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The investigation itself takes center stage, whether driven by cops working the beat, agents within a task force, or licensed P.I.s.

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!
Blogs
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...
Roger Johns Excerpt: <i>Dark River Rising</i>
Excerpts
August 22 2017

Roger Johns Excerpt: Dark River Rising

Roger Johns
Dark River Rising by Roger Johns is a tense and expertly plotted debut mystery set against the...
Review: <i>Telling Tales</i> by Ann Cleeves
Blogs
August 21 2017

Review: Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves

Terrie Farley Moran
Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves is the second book in the Vera Stanhope series, where a ten-year-old...
Review: <i>Two to Die For</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 21 2017

Review: Two to Die For by Allison Brennan

Debbie Meldrum
Two to Die For by Allison Brennan is a double novella with thrilling stories in both the Lucy Kincaid...
<i>Endeavour</i> 4.01: “Game” Episode Review
Blogs
August 21 2017

Endeavour 4.01: “Game” Episode Review

Leslie Gilbert Elman
A swimming pool, Joan Thursday leaving home, a welder in a pumping station, Holy Communion, a...
Louise Penny Excerpt: <i>Glass Houses</i>
Excerpts
August 21 2017

Louise Penny Excerpt: Glass Houses

Louise Penny
Glass Houses by Louise Penny is the 13th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, which shatters...
Review: <i>Make Them Pay</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 20 2017

Review: Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan

Janet Webb
Make Them Pay by Allison Brennan is the 12th book in the Lucy Kincaid series, where Lucy and...
Review: <i>The Lost Girls</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 19 2017

Review: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan

Katherine Tomlinson
The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan is the 11th book in the Lucy Kincaid series, where two missing...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Rosé & DiNunzio”
Blogs
August 18 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Rosé & DiNunzio”

Adam Wagner
What happens when the quest for justice pits you against your own partner?  Try and...
Review: <i>No Good Deed</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 18 2017

Review: No Good Deed by Allison Brennan

Meghan Harker
No Good Deed by Allison Brennan is the tenth Lucy Kincaid novel, where the FBI agent must stop...
Dog Handler: Why David Handler Included a Canine Sidekick
Blogs
August 17 2017

Dog Handler: Why David Handler Included a Canine Sidekick

David Handler
Read David Handler's exclusive guest post about why he included his sidekick dog Lulu in...
Review: <i>Best Laid Plans</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 17 2017

Review: Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan

Danielle Antosz
Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan is the ninth book in the Lucy Kincaid series, where the newly minted...
Review: <i>Dead Heat</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 16 2017

Review: Dead Heat by Allison Brennan

Dirk Robertson
Dead Heat by Allison Brennan is the eighth Lucy Kincaid novel, where Agent Kincaid must risk...
5 New Books to Read this Week: August 15, 2017
Blogs
August 16 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 15, 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 Lucy Kincaid Novel
Blogs
August 15 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Lucy Kincaid Novel

Crime HQ
  Check out our reviews of Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid and Max Revere novels leading...
Review: <i>Poisonous</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 15 2017

Review: Poisonous by Allison Brennan

Katherine Tomlinson
Poisonous by Allison Brennan is the third book in the Max Revere series, where Max answers the...
Review: <i>I Know a Secret</i> by Tess Gerritsen
Blogs
August 14 2017

Review: I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen

John Valeri
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen is the 12th Rizzoli & Isles novel, where the pair pursues a...
Review: <i>Cold Snap</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
August 13 2017

Review: Cold Snap by Allison Brennan

Gabino Iglesias
Cold Snap by Allison Brennan is the seventh Lucy Kincaid novel, where the Kincaid Family Christmas...
Review: <i>Seeing Red</i> by Sandra Brown
Blogs
August 12 2017

Review: Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Janet Webb
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown is a thriller with supercharged sexual tension about tainted heroism...