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February 9 2017

Announcing 2017’s Audie Awards Nominees

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has recently announced their finalists for the 22nd annual Audie Awards competition—the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction...
January 18 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: January 17, 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...
December 22 2016

A Criminal Christmas List

Oh no! The Discovery Channel’s talking Joe Kenda bobblehead is out of stock and you still haven’t bought gifts for your favorite crime buff. Fortunately for you, there’s this...
November 23 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: November 22, 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 19 2016

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco is a deliciously creepy horror novel that has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion (Available September...
July 6 2016

The Bald Truth: The Secret to Literary Greatness

The Wall Street Journal reported on a scientific study that found “men with shaved heads are perceived to be more masculine, dominant, and…to have greater leadership potential than...
May 21 2015

Cooking the Books with the Crime HQ Test Kitchen

This was the perfect chance to re-launch Cooking the Books with our new CrimeHQ test kitchen staff—or so we thought. We had a bunch of recent, appealing crime-related recipes, but unfortunately,...
January 26 2015

Lowdown Calendar: More of 2015’s Mystery Conventions

We've already highlighted 5 of the biggest mystery fan conventions of 2015, but lucky for us, there are tons more great conferences happening all over, including regional or specialty crime fiction...
May 9 2014

365 NeRDS to Infiltrate U.S. Navy Submarines

For members of the U.S. Navy aboard submarines, quarters are cramped, and thus, the pickins are slim when it comes to books. Until now, eReaders have posed a threat to submarines, whether it be...
August 7 2013

Video Games and The Digital Detective

Now let’s be clear what I mean by “Video Games” here. I’m not talking about MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games) like World of Warcraft. For me, its the MM...
April 30 2013

“Psycho” Killers Are People Too

From Edward Hyde to Hannibal Lecter, to the serial killer in practically every James Patterson novel, what would the world of mystery thrillers be without the psychopathic, criminally disturbed villain? ...
March 21 2013

Fresh Meat: No Way Back by Andrew Gross

No Way Back by Andrew Gross is a thriller that starts when an innocent woman meets a handsome stranger (available April 2, 2013). I’ve always thought if I ever cheated on my husband, I’d...
November 29 2012

The Butler Did It: Mystery Novels, Adaptations, and the Question of Spoilers

In the past month or so, to much local acclaim, two Australian telemovies based on mystery novels by Golden Dagger-winner Peter Temple introduced an interested populace to former criminal lawyer and...
August 16 2012

The Resurrection Factor

“When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar.” A simple riddle that I heard the first time I think on Doctor Who. Applying the same premise to literature we could just as well ask, “When...
August 5 2012

6 Degrees of Book Trailers: Do You? Would You? Which Ones?

Around Crime HQ we’ve been talking about book trailers. If you don’t know what we mean, here are samples of the 6 basic types we’ve seen kicking around the interweebs: Authorial, Informational,...
November 9 2011

A New World of Mysteries for Young Adults

As a voracious pre-teen reader, I cut my teeth on Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Dana Sisters and Encyclopedia Brown mystery series. I loved the idea of someone who was close to being my age solving...
August 11 2011

Cross-Dressing: Tyler Perry Cast in I, Alex Cross

Now, we’re not ones to malign Hollywood casting of popular detectives (no, wait, we are—see Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher), but never mind that now. I, Alex Cross, based on James Patterson’s...