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Review: <i>The Gone World</i> by Tom Sweterlitsch
Blogs
February 5 2018

Review: The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch

Gabino Iglesias
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch is a science fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering...
Review: <i>Hellbent</i> by Gregg Hurwitz
Blogs
February 5 2018

Review: Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz

Deborah Lacy
Evan Smoak―government assassin gone rogue―returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller...
Phillip Margolin Excerpt: <i>The Third Victim</i>
Excerpts
February 5 2018

Phillip Margolin Excerpt: The Third Victim

Phillip Margolin
The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin is the first book in a new series of legal thrillers from the...
My 5 All-Time Favorite Mystery and Thriller Movies
Blogs
February 5 2018

My 5 All-Time Favorite Mystery and Thriller Movies

Michael Sloan
Check out Michael Sloan's list of his top 5 favorite mystery and thriller movies, then make...
Review: <i>This Fallen Prey</i> by Kelley Armstrong
Blogs
February 5 2018

Review: This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong

Doreen Sheridan
Life in Rockton is about to get even more dangerous in This Fallen Prey, Kelley Armstrong's third...
J. S. Law Excerpt: <i>The Fear Within</i>
Excerpts
February 3 2018

J. S. Law Excerpt: The Fear Within

J. S. Law
The Fear Within by J. S. Law is a high-octane military thriller where a teenage sailor disappears...
<i>The End of the F***ing World</i>, and I Feel Fine
Blogs
February 2 2018

The End of the F***ing World, and I Feel Fine

Peter Foy
It doesn’t take long to ascertain what the British series The End of the F***ing World...
Mario Vargas Llosa Excerpt: <i>The Neighborhood</i>
Excerpts
February 2 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa Excerpt: The Neighborhood

Mario Vargas Llosa
The Neighborhood by Mario Vargas Llosa (translated by Edith Grossman) is a politically charged detective...
Review: <i>Killer Choice</i> by Tom Hunt
Blogs
February 1 2018

Review: Killer Choice by Tom Hunt

Danielle Antosz
Killer Choice by Tom Hunt is a nail-biting debut novel of domestic suspense, where one man makes a...
Review: <i>Vanished</i> by Karen E. Olson
Blogs
February 1 2018

Review: Vanished by Karen E. Olson

John Valeri
Vanished by Karen E. Olson is the fourth book in the Black Hat thriller series, which follows computer...
Scott Bergstrom Excerpt: <i>The Greed</i>
Excerpts
February 1 2018

Scott Bergstrom Excerpt: The Greed

Scott Bergstrom
The Greed by Scott Bergstrom is the second book in the Cruelty series—a high-stakes, action-packed...
Review: <i>Killed in Action</i> by Michael Sloan
Blogs
January 31 2018

Review: Killed in Action by Michael Sloan

Doreen Sheridan
Creator of The Equalizer TV series, Michael Sloan reinvents the story of the mysterious Robert McCall—a...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 30, 2018
Blogs
January 31 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 30, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Karen Perry Excerpt: <i>Girl Unknown</i>
Excerpts
January 31 2018

Karen Perry Excerpt: Girl Unknown

Karen Perry
Girl Unknown by Karen Perry is a novel of literary suspense that explores family life, the fragile...
Transcript: Audio Recording of Interview with Orphan X
Blogs
January 30 2018

Transcript: Audio Recording of Interview with Orphan X

Gregg Hurwitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             DESIGNATION...
Discount: <i>The 14th Colony</i> by Steve Berry
Blogs
January 30 2018

Discount: The 14th Colony by Steve Berry

Crime HQ
What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office?...
Review: <i>Dark in Death</i> by J. D. Robb
Blogs
January 30 2018

Review: Dark in Death by J. D. Robb

Allison Brennan
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns to take on a case of death imitating art in Dark in Death, New York...
Review: <i>Breaking Point</i> by Allison Brennan
Blogs
January 30 2018

Review: Breaking Point by Allison Brennan

Janet Webb
Breaking Point by Allison Brennan is the 13th book in the Lucy Kincaid series. Check out our entire...
Kelley Armstrong Excerpt: <i>This Fallen Prey</i>
Excerpts
January 30 2018

Kelley Armstrong Excerpt: This Fallen Prey

Kelley Armstrong
Life in Rockton is about to get even more dangerous in This Fallen Prey, Kelley Armstrong's third...
Review: <i>The Burial Society</i> by Nina Sadowsky
Blogs
January 29 2018

Review: The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky

Meghan Harker
The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky is a psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal that follows...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in February 2018
Blogs
January 29 2018

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

Crime HQ
February is the month of love and passion ... and murder. Highlighted by the highly anticipated...
Jane Harper Excerpt: <i>Force of Nature</i>
Excerpts
January 29 2018

Jane Harper Excerpt: Force of Nature

Jane Harper
Force of Nature by Jane Harper is the second book in the Aaron Falk series, where five women go on...
Michael Jordan Excerpt: <i>The Company of Demons</i>
Excerpts
January 28 2018

Michael Jordan Excerpt: The Company of Demons

Michael Jordan
The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan follows lawyer John Coleman on a search for a possible serial...
Review: <i>Now We Are Dead</i> by Stuart MacBride
Blogs
January 26 2018

Review: Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride

Doreen Sheridan
From Stuart MacBride, the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes Now...
Thomas Pluck Excerpt: <i>Life During Wartime</i>
Excerpts
January 26 2018

Thomas Pluck Excerpt: Life During Wartime

Thomas Pluck
Lifetime During Wartime collects the best stories of Thomas Pluck—a blackjack 21 of stories...
Kate Watterson Excerpt: <i>Crushed</i>
Excerpts
January 26 2018

Kate Watterson Excerpt: Crushed

Kate Watterson
Crushed by Kate Watterson is the fifth book in the Ellie MacIntosh series, perfect for fans of Allison...
Discount: <i>Collision</i> by William S. Cohen
Blogs
January 25 2018

Discount: Collision by William S. Cohen

Crime HQ
Former Secretary of State William S. Cohen provides a Washington-insider point of view in Collision—the...
Review: <i>Into the Black Nowhere</i> by Meg Gardiner
Blogs
January 25 2018

Review: Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

Richard Z. Santos
Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner is the second book in the Unsub series, an exhilarating thriller...
Lynn Slaughter Excerpt: <i>It Should Have Been You</i>
Excerpts
January 25 2018

Lynn Slaughter Excerpt: It Should Have Been You

Lynn Slaughter
It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter is a fast-paced, well-plotted YA whodunnit about a teen...
<i>The Château</i> by Paul Goldberg: A Visual Guide
Blogs
January 24 2018

The Château by Paul Goldberg: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. The...