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March 20 2018

Why You Should Be Watching Hap & Leonard

Because it’s Joe Fucking Lansdale. That really should be the end of this article. If you don’t know the work of Joe R. Lansdale, Hap & Leonard is a wonderful introduction to...
September 26 2017

Q&A with Joe R. Lansdale, Author of Paradise Sky

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of nearly four dozen novels, two of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books. His popular Hap and Leonard series has been adapted into a Sundance TV show...
September 19 2017

Mysterious Ways: 5 Books Featuring Ordinary People Solving Mysteries

Read Brad Abraham's exclusive guest post about mysteries featuring ordinary people, then make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of his debut novel, Magicians Impossible! To...
December 7 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: December 6, 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 17 2016

Review: The Best of the Horror Zine: The Early Years, edited by Jeani Rector

The Best of the Horror Zine: The Early Years is an anthology edited by Jeani Rector that features horror short stories collected from the best of the first four anthologies from this award-winning,...
September 6 2016

13 Books to Read If You Loved Stranger Things

Great news! They’ve confirmed a Season 2 of Stranger Things. I loved the first season of the Netflix original series. Only eight episodes long, but it never feels rushed. The Duffer Brothers...
April 7 2016

Hap & Leonard 1.06: “Eskimos” Episode Review

“You can’t walk out of a slaughterhouse like this one without having a little chat.” Mickey Spillane said the first page sells the book, and the last page sells the next book....
March 31 2016

Hap & Leonard 1.05: “War” Episode Review

“People suck, and they want everything.” There was a scene in Savage Season that stuck with me for a long time, and this episode brought it to life. We’ve become accustomed...
March 24 2016

Hap & Leonard 1.04: “Trudy” Episode Review

“This isn’t personal. It’s sacrifice.” This is Trudy’s episode in more than name only. Hendricks really gets to shine here, her face encompassing regret, loss,...
March 17 2016

Hap & Leonard 1.03: “The Dive” Episode Review

“Paranoia just means having all the facts.” –Howard, quoting Burroughs. Unfortunately, “The Dive” is somewhat of an apt title, as this episode’s a...
March 10 2016

Hap & Leonard 1.02: “The Bottoms” Episode Review

The first episode set the tone, the second is setting the speed. Unlike some shows—such as Jack Taylor, which compresses an entire Ken Bruen novel into a 90-minute episode—Hap &...
September 23 2015

TBR Confessions: A Blue Labyrinth, 55 Heroes, and Magic

Do you have TBR Confessions to share? Don't keep them a secret! Give us the nod on 3 to 5 books for crime fans, and like the blabbermouths we are, we'll link to your full posts or write-ups...
May 13 2014

Fresh Meat: Dead Man’s Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams

Dead Man's Hand: An Anthology of the Weird West edited by John Joseph Adams collects 23 short stories set in a Wild West teeming with gunslingers, rattlesnakes, outlaws, zombies, aliens, time travelers,...
August 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Kwik Krimes, edited by Otto Penzler

Kwik Krimes by Otto Penzler collects flash fiction crime stories told in a thousand words or fewer by over eighty different authors (available August 20, 2013). Even more exciting than the masterfully...