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CrimeHQ
June 9 2017

Cover Reveal: The Lawn Job by Chuck Caruso

The Lawn Job by Chuck Caruso is an edgy neo-noir novel that follows the downward spiral of a two-time loser with poor impulse control.  Ex-con man Craig Collins is scratching a living...
JordanHarper
June 1 2017

Q&A with Jordan Harper, Author of She Rides Shotgun

Jordan Harper has been a music journalist and film critic. Born and educated in Missouri, he now lives in Los Angeles and continues to work as a screenwriter. Harper’s debut novel, She...
CrimeHQ
May 31 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: May 30, 2017

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...
LFRobertson
May 26 2017

Putting My Hard Work to Work: The Uneasy Relationship Between Having a Day Job and Writing About It

“Write what you know” is such common advice for new writers that it has become a cliché. It sounds seductively simple: you just look at the life you’re living and the people...
AdamCWagner88
May 24 2017

Shark Island by Chris Jameson: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, a shark attack survivor believes she has already...
CrimeHQ
April 20 2017

Discount: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris is a gripping debut psychological thriller and an international phenomenon. Get a digital copy through May 1st for only $2.99! Take a visual tour through Behind...
AdamCWagner88
April 12 2017

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, growing up a spy isn't easy. Take a visual tour...
MLRio
April 11 2017

If We Were Villains Cast List

Read an excerpt from If We Were Villains! The Fourth-Years Alexander Vass: The Villain Filippa Kosta: The Chameleon James Farrow: The Hero Type Meredith Dardenne: The Femme Fatale Oliver...
DirkRobertson
April 10 2017

Review: Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Dodgers by Bill Beverly is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey that is written in stark and unforgettable prose and featuring an array of surprising and memorable characters rendered...
ArdiAlspach
March 21 2017

Review: Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is an astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White. Melissa...
JulietFletcher
March 20 2017

Audiobook Review: What You Don’t Know by JoAnn Chaney (Read by Christina DeLaine)

What You Don't Know by JoAnn Chaney is a gripping, terrifying debut novel that follows those most affected by an infamous serial killer.  “He doesn't deny anything.”...
AdamCWagner88
March 15 2017

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains...
CrimeHQ
February 23 2017

Discount: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Now through the month of February, get a digital copy of this award-winning debut for only...
AdamCWagner88
January 27 2017

“Campari Thorange” Cocktail

When you take a job as a local policeman in a small town in Northern Iceland like Ari Thor Arason, life can seem dull. But just because excitement isn't happening around you, that doesn't...
Debbie.Meldrum
January 27 2017

Review: Snowblind by Ragar Jonasson

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from the extraordinary new talent Ragnar Jonasson (available January 31, 2017). Ari Thor Arason is about to finish his police training—the...
DirkRobertson
January 9 2017

Review: Dead Gone by Luca Veste

Dead Gone by Luca Veste is a terrifying trip into the darkest corners of psychology, where Detectives Murphy and Rossi rush to catch a serial killer who is stalking a university in Liverpool, ingeniously...
AdamCWagner88
January 6 2017

“The Dry Twist” Cocktail

What do you do when the past tries to make you remember? Have a few cocktails! And what better a cocktail than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by...
DavidCranmer
January 2 2017

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
jenny_maloney
December 22 2016

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
jenny_maloney
December 13 2016

Review: Time of Death by Lucy Kerr

Time of Death by Lucy Kerr is a debut novel and the 1st book in the new Stillwater General Mystery series (Available today!). ER Nurse Francesca “Frankie” Stapleton moved to Chicago...
BarbaraNickless
November 7 2016

How Far Will You Go ... to Get Your Story Right?

“If you want to get shot,” the SWAT leader said, “go ahead and reach for that gun.” I froze, my hand inches from the revolver lying on the counter. Minutes earlier,...
AmberKeller
November 3 2016

Review: Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn

Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn is a debut novel and the 1st book in the Detective Gemma Monroe series. In her debut novel Inherit the Bones, author Emily Littlejohn brings us a tale of quaint...
CrimeHQ
October 25 2016

Q&A with Emily Littlejohn, Author of Inherit the Bones

Read this exclusive Q&A with Emily Littlejohn, author of Inherit the Bones, and then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of the book! What do...
AdamCWagner88
September 9 2016

“Death on the Beach” Cocktail

Ahhhh, the beach. Nothing says Relaxation with a capital R like the rythmic sounds of the waves crashing to the shore, the warm kiss of the sun on your face, and...a murder!? L’Étranger...
jenny_maloney
September 9 2016

Review: Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker

Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is the debut novel from the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award winner (Available September 13, 2016). The last murder to...
AmberKeller
September 6 2016

Review: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young is a Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist. I don’t usually pass up a southern gothic novel....
AdamCWagner88
July 20 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, not everything is as it seems in B.A. Paris's...
DavidCranmer
July 14 2016

An Artistic Debut: Reviewing SoHo Sins by Richard Vine

SoHo Sins by Richard Vine is an intriguing debut novel about the underworld of the New York art scene (Available July 19, 2016). “You can’t deal successfully in art if you dwell...
HollieOverton
July 11 2016

The “Good Guys”

I’m obsessed with “good guys.” You know the ones—they’re actually bad but hiding in plain sight as “good.” “I know there are young men that...
JoeBrosnan
April 22 2016

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll is a psychological thriller about a hot shot NYC socialite and magazine writer with a disturbing past. Luckiest Girl Alive is nominated for the 2016 Edgar Award...