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Michael Stanley Excerpt: <i>Dying to Live</i>
Excerpts
October 19 2017

Michael Stanley Excerpt: Dying to Live

Michael Stanley
Dying to Live by Michael Stanley is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 17, 2017
Blogs
October 18 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 17, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Deep Freeze</i> by John Sandford
Blogs
October 17 2017

Review: Deep Freeze by John Sandford

Doreen Sheridan
Deep Freeze by John Sandford is the 10th book in the Virgil Flowers series, where Virgil finds...
Iris Johansen Excerpt: <i>Mind Game</i>
Excerpts
October 17 2017

Iris Johansen Excerpt: Mind Game

Iris Johansen
Mind Game by Iris Johansen is the 22nd book in the Eve Duncan series and a propulsive thriller that’s...
Review: <i>Killing Season</i> by Faye Kellerman
Blogs
October 16 2017

Review: Killing Season by Faye Kellerman

John Valeri
Killing Season by Faye Kellerman is an electrifying novel of suspense in which a young man'’s...
<i>The Deuce</i> 1.06: “Why Me?” Episode Review
Blogs
October 16 2017

The Deuce 1.06: “Why Me?” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
After last week’s emotional high point, you have to expect a low, and this is an enjoyable...
“Close Enough” by Shannon Baker
Original Stories
October 12 2017

“Close Enough” by Shannon Baker

Shannon Baker
“Close Enough” is a thrilling Kate Fox short story from author Shannon Baker that bridges...
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...
<i>The Deuce</i> 1.05: “What Kind of Bad?” Episode Review
Blogs
October 9 2017

The Deuce 1.05: “What Kind of Bad?” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
She was an American Girl, raised on promises… We see a lot of promises broken this...
Steven Cooper Excerpt: <i>Desert Remains</i>
Excerpts
October 7 2017

Steven Cooper Excerpt: Desert Remains

Steven Cooper
Desert Remains by Steven Cooper is the first book in the new Gus Parker and Alex Mills series (available...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 3, 2017
Blogs
October 4 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 3, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>The Naturalist</i> by Andrew Mayne
Blogs
October 4 2017

Review: The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne

Kristin Centorcelli
The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne is the first book in The Naturalist series. Andrew Mayne is...
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...
Review: <i>Odd Child Out</i> by Gilly Macmillan
Blogs
October 2 2017

Review: Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan

Jenny Maloney
Odd Child Out by Gilly Macmillan is the second book in the Detective Jim Clemo series (available...
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...
Discount: <i>Blood Game</i> by Iris Johansen
Blogs
September 28 2017

Discount: Blood Game by Iris Johansen

Crime HQ
Blood Game by Iris Johansen is the fifteenth book in the Eve Duncan series, which brings...
Are YOU a Psychopath?
Blogs
September 28 2017

Are YOU a Psychopath?

Brenda Novak
Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series—which began with Hanover...
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...
Review: <i>Trace</i> by Archer Mayor
Blogs
September 25 2017

Review: Trace by Archer Mayor

Kristin Centorcelli
Trace by Archer Mayor is the 28th book in the Joe Gunther series (available September 26, 2017). I...
Discount: <i>The Beautiful Mystery</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
September 25 2017

Discount: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny is the eighth book in the acclaimed Chief Inspector...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in October 2017
Blogs
September 25 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things, October is also bringing...
<i>The Deuce</i> 1.03: “The Principle Is All” Episode Review
Blogs
September 25 2017

The Deuce 1.03: “The Principle Is All” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
They found the smoke! Abby needs a job. She’s following the want-ads, and the office she...
5 New Books to Read this Week: September 19, 2017
Blogs
September 20 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 19, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Murderous Mistral</i> by Cay Rademacher
Blogs
September 20 2017

Review: Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher

Doreen Sheridan
Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher is the first book in the Roger Blanc Provence Mystery series. Welcome...
Archer Mayor Excerpt: <i>Trace</i>
Excerpts
September 20 2017

Archer Mayor Excerpt: Trace

Archer Mayor
Trace by Archer Mayor is the 28th book in the Joe Gunther series (available September 26, 2017). The...
Review: <i>The Scarred Woman</i> by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Blogs
September 19 2017

Review: The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Kristin Centorcelli
The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen is the seventh book in the Department Q series. Carl...
Review: <i>Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet</i> by Reed Farrel Coleman
Blogs
September 18 2017

Review: Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman

Janet Webb
Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman is the 16th Jesse Stone novel. Paradise’s...
Andrea Kane Excerpt: <i>A Face to Die For</i>
Excerpts
September 18 2017

Andrea Kane Excerpt: A Face to Die For

Andrea Kane
A Face to Die For by Andrea Kane is the sixth book in the Forensic Instincts series. In A...
Review: <i>The Names of Dead Girls</i> by Eric Rickstad
Blogs
September 15 2017

Review: The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad

John Valeri
The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise,...
Watch the First Official Trailer for <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>
Blogs
September 15 2017

Watch the First Official Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Crime HQ
Happy 127th birthday, Agatha Christie! To celebrate, watch the trailer for the upcoming adaptation...