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Second Acts: The Second Novels of Six Great Crime Writers
Blogs
September 12 2017

Second Acts: The Second Novels of Six Great Crime Writers

John Keyse-Walker
Read this exclusive guest post from John Keyse-Walker about the second novels of six of the greatest...
John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: <i>Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed</i>
Excerpts
September 12 2017

John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed

John Keyse-Walker
Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker is the second book in the Teddy Creque Mysteries...
<i>Endeavour</i> 4.04: “Harvest” Episode Review
Blogs
September 11 2017

Endeavour 4.04: “Harvest” Episode Review

Leslie Gilbert Elman
Five years before this episode takes place, a car headed toward the country village of Bramford...
Review: <i>The Child Finder</i> by Rene Denfeld
Blogs
September 11 2017

Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Kristin Centorcelli
The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld is a haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel...
Review: <i>Good Friday</i> by Lynda La Plante
Blogs
September 8 2017

Review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Janet Webb
Good Friday by Lynda La Plante is a prequel story that tells the early days of the career...
Review: <i>Idyll Fears</i> by Stephanie Gayle
Blogs
September 7 2017

Review: Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle

Chris Wolak
Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle is the second book in the Thomas Lynch series, where the gay Chief...
Review: <i>Close to Home</i> by Robert Dugoni
Blogs
September 7 2017

Review: Close to Home by Robert Dugoni

John Valeri
Close to Home by Robert Dugoni is the fifth book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, where the...
5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 2017
Blogs
September 6 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 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 Recent Eve Dallas Mystery
Blogs
September 5 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Recent Eve Dallas Mystery

Crime HQ
Check out our In Death In Depth coverage of J. D. Robb's entire Eve Dallas catalog!
Review: <i>The Seagull</i> by Ann Cleeves
Blogs
September 5 2017

Review: The Seagull by Ann Cleeves

Doreen Sheridan
The Seagull by Ann Cleeves is the eighth book in the Vera Stanhope series—a searing new...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Season Finale Review: Parts 17 and 18
Blogs
September 4 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Season Finale Review: Parts 17 and 18

David Cranmer
Part 17: “The past dictates the future.” The penultimate episode begins with...
<i>Endeavour</i> 4.03: “Lazaretto” Episode Review
Blogs
September 4 2017

Endeavour 4.03: “Lazaretto” Episode Review

Leslie Gilbert Elman
In the Fosdick ward at Cowley General Hospital, the beds are numbered 1 through 10. They look...
The Orphan X Series Sweepstakes!
Blogs
September 4 2017

The Orphan X Series Sweepstakes!

Crime HQ
Evan Smoak is not merely a legend, but a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to...
Review: <i>Secrets in Death</i> by J. D. Robb
Blogs
September 4 2017

Review: Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb

Allison Brennan
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb is the 45th In Death mystery, where Lt. Eve Dallas must separate...
Christina Dodd Excerpt: <i>The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream</i>
Excerpts
September 2 2017

Christina Dodd Excerpt: The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream

Christina Dodd
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream is the fourth book in the Virtue Falls series (available September...
Discount: <i>A Trick of the Light</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
September 1 2017

Discount: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
In celebration of the release of Louise Penny's 13th Chief Inspector Gamache mystery, Glass...
Review: <i>Dark River Rising</i> by Roger Johns
Blogs
August 31 2017

Review: Dark River Rising by Roger Johns

Corrina Lawson
Dark River Rising by Roger Johns is a tense and expertly plotted debut mystery set against the...
5 New Books to Read this Week: August 29, 2017
Blogs
August 30 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 29, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Thief’s Mark</i> by Carla Neggers
Blogs
August 29 2017

Review: Thief’s Mark by Carla Neggers

Janet Webb
Thiefs Mark by Carla Neggers is the seventh Sharpe & Donovan novel, where a murder in a quiet...
Q&A with Roger Johns, Author of <i>Dark River Rising</i>
Blogs
August 29 2017

Q&A with Roger Johns, Author of Dark River Rising

Crime HQ and Roger Johns
Read an exclusive Q&A with Roger Johns, author of Dark River Rising, and make sure to sign...
Review: <i>Glass Houses</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
August 29 2017

Review: Glass Houses by Louise Penny

John Valeri
Glass Houses by Louise Penny is the 13th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, which shatters...
J. D. Robb Excerpt: <i>Secrets in Death</i>
Excerpts
August 29 2017

J. D. Robb Excerpt: Secrets in Death

J. D. Robb
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb is the 45th book in the In Death series, where Lt. Eve Dallas must...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 14, 15, and 16
Blogs
August 28 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 14, 15, and 16

David Cranmer
Part 14: “We Are Like the Dreamer” Heaps of reveal in this surreal saturated...
Cultural Inspirations for the Inspector Gamache Series
Blogs
August 28 2017

Cultural Inspirations for the Inspector Gamache Series

Louise Penny
Louise Penny is the critically acclaimed author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series, set in...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017
Blogs
August 28 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the return of a TON of great classics, September is looking like a great month...
<i>Endeavour</i> 4.02: “Canticle” Episode Review
Blogs
August 28 2017

Endeavour 4.02: “Canticle” Episode Review

Leslie Gilbert Elman
“I can’t figure you out,” a 20-something character says to Endeavour Morse...
5 New Books to Read this Week: August 22, 2017
Blogs
August 23 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 22, 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 Max Revere Book!
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August 22 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Max Revere Book!

Crime HQ
  Make sure to check out all our Allison Brennan coverage!
Review: <i>The Room of White Fire</i> by T. Jefferson Parker
Blogs
August 22 2017

Review: The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

Kristin Centorcelli
The Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker follows a P.I. who must hunt down a soldier who...
Review: <i>Shattered</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 22 2017

Review: Shattered by Allison Brennan

Debbie Meldrum
Allison Brennan's two series collide in Shattered, a powerful, enthralling read about the craving...