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Review: <i>Incarnate</i> by Josh Stolberg
Blogs
July 20 2017

Review: Incarnate by Josh Stolberg

Kristin Centorcelli
In Incarnate by Josh Stolberg, an ambitious and sharp-witted clinical psychiatrist turns detective...
Review: <i>Soul Cage</i> by Tetsuya Honda
Blogs
July 19 2017

Review: Soul Cage by Tetsuya Honda

Angie Barry
Soul Cage by Tetsuya Honda is the second book in the Lieutenant Himekawa series, where a severed...
5 New Books to Read this Week: July 18, 2017
Blogs
July 19 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 18, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Page to Screen: <i>Roadside Picnic</i> & <i>Stalker</i> (1979)
Blogs
July 18 2017

Page to Screen: Roadside Picnic & Stalker (1979)

Brian Greene
Some admirers of the science fiction novel Roadside Picnic, written by the brothers Arkady and...
Vote for Your Favorite George A. Romero Film
Blogs
July 18 2017

Vote for Your Favorite George A. Romero Film

Crime HQ
    Let us know which movie you chose and why in the comments below!
Review: <i>The Student</i> by Iain Ryan
Blogs
July 18 2017

Review: The Student by Iain Ryan

Scott Adlerberg
The Student by Iain Ryan is high-paced, hardboiled regional noir: fresh, gritty, unnerving, with...
Q&A with Marcus Sakey, Author of <i>Afterlife</i>
Blogs
July 18 2017

Q&A with Marcus Sakey, Author of Afterlife

Marcus Sakey and John Valeri
Markus Sakey is a novelist and screenwriter whose books have sold more than a million copies...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part IV
Blogs
July 18 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part IV

David Cranmer
Last week, the ka-tet lost another at the Battle of Devar-Toi as they free the Breakers and save the...
Review: <i>The Breakdown</i> by B. A. Paris
Blogs
July 18 2017

Review: The Breakdown by B. A. Paris

Jenny Maloney
The Breakdown by B. A. Paris is the next chilling, propulsive book from the New York Times and USA...
<i>Baby Driver</i>: Why Edgar Wright’s Latest Is the Best Film of the Summer
Blogs
July 17 2017

Baby Driver: Why Edgar Wright’s Latest Is the Best Film of the Summer

Peter Foy
For a movie that has accumulated such a high volume of accolades since its premiere, it’s...
<i>Twin Peaks: The Return</i> Review: Parts 8, 9, and 10
Blogs
July 17 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 8, 9, and 10

David Cranmer
Part 8: “Gotta Light?” Hard to convey the vibe this reviewer got from experiencing...
2017 Thrillerfest Wrap Up
Blogs
July 17 2017

2017 Thrillerfest Wrap Up

Crime HQ
This year's Thrillerfest was a blast! Hosted at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, it was...
Q&A with David Rosenfelt, Author of <i>Collared</i>
Blogs
July 13 2017

Q&A with David Rosenfelt, Author of Collared

Crime HQ and David Rosenfelt
Read an exclusive Q&A with David Rosenfelt, author of the Andy Carpenter series, and make...
Suspense in Film
Blogs
July 12 2017

Suspense in Film

Julia Thomas
Everyone loves a good suspense film. The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl are two of the best...
5 New Books to Read this Week: July 11, 2017
Blogs
July 12 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 11, 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 Daniel Craig James Bond Film
Blogs
July 11 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Daniel Craig James Bond Film

Crime HQ
    Let us know which film you chose and why in the comments below!
Review: <i>Dark Saturday</i> by Nicci French
Blogs
July 11 2017

Review: Dark Saturday by Nicci French

Kristin Centorcelli
Dark Saturday by Nicci French is the sixth Frieda Klein novel—an electrifying, sophisticated...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part III
Blogs
July 11 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part III

David Cranmer
Last week, we lost Father Callahan but ran into an old friend. This week, the ka-tet loses another...
Review: <i>My Sister’s Bones</i> by Nuala Ellwood
Blogs
July 10 2017

Review: My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Kristin Centorcelli
My Sisters Bones by Nuala Ellwood is a psychological thriller about a war reporter who returns to...
Lester Dent for the 21st Century: How Has Pulp Fiction Changed in the Last Decade and Who Are the Players?
Blogs
July 10 2017

Lester Dent for the 21st Century: How Has Pulp Fiction Changed in the Last Decade and Who Are the Players?

Rob Hart
Read Rob Hart's exclusive guest post about the changing landscapes of pulp fiction, and then...
Page to Screen: <i>Thieves Like Us</i> & <i>They Live by Night</i>
Blogs
July 10 2017

Page to Screen: Thieves Like Us & They Live by Night

Brian Greene
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) might be the most well-known movie about an outlaw couple, and Gun Crazy...
Criminal Element’s <i>Matchup</i> Sweepstakes
Blogs
July 10 2017

Criminal Element’s Matchup Sweepstakes

Crime HQ
Twenty-two of the world's toughest, most cunning characters from the minds and pens of the...
Q&A with Claire Booth, Author of <i>Another Man’s Ground</i>
Blogs
July 6 2017

Q&A with Claire Booth, Author of Another Man’s Ground

Claire Booth and Crime HQ
Claire Booth, author of the Hank Worth Mystery series, is a former true crime writer and reporter...
Review: <i>Every Deadly Kiss</i> by Steven James
Blogs
July 6 2017

Review: Every Deadly Kiss by Steven James

Kristin Centorcelli
Every Deadly Kiss by Steven James is the 10th book in the Bowers Files, where FBI special agent Patrick...
Review: <i>The Breaking of Liam Glass</i> by Charles Harris
Blogs
July 5 2017

Review: The Breaking of Liam Glass by Charles Harris

Angie Barry
The Breaking of Liam Glass by Charles Harris is a darkly satirical look at the deep splits in...
Announcing the 2017 Macavity Awards Nominees
Blogs
July 5 2017

Announcing the 2017 Macavity Awards Nominees

Crime HQ
The Mystery Readers International have announced the nominees for the 2017 Macavity Awards. The...
5 New Books to Read this Week: July 4, 2017
Blogs
July 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 4, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
An Artistic Debut: Reviewing <i>SoHo Sins</i> by Richard Vine
Blogs
July 4 2017

An Artistic Debut: Reviewing SoHo Sins by Richard Vine

David Cranmer
SoHo Sins by Richard Vine is an intriguing debut novel about the underworld of the New York art scene...
The Dark Tower: <i>The Dark Tower</i> Part II
Blogs
July 4 2017

The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower Part II

David Cranmer
Last week, we began our final book of the series, The Dark Tower, with a chilling and thrilling opening....
Review: <i>A Game of Ghosts</i> by John Connolly
Blogs
July 3 2017

Review: A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

Dirk Robertson
A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly is the 15th book in the Charlie Parker series (available July...