All Fiction

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

Steven Barnes Excerpt: <i>Twelve Days</i>
June 24, 2017

Steven Barnes Excerpt: Twelve Days

Steven Barnes
A paranormal thriller about a family who struggles against a plot to unleash global genocide.
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Rick Campbell Excerpt: <i>Blackmail</i>
June 23, 2017

Rick Campbell Excerpt: Blackmail

Rick Campbell
A bold military and political strike by the Russian government leaves the U.S. reeling.
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Sharon Bolton Excerpt: “Lacey’s Wedding”
June 22, 2017

Sharon Bolton Excerpt: “Lacey’s Wedding”

Sharon Bolton
Learn how to win a copy of Dead Woman Walking!
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Tom Pitts Excerpt: <i>American Static</i>
June 22, 2017

Tom Pitts Excerpt: American Static

Tom Pitts
A fast-paced crime novel set in California.
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M. C. Beaton Excerpt: <i>The Witches’ Tree</i>
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June 21, 2017

M. C. Beaton Excerpt: The Witches’ Tree

M. C. Beaton
The 28th book in the Agatha Raisin series.
Read the First 9 Chapters of <i>LoveMurder</i> by Saul Black
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June 20, 2017

Read the First 9 Chapters of LoveMurder by Saul Black

Saul Black
The second book in the Valerie Hart series.
Susan M. Boyer Excerpt: <i>Lowcountry Bonfire</i>
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June 20, 2017

Susan M. Boyer Excerpt: Lowcountry Bonfire

Susan M. Boyer
The 6th book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series.
Ellie Alexander Excerpt: <i>A Crime of Passion Fruit</i>
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June 19, 2017

Ellie Alexander Excerpt: A Crime of Passion Fruit

Ellie Alexander
The 6th book in the Bakeshop Mystery series.
Nina Laurin Excerpt: <i>Girl Last Seen</i>
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June 18, 2017

Nina Laurin Excerpt: Girl Last Seen

Nina Laurin
A debut psychological thriller replete with sharp twists and turns.
Lou Dobbs, James O. Born Excerpt: <i>Putin’s Gambit</i>
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June 17, 2017

Lou Dobbs, James O. Born Excerpt: Putin’s Gambit

James O. Born and Lou Dobbs
An international financial thriller about a KGB plot to use a series of terrorist attacks.
Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: <i>Kangaroo Too</i>
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June 16, 2017

Curtis C. Chen Excerpt: Kangaroo Too

Curtis C. Chen
A unique outer-space adventure that's bursting with adrenaline and intrigue.
Ben Coes Excerpt: <i>Trap the Devil</i>
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June 15, 2017

Ben Coes Excerpt: Trap the Devil

Ben Coes
The 7th book in the Dewey Andreas series.
Charlaine Harris Excerpt: <i>Indigo</i>
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June 14, 2017

Charlaine Harris Excerpt: Indigo

Charlaine Harris
Top authors join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you’ve never read before.
Kristen Lepionka Excerpt: <i>The Last Place You Look</i>
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June 13, 2017

Kristen Lepionka Excerpt: The Last Place You Look

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A gripping debut & the first Roxanne Weary mystery.
Jonathan F. Putnam Excerpt: <i>Perish from the Earth</i>
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June 12, 2017

Jonathan F. Putnam Excerpt: Perish from the Earth

Jonathan F. Putnam
The 2nd Lincoln and Speed Mystery.
Dan Wells Excerpt: <i>Nothing Left to Lose</i>
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June 11, 2017

Dan Wells Excerpt: Nothing Left to Lose

Dan Wells
The 6th and final installment in the John Cleaver series.
Lee Matthew Goldberg Excerpt: <i>The Mentor</i>
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June 10, 2017

Lee Matthew Goldberg Excerpt: The Mentor

Lee Matthew Goldberg
A nail-biting thriller that explores how the love of words can lead to a deadly obsession.
<i>The Forgotten Girl</i>: New Excerpt
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June 9, 2017

The Forgotten Girl: New Excerpt

Rio Youers
How do you find the girl you love if you can't remember who she is?
<i>The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI</i>: New Excerpt
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June 8, 2017

The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI: New Excerpt

Marc Ruskin
The definitive narrative of undercover ops and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.
<i>Perdition</i>: New Excerpt
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June 8, 2017

Perdition: New Excerpt

R. Jean Reid
A town and mother are forced to confront their worst fears.
<i>He Said/She Said</i>: New Excerpt
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June 7, 2017

He Said/She Said: New Excerpt

Erin Kelly
A gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves.
<i>Wolf on a String</i>: New Excerpt
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June 6, 2017

Wolf on a String: New Excerpt

Benjamin Black
A mesmerizing portrait of a lost world and a riveting tale of intrigue and suspense.
<i>Knife Creek</i>: New Excerpt
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June 5, 2017

Knife Creek: New Excerpt

Paul Doiron
The 8th book in the Mike Bowditch Mystery series.
<i>What the Dead Leave Behind</i>: New Excerpt
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June 4, 2017

What the Dead Leave Behind: New Excerpt

The 14th book in the Twin Cities P.I. Mac McKenzie series.
<i>Cast the First Stone</i>: New Excerpt
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June 3, 2017

Cast the First Stone: New Excerpt

James W. Ziskin
The 5th book in the Ellie Stone Mysteries series.
<i>The Naked Ballerina</i>: New Excerpt
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June 2, 2017

The Naked Ballerina: New Excerpt

A. K. Hirsch
Captures the essence and romanticism of the hardboiled genre.
<i>You Belong to Me</i>: New Excerpt
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June 1, 2017

You Belong to Me: New Excerpt

Colin Harrison
An urban thriller with compelling characters.
<i>Firebrand</i>: New Excerpt
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May 31, 2017

Firebrand: New Excerpt

A. J. Hartley
The 2nd book in the Steeplejack series.
<i>Shiver Hitch</i>: New Excerpt
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May 30, 2017

Shiver Hitch: New Excerpt

Linda Greenlaw
The 3rd book in the Jane Bunker Mystery series.
<i>The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes</i>: New Excerpt
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May 29, 2017

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes: New Excerpt

Leonard Goldberg
A murder at the highest levels of British society.