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5 New Books to Read this Week: June 20, 2017
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June 21 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 20, 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 Masterpiece Mystery Series
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June 20 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Masterpiece Mystery Series

Crime HQ
  Don't see your favorite Masterpiece Mystery series? Let us know which is your favorite...
Review: <i>The Force</i> by Don Winslow
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June 20 2017

Review: The Force by Don Winslow

Thomas Pluck
The Force by Don Winslow is a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7
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June 19 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7

David Cranmer
Part 5: “Case Files” In prison, Bad Coop (Kyle MacLachlan), observing his reflection,...
Review: <i>The Lucky Ones</i> by Mark Edwards
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June 16 2017

Review: The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

Debbie Meldrum
The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards is a terrifying new thriller that follows a down-on-his-luck dad...
Review: <i>Shiver Hitch</i> by Linda Greenlaw
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June 15 2017

Review: Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw

Amber Keller
Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw is the third book in the Jane Bunker Mystery series. Author Linda...
Discount: <i>The Brutal Telling</i> by Louise Penny
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June 14 2017

Discount: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
Through the month of June, get a digital copy of Louise Penny's fifth Chief Inspector...
5 New Books to Read this Week: June 13, 2017
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June 14 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 13, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes — Books A-X
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June 13 2017

Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes — Books A-X

Crime HQ
“I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record,...
Review: <i>Knife Creek</i> by Paul Doiron
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June 12 2017

Review: Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

Dirk Robertson
Knife Creek by Paul Doiron is the 8th book in the Mike Bowditch Mystery series. Mike Bowditch...
Review: <i>A Merciful Truth</i> by Kendra Elliot
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June 12 2017

Review: A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot

Corrina Lawson
A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot is the second book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series, where the survivalist...
Review: <i>The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes</i> by Leonard Goldberg
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June 7 2017

Review: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg

Angie Barry
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg is a new thrilling tale of the great...
5 New Books to Read this Week: June 6, 2017
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June 7 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 6, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
9 Murder Mysteries Set During Wartime
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June 6 2017

9 Murder Mysteries Set During Wartime

Katherine Tomlinson
Just because there’s a war going on doesn’t mean that death takes a holiday among...
Review: <i>Need You Dead</i> by Peter James
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June 5 2017

Review: Need You Dead by Peter James

Deborah Lacy
Set in Brighton and Sussex, England, Need You Dead by Peter James is the 13th book in the...
Watch the First Official Trailer for <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>
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June 5 2017

Watch the First Official Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express

Crime HQ
A murder. Thirteen strangers stranded on a train. One of the most thrilling mysteries ever told.  Based...
Discount: <i>Hounded</i> by David Rosenfelt
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June 1 2017

Discount: Hounded by David Rosenfelt

Crime HQ
In anticipation of David Rosenfelt's upcoming 14th Andy Carpenter novel, Collared (available July...
Discount: <i>Damaged</i> by Lisa Scottoline
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May 31 2017

Discount: Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

Crime HQ
In anticipation of Lisa Scottoline's upcoming 5th Rosato & DiNunzio novel, Exposed...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 30, 2017
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May 31 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 30, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 3 and 4
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May 29 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 3 and 4

David Cranmer
If there was one thing that stood out in this week’s episodes, it was those regurgitation...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in June 2017
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May 29 2017

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

Crime HQ
June continues the trend of adding great crime and mystery fiction, giving us a variety of classic...
Putting My Hard Work to Work: The Uneasy Relationship Between Having a Day Job and Writing About It
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May 26 2017

Putting My Hard Work to Work: The Uneasy Relationship Between Having a Day Job and Writing About It

L. F. Robertson
“Write what you know” is such common advice for new writers that it has become a...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 23, 2017
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May 24 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 23, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Two Lost Boys</i> by L. F. Robertson
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May 23 2017

Review: Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson

Kristin Centorcelli
Two Lost Boys by L. F. Robertson is a debut novel and a legal thriller that deals with the controversial...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 1 and 2
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May 22 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 1 and 2

David Cranmer
Ahead of David Lynch’s revival, I went back and binged on the original series, interested...
Review: <i>Perish the Day</i> by John Farrow
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May 19 2017

Review: Perish the Day by John Farrow

Kristin Centorcelli
Perish the Day by John Farrow is the 3rd book in the Storm Murders Trilogy (available May 23, 2017). In...
The QUILTBAG Detective: Queer Characters in Crime Fiction
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May 18 2017

The QUILTBAG Detective: Queer Characters in Crime Fiction

kristen lepionka
Read Kristen Lepionka's quick-hits list of the top depictions of queer identities in crime...
Discovering a Sister in Crime: Eleanor T. Bland
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May 18 2017

Discovering a Sister in Crime: Eleanor T. Bland

Stephane Dunn
Summer 2015. A writer I’d just met hears about the novel I’ve been working on about...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017
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May 17 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Adventures in Research, Part I: <i>Time of Departure</i>
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May 15 2017

Adventures in Research, Part I: Time of Departure

Douglas Schofield
I’m sure every novelist has his or her personal formula for research. Recently, Criminal Element...