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Marvel’s <i>The Defenders</i> Season 1 Review: Episodes 7-8
Blogs
September 6 2017

Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Review: Episodes 7-8

Dave Richards
Hello, and welcome back to my look at Netflix's eight-episode miniseries, The Defenders,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 2017
Blogs
September 6 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 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 Recent Eve Dallas Mystery
Blogs
September 5 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Recent Eve Dallas Mystery

Crime HQ
Check out our In Death In Depth coverage of J. D. Robb's entire Eve Dallas catalog!
Review: <i>House. Tree. Person.</i> by Catriona McPherson
Blogs
September 5 2017

Review: House. Tree. Person. by Catriona McPherson

Kristin Centorcelli
House. Tree. Person. by Catriona McPherson is an unnerving novel of domestic suspense (available...
Steve Goble Excerpt: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i>
Excerpts
September 5 2017

Steve Goble Excerpt: The Bloody Black Flag

Steve Goble
The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Season Finale Review: Parts 17 and 18
Blogs
September 4 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Season Finale Review: Parts 17 and 18

David Cranmer
Part 17: “The past dictates the future.” The penultimate episode begins with...
Crimes Against Film: <i>Barb Wire</i> (1996)
Blogs
September 4 2017

Crimes Against Film: Barb Wire (1996)

Angie Barry
THE DEFENDANT: Barb Wire first hit stands as a Dark Horse comic in the early ’90s. A part-time...
Review: <i>Secrets in Death</i> by J. D. Robb
Blogs
September 4 2017

Review: Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb

Allison Brennan
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb is the 45th In Death mystery, where Lt. Eve Dallas must separate...
Dalton Fury Excerpt: <i>Execute Authority</i>
Excerpts
September 3 2017

Dalton Fury Excerpt: Execute Authority

Dalton Fury
Execute Authority by Dalton Fury is the fifth and final novel in the Delta Force series (available...
Christina Dodd Excerpt: <i>The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream</i>
Excerpts
September 2 2017

Christina Dodd Excerpt: The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream

Christina Dodd
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream is the fourth book in the Virtue Falls series (available September...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Crash Landing"
Blogs
September 1 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Crash Landing"

Adam Wagner
What do you do when your hot-air balloon gets shot out of the air by a crazed murderer?  Brace...
Discount: <i>A Trick of the Light</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
September 1 2017

Discount: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
In celebration of the release of Louise Penny's 13th Chief Inspector Gamache mystery, Glass...
P. T. Deutermann Excerpt: <i>Red Swan</i>
Excerpts
September 1 2017

P. T. Deutermann Excerpt: Red Swan

P. T. Deutermann
Red Swan by P. T. Deutermann is a brilliant, provocative thriller about the contemporary war...
Liar, Liar, Neurons Fire: Lying and the Development of Memory
Blogs
August 31 2017

Liar, Liar, Neurons Fire: Lying and the Development of Memory

Cate Holahan
Read this exclusive guest post about lies and memory formation from author Cate Holahan, then...
Review: <i>Dark River Rising</i> by Roger Johns
Blogs
August 31 2017

Review: Dark River Rising by Roger Johns

Corrina Lawson
Dark River Rising by Roger Johns is a tense and expertly plotted debut mystery set against the...
Ali Land Excerpt: <i>Good Me Bad Me</i>
Excerpts
August 31 2017

Ali Land Excerpt: Good Me Bad Me

Ali Land
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark, compelling, voice-driven debut psychological suspense thriller...
<i>What the Hell Did I Just Read</i> by David Wong: A Visual Guide
Blogs
August 30 2017

What the Hell Did I Just Read by David Wong: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This...
Marvel’s <i>The Defenders</i> Season 1 Review: Episodes 4-6
Blogs
August 30 2017

Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 Review: Episodes 4-6

Dave Richards
Hello, and welcome back to my look at Netflix's latest Marvel adaptation, The Defenders,...
5 New Books to Read this Week: August 29, 2017
Blogs
August 30 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 29, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne
Blogs
August 29 2017

Vote for Who You Want to See on the Iron Throne

Crime HQ
  Check out Joe Brosnan's power rankings for each episode!
Review: <i>Thief’s Mark</i> by Carla Neggers
Blogs
August 29 2017

Review: Thief’s Mark by Carla Neggers

Janet Webb
Thiefs Mark by Carla Neggers is the seventh Sharpe & Donovan novel, where a murder in a quiet...
Q&A with Roger Johns, Author of <i>Dark River Rising</i>
Blogs
August 29 2017

Q&A with Roger Johns, Author of Dark River Rising

Crime HQ and Roger Johns
Read an exclusive Q&A with Roger Johns, author of Dark River Rising, and make sure to sign...
Review: <i>Glass Houses</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
August 29 2017

Review: Glass Houses by Louise Penny

John Valeri
Glass Houses by Louise Penny is the 13th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, which shatters...
Review: <i>Fast Falls the Night</i> by Julia Keller
Blogs
August 29 2017

Review: Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller

Ardi Alspach
Based on a real-life event, Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel Fast...
J. D. Robb Excerpt: <i>Secrets in Death</i>
Excerpts
August 29 2017

J. D. Robb Excerpt: Secrets in Death

J. D. Robb
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb is the 45th book in the In Death series, where Lt. Eve Dallas must...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 14, 15, and 16
Blogs
August 28 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 14, 15, and 16

David Cranmer
Part 14: “We Are Like the Dreamer” Heaps of reveal in this surreal saturated...
Cultural Inspirations for the Inspector Gamache Series
Blogs
August 28 2017

Cultural Inspirations for the Inspector Gamache Series

Louise Penny
Louise Penny is the critically acclaimed author of the Chief Inspector Gamache series, set in...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017
Blogs
August 28 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in September 2017

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the return of a TON of great classics, September is looking like a great month...
Sharon Bolton Excerpt: <i>Dead Woman Walking</i>
Excerpts
August 28 2017

Sharon Bolton Excerpt: Dead Woman Walking

Sharon Bolton
In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon...
David Thurlo Excerpt: <i>Kill the Heroes</i>
Excerpts
August 26 2017

David Thurlo Excerpt: Kill the Heroes

David Thurlo
Kill the Heroes by David Thurlo is the fourth book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series (available...