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Announcing 2018’s Edgar Award Nominees
Blogs
January 19 2018

Announcing 2018’s Edgar Award Nominees

Crime HQ
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2018 Edgar Award nominees and special winners....
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...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 16, 2018
Blogs
January 17 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 16, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Two Girls Down</i> by Louisa Luna
Blogs
January 11 2018

Review: Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

Janet Webb
As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The Killing, Two Girls Down...
<i>Dark in Death</i> by J. D. Robb: A Visual Guide
Blogs
January 10 2018

Dark in Death by J. D. Robb: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. Lieutenant...
Review: <i>Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters</i> by Georges Simenon
Blogs
January 10 2018

Review: Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters by Georges Simenon

Jake Hinkson
Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters by Georges Simenon is the 39th book in the Maigret series, where...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 9, 2017
Blogs
January 10 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 9, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Darkness, Sing Me a Song</i> by David Housewright
Blogs
January 9 2018

Review: Darkness, Sing Me a Song by David Housewright

Janet Webb
David Housewright’s Edgar Award-winning Holland Taylor series returns with a case of murder...
Discount: <i>The Nature of the Beast</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
January 9 2018

Discount: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny is the 11th book in the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector...
Review: <i>A Reckoning in the Back Country</i> by Terry Shames
Blogs
January 8 2018

Review: A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames

Doreen Sheridan
A Reckoning in the Back Country by Terry Shames is the seventh book in the Samuel Craddock Mystery...
Q&A with Aimee Hix, Author of <i>What Doesn’t Kill You</i>
Blogs
January 8 2018

Q&A with Aimee Hix, Author of What Doesn’t Kill You

Aimee Hix and John Valeri
Aimee Hix is a former defense contractor turned mystery writer. Her debut novel, What Doesn’t...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 2, 2018
Blogs
January 3 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 2, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>A Map of the Dark</i> by Karen Ellis
Blogs
January 2 2018

Review: A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis

John Valeri
A Map of the Dark by Karen Ellis is the first book in the Searchers series—a race-against-time...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January 2018
Blogs
January 1 2018

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

Crime HQ
New year, old classics! Netflix is starting off 2018 with some great classic crime films. What's...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:10, Series Finale: “Goodbye Is Always Implied” Episode Review
Blogs
December 18 2017

Longmire 6:10, Series Finale: “Goodbye Is Always Implied” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Crow Medicine Woman Marilyn Yarlott (Tantoo Cardinal) visits Longmire (Robert Taylor) with a...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:09: “Running Eagle Challenge” Episode Review
Blogs
December 15 2017

Longmire 6:09: “Running Eagle Challenge” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Vic (Katee Sackhoff) is learning there is often no such thing as closure. After going to a support...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:08: “Cowboy Bill” Episode Review
Blogs
December 13 2017

Longmire 6:08: “Cowboy Bill” Episode Review

David Cranmer
The spavined storyline of Longmire vs. Nighthorse continues. Nighthorse (A Martinez) wants to...
5 New Books to Read this Week: December 12, 2017
Blogs
December 13 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 12, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>Longmire 6:07</i>: “Opiates and Antibiotics” Episode Review
Blogs
December 11 2017

Longmire 6:07: “Opiates and Antibiotics” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) is damn near giddy with relief from being out from under the dark...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:06: “No Greater Character Endorsement” Episode Review
Blogs
December 8 2017

Longmire 6:06: “No Greater Character Endorsement” Episode Review

David Cranmer
I had forgotten how much I appreciate Warren Zevon’s singing. His gruff, world-weary rendition...
Review: <i>Dead Man’s Blues</i> by Ray Celestin
Blogs
December 7 2017

Review: Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin

Kristin Centorcelli
Dead Man’s Blues by Ray Celestin is the second book in the City Blues Quartet, which is set...
<i>Longmire</i> 6:05 “Burned Up My Tears” Episode Review
Blogs
December 6 2017

Longmire 6:05 “Burned Up My Tears” Episode Review

David Cranmer
This last season of Longmire is pulling out all the stops, resulting in unexpected twists, turns,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: December 5, 2017
Blogs
December 6 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 5, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Nightblind</i> by Ragnar Jonasson
Blogs
December 5 2017

Review: Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson

Kristin Centorcelli
Chilling and complex, Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson is an extraordinary thriller and the second book...
Review: <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> (2017)
Blogs
December 4 2017

Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Peter Foy
When film noir is brought up, the first thing people tend to think of is the environments that...
Review: <i>You Can Run</i> by Steve Mosby
Blogs
December 4 2017

Review: You Can Run by Steve Mosby

Kristin Centorcelli
You Can Run by Steve Mosby is a page-turning psychological thriller that blurs the lines between truth...
<i>Longmire</i> 6.04: “A Thing I’ll Never Understand” Episode Review
Blogs
December 4 2017

Longmire 6.04: “A Thing I’ll Never Understand” Episode Review

David Cranmer
Much of the first five seasons in the relationship of Walt (Robert Taylor) and Vic (Katee Sackhoff)...
Review: <i>Tango Down</i> by Chris Knopf
Blogs
November 30 2017

Review: Tango Down by Chris Knopf

John Valeri
Tango Down by Chris Knopf is the eighth edition of the Sam Acquillo Mystery series, which disrupts...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 28, 2017
Blogs
November 29 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 28, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in December 2017
Blogs
November 27 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the highly anticipated fourth season of Peaky Blinders and the Disney exclusive...