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Kristen Lepionka
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March 28 2018

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka is the thrilling follow...
December 20 2017

Criminal Element’s Best Books of 2017

2017 was a killer year for books! A couple of phenomenal debuts combined with some series regulars to fill our e-readers and bookshelves all year. With 2018 right around the corner, we present...
June 29 2017

Review: The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka

The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka is a gripping debut and the first book in the new Roxane Weary series. What a pleasant surprise this novel was, full of exuberance, life, and richness....
June 14 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: June 13, 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...
May 18 2017

The QUILTBAG Detective: Queer Characters in Crime Fiction

Read Kristen Lepionka's quick-hits list of the top depictions of queer identities in crime fiction, and then make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of her upcoming...
April 28 2017

Ladies’ Night: Book and Cocktail Pairings for a Night In

A drink order says a lot about a person—that’s maybe why there are approximately a zillion online quizzes promising to reveal the secret of our personalities based on our drink of choice....
March 16 2017

Research Ride-Along

Research is possibly my favorite part of the writing process. It delays the hard part—the writing words part—indefinitely. (Note to editor: that is a joke.) But also, I want to get...
February 14 2017

Ladies First: Groundbreaking Women in Crime Fiction

Any mystery lover knows how significant Agatha Christie is to the crime-fiction genre. But she wasn’t the only woman on the scene—nor the first. Women crime writers have always...
January 18 2017

A Driving Tour of Midwestern Mysteries

With so many mysteries set in big cities, Kristen Lepionka spreads the love to the Midwest, outlining some of the best mysteries in the region! Read her exclusive guest post, and make sure to sign...