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November 8 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 7, 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...
November 7 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Jack Reacher Novel

  Check out David Cranmer's review of Lee Child's 22nd Jack Reacher novel, The Midnight Line!
November 7 2017

Review: The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Midnight Line by Lee Child is the 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series. I dip into the Jack Reacher novels every few years and have enjoyed these visits with the wandering, destructive,...
October 5 2017

5 Tough Guys & Gals to Love

Read Steph Broadribb's exclusive guest blog about her favorite action heroes and follow the link at the bottom to claim several free stories from internationally bestselling authors! I’ve...
November 9 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 8, 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...
November 7 2016

Page to Screen: One Shot by Lee Childs and Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher is the star of 21 novels and several short stories written by Lee Child. He is a leading man like no other. He’s not well groomed, well dressed, or popular. He wears the same clothes...
October 3 2016

Watch the New IMAX Trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back!

Jack is back! The much anticipated sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees Tom Cruise return as the titular character with a particular brand of justice, determined to help his former Army Major,...
September 16 2016

Dear Jack Reacher: Family is Forking Important

This week's guest columnist is Reacher, who just received three unusual deposits into his bank account for $2.06, $5.55, and $12.94, which clearly is intended to be a phone number with a Seattle...
June 17 2016

Dear Jack Reacher: Advice for the Girl Who Wants Everything

This week's guest advice columnist is Jack Reacher, who's sipping black coffee at a diner in Omaha, Nebraska as he watches a pretty woman with a gun and a badge get out of her rented Impala...
January 6 2016

Thrillers, Mysteries, and Crime Fiction: 5 Masters of Opening Lines

After you’ve read Barry Lancet and Anthony Franze’s piece about some of the masters of opening lines, comment below with your own favorite opening from a thriller, mystery, or crime...
August 6 2015

And Now, The Starting Lineup for Your Maltese Falcons!

An observation I had in my years working for Sports Illustrated: athletes and the heroes of crime fiction have much in common, but most simply this—a ruthless clarity of purpose and an ability...
December 11 2013

The Creacher Returns: Tom Cruise Filming Jack Reacher Sequel

In not-surprising-in-the-least news, Tom Cruise is set to return as Lee Child's silent but intimidating hero, Jack Reacher in a sequel to 2012's Jack Reacher. This new film is reported...
October 10 2013

Writing a Lee Child Novel in 8 Foolproof Steps

Lee Child is one of the best thriller writers, period, and one of my favorite authors. After 18 novels, even Child isn't immune from repeating himself a smidge. It's like a Bond movie: there...
October 19 2012

Two Trailers for the Price of One: Skyfall & Jack Reacher

Not only do we get a new trailer for the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall, but we also have a new, slightly more in-depth look at Tom Cruise’s take on Jack Reacher. Giveth and taketh and all that,...
July 5 2012

The Cruise Control Jokes Are Just Beginning...New Jack Reacher Trailer

Who’s the star? The man or the car?  This trailer doesn’t tell.  Here’s the thing about Tom Cruise. He always, always looks like Tom Cruise. You may like or dislike his look,...
June 28 2012

Cruise in Control: First Shot of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

It is perhaps one of the most dubious casting choices Hollywood has recently made. You could say that it has sparked a bit of a debate here at Criminal Element; one that we have even revisited...
May 30 2012

Nibbling on Reacher, Hatfield, and Starling

We’ve got a few nibbles of news to share: 1) They’re not calling the new movie based upon Lee Child’s novels One Shot anymore. They’re calling it Jack Reacher. Makes sense to us. Star Tom...
November 27 2011

Does Jack Reacher Have Bad Sex?

If you’re not familiar with the Bad Sex in Literature Awards, you’re missing out. Every year, the Literary Review (U.K.) selects some of the worst-written sex scenes in literature and excerpts them...
October 26 2011

Outlaw Josey Reacher? What Cruise and Child are Saying

Tom Cruise is curently on location in Pittsburgh for One Shot, the first Jack Reacher movie, a high-budget blockbuster to hit theaters in February of 2013.  The actor was recently interviewed...
October 1 2011

Death Brackets: Toughest Dicks vs. Baddest Thriller Heroes: The Championship!

If you haven’t been playing along, you might want to check out our Death Brackets feature page to get the lowdown on the contest and the participants along with how all the previous elimination rounds...
September 30 2011

Death Brackets: Toughest Dicks vs. Baddest Thriller Heroes: Semi-Finals

Of all the literary tough guys from mysteries and thrillers, who would win in a fight to the death? No rules. No referees. No bells. We outlined the contest in the Introduction and gave you the tale...
September 29 2011

Death Brackets: Toughest Dicks vs. Baddest Thriller Heroes: Quarter Finals

And the tournament continues! This is our fourth Death Brackets post, and the suspense is horrible!  In the Intro, you met the contestants and learned the rules. During the First Round (Part 1...
September 27 2011

Death Brackets: Toughest Dicks vs. Baddest Thriller Heroes: First Round, Part 1

If you’re not up to speed on the concept and the competitors, here’s where we set the rules and the brackets. Eight of the world’s best detectives versus eight spies, assassins and anti-heroes...
September 26 2011

Death Brackets: The Contest and The Contestants

Mysteries and thrillers, by nature, are populated by tough guys. Detectives who hunt down serial killers. Spies who uncover dangerous traitors. Assassins who take out the worst bad guys on the planet...
August 17 2011

Tom Cruise’s Reacher Meets Lovely Defense

Via Deadline, Rosamund Pike, whom you may remember as Jane Bennet in Pride & Predjudice, has been selected to play Helen Rodin, a defense attorney encoutered by Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) as he investigates...
August 16 2011

Portrait of the Reacher as a Young Man: Lee Child’s Second Son Novella

Can’t wait until end of September (when The Affair is released) for more hard-bitten Jack Reacher? The new Second Son novella, released yesterday, is a prequel to the Reacher we know (and love,...
July 25 2011

Award Lee Child a Theakston’s Old Peculier

While some of the recent news surrounding Lee Child’s works has been met with, um, mixed reviews, fans should experience unabashed pleasure that he’s just won the 2011 award, his first, from...
July 16 2011

Worst. Casting. Ever.: Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

All of us howled in agony at the news that Tom Cruise might be cast as Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. Well, change that might into a has. That’s right. According to, Cruise is going...
June 23 2011

Pick the Right Reacher: Your Top 5

On the heels of the announcement that Paramount had offered Tom Cruise the role of Jack Reacher, many fans of the novels were up in arms.  The noted actor didn’t quite fit their notions, based...
June 14 2011

Tom Cruise As Jack Reacher?!?

No way. NO WAY. Yesterday, word was leaked that Tom Cruise is in talks to play Lee Child’s iconic Jack Reacher in a film version of One Shot. To which we repeat: No way. Reacher,...