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Announcing 2018’s Edgar Award Nominees
Blogs
January 19 2018

Announcing 2018’s Edgar Award Nominees

Crime HQ
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2018 Edgar Award nominees and special winners....
Crime Fiction Hall of Fame: David Goodis
Blogs
January 18 2018

Crime Fiction Hall of Fame: David Goodis

Brian Greene
Although David Goodis (1917-67) led a fascinating life (fascinating to some of us, anyway), I’m...
Discount: <i>Someone to Watch Over Me</i> by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Blogs
January 18 2018

Discount: Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Crime HQ
Someone to Watch Over Me by bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir...
Review: <i>Light It Up</i> by Nick Petrie
Blogs
January 18 2018

Review: Light It Up by Nick Petrie

Angie Barry
Light It Up by Nick Petrie is the third thriller starring war veteran Peter Ash, where a well-planned...
<i>This Fallen Prey</i> by Kelley Armstrong: A Visual Guide
Blogs
January 17 2018

This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. In...
Review: <i>Jack Waters</i> by Scott Adlerberg
Blogs
January 17 2018

Review: Jack Waters by Scott Adlerberg

David Cranmer
Jack Waters by Scott Adlerberg is a historical thriller set in 1904 about an American guy from New...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 16, 2018
Blogs
January 17 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 16, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Volker Kutscher Excerpt: <i>Babylon Berlin</i>
Blogs
January 17 2018

Volker Kutscher Excerpt: Babylon Berlin

Volker Kutscher
Babylon Berlin is the first book in the international-bestselling series from Volker Kutscher that...
Q&A with Christopher Reich, Author of <i>The Take</i>
Blogs
January 16 2018

Q&A with Christopher Reich, Author of The Take

Christopher Reich and John Valeri
Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers including Numbered...
Review: <i>The Weight of an Infinite Sky</i> by Carrie La Seur
Blogs
January 16 2018

Review: The Weight of an Infinite Sky by Carrie La Seur

Jenny Maloney
The Weight of an Infinite Sky by Carrie La Seur explores the heart and mystery of Big Sky Country...
Watch the Official Teaser Trailer for RKSS’s Upcoming Horror Thriller, <i>Summer of ’84</i>
Blogs
January 15 2018

Watch the Official Teaser Trailer for RKSS’s Upcoming Horror Thriller, Summer of ’84

Crime HQ
Stranger Things. It. There’s something about kids on bikes banding together to take...
Review: <i>The Night Market</i> by Jonathan Moore
Blogs
January 15 2018

Review: The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

Lance Charnes
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore is a mind-bending, masterfully plotted near-future thriller that...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Gamblin’ Jack”
Blogs
January 12 2018

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Gamblin’ Jack”

Adam Wagner
Revenge is a drink best served cold. So is this week's Pick Your Poison—where we...
<i>Search Party</i>: Why the TBS Hit Is the Crime Series Millennials (for Better or Worse) Need
Blogs
January 12 2018

Search Party: Why the TBS Hit Is the Crime Series Millennials (for Better or Worse) Need

Peter Foy
**Spoilers Ahead** Search Party has the dubious distinction of being a series that’s...
Discount: <i>The Defense</i> by Steve Cavanagh
Blogs
January 11 2018

Discount: The Defense by Steve Cavanagh

Crime HQ
Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turns out the two aren't that different....
Review: <i>The Chalk Man</i> by C. J. Tudor
Blogs
January 11 2018

Review: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

Gabino Iglesias
The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor is a riveting and relentlessly compelling psychological suspense debut...
Review: <i>Two Girls Down</i> by Louisa Luna
Blogs
January 11 2018

Review: Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

Janet Webb
As addictive, cinematic, and binge-worthy a narrative as The Wire and The Killing, Two Girls Down...
<i>Dark in Death</i> by J. D. Robb: A Visual Guide
Blogs
January 10 2018

Dark in Death by J. D. Robb: A Visual Guide

Adam Wagner
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. Lieutenant...
Review: <i>Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters</i> by Georges Simenon
Blogs
January 10 2018

Review: Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters by Georges Simenon

Jake Hinkson
Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters by Georges Simenon is the 39th book in the Maigret series, where...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 9, 2017
Blogs
January 10 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 9, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Discount: <i>The Nature of the Beast</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
January 9 2018

Discount: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny is the 11th book in the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector...
Q&A with C. J. Tudor, Author of <i>The Chalk Man</i>
Blogs
January 9 2018

Q&A with C. J. Tudor, Author of The Chalk Man

C. J. Tudor and John Valeri
C. J. Tudor is the debut novelist of The Chalk Man (available January 9, 2018). Before becoming...
Review: <i>The Immortalists</i> by Chloe Benjamin
Blogs
January 9 2018

Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Chris Wolak
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a deeply...
Crimes Against Film: <i>Argoman, the Fantastic Superman</i> (1967)
Blogs
January 8 2018

Crimes Against Film: Argoman, the Fantastic Superman (1967)

Brian Greene
I’ve been writing a series of posts on Criterion Collection film releases for this site....
Review: <i>The Wife Between Us</i> by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Blogs
January 8 2018

Review: The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Kristin Centorcelli
Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes...
Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Wine Between Us”
Blogs
January 5 2018

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Wine Between Us”

Adam Wagner
What do you do when you find yourself in a scary love triangle where you don't know who to...
Discount: <i>City of the Lost</i> by Kelley Armstrong
Blogs
January 5 2018

Discount: City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Crime HQ
An edgy, gripping crime novel from bestselling urban fantasy writer Kelley Armstrong, City of the...
Review: <i>Don’t Look for Me</i> by Mason Cross
Blogs
January 4 2018

Review: Don’t Look for Me by Mason Cross

Kristin Centorcelli
Don’t Look For Me by Mason Cross is a nail-biting new thriller—perfect for fans of Jack...
Cover Reveal: <i>The Other Woman</i> by Sandie Jones
Blogs
January 4 2018

Cover Reveal: The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

Crime HQ
In the third installment of The Life of a Book, we reveal the beautiful cover for The Other Woman!...
5 New Books to Read this Week: January 2, 2018
Blogs
January 3 2018

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 2, 2018

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...