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AdamCWagner88
September 15 2017

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Invisible Hand”

What do you do when you're a bartender with dormant magical abilities? Say the magic words and whip up this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently...
CrimeHQ
September 13 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 12, 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...
DaveRichards
September 11 2017

Review: Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham is a debut novel that blends magic and mayhem to create an edgy thriller perfect for fans of fantasy and crime fiction (available September 12, 2017). The...
ArdiAlspach
September 8 2017

Review: The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the first in the new Spider John Mysteries series. The publisher touts Steve Goble’s debut novel,...
ArdiAlspach
September 6 2017

Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark, compelling, voice-driven debut psychological suspense thriller. Take a visual tour of Good Me Bad Me with GIFnotes! Everywhere you look, it seems there’s...
CrimeHQ
September 6 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: September 5, 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...
CrimeHQ
August 30 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 29, 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...
CrimeHQ
August 29 2017

Q&A with Roger Johns, Author of Dark River Rising

Read an exclusive Q&A with Roger Johns, author of Dark River Rising, and make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of this thrilling debut mystery! Roger Johns is...
AliLand
August 24 2017

Ali Land Audio Excerpt: Good Me Bad Me

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark, compelling, voice-driven debut of psychological suspense (available September 5, 2017). Listen to an exclusive audio excerpt from Chapter 1 of Ali Land's...
RogerJohns
August 3 2017

Start with Setting: A Focus on Time and Place

A lot of choices have to be made when a story is under construction—what to put in and what to leave out, what to emphasize and what to touch lightly. Tradeoffs are inevitable, and it can...
AdamCWagner88
July 26 2017

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, take a visual tour of Ali Land's dark, compelling,...
DirkRobertson
July 24 2017

Review: The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal is a dark, compulsively readable psychological suspense debut, the first in a new series featuring the brilliant, fearless, chaotic, and deeply flawed Nora Watts—a...
MyBookishWays
July 20 2017

Review: Incarnate by Josh Stolberg

In Incarnate by Josh Stolberg, an ambitious and sharp-witted clinical psychiatrist turns detective when one of her patients comes under investigation for a series of brutal murders—is she...
CrimeHQ
July 12 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 11, 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...
DaveRichards
July 11 2017

Review: Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente

Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente is a brilliant debut that is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire (available July 11, 2017). When...
MyBookishWays
July 10 2017

Review: My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

My Sisters Bones by Nuala Ellwood is a psychological thriller about a war reporter who returns to her childhood home after her mother's death but becomes convinced that all is not well in the house...
CrimeHQ
July 5 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: July 4, 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...
DavidCranmer
July 4 2017

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 (now available in paperback!). Read David Cranmer's review of SoHo Sins by Richard Vine,...
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...