQ
Good news, Bosch fans! Amazon has announced they’ve greenlit a fifth season while simultaneously...
Review: <i>A Dangerous Crossing</i> by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Blogs
February 15 2018

Review: A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Doreen Sheridan
A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a the fourth book in the Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak...