Authors make a number of conscious decisions when crafting their novels – genre, characters, plot, setting, point of view…and the list goes on. But the one question that gets answered as the series develops is that of aging. Characters are introduced at a certain age when the first novel in… Read more
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Narrowing down to five the thrillers that served as catalysts for me to write Virtual Sabotage was difficult. I’ve read hundreds of thrillers and each one has inspired in its own way. But these five, in no particular order, have all taught me valuable lessons. The following authors demonstrate a… Read more
If you’re like me, reading good crime fiction conjures up all sorts of images. The sound and feel of a bullet spiraling out of the gun and hitting its mark can make you wince. The sight of the detective discovering the one clue that solves the case draws you right… Read more
A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton is the first book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries series. Get a digital copy of the book that started it all for only $2.99 through February 5th! A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency… Read more
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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
A decades-old murder. A missing videotape. An escaped suspect. Y is for Yesterday might be Kinsey Millhone's darkest, most disturbing case to date. But that's never stopped her before… Add some intrigue to your August. Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Sue Grafton's latest entry in… Read more
“I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get even first.” — V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton What better way to kick off your… Read more
A drink order says a lot about a person—that’s maybe why there are approximately a zillion online quizzes promising to reveal the secret of our personalities based on our drink of choice. And in mystery novels, a character’s favorite drink is equally as telling. A fun way to get into… Read more