Read this exclusive guest post from Jon Land, author of Strong Cold Dead, and make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win the latest Caitlin Strong novel, a bookmark, and a beverage coozy! Since this is Criminal Element, after all, let’s confine our list to… Read more
When literary laureates list their picks for great American novels, rarely are crime novels brought up in the same breath. Sure, there were plenty of bestsellers in the genre that led to more acclaimed film adaptations (Mario Puzo’s The Godfather being perhaps the most obvious), and certain authors like Jim… Read more
Join author Jon Land for his 11 must-see thrilling movie scenes, and after you've read and watched, comment for a chance to win a finished copy of Strong Light of Day, Jon's 7th mystery featuring Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong, which is due in stores on October 13, 2015! 1) True… Read more
So many people have been cited as influences on the films of Quentin Tarantino that it’s laughable. I might as well say my 21-month-old daughter influenced Reservoir Dogs. But if there’s one crime fiction writer who could rightly make the claim (were he still living), that would be George V…. Read more
This gives a whole new meaning to “devouring books.” These cupcakes are from London bakery Victoria’s Kitchen and look good enough to eat. We’re torn between wanting to gobble these up and shelving them!
There’s nothing like a good crime story, or is there? What about a good thriller or mystery… and what’s the difference anyway? I did a little research. According to some; mysteries are cerebral and likened to solving a puzzle; thrillers are emotional with excitement moving at a breakneck pace; crime… Read more
The trailer for Drive, adapted from the novel by James Sallis, is out now and it got me thinking. I read Drive and liked it. The trailer looks great, the film even won best director at Cannes, which is rare for a crime drama in a non-Tarantino year. Yes, I… Read more