Who is the real David Haller? The trippy, Marvel-based FX show Legion returns on April 3rd for a much-anticipated second season. Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Jean Smart, and more. Legion follows the story… Read more
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the 2018 Edgar Award nominees and special winners. The Edgars banquet—an annual black-tie gala celebrating crime fiction, non-fiction, and television writing—will be held on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. As always, it's a fantastic list… 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 Mystery Readers International have announced the nominees for the 2017 Macavity Awards. The Macavity Award—named for the “mystery cat” of T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats—is an annual award celebrating the year's best in the mystery genre.
Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 71st annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Celebrating the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and television published or produced in 2016, the yearly event gathers a veritable who's who in the genre. Below… Read more
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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley is a heart-pounding thriller that raises questions of fate, human nature, and the inextricable ties that bind us together. It is nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. Everyone has their path. The choices they’ve made. How any two people end up in the… 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!
In 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen released Fargo, an instant cult-classic that offered a glimpse into an oft-ignored Hollywood locale—northern United States. The Coen brothers’ film centers around a bumbling pushover who hires two amateur thugs to kidnap his wife so her father will pay a heavy ransom. Needless to… Read more