All Fiction

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

Brenda Novak Excerpt: <i>Hello Again</i>
September 25, 2017

Brenda Novak Excerpt: Hello Again

Brenda Novak
The second book in the Dr. Evelyn Talbot series.
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Michelle Adams Excerpt: <i>If You Knew My Sister</i>
September 24, 2017

Michelle Adams Excerpt: If You Knew My Sister

Michelle Adams
A debut novel of psychological suspense.
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Diane Chamberlain Excerpt: <i>The Stolen Marriage</i>
September 23, 2017

Diane Chamberlain Excerpt: The Stolen Marriage

Diane Chamberlain
Secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness.
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Ellie Alexander Excerpt: <i>Death on Tap</i>
September 22, 2017

Ellie Alexander Excerpt: Death on Tap

Ellie Alexander
The first in the new Sloan Krause Mystery series.
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Philip Jett Excerpt: <i>The Death of an Heir</i>
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September 21, 2017

Philip Jett Excerpt: The Death of an Heir

Philip Jett
A chilling true account of the Coors family’s gilded American dream & a kidnapping gone horribly wrong.
Archer Mayor Excerpt: <i>Trace</i>
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September 20, 2017

Archer Mayor Excerpt: Trace

Archer Mayor
The 28th book in the Joe Gunther series.
Ronald H. Balson Excerpt: <i>The Trust</i>
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September 19, 2017

Ronald H. Balson Excerpt: The Trust

Ronald H. Balson
The fourth book in the Liam Taggart and Catherine Lockhart series.
Andrea Kane Excerpt: <i>A Face to Die For</i>
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September 18, 2017

Andrea Kane Excerpt: A Face to Die For

Andrea Kane
The sixth book in the Forensic Instincts series.
Malka Older Excerpt: <i>Null States</i>
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September 14, 2017

Malka Older Excerpt: Null States

Malka Older
The second book in the Centenal Cycle series.
Cay Rademacher Excerpt: <i>Murderous Mistral</i>
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September 13, 2017

Cay Rademacher Excerpt: Murderous Mistral

Cay Rademacher
A beautifully atmospheric new story featuring Capitaine Roger Blanc.
John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: <i>Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed</i>
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John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed

John Keyse-Walker
The second book in the Teddy Creque Mysteries series.
Ryan Gattis Excerpt: <i>Kung Fu High School</i>
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September 11, 2017

Ryan Gattis Excerpt: Kung Fu High School

Ryan Gattis
A darkly comic, gleefully graphic, barbaric opera about loyalty, survival, and the horrors of high school.
Frances Brody Excerpt: <i>Death at the Seaside</i>
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September 7, 2017

Frances Brody Excerpt: Death at the Seaside

Frances Brody
The eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series.
Steve Goble Excerpt: <i>The Bloody Black Flag</i>
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September 5, 2017

Steve Goble Excerpt: The Bloody Black Flag

Steve Goble
A debut novel & the first Spider John Mystery!
Jay Kristoff Excerpt: <i>Godsgrave</i>
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September 5, 2017

Jay Kristoff Excerpt: Godsgrave

Jay Kristoff
The second book in the Nevernight Chronicles.
Ashley Weaver Excerpt: <i>The Essence of Malice</i>
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September 4, 2017

Ashley Weaver Excerpt: The Essence of Malice

Ashley Weaver
The fourth book in the Amory Ames Mystery series.
Dalton Fury Excerpt: <i>Execute Authority</i>
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September 3, 2017

Dalton Fury Excerpt: Execute Authority

Dalton Fury
The fifth and final novel in the Delta Force series.
Christina Dodd Excerpt: <i>The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream</i>
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September 2, 2017

Christina Dodd Excerpt: The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream

Christina Dodd
The fourth book in the Virtue Falls series.
P. T. Deutermann Excerpt: <i>Red Swan</i>
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September 1, 2017

P. T. Deutermann Excerpt: Red Swan

P. T. Deutermann
A brilliant, provocative thriller about the contemporary war that no one sees.
Michael Bishop Excerpt: <i>A Murder in Music City</i>
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August 31, 2017

Michael Bishop Excerpt: A Murder in Music City

Michael Bishop
A chance discovery uncovers the truth of a grisly murder.
Ali Land Excerpt: <i>Good Me Bad Me</i>
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August 31, 2017

Ali Land Excerpt: Good Me Bad Me

Ali Land
A dark, compelling, voice-driven debut psychological suspense thriller.
Ann Cleeves Excerpt: <i>The Seagull</i>
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August 30, 2017

Ann Cleeves Excerpt: The Seagull

Ann Cleeves
The eighth book in the Vera Stanhope series.
J. D. Robb Excerpt: <i>Secrets in Death</i>
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August 29, 2017

J. D. Robb Excerpt: Secrets in Death

J. D. Robb
The 45th book in the In Death series.
Sharon Bolton Excerpt: <i>Dead Woman Walking</i>
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August 28, 2017

Sharon Bolton Excerpt: Dead Woman Walking

Sharon Bolton
The sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling.
David Thurlo Excerpt: <i>Kill the Heroes</i>
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August 26, 2017

David Thurlo Excerpt: Kill the Heroes

David Thurlo
The fourth book in the Charlie Henry Mystery series.
Sofie Kelly Excerpt: <i>A Tale of Two Kitties</i>
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August 25, 2017

Sofie Kelly Excerpt: A Tale of Two Kitties

Sofie Kelly
The ninth Magical Cats Mystery.
Pam Smy Excerpt: <i>Thornhill</i>
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August 23, 2017

Pam Smy Excerpt: Thornhill

Pam Smy
A haunting exploration of human connection, filled with suspense and told in alternating storylines.
Roger Johns Excerpt: <i>Dark River Rising</i>
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August 22, 2017

Roger Johns Excerpt: Dark River Rising

Roger Johns
A tense and expertly-plotted debut mystery.
Louise Penny Excerpt: <i>Glass Houses</i>
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August 21, 2017

Louise Penny Excerpt: Glass Houses

Louise Penny
The 13th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.