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Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in June 2017
Blogs
May 29 2017

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

June continues the trend of adding great crime and mystery fiction, giving us a variety of classic...
Joker Points Gun, Amish Horse Droppings, Lizard in Bra, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
May 27 2017

Joker Points Gun, Amish Horse Droppings, Lizard in Bra, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Home Depot Imposter Steals Air Conditioners
Blogs
May 26 2017

Home Depot Imposter Steals Air Conditioners

This week's perp derp struggled with an identity crisis while committing a chilling robbery....
Review: Netflix’s True Crime Documentary <i>The Keepers</i>
Blogs
May 25 2017

Review: Netflix’s True Crime Documentary The Keepers

The story begins with two retired women who come together to try to solve the 1969 murder of...
<i>Killing for You</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
May 25 2017

Killing for You: New Excerpt

Killing For You by Keith Elliot Greenberg is a shocking, authoritative account of a brutal double...
Honest Dope Dealer, Underwear Theft, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
May 20 2017

Honest Dope Dealer, Underwear Theft, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Shoplifter Falls Short After Robbery
Blogs
May 19 2017

Shoplifter Falls Short After Robbery

Having a good getaway plan is one of the cornerstones of any good heist. Sadly, this week’s...
<i>The Fact of a Body</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
May 19 2017

The Fact of a Body: Audio Excerpt

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body audiobook is an intellectual...
Watch the First Official Trailer for <i>Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders</i>
Blogs
May 18 2017

Watch the First Official Trailer for Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Continuing the true crime craze, NBC recently released a trailer for its upcoming docuseries,...
<i>The Fact of a Body</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
May 18 2017

The Fact of a Body: New Excerpt

The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is a book not only about how the story of...
5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017
Blogs
May 17 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 16, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary <i>Mommy Dead and Dearest</i>
Blogs
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for...
Axe Wielding Squatter, Hiding Climber, Potato Chip Cocaine, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
May 13 2017

Axe Wielding Squatter, Hiding Climber, Potato Chip Cocaine, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Fraud Case Leaves Woman Smacking Her Own Head
Blogs
May 12 2017

Fraud Case Leaves Woman Smacking Her Own Head

Imagine you are at work, minding your own business, when all of a sudden a metal sprinkler head...
Who Killed Sister Cathy? Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Latest True Crime Documentary, <i>The Keepers</i>
Blogs
May 11 2017

Who Killed Sister Cathy? Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Latest True Crime Documentary, The Keepers

The Catholic Church. Sexual abuse. A murdered nun. Netflix’s new 7-part docuseries,...
<i>Incendiary</i>: Audio Excerpt
Excerpts
May 9 2017

Incendiary: Audio Excerpt

Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael...
Chicken Sex, Pepsi Toss, Easter Basket Joint, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
May 6 2017

Chicken Sex, Pepsi Toss, Easter Basket Joint, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Flower Thief Steals from Cemetery
Blogs
May 5 2017

Flower Thief Steals from Cemetery

Criminals are considered bad people, but some go beyond that label and enter the realm of down-right...
Munchausen by Proxy: Exploring HBO’s Upcoming True Crime Documentary, <i>Mommy Dead and Dearest</i>
Blogs
May 4 2017

Munchausen by Proxy: Exploring HBO’s Upcoming True Crime Documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest

The latest HBO true crime documentary deals with a very strange and often baffling disorder:...
Robot Knocked Out, DUI Grass Eater, Hijack Hoax, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
April 29 2017

Robot Knocked Out, DUI Grass Eater, Hijack Hoax, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
2017 Edgar Award Winners
Blogs
April 28 2017

2017 Edgar Award Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 71st annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards at...
Bad Penmanship Almost Foils Robbery
Blogs
April 28 2017

Bad Penmanship Almost Foils Robbery

This week's tale might be further evidence that penmanship is a dying art these days thanks...
<i>Incendiary</i>: New Excerpt
Excerpts
April 27 2017

Incendiary: New Excerpt

Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling by Michael Cannell...
5 New Books to Read this Week: April 25, 2017
Blogs
April 26 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: April 25, 2017

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books...
A Field Guide to Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Narcissists, and Other Abusers: An Interview with Zak Mucha
Blogs
April 26 2017

A Field Guide to Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Narcissists, and Other Abusers: An Interview with Zak Mucha

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Fiction is about getting inside the heads of people, whether they are like us or unlike us. When...
Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May 2017
Blogs
April 24 2017

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

Finally! The month of May is a good one for fans of crime/mystery/thriller entertainment (as...
Police Chief Tickets Himself, Police Impersonator, 2 Crashes in 7 Mintues, and more: The Bullet List
Blogs
April 22 2017

Police Chief Tickets Himself, Police Impersonator, 2 Crashes in 7 Mintues, and more: The Bullet List

These are some of the more interesting, weird, and crazy true crime related stories from the...
Home Invader Cooks Himself Chicken
Blogs
April 21 2017

Home Invader Cooks Himself Chicken

Would you mind coming home to a fully cooked chicken dinner? Would you feel the same if the person...
Mapping the Mad Bomber of New York City
Blogs
April 20 2017

Mapping the Mad Bomber of New York City

Especially prescient in today’s times, Michael Cannell's Incendiary whisks us through...
Phone Thief Runs Directly Into Police
Blogs
April 14 2017

Phone Thief Runs Directly Into Police

Instant karma and instant regret all in about 15 seconds—this was the fate of the perp...