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Vote for Your Favorite Harry Bosch Novel
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February 20 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Harry Bosch Novel

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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...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 13, 2018
Blogs
February 14 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 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 Cold Day in Hell</i> by Lissa Marie Redmond
Blogs
February 8 2018

Review: A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond

Janet Webb
A Cold Day in Hell by Lissa Marie Redmond is a debut novel and the first book in the Cold Case Investigation...
Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Excerpt: <i>The Legacy</i>
Excerpts
February 8 2018

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Excerpt: The Legacy

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the first installment in the new Children's House...
Review: <i>The Gate Keeper</i> by Charles Todd
Blogs
February 7 2018

Review: The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd

Angie Barry
The Gate Keeper by Charles Todd is the 20th book in the Inspector Ian Rutledge series, where a frightened...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 6, 2018
Blogs
February 7 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 6, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Ausma Zehanat Khan Excerpt: <i>A Dangerous Crossing</i>
Excerpts
February 7 2018

Ausma Zehanat Khan Excerpt: A Dangerous Crossing

Ausma Zehanat Khan
A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a the fourth book in the Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak...
Review: <i>Look for Me</i> by Lisa Gardner
Blogs
February 6 2018

Review: Look for Me by Lisa Gardner

John Valeri
In Look for Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest twisty thrill ride,...
Mario Vargas Llosa Excerpt: <i>The Neighborhood</i>
Excerpts
February 2 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa Excerpt: The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa
The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa (translated by Edith Grossman) is a politically charged detective...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 30, 2018
Blogs
January 31 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 30, 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 Character on <i>The Alienist</i>
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January 30 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Character on The Alienist

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Review: <i>Dark in Death</i> by J. D. Robb
Blogs
January 30 2018

Review: Dark in Death by J. D. Robb

Allison Brennan
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to take on a case of death imitating art in Dark in Death, New York...
Review: <i>Breaking Point</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
January 30 2018

Review: Breaking Point by Allison Brennan

Janet Webb
Breaking Point by Allison Brennan is the 13th book in the Lucy Kincaid series. Check out our entire...
Kelley Armstrong Excerpt: <i>This Fallen Prey</i>
Excerpts
January 30 2018

Kelley Armstrong Excerpt: This Fallen Prey

Kelley Armstrong
Life in Rockton is about to get even more dangerous in This Fallen Prey, Kelley Armstrong's third...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2018
Blogs
January 29 2018

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

Crime HQ
February is the month of love and passion ... and murder. Highlighted by the highly anticipated...
Review: <i>Now We Are Dead</i> by Stuart MacBride
Blogs
January 26 2018

Review: Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride

Doreen Sheridan
From Stuart MacBride, the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes Now...
Thomas Pluck Excerpt: <i>Life During Wartime</i>
Excerpts
January 26 2018

Thomas Pluck Excerpt: Life During Wartime

Thomas Pluck
Lifetime During Wartime collects the best stories of Thomas Pluck—a blackjack 21 of stories...
Kate Watterson Excerpt: <i>Crushed</i>
Excerpts
January 26 2018

Kate Watterson Excerpt: Crushed

Kate Watterson
Crushed by Kate Watterson is the fifth book in the Ellie MacIntosh series, perfect for fans of Allison...
Review: <i>Into the Black Nowhere</i> by Meg Gardiner
Blogs
January 25 2018

Review: Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

Richard Z. Santos
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner is the second book in the Unsub series, an exhilarating thriller...
Review: <i>The Grand Banks Café</i> by Georges Simenon
Blogs
January 24 2018

Review: The Grand Banks Café by Georges Simenon

Jake Hinkson
The Grand Banks Café by Georges Simenon is the eighth book in the Inspector Maigret series,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 23, 2018
Blogs
January 24 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 23, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Announcing 2018’s Barry Award Nominees
Blogs
January 23 2018

Announcing 2018’s Barry Award Nominees

Crime HQ
The Barry Awards, which began in 1997, are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention....
Review: <i>Her Beautiful Monster</i> by Adi Tantimedh
Blogs
January 23 2018

Review: Her Beautiful Monster by Adi Tantimedh

Doreen Sheridan
Her Beautiful Monster by Adi Tantimedh is the second book in the Ravi PI series, where Ravi ends up...
Discount: <i>The Language of Secrets</i> by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Blogs
January 23 2018

Discount: The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Crime HQ
Ausma Zehanat Khan once again dazzles in The Language of Secrets, a brilliant mystery woven into a...
J. D. Robb Excerpt: <i>Dark in Death</i>
Excerpts
January 23 2018

J. D. Robb Excerpt: Dark in Death

J. D. Robb
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to take on a case of death imitating art in Dark in Death, New York...
Allison Brennan Excerpt: <i>Breaking Point</i>
Excerpts
January 19 2018

Allison Brennan Excerpt: Breaking Point

Allison Brennan
Breaking Point by Allison Brennan is the 13th book in the Lucy Kincaid series. Bella Caruso survived...
Discount: <i>Someone to Watch Over Me</i> by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Blogs
January 18 2018

Discount: Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Crime HQ
Someone to Watch Over Me by bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir...