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December 9 2016

How I Wrote The Spartan Dagger

Read this exclusive guest post from Nicholas Guild, author of The Spartan Dagger, about how he came up with the plot for his latest historical novel, and make sure you're signed in and comment...
October 18 2016

Review: A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander

A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander is the 11th Lady Emily Mystery, where Lady Emily travels to Greece where a ghost from her past returns to haunt her amid the ruins. One of the things I...
October 12 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: October 11, 2016

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...
September 7 2016

A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, Lady Emily travels to Greece and runs into someone she never...
November 23 2015

Set Sail with Steve Berry!

Calling all history buffs and travel enthusiasts!  How would you like to set sail with bestselling author, Steve Berry? Minotaur books is partnering with Oceania Cruises to bring you...
February 4 2014

Announcing the 2014 Left Coast Crime Awards Nominees!

More award news! Left Coast Crime will be oceanside in Monterey, California this year (thus the monikker Calamari Crime), and here is its recently announced list of nominated honorees! [For Humor,...
August 18 2013

The First Femme Fatale?: Don’t Mess with Medea

Here's where to start if you haven't already read about Medea's involvement in Jason's Big Heist. Continuing... Medea’s adventures didn’t stop just with obtaining...
July 17 2013

Jason’s Big Heist

Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece is one of the more well-known stories. Told in the Argonautica and other stories, it chronicles a group of heroes sailing into parts unknown, braving monsters,...
April 3 2013

Warning: Virgins Bathing Ahead

The Greek gods are kind of funny, and by that, I’m not talking comedians. They do like jokes, but most of those tend to be one-sided, as in one side thinks it’s funny, but the other side...
March 6 2013

What’s in Your Museum?

“95 percent of all antiquities in the U.S. have been smuggled.” —John Cooney, former curator of ancient art, Cleveland Museum of Art Our story begins with a pot and a pig. In...
February 24 2013

A Catfight of Epic Proportions

It started with a beauty pageant. One day, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite got into a rather vocal discussion about who was the most beautiful. Unable to resolve this pressing issue, they went to Zeus...
June 21 2012

Petros Markaris: The Greek Master of Crime Fiction

He’s a household name among crime fiction aficionados. His books have been translated into fourteen languages and are sold in more than twenty countries in the world. His last novel, I Pairaiosi,...
November 14 2011

Is Beauty Truth? In Ancient Athens, the Answer Was Yes.

Ancient Athens had a court system, and written laws, and magistrates, and juries.  If that sounds modern, it’s because this is where our modern world was being invented.  But there were...
October 30 2011

Classical Cops—And Robbers.

Within the world of crime writing, historical mysteries are a land all their own. They have a distinct character: not only is there a puzzle to solve — the whodunnit — but also a new world to explore...
October 24 2011

Now Win This!: Gary Corby’s The Ionia Sanction

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May 12 2011

Irresistible Itineraries: Crime Fiction as Travelogue

As much as I pride myself on being an independent thinker, I admit I occasionally succumb to the power of suggestion. I have found myself watching TV after a perfectly fulfilling Thanksgiving dinner,...