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

Douglas Schofield Excerpt: <i>Killing Pace</i>
November 17, 2017

Douglas Schofield Excerpt: Killing Pace

Douglas Schofield
A high-octane, heart-pounding tale set in Everglades City, Florida, and Sicily, Italy.
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Don Fulsom Excerpt: <i>The Mafia’s President</i>
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.
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Charles Finch Excerpt: <i>The Woman in the Water</i>
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!
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Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: <i>Poison</i>
November 15, 2017

Galt Niederhoffer Excerpt: Poison

Galt Niederhoffer
A chilling and irresistible reminder that the closest bond can change in a minute.
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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.
Alexander Gordon Smith Excerpt: <i>The Devil’s Engine: Hellwalkers</i>
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November 3, 2017

Alexander Gordon Smith Excerpt: The Devil’s Engine: Hellwalkers

Alexander Gordon Smith
The conclusion to the explosive Devil's Engine Trilogy.
Arnaldur Indridason Excerpt: <i>The Shadow District</i>
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November 2, 2017

Arnaldur Indridason Excerpt: The Shadow District

Arnaldur Indridason
A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences.
Brett Archibald Excerpt: <i>Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean</i>
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November 1, 2017

Brett Archibald Excerpt: Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean

Brett Archibald
An autobiographical narrative about surviving 28 hours in the sea alone.
Mark Frost Excerpt: <i>Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier</i>
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October 31, 2017

Mark Frost Excerpt: Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

Mark Frost
Takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series.
K. Ancrum Excerpt: <i>The Wicker King</i>
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October 28, 2017

K. Ancrum Excerpt: The Wicker King

K. Ancrum
A psychological young adult thriller that follows two friends struggling as one spirals into madness.
Amy Korman Excerpt: <i>Killer Holiday</i>
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October 27, 2017

Amy Korman Excerpt: Killer Holiday

Amy Korman
The fourth book in the Killer WASPs Mystery series.
Auralee Wallace Excerpt: <i>Ring In the Year with Murder</i>
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October 26, 2017

Auralee Wallace Excerpt: Ring In the Year with Murder

Auralee Wallace
The fourth book in the Otter Lake Mystery series.
Diane Kelly Excerpt: <i>Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding</i>
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October 25, 2017

Diane Kelly Excerpt: Death, Taxes, and a Shotgun Wedding

Diane Kelly
The 12th book in the Tara Holloway series.
Darynda Jones Excerpt: <i>The Trouble with Twelfth Grave</i>
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October 24, 2017

Darynda Jones Excerpt: The Trouble with Twelfth Grave

Darynda Jones
The 12th book in the Charley Davidson series.
Jonathan Maberry Excerpt: <i>Joe Ledger: Unstoppable</i>
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October 23, 2017

Jonathan Maberry Excerpt: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable

Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt
A collection of Joe Ledger stories.
Jeffrey Archer Excerpt: <i>Tell Tale</i>
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October 21, 2017

Jeffrey Archer Excerpt: Tell Tale

Jeffrey Archer
A highly anticipated collection of short stories from the NYT bestselling author.
Maia Chance Excerpt: <i>Gin and Panic</i>
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October 20, 2017

Maia Chance Excerpt: Gin and Panic

Maia Chance
The third book in the Discreet Retrieval Agency Mysteries series.
Michael Stanley Excerpt: <i>Dying to Live</i>
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October 19, 2017

Michael Stanley Excerpt: Dying to Live

Michael Stanley
The sixth Detective Kubu Mystery, set against the richly beautiful backdrop of Botswana.
Donna Andrews Excerpt: <i>How the Finch Stole Christmas!</i>
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October 18, 2017

Donna Andrews Excerpt: How the Finch Stole Christmas!

Donna Andrews
The 22nd Meg Langslow Mystery.
Iris Johansen Excerpt: <i>Mind Game</i>
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October 17, 2017

Iris Johansen Excerpt: Mind Game

Iris Johansen
The 22nd book in the Eve Duncan series.
Christopher J. Yates Excerpt: <i>Grist Mill Road</i>
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October 16, 2017

Christopher J. Yates Excerpt: Grist Mill Road

Christopher J. Yates
A dark, twisted, and expertly plotted Rashomon-style tale.