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

Julia Chapman Excerpt: <i>Date with Malice</i>
March 28, 2018

Julia Chapman Excerpt: Date with Malice

Julia Chapman
The second book in the Samson and Delilah Mystery series.
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Paige Shelton Excerpt: <i>Lost Books and Old Bones</i>
March 26, 2018

Paige Shelton Excerpt: Lost Books and Old Bones

Paige Shelton
The third book in the Scottish Bookshop Mystery series.
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Tara Thomas Excerpt: <i>Deadly Secret</i>
March 24, 2018

Tara Thomas Excerpt: Deadly Secret

Tara Thomas
The second book in the Sons of Broad series.
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David Hagberg Excerpt: <i>Flash Points</i>
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March 23, 2018

David Hagberg Excerpt: Flash Points

David Hagberg
The 22nd book in the Kirk McGarvey series.
Jessica Strawser Excerpt: <i>Not That I Could Tell</i>
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March 22, 2018

Jessica Strawser Excerpt: Not That I Could Tell

Jessica Strawser
An innocent night of fun takes a shocking turn...
Jonathan Maberry Excerpt: <i>Glimpse</i>
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March 21, 2018

Jonathan Maberry Excerpt: Glimpse

Jonathan Maberry
A chilling thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge.
Loren D. Estleman Excerpt: <i>Black and White Ball</i>
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March 20, 2018

Loren D. Estleman Excerpt: Black and White Ball

Loren D. Estleman
PI Amos Walker and hitman Peter Macklin together for the first time!
Vivien Chien Excerpt: <i>Death by Dumpling</i>
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March 19, 2018

Vivien Chien Excerpt: Death by Dumpling

Vivien Chien
The first book in the new Noodle Shop Mystery series.
Jon Pineda Excerpt: <i>Let’s No One Get Hurt</i>
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March 18, 2018

Jon Pineda Excerpt: Let’s No One Get Hurt

Jon Pineda
A coming-of-age story set between issues of race and socioeconomics.
Christina Lynch Excerpt: <i>The Italian Party</i>
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March 17, 2018

Christina Lynch Excerpt: The Italian Party

Christina Lynch
A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena.
Taylor Brown Excerpt: <i>Gods of Howl Mountain</i>
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March 16, 2018

Taylor Brown Excerpt: Gods of Howl Mountain

Taylor Brown
A world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in 1950s North Carolina.
Robert Parker Excerpt: <i>Crook’s Hollow</i>
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March 15, 2018

Robert Parker Excerpt: Crook’s Hollow

Robert Parker
Greed, betrayal, secrecy, and more blood than farmer Thor Loxley could ever imagine.
Tiffany King Excerpt: <i>Losing Leah</i>
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March 14, 2018

Tiffany King Excerpt: Losing Leah

Tiffany King
Two twin sisters. One abducted. A bond that can't be broken.
Kelli Stanley Excerpt: <i>City of Sharks</i>
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March 13, 2018

Kelli Stanley Excerpt: City of Sharks

Kelli Stanley
The fourth book in the award-winning Miranda Corbie Mystery series.
Steve Berry Excerpt: <i>The Bishop’s Pawn</i>
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March 12, 2018

Steve Berry Excerpt: The Bishop’s Pawn

Steve Berry
The 13th book in the Cotton Malone series.
Alice Feeney Excerpt: <i>Sometimes I Lie</i>
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March 9, 2018

Alice Feeney Excerpt: Sometimes I Lie

Alice Feeney
Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?
Christi Daugherty Excerpt: <i>The Echo Killing</i>
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March 8, 2018

Christi Daugherty Excerpt: The Echo Killing

Christi Daugherty
A murder echoing a 15-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah.
Parnell Hall Excerpt: <i>The Purloined Puzzle</i>
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March 7, 2018

Parnell Hall Excerpt: The Purloined Puzzle

Parnell Hall
The 19th book in the Puzzle Lady Mystery series.
Phillip Margolin Audio Excerpt: <i>The Third Victim</i>
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March 6, 2018

Phillip Margolin Audio Excerpt: The Third Victim

Phillip Margolin
Listen to Chapter 1 & learn how to win!
Tessa Arlen Excerpt: <i>Death of an Unsung Hero</i>
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March 6, 2018

Tessa Arlen Excerpt: Death of an Unsung Hero

Tessa Arlen
The fourth book in the Lady Montfort Mystery series.
Greg F. Gifune Excerpt: <i>Dangerous Boys</i>
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March 5, 2018

Greg F. Gifune Excerpt: Dangerous Boys

Greg F. Gifune
Part coming-of-age tale, part dark crime thriller.
Sandie Jones Excerpt: <i>The Other Woman</i>
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March 2, 2018

Sandie Jones Excerpt: The Other Woman

Sandie Jones
Read an exclusive early excerpt & learn how to win!
Bill Pronzini Excerpt: <i>The Bags of Tricks Affair</i>
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March 1, 2018

Bill Pronzini Excerpt: The Bags of Tricks Affair

The sixth book in the Carpenter and Quincannon series.
Ben Sanders Excerpt: <i>The Stakes</i>
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February 28, 2018

Ben Sanders Excerpt: The Stakes

Ben Sanders
An NYPD robbery detective uses his insider cop knowledge to rob rich criminals.
Candice Fox Audio Excerpt: <i>Crimson Lake</i>
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February 27, 2018

Candice Fox Audio Excerpt: Crimson Lake

Candice Fox
Listen to Chapter 1 & learn how to win!
Michael Niemann Excerpt: <i>Illegal Holdings</i>
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February 27, 2018

Michael Niemann Excerpt: Illegal Holdings

Michael Niemann
The third book in the Valentin Vemeulen Thriller series.
Christobel Kent Excerpt: <i>The Day She Disappeared</i>
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February 26, 2018

Christobel Kent Excerpt: The Day She Disappeared

Christobel Kent
A nerve-racking novel about a disappeared barmaid and the friend who will do anything to find her.
Sheryl Scarborough Excerpt: <i>To Right the Wrongs</i>
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February 23, 2018

Sheryl Scarborough Excerpt: To Right the Wrongs

Sheryl Scarborough
The second book in the Erin Blake series.
Donald Bain Excerpt: <i>Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger</i>
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February 22, 2018

Donald Bain Excerpt: Margaret Truman’s Allied in Danger

Donald Bain
The 30th book in the Capital Crimes series.