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Charlaine Harris Excerpt: <i>Indigo</i>
Excerpts
June 14 2017

Charlaine Harris Excerpt: Indigo

Charlaine Harris
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

Crime HQ
  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

Charles Ardai
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

David Cranmer
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

Kristin Centorcelli
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

kristen lepionka
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

Dirk Robertson
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

David Cranmer
At the Ibis and Jacquel funeral home, the bodies are piling up and keeping the godly duo busy....
Review: <i>The Switch</i> by Joseph Finder
Blogs
June 12 2017

Review: The Switch by Joseph Finder

John Valeri
The Switch by Joseph Finder is a timely, electrifying new thriller where a simple mix up throws...
Seal of Approval: Watch the Official Trailer for <i>American Made</i>
Blogs
June 12 2017

Seal of Approval: Watch the Official Trailer for American Made

Crime HQ
Tom Cruise returns to the big screen in an outrageous crime thriller based on the true story...
Dan Wells Excerpt: <i>Nothing Left to Lose</i>
Excerpts
June 11 2017

Dan Wells Excerpt: Nothing Left to Lose

Dan Wells
Nothing Left to Lose by Dan Wells is the 6th and final installment in the John Cleaver series, featuring...
Lee Matthew Goldberg Excerpt: <i>The Mentor</i>
Excerpts
June 10 2017

Lee Matthew Goldberg Excerpt: The Mentor

Lee Matthew Goldberg
The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love...
Setting a Mystery: Where Do You Like Your Mysteries to Take Place?
Blogs
June 9 2017

Setting a Mystery: Where Do You Like Your Mysteries to Take Place?

R. Jean Reid
Read an exclusive guest post from R. Jean Reid about the importance of setting in mysteries,...
Cover Reveal: <i>The Lawn Job</i> by Chuck Caruso
Blogs
June 9 2017

Cover Reveal: The Lawn Job by Chuck Caruso

Crime HQ
The Lawn Job by Chuck Caruso is an edgy neo-noir novel that follows the downward spiral...
<i>The Forgotten Girl</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
June 9 2017

The Forgotten Girl: New Excerpt

Rio Youers
The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers is a dark mystery about a girl with a special power to selectively...
From Westlake with Love: Exploring Donald Westlake’s Lost Bond Novel, <i>Forever and a Death</i>
Blogs
June 8 2017

From Westlake with Love: Exploring Donald Westlake’s Lost Bond Novel, Forever and a Death

David Cranmer
The James Bond I prefer, the “real” James Bond, is the one that exists outside of...
Review: <i>The Himalayan Codex</i> by Bill Schutt & J. R. Finch
Blogs
June 8 2017

Review: The Himalayan Codex by Bill Schutt & J. R. Finch

Jenny Maloney
The Himalayan Codex by Bill Schutt & J. R. Finch follows zoologist and adventurer Captain...
Review: <i>Cast the First Stone</i> by James W. Ziskin
Blogs
June 8 2017

Review: Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin

John Valeri
Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin is the 5th book in the Ellie Stone Mysteries series. Edgar-,...
<i>Perdition</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
June 8 2017

Perdition: New Excerpt

R. Jean Reid
In Perdition by R. Jean Reid, a town and a mother are forced to confront their worst fears (available...
5 New Books to Read this Week: June 6, 2017
Blogs
June 7 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 6, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
<i>He Said/She Said</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
June 7 2017

He Said/She Said: New Excerpt

Erin Kelly
He Said/She Said is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit,...
Vote for Your Favorite Jason Bourne Movie!
Blogs
June 6 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Jason Bourne Movie!

Crime HQ
  To celebrate the publication of The Bourne Initiative, we're giving away a...
Q&A with A. J. Hartley, Author of <i>Firebrand</i>
Blogs
June 6 2017

Q&A with A. J. Hartley, Author of Firebrand

Crime HQ and A. J. Hartley
A. J. Hartley is the internationally bestselling author of the Steeplejack series, set in a fantasy...
9 Murder Mysteries Set During Wartime
Blogs
June 6 2017

9 Murder Mysteries Set During Wartime

Katherine Tomlinson
Just because there’s a war going on doesn’t mean that death takes a holiday among...
The Dark Tower: <i>Song of Susannah</i> Part II
Blogs
June 6 2017

The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah Part II

David Cranmer
Last week, we opened Song of Susannah with a bang, as our gang gets split up and thrown...
Review: <i>DIS MEM BER</i> by Joyce Carol Oates
Blogs
June 6 2017

Review: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

John Valeri
DIS MEM BER: and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates is a meticulously crafted,...
<i>Wolf on a String</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
June 6 2017

Wolf on a String: New Excerpt

Benjamin Black
Wolf on a String by Benjamin Black is an historical crime novel that delivers both a mesmerizing...
Page to Screen: <i>American Gods</i> 1.06: “A Murder of Gods” Review
Blogs
June 5 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.06: “A Murder of Gods” Review

David Cranmer
The Coming to America segments have been my personal favorites thus far in the first season of...
Ultimate Jason Bourne Bundle Sweepstakes
Blogs
June 5 2017

Ultimate Jason Bourne Bundle Sweepstakes

Crime HQ
Jason Bourne is one of the most popular and compelling characters in contemporary fiction. Originally...
Review: <i>Need You Dead</i> by Peter James
Blogs
June 5 2017

Review: Need You Dead by Peter James

Deborah Lacy
Set in Brighton and Sussex, England, Need You Dead by Peter James is the 13th book in the...