Read this exclusive guest post from Nicholas Guild, author of The Spartan Dagger, about how he came up with the plot for his latest historical novel, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of the book! When I was a little boy,… Read more
A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander is the 11th Lady Emily Mystery, where Lady Emily travels to Greece where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins. One of the things I love about historical fiction is seeing the world through the lens of the past, along… 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! This week, Lady Emily is in Greece and Mitch Rapp is all over the map trying… Read more
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, Lady Emily travels to Greece and runs into someone she never thought she'd see again—especially since she thought he was dead—in Tasha Alexander's 11th Lady Emily Mystery, A Terrible Beauty.
Calling all history buffs and travel enthusiasts! How would you like to set sail with bestselling author, Steve Berry? Minotaur books is partnering with Oceania Cruises to bring you this exclusive opportunity to travel the Mediterranean Sea on this Thriller/Mystery Cruise with none other than Steve Berry himself! Steve Berry… Read more
More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees!
An excerpt from Deadly Games, Part 1 in the criminals-on-the-run romantic suspense e-serial Follow Me by Cara Lockwood (available October 1, 2013). Overnight, Calypso “Cal” Morgan's sensual Greek summer abroad turns into a thrilling, high-stakes race to prove to the world (and herself) that her brand-new and very sexy boyfriend… Read more
Mykonos After Midnight by Jeffrey Siger is the fifth in the mystery series about Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis, head of Greece's special crimes division (available September 3, 2013). Mykonos holds tight to its past even as it transforms from an obscure, impoverished Aegean island into a tourist mecca and summertime… Read more
Here's where to start if you haven't already read about Medea's involvement in Jason's Big Heist. Continuing… Medea’s adventures didn’t stop just with obtaining the Golden Fleece, though. She married Jason. Now, if this were a modern romantic comedy, the couple marries, has children (which they did), and they live… Read more
Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece is one of the more well-known stories. Told in the Argonautica and other stories, it chronicles a group of heroes sailing into parts unknown, braving monsters, facing perils, and doing many other questy things. However, what the stories don’t tell is that the whole… Read more