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Review: <i>Down the River unto the Sea</i> by Walter Mosley
Blogs
February 19 2018

Review: Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley

Thomas Pluck
Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley is the first book in a new series featuring Joe King...
Discount: <i>Blackout</i> by David Rosenfelt
Blogs
February 16 2018

Discount: Blackout by David Rosenfelt

Crime HQ
Blackout by David Rosenfelt is a propulsive and compelling thriller and the first book in the Doug...
Review: <i>The Bookworm</i> by Mitch Silver
Blogs
February 16 2018

Review: The Bookworm by Mitch Silver

Kristin Centorcelli
The Bookworm by Mitch Silver takes readers from a secret operation during World War II―with appearances...
Courtney Alameda Excerpt: <i>Pitch Dark</i>
Excerpts
February 16 2018

Courtney Alameda Excerpt: Pitch Dark

Courtney Alameda
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda is equal parts science-fiction, horror, and space adventure—a...
Review: <i>A Dangerous Crossing</i> by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Blogs
February 15 2018

Review: A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Doreen Sheridan
A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a the fourth book in the Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak...
Review: <i>The Legacy</i> by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
Blogs
February 15 2018

Review: The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Kristin Centorcelli
The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the first installment in the new Children's House...
David Rosenfelt Excerpt: <i>Fade to Black</i>
Excerpts
February 14 2018

David Rosenfelt Excerpt: Fade to Black

David Rosenfelt
In Fade to Black, the thrilling sequel to Blackout from David Rosenfelt, Policeman Doug Brock helps...
Review: <i>The Plea</i> by Steve Cavanagh
Blogs
February 14 2018

Review: The Plea by Steve Cavanagh

Janet Webb
An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. A locked-room mystery. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh is the second...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 13, 2018
Blogs
February 14 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 13, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Your Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Film
Blogs
February 13 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Film

Crime HQ
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Review: <i>The Devil at Your Door</i> by Eric Beetner
Blogs
February 13 2018

Review: The Devil at Your Door by Eric Beetner

Scott Adlerberg
The Devil at Your Door by Eric Beetner is the third volume in the Lars and Shaine series. Eric...
Discount: <i>If We Were Villains</i> by M. L. Rio
Blogs
February 13 2018

Discount: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

Crime HQ
Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio is a captivating story...
Watch the First Official Trailer for Season 2 of Netflix’s <i>Jessica Jones</i>
Blogs
February 12 2018

Watch the First Official Trailer for Season 2 of Netflix’s Jessica Jones

Crime HQ
It takes a monster to stop a monster. Jessica Jones is back. Following the award-winning...
Writing Styles of the Rich and the Famous: How a Famous Friend Helped Me Write My First Novel
Blogs
February 12 2018

Writing Styles of the Rich and the Famous: How a Famous Friend Helped Me Write My First Novel

Ivan Weinberg
Read an exclusive guest post from author Ivan Weinberg, then make sure you're signed in and...
Review: <i>Help I Am Being Held Prisoner</i> by Donald E. Westlake
Blogs
February 12 2018

Review: Help I Am Being Held Prisoner by Donald E. Westlake

Brian Greene
Help I Am Being Held Prisoner by Donald E. Westlake is a rediscovered crime classic from the MWA Grand...
Eric Beetner Excerpt: <i>The Devil at Your Door</i>
Excerpts
February 12 2018

Eric Beetner Excerpt: The Devil at Your Door

Eric Beetner
The Devil at Your Door by Eric Beetner is the third volume in the Lars and Shaine series (available...
Kimberly Reid Excerpt: <i>Prettyboy Must Die</i>
Excerpts
February 11 2018

Kimberly Reid Excerpt: Prettyboy Must Die

Kimberly Reid
Prettyboy Must Die by Kimberly Reid is a fun, fast thriller about a CIA prodigy's whose cover...
William S. Cohen Excerpt: <i>Final Strike</i>
Excerpts
February 10 2018

William S. Cohen Excerpt: Final Strike

William S. Cohen
Final Strike by William S. Cohen is the third book in the Sean Falcone series, which dramatizes one...
Nick Kolakowski Excerpt: <i> Slaughterhouse Blues</i>
Excerpts
February 9 2018

Nick Kolakowski Excerpt: Slaughterhouse Blues

Nick Kolakowski
Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski catches up with Bill and Fiona—the chattery and gun-happy...
Paul Goldberg Excerpt: <i>The Château</i>
Excerpts
February 9 2018

Paul Goldberg Excerpt: The Château

Paul Goldberg
The Château by Paul Goldberg (acclaimed author of The Yid) takes us behind the scenes of a Florida...
Review: <i>Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980</i>, Edited by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette
Blogs
February 8 2018

Review: Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980, Edited by Iain McIntyre and Andrew Nette

David Cranmer
Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture, 1950 to 1980, edited by...
Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Excerpt: <i>The Legacy</i>
Excerpts
February 8 2018

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir Excerpt: The Legacy

Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the first installment in the new Children's House...
<i>The Hush</i> by John Hart: A Visual Guide
Blogs
February 7 2018

The Hush by John Hart: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. Building...
5 New Books to Read this Week: February 6, 2018
Blogs
February 7 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: February 6, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Ausma Zehanat Khan Excerpt: <i>A Dangerous Crossing</i>
Excerpts
February 7 2018

Ausma Zehanat Khan Excerpt: A Dangerous Crossing

Ausma Zehanat Khan
A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan is a the fourth book in the Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak...
Vote for Your Favorite Cloverfield Movie
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February 6 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Cloverfield Movie

Crime HQ
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Review: <i>The Storm King</i> by Brendan Duffy
Blogs
February 6 2018

Review: The Storm King by Brendan Duffy

Gabino Iglesias
The Storm King by Brendan Duffy follows a young doctor, haunted by dark secrets and an unsolved mystery,...
Review: <i>Force of Nature</i> by Jane Harper
Blogs
February 6 2018

Review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Chris Wolak
Force of Nature by Jane Harper is the second book in the Aaron Falk series, where five women go on...
Review: <i>Look for Me</i> by Lisa Gardner
Blogs
February 6 2018

Review: Look for Me by Lisa Gardner

John Valeri
In Look for Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner's latest twisty thrill ride,...
Steve Cavanagh Excerpt: <i>The Plea</i>
Excerpts
February 6 2018

Steve Cavanagh Excerpt: The Plea

Steve Cavanagh
An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. A locked-room mystery. The Plea by Steve Cavanagh is the second...