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Q&A with Catherine Richards, Editor of <i>The Other Woman</i>
Blogs
November 21 2017

Q&A with Catherine Richards, Editor of The Other Woman

Crime HQ and Catherine Richards
Read the second installment of The Life of a Book, where we sit down with the editor, Catherine...
Review: <i>The Best American Mystery Stories 2017</i>, Edited by John Sandford
Blogs
November 21 2017

Review: The Best American Mystery Stories 2017, Edited by John Sandford

David Cranmer
From an isolated Wyoming ranch to the Detroit boxing underworld, and from kidnapping and adultery...
<i>Blood Business</i>: Excerpt
Excerpts
November 21 2017

Blood Business: Excerpt

Joshua Viola and Mario Acevedo
Blood Business, edited by Joshua Viola and Mario Acevedo, is an anthology of noir tales...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.05: “The Big Scary U”
Blogs
November 20 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.05: “The Big Scary U”

Adam Wagner, Joe Brosnan and Pritpaul Bains
It took us almost a month, but we're finally back at the Sanctuary with Negan and Co. Assuming...
Review: <i>After the End of the World</i> by Jonathan L. Howard
Blogs
November 20 2017

Review: After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard

Kristin Centorcelli
After the End of the World by Jonathan L. Howard is the second book in the Carter & Lovecraft...
5 Ways Holmes and Lovecraft Work Together
Blogs
November 20 2017

5 Ways Holmes and Lovecraft Work Together

James Lovegrove
Read James Lovegrove's exclusive guest post about the ways in which Sherlock Holmes works...
Review: <i>Stealing Ghosts</i> by Lance Charnes
Blogs
November 17 2017

Review: Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes

David Cranmer
Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes is the second book in the DeWitt Agency Files series. The DeWitt...
Douglas Schofield Excerpt: <i>Killing Pace</i>
Excerpts
November 17 2017

Douglas Schofield Excerpt: Killing Pace

Douglas Schofield
Killing Pace by Douglas Schofield is a high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida,...
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...
Q&A with Jessica Keener, Author of <i>Strangers in Budapest</i>
Blogs
November 15 2017

Q&A with Jessica Keener, Author of Strangers in Budapest

Jessica Keener and John Valeri
Jessica Keener is the author of the bestselling novel Night Swim and a collection of award-winning...
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...
Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: <i>Poison</i>
Excerpts
November 15 2017

Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: Poison

Galt Niederhoffer
With life-or-death stakes and irreversible consequences, Poison by Galt Niederhoffer is a chilling...
Review: <i>Blood Run</i> by Jamie Freveletti
Blogs
November 14 2017

Review: Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti

David Cranmer
Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti is the fifth book in the Emma Caldridge series, where the biochemist...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.04: “Some Guy”
Blogs
November 13 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.04: “Some Guy”

Adam Wagner, Pritpaul Bains and Joe Brosnan
What's this? Two entertaining episodes in a row? After last week's morality check in...
Review: <i>Turn on the Heat</i> by Erle Stanley Gardner
Blogs
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...
Review: <i>The Savage</i> by Frank Bill
Blogs
November 13 2017

Review: The Savage by Frank Bill

David Cranmer
The Savage by Frank Bill is an unnerving vision of a fractured America gone terribly wrong and...
Lance Charnes Excerpt: <i>Stealing Ghosts</i>
Excerpts
November 12 2017

Lance Charnes Excerpt: Stealing Ghosts

Lance Charnes
Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes is the second book in the DeWitt Agency Files series (available November...
Banking on Financial Thrillers
Blogs
November 11 2017

Banking on Financial Thrillers

Stephen Norman
Author Stephen Norman stopped by Criminal Element on his Trading Down blog tour! Read his guest...
Martin Bodenham Excerpt: <i>Shakedown</i>
Excerpts
November 11 2017

Martin Bodenham Excerpt: Shakedown

Martin Bodenham
Shakedown by Martin Bodenham is a financial thriller dealing with corruption and greed that stretches...
The Badass and Child Duo
Blogs
November 10 2017

The Badass and Child Duo

Michael Fiegel
Read Michael Fiegel's exclusive guest post about the “Badass and Child Duo”...
Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray Excerpt: <i>American Drifter</i>
Excerpts
November 10 2017

Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray Excerpt: American Drifter

Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray
American Drifter teams up New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham with celebrated actor...
My Top 5 Scariest Moments Researching <i>Devil in Ohio</i>
Blogs
November 9 2017

My Top 5 Scariest Moments Researching Devil in Ohio

Daria Polatin
One of the reasons that I write stories—whether they take the form of a novel, play, or...
Review: <i>Trading Down</i> by Stephen Norman
Blogs
November 9 2017

Review: Trading Down by Stephen Norman

David Cranmer
Trading Down by Stephen Norman is a fast-paced cyberthriller set inside an investment bank under cyber-attack. A...
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...
Vote for Your Favorite Jack Reacher Novel
Blogs
November 7 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Jack Reacher Novel

Crime HQ
  Check out David Cranmer's review of Lee Child's 22nd Jack Reacher novel, The...
Review: <i>The Midnight Line</i> by Lee Child
Blogs
November 7 2017

Review: The Midnight Line by Lee Child

David Cranmer
The Midnight Line by Lee Child is the 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series. I dip into the...
Daria Polatin Excerpt: <i>Devil in Ohio</i>
Excerpts
November 7 2017

Daria Polatin Excerpt: Devil in Ohio

Daria Polatin
The Devil in Ohio by Daria Polatin is a debut novel and a haunting thriller that explores the...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.03: “Monsters”
Blogs
November 6 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.03: “Monsters”

Adam Wagner, Joe Brosnan and Pritpaul Bains
“Monsters” was by far the best episode of a young Season 8. The apt plurality of...
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...
Review: <i>Joe Ledger: Unstoppable</i>, Edited by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Blogs
November 3 2017

Review: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Edited by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Kristin Centorcelli
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, is an original collection...