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Review: <i>A God in the Shed</i> by J-F. Dubeau
Blogs
June 22 2017

Review: A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau is a chilling paranormal thriller about a small town and a powerful,...
Sharon Bolton Excerpt: “Lacey’s Wedding”
Excerpts
June 22 2017

Sharon Bolton Excerpt: “Lacey’s Wedding”

As we count down the days until the next Sharon Bolton novel (Dead Woman Walking is available in the...
Tom Pitts Excerpt: <i>American Static</i>
Excerpts
June 22 2017

Tom Pitts Excerpt: American Static

American Static by Tom Pitts is a fast-paced crime thriller set against the backdrop of Northern California's...
Q&A with Barry Lancet, Author of <i>The Spy Across the Table</i>
Blogs
June 21 2017

Q&A with Barry Lancet, Author of The Spy Across the Table

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Read this exclusive Q&A with author Barry Lancet, and then make sure you're signed in...
5 New Books to Read this Week: June 20, 2017
Blogs
June 21 2017

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

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Kangaroo Too</i> by Curtis C. Chen
Blogs
June 21 2017

Review: Kangaroo Too by Curtis C. Chen

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline...
Read the First 9 Chapters of <i>LoveMurder</i> by Saul Black
Excerpts
June 20 2017

Read the First 9 Chapters of LoveMurder by Saul Black

LoveMurder by Saul Black is the second book in the Valerie Hart series. Get an exclusive early...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part IV
Blogs
June 20 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part IV

Last week, we ran into Stephen King in his own story. This week, Jake and Callahan load up on...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7
Blogs
June 19 2017

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

Part 5: “Case Files” In prison, Bad Coop (Kyle MacLachlan), observing his reflection,...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.08: “Come to Jesus” Review
Blogs
June 19 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.08: “Come to Jesus” Review

The season finale sees the long overdue returns of Anansi and Bilquis. While Mr. Nancy (Orlando...
Watch the Chilling Trailer for <i>Happy Death Day</i>
Blogs
June 19 2017

Watch the Chilling Trailer for Happy Death Day

Living the same day over and over in a Groundhog Day-style nightmare is bad enough—but...
Nina Laurin Excerpt: <i>Girl Last Seen</i>
Excerpts
June 18 2017

Nina Laurin Excerpt: Girl Last Seen

Girl Last Seen by Nina Laurin is a debut psychological thriller replete with sharp twists...
Lou Dobbs, James O. Born Excerpt: <i>Putin’s Gambit</i>
Excerpts
June 17 2017

Lou Dobbs, James O. Born Excerpt: Putin’s Gambit

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From TV broadcaster Lou Dobbs and award-winning author James O. Born comes Putin's Gambit, an...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “GINdigo”
Blogs
June 16 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “GINdigo”

Not all great things mix well. But sometimes you get the ingredients just right, and it becomes...
Review: <i>The Lucky Ones</i> by Mark Edwards
Blogs
June 16 2017

Review: The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards is a terrifying new thriller that follows a down-on-his-luck dad...
Introducing <i>Unit 416</i>
Blogs
June 16 2017

Introducing Unit 416

Read an exclusive guest post from J. Leon Pridgen II, and make sure to sign in and comment below...
Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: <i>Kangaroo Too</i>
Excerpts
June 16 2017

Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: Kangaroo Too

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline...
Ben Coes Excerpt: <i>Trap the Devil</i>
Excerpts
June 15 2017

Ben Coes Excerpt: Trap the Devil

Trap the Devil by Ben Coes is the 7th book in the Dewey Andreas series (available June 20, 2017). A...
<i>The Breakdown</i> by B. A. Paris: A Visual Guide
Blogs
June 14 2017

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
Discount: <i>The Brutal Telling</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
June 14 2017

Discount: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Through the month of June, get a digital copy of Louise Penny's fifth Chief Inspector...
Review: <i>The Mentor</i> by Lee Matthew Goldberg
Blogs
June 14 2017

Review: The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love...
5 New Books to Read this Week: June 13, 2017
Blogs
June 14 2017

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

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Charlaine Harris Excerpt: <i>Indigo</i>
Excerpts
June 14 2017

Charlaine Harris Excerpt: Indigo

In Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson,...
Vote for Your Favorite Actor to Play Batman
Blogs
June 13 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Actor to Play Batman

  Let us know who you chose and why in the comments below!
You Only Live Twice: Discovering Donald Westlake’s Lost James Bond Novel
Blogs
June 13 2017

You Only Live Twice: Discovering Donald Westlake’s Lost James Bond Novel

Donald E. Westlake once told me, “The difference between in print and out of print is precisely...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part III
Blogs
June 13 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part III

Last week, we survived a thrilling shootout and got some answers about the demon baby inside...
Review: <i>The Forgotten Girl</i> by Rio Youers
Blogs
June 13 2017

Review: The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers

The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers is a dark mystery about a girl with a special power to selectively...
Kristen Lepionka Excerpt: <i>The Last Place You Look</i>
Excerpts
June 13 2017

Kristen Lepionka Excerpt: The Last Place You Look

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka is a gripping debut and the first book in the new...
Review: <i>Knife Creek</i> by Paul Doiron
Blogs
June 12 2017

Review: Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron is the 8th book in the Mike Bowditch Mystery series. Mike Bowditch...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.07: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Review
Blogs
June 12 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.07: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Review

At the Ibis and Jacquel funeral home, the bodies are piling up and keeping the godly duo busy....