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Review: <i>Stealing Ghosts</i> by Lance Charnes
Blogs
November 17 2017

Review: Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes

David Cranmer
Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes is the second book in the DeWitt Agency Files series. The DeWitt...
Back to J. D. Robb’s Future: How the Futuristic Technology of the In Death Series Has Fared in the Present
Blogs
November 16 2017

Back to J. D. Robb’s Future: How the Futuristic Technology of the In Death Series Has Fared in the Present

Janet Webb
The dichotomy between the head (futuristic technology) and heart (the prime directive since the...
Q&A with Jessica Keener, Author of <i>Strangers in Budapest</i>
Blogs
November 15 2017

Q&A with Jessica Keener, Author of Strangers in Budapest

Jessica Keener and John Valeri
Jessica Keener is the author of the bestselling novel Night Swim and a collection of award-winning...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 2017
Blogs
November 15 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 14, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>Blood Run</i> by Jamie Freveletti
Blogs
November 14 2017

Review: Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti

David Cranmer
Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti is the fifth book in the Emma Caldridge series, where the biochemist...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.04: “Some Guy”
Blogs
November 13 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.04: “Some Guy”

Adam Wagner, Pritpaul Bains and Joe Brosnan
What's this? Two entertaining episodes in a row? After last week's morality check in...
Review: <i>Turn on the Heat</i> by Erle Stanley Gardner
Blogs
November 13 2017

Review: Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner

Kristin Centorcelli
Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner is considered one of the best Cool and Lam novels in...
Review: <i>The Savage</i> by Frank Bill
Blogs
November 13 2017

Review: The Savage by Frank Bill

David Cranmer
The Savage by Frank Bill is an unnerving vision of a fractured America gone terribly wrong and...
Banking on Financial Thrillers
Blogs
November 11 2017

Banking on Financial Thrillers

Stephen Norman
Author Stephen Norman stopped by Criminal Element on his Trading Down blog tour! Read his guest...
The Badass and Child Duo
Blogs
November 10 2017

The Badass and Child Duo

Michael Fiegel
Read Michael Fiegel's exclusive guest post about the “Badass and Child Duo”...
My Top 5 Scariest Moments Researching <i>Devil in Ohio</i>
Blogs
November 9 2017

My Top 5 Scariest Moments Researching Devil in Ohio

Daria Polatin
One of the reasons that I write stories—whether they take the form of a novel, play, or...
Review: <i>Trading Down</i> by Stephen Norman
Blogs
November 9 2017

Review: Trading Down by Stephen Norman

David Cranmer
Trading Down by Stephen Norman is a fast-paced cyberthriller set inside an investment bank under cyber-attack. A...
5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 2017
Blogs
November 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 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 Jack Reacher Novel
Blogs
November 7 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Jack Reacher Novel

Crime HQ
  Check out David Cranmer's review of Lee Child's 22nd Jack Reacher novel, The...
Review: <i>The Midnight Line</i> by Lee Child
Blogs
November 7 2017

Review: The Midnight Line by Lee Child

David Cranmer
The Midnight Line by Lee Child is the 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series. I dip into the...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.03: “Monsters”
Blogs
November 6 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.03: “Monsters”

Adam Wagner, Joe Brosnan and Pritpaul Bains
“Monsters” was by far the best episode of a young Season 8. The apt plurality of...
Review: <i>Bonfire</i> by Krysten Ritter
Blogs
November 6 2017

Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Ardi Alspach
Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront...
Review: <i>Joe Ledger: Unstoppable</i>, Edited by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Blogs
November 3 2017

Review: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Edited by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Kristin Centorcelli
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, is an original collection...
Q&A with Todd Merer, Author of <i>The Extraditionist</i>
Blogs
November 2 2017

Q&A with Todd Merer, Author of The Extraditionist

Todd Merer and John Valeri
Todd Merer is the debut author of The Extraditionist. In his thirty years as a criminal attorney,...
Discount: <i>How the Light Gets In</i> by Louise Penny
Blogs
November 2 2017

Discount: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Crime HQ
One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013, one of The Washington Post's...
5 New Police Procedurals to Heat Up Your Winter
Blogs
November 2 2017

5 New Police Procedurals to Heat Up Your Winter

Carrie Smith
Read Carrie Smith's exclusive guest post about her 5 favorite upcoming police procedurals,...
Review: <i>The Extraditionist</i> by Todd Merer
Blogs
November 1 2017

Review: The Extraditionist by Todd Merer

Kristin Centorcelli
The Extraditionist by Todd Merer is the first book in the Benn Bluestone Thriller series.  Drug...
5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017
Blogs
November 1 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 31, 2017

Crime HQ
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: <i>World Enough</i> by Clea Simon
Blogs
November 1 2017

Review: World Enough by Clea Simon

Thomas Pluck
World Enough is an intriguing, hard-hitting, intricately-plotted mystery set in Boston’s...
Vote for Your Favorite Kid from <i>Stranger Things</i>
Blogs
October 31 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Kid from Stranger Things

Crime HQ
  See also: Stranger Things, It, and the Rise of Nostalgia Horror
Q&A with David Freed, Author of <i>The Kill Circle</i>
Blogs
October 31 2017

Q&A with David Freed, Author of The Kill Circle

David Freed and John Valeri
David Freed is the author of the critically acclaimed Cordell Logan mystery series. An instrument-rated...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Power Rankings 8.02: “The Damned”
Blogs
October 30 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 8.02: “The Damned”

Adam Wagner, Joe Brosnan and Pritpaul Bains
LLLLLLLLET'S GET READY TO RUUUUMBLEEEEE! After what felt like an eternity of setup, The...
Q&A with Linwood Barclay, Author of <i>Parting Shot</i>
Blogs
October 30 2017

Q&A with Linwood Barclay, Author of Parting Shot

Linwood Barclay and John Valeri
Linwood Barclay is the critically acclaimed New York Times and #1 international bestselling...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in November 2017
Blogs
October 30 2017

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

Crime HQ
Highlighted by the highly anticipated final season of Longmire and the long-awaited Punisher...
<i>The Deuce</i> Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review
Blogs
October 30 2017

The Deuce Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review

Thomas Pluck
Take what comes. But show no ambition. Sandra learns that corruption and power are perpetual...