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Audiobook Review: <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, Read by Kenneth Branagh
Blogs
November 17 2017

Audiobook Review: Murder on the Orient Express, Read by Kenneth Branagh

Danielle Prielipp
In addition to directing the new version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express,...
Back to J. D. Robb’s Future: How the Futuristic Technology of the In Death Series Has Fared in the Present
Blogs
November 16 2017

Back to J. D. Robb’s Future: How the Futuristic Technology of the In Death Series Has Fared in the Present

Janet Webb
The dichotomy between the head (futuristic technology) and heart (the prime directive since the...
Writing the Private Detective vs. the Police Detective
Blogs
November 16 2017

Writing the Private Detective vs. the Police Detective

T.R. Ragan
Writing a private detective series as opposed to a detective in the police force is always thrilling...
Review: <i>A Season to Lie</i> by Emily Littlejohn
Blogs
November 16 2017

Review: A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn

Amber Keller
A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn is the second Detective Gemma Monroe novel, where a twisted killer...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 2017
Blogs
November 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 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 Character from the New <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> Film
Blogs
November 14 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Character from the New Murder on the Orient Express Film

Crime HQ
  Watch the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express!
The Weather Outside Is Frightful: Using Weather to Enhance Setting
Blogs
November 14 2017

The Weather Outside Is Frightful: Using Weather to Enhance Setting

Emily Littlejohn
Read Emily Littlejohn's guest post about using weather events to enhance setting, then make...
Review: <i>Turn on the Heat</i> by Erle Stanley Gardner
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November 13 2017

Review: Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner

Kristin Centorcelli
Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner is considered one of the best Cool and Lam novels in...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “A Season for Rye”
Blogs
November 10 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “A Season for Rye”

Adam Wagner
What do you do when you're investigating a killer in the dead of winter? Warm up with...
Beautifully Crafted Leather-Bound Copy of <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>
Blogs
November 10 2017

Beautifully Crafted Leather-Bound Copy of Murder on the Orient Express

Crime HQ
Murder on the Orient Express and Other Hercule Poirot Mysteries is a beautifully crafted, leather-bound,...
Review: <i>Trespass</i> by Anthony Quinn
Blogs
November 8 2017

Review: Trespass by Anthony Quinn

Kristin Centorcelli
Trespass by Anthony Quinn is the fourth book in the Inspector Celsius Daly series, catapulting...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 2017
Blogs
November 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Every Breath You Take</i> by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
Blogs
November 7 2017

Review: Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

John Valeri
Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke follows television producer’s...
Review: <i>Bonfire</i> by Krysten Ritter
Blogs
November 6 2017

Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Ardi Alspach
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront...
Discount: <i>How the Light Gets In</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
November 2 2017

Discount: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013, one of The Washington Post's...
5 New Police Procedurals to Heat Up Your Winter
Blogs
November 2 2017

5 New Police Procedurals to Heat Up Your Winter

Carrie Smith
Read Carrie Smith's exclusive guest post about her 5 favorite upcoming police procedurals,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017
Blogs
November 1 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Buzz Killer</i> by Tom Straw
Blogs
October 31 2017

Review: Buzz Killer by Tom Straw

John Valeri
Buzz Killer by Tom Straw is the first in a prospective new series featuring NYC Public Defender...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2017
Blogs
October 30 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the highly anticipated final season of Longmire and the long-awaited Punisher...
<i>The Deuce</i> Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review
Blogs
October 30 2017

The Deuce Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
Take what comes. But show no ambition. Sandra learns that corruption and power are perpetual...
Q&A with Tom Straw, Author of <i>Buzz Killer</i>
Blogs
October 26 2017

Q&A with Tom Straw, Author of Buzz Killer

Tom Straw and John Valeri
Tom Straw published his first mystery, The Trigger Episode, in 2007 and then authored seven crime...
Review: <i>Dying to Live</i> by Michael Stanley
Blogs
October 26 2017

Review: Dying to Live by Michael Stanley

Doreen Sheridan
Dying to Live by Michael Stanley is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing...
Review: <i>The Kill Circle</i> by David Freed
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October 26 2017

Review: The Kill Circle by David Freed

John Valeri
The Kill Circle by David Freed is the sixth offering in the Cordell Logan series, a...
Cover Reveal: <i>Caged</i> by Ellison Cooper
Blogs
October 25 2017

Cover Reveal: Caged by Ellison Cooper

Crime HQ
Caged by Ellison Cooper is a gripping thriller debut for fans of Kathy Reichs, Thomas Harris,...
Review: <i>Her Last Day</i> by T.R. Ragan
Blogs
October 24 2017

Review: Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan

Kristin Centorcelli
Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan is the first book in a new series about PI Jessie Cole (available...
Review: <i>Mind Game</i> by Iris Johansen
Blogs
October 24 2017

Review: Mind Game by Iris Johansen

Janet Webb
Mind Game by Iris Johansen is the 22nd book in the Eve Duncan series and a propulsive thriller that’s...
5 Reasons I Love <i>Mindhunter</i>
Blogs
October 23 2017

5 Reasons I Love Mindhunter

Ellison Cooper
When I saw the teaser for the new Netflix show Mindhunter, I was skeptical of yet another televised...
<i>The Deuce</i> 1.07: “Au Reservoir” Episode Review
Blogs
October 23 2017

The Deuce 1.07: “Au Reservoir” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
Well, I am a degenerate. I can be a nitpicky viewer, and last time I pointed out the lack...
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...