All Fiction

Short stories and book excerpts published on CriminalElement.com, including original and reprinted material.

Donna Malane Excerpt: <i>My Brother’s Keeper</i>
December 11, 2017

Donna Malane Excerpt: My Brother’s Keeper

Donna Malane
A dark and twisting mystery that leaves no stone, or page, unturned.
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Katherine Bolger Hyde Excerpt: <i>Bloodstains with Bronte</i>
December 6, 2017

Katherine Bolger Hyde Excerpt: Bloodstains with Bronte

Katherine Bolger Hyde
The second book in the Crime with the Classics series.
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Gail Oust Excerpt: <i>Ginger Snapped</i>
December 5, 2017

Gail Oust Excerpt: Ginger Snapped

Gail Oust
The fifth book in the Spice Shop Mystery series.
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Stefan Ahnhem Excerpt: <i>The Ninth Grave</i>
December 4, 2017

Stefan Ahnhem Excerpt: The Ninth Grave

Stefan Ahnhem
The second book in the Fabian Risk series.
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Nicholas Guild Excerpt: <i>The Macedonian</i>
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December 3, 2017

Nicholas Guild Excerpt: The Macedonian

Nicholas Guild
A gripping fictional account of the life of Philip of Macedon.
Jon Land Excerpt: <i>Strong to the Bone</i>
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December 2, 2017

Jon Land Excerpt: Strong to the Bone

Jon Land
The ninth book in the Caitlin Strong series.
Maggie McConnon Excerpt: <i>Bel, Book, and Scandal</i>
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December 1, 2017

Maggie McConnon Excerpt: Bel, Book, and Scandal

Maggie McConnon
The third book in the Bel McGrath Mystery series.
David Moody Excerpt: <i>One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning</i>
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November 30, 2017

David Moody Excerpt: One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning

David Moody
The fourth book in the Hater series.
Joanna Schaffhausen Excerpt: <i>The Vanishing Season</i>
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November 29, 2017

Joanna Schaffhausen Excerpt: The Vanishing Season

Joanna Schaffhausen
Winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition!
Bill Rapp Excerpt: <i>The Hapsburg Variation</i>
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November 28, 2017

Bill Rapp Excerpt: The Hapsburg Variation

Bill Rapp
The second book in the Cold War Thriller series.
Nora Roberts Excerpt: <i>Year One</i>
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November 28, 2017

Nora Roberts Excerpt: Year One

Nora Roberts
The first book in the Chronicles of the One series.
Ragnar Jonasson Excerpt: <i>Nightblind</i>
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November 27, 2017

Ragnar Jonasson Excerpt: Nightblind

Ragnar Jonasson
The second book in the Dark Iceland series.
Jake Bernstein Excerpt: <i>Secrecy World</i>
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November 23, 2017

Jake Bernstein Excerpt: Secrecy World

Jake Bernstein
An inside look at the world revealed by the Panama Papers.
David Poyer Excerpt: <i>Hunter Killer</i>
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November 22, 2017

David Poyer Excerpt: Hunter Killer

David Poyer
World War with China explodes in this new military thriller.
<i>Blood Business</i>: Excerpt
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November 21, 2017

Blood Business: Excerpt

Joshua Viola and Mario Acevedo
An anthology of noir tales and crime stories from this world and beyond.
Trey R. Barker Excerpt: <i>When the Lonesome Dog Barks</i>
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November 20, 2017

Trey R. Barker Excerpt: When the Lonesome Dog Barks

Trey R. Barker
The third book in the Jace Salome series.
Douglas Schofield Excerpt: <i>Killing Pace</i>
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November 17, 2017

Douglas Schofield Excerpt: Killing Pace

Douglas Schofield
A high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida, and Sicily, Italy.
Don Fulsom Excerpt: <i>The Mafia’s President</i>
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November 16, 2017

Don Fulsom Excerpt: The Mafia’s President

Don Fulsom
The first-ever full account of Nixon's extensive ties to the American Mafia.
Charles Finch Excerpt: <i>The Woman in the Water</i>
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November 16, 2017

Charles Finch Excerpt: The Woman in the Water

Charles Finch
Learn how to win an advance copy of this prequel Charles Lenox mystery!
Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: <i>Poison</i>
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November 15, 2017

Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: Poison

Galt Niederhoffer
A chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond can change in a minute.
Con Lehane Excerpt: <i>Murder in the Manuscript Room</i>
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November 14, 2017

Con Lehane Excerpt: Murder in the Manuscript Room

Con Lehane
The second book in the 42nd Street Library mystery series.
Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: <i>The Mitford Murders</i>
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November 13, 2017

Jessica Fellowes Excerpt: The Mitford Murders

Jessica Fellowes
Based on a real unsolved murder and set amid the legendary Mitford household.
Lance Charnes Excerpt: <i>Stealing Ghosts</i>
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November 12, 2017

Lance Charnes Excerpt: Stealing Ghosts

Lance Charnes
The second book in the DeWitt Agency Files series.
Martin Bodenham Excerpt: <i>Shakedown</i>
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November 11, 2017

Martin Bodenham Excerpt: Shakedown

Martin Bodenham
A financial thriller dealing with corruption and greed that stretches all the way to the White House.
Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray Excerpt: <i>American Drifter</i>
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November 10, 2017

Heather Graham & Chad Michael Murray Excerpt: American Drifter

Heather Graham and Chad Michael Murray
A tale of passion and danger weaved into a captivating thriller.
Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: <i>After the End of the World</i>
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November 9, 2017

Jonathan L. Howard Excerpt: After the End of the World

Jonathan L. Howard
The second book in the Carter & Lovecraft series.
Rhys Bowen Excerpt: <i>The Ghost of Christmas Past</i>
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November 8, 2017

Rhys Bowen Excerpt: The Ghost of Christmas Past

Rhys Bowen
The 17th Molly Murphy historical mystery.
Daria Polatin Excerpt: <i>Devil in Ohio</i>
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November 7, 2017

Daria Polatin Excerpt: Devil in Ohio

Daria Polatin
A debut novel & a haunting thriller that explores the dark nature of cults and teen social dynamics.
Emily Littlejohn Excerpt: <i>A Season to Lie</i>
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November 6, 2017

Emily Littlejohn Excerpt: A Season to Lie

Emily Littlejohn
The second Detective Gemma Monroe novel.