What do you do when you've foiled a Nazi plan and changed the outcome of the war? Celebrate with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“The Allied Sour” cocktail, inspired by Andrew Gross's WWII thriller The Saboteur!
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most! What a powerhouse pub day! New Allison Brennan, Andrew Gross, and Sue Grafton novels highlight an incredible week… Read more
The Saboteur by Andrew Gross portrays a hero who must weigh duty against his heart in order to single-handedly end the one threat that could alter the course of World War II (available August 22, 2017). February 1943. Both the Allies and the Nazis are closing in on attempts to construct… Read more
This is an exclusive bonus chapter from The Saboteur by Andrew Gross, which you won't find anywhere else. The Saboteur details the heroics of a group of unlikely Norwegian soldiers tasked with covertly disrupting the Nazi's attempts to build an atomic bomb. The Norwegians weren't the Allies' first choice, but… Read more
This year's Thrillerfest was a blast! Hosted at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, it was five glorious days of meeting authors, hearing their stories, getting advice and writing tips, and schmoozing with authors, industry, and fans alike. Criminal Element was lucky enough to be there for it all,… Read more
The Barry Awards, which began in 1997, are presented at the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention. Voted on by the readers of Deadly Pleasures, the award is named in honor of Barry Gardner, a well-known fan reviewer and American critic.
2016 was a MONSTER year for books! From a new John Hart to Louise Penny's 12th Inspector Gamache novel, we've had plenty to read and plenty more still on our TBR list. With 2017 right around the corner, we present our picks for the best books of 2016:
The One Man Reading Group Discussion Guide 1. Guilt is a theme that is woven throughout the book. Nathan's guilt at having “abandoned” his family to their fates; Leo (the survivor's) guilt at being unworthy of the medal his daughter finds and being called a hero. Even Greta's guilt… Read more
Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the most! Check back every Wednesday and see what we're reading for the week!
“Every pawn is potentially a queen.” – James Mason Castle up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel— “The White Rook” cocktail, inspired by Andrew Gross's upcoming WWII historical thriller, The One Man!