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January 16 2018

Discount: A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

A Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton is the first book in the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries series. Get a digital copy of the book that started it all for only $2.99 through February 5th! A tough-talking...
January 2 2018

Vote for Your Favorite Sue Graftron Alphabet Series Novel

  Let us know which Kinsey Millhone mystery is YOUR favorite, and please share any Sue Grafton stories or memories in the comments below!
August 23 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 22, 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...
August 14 2017

Win a Copy of Y is for Yesterday!

A decades-old murder. A missing videotape. An escaped suspect. Y is for Yesterday might be Kinsey Millhone's darkest, most disturbing case to date. But that's never stopped her before... Add...
June 13 2017

Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes — Books A-X

“I know there are people who believe you should forgive and forget. For the record, I'd like to say I'm a big fan of forgiveness as long as I'm given the opportunity to get...
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....
September 6 2016

Signed Copy of Sue Grafton’s X: Sweepstakes

“You can't make someone else do anything, even if you know you're right.” -X, Sue Grafton You know who's usually right? Kinsey Millhone, that's who. Enter...
August 9 2016

Sue Grafton Scrabble

With the release of X, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mystery series has solved almost an entire alphabet of cases. But, what’s the point of an alphabet series if you can’t...
August 1 2016

Review: “A” Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton

“A” Is for Alibi by Sue Grafton is the 1st book in her highly acclaimed Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries series. Go all the way back to the beginning with David Cranmer's review! Would...
June 7 2016

Sue Grafton’s Complete Alphabet Series (To Date!) Sweepstakes

“Smile. It gives your face something to do.” -E is for Evidence, Sue Grafton One of you, Dear Readers, will be smiling aplenty if you win this complete set (to date) of...
April 1 2016

The Best Female Sleuths in Pop Culture, Part II

Sleuth fans, we’re back again, and this time with an even longer list of the best women detectives, crime fighters, and amateur mystery solvers pop culture has to offer.  When we published...
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 20 2015

Fresh Meat: X by Sue Grafton

X by Sue Grafton is the 24th mystery in the Kinsey Millhone series about the California-based private eye (available August 25, 2015). An apt subtitle for Sue Grafton’s latest book X is the...
November 17 2014

2014’s Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Here are the winners' lists from three of the sets of awards announced at this weekend's Bouchercon!   Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees) Best...
February 4 2014

Fan Favorites: 2014’s Mystery Conventions

2014 promises to be chock full of wonderful mystery conventions and conferences ranging from Bouchercon— the world’s largest crime fiction convention—to more tightly-focused conferences...
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,...
June 12 2013

The King Of Noir: Part II: Mitchum In Winter

Yesterday in Part I we looked at Robert Mitchum’s film career from the 1940s to the 1960s. The 1960s were a terrible time for the movie business. The golden era had come to an end. The...
April 24 2013

Secretaries’ (aka Administrative Professionals’) Day: Mystery Edition

Philip Marlowe might not have had a secretary, but Sam Spade knew better. Who else do you trust to bring you the dingus but your loyal secretary? Who else can you depend on to fend off inconvenient...
February 18 2013

Fan Favorites: Mystery Conventions

Mystery conventions (aka conferences) can be a great way to meet some of your favorite authors and to find kindred crime fiction friends. There are so many different fan conventions to choose from,...
May 13 2012

Mother Knows Best: Mom’s Favorite Crime Fiction

“Listen to your mother.”  Excellent words of advice, so today on the occasion of Mother’s Day, we are going to give some of our mothers the opportunity to make crime fiction book and TV recommendations....
February 1 2012

Left Coast Crime Award Nominees Announced

For years, the “Lefty” for best humorous crime novel has been awarded at the annual Left Coast Crime convention. Later, the The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award was added for best...
November 20 2011

RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Nominees

Romantic Times (RT) has announced the nominees for its annual Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and in the Mystery Suspense & Thriller categories, the shortlists have set them a difficult task!  Contemporary...
November 8 2011

Fresh Meat: Sue Grafton’s V is for Vengeance

Has Kinsey Millhone lost her taste for fast food? Has the connoisseur of Mickey D’s found that a fast food diet isn’t as satisfying as it used to be? And what’s this? The decidedly unfashionable...
July 11 2011

Somebody Stop Them: Wearing Out Series’ Welcome

I was not among the 218,000 first-day buyers of Janet Evanovich’s Smokin Seventeen. Sixteen was enough for me. In fact, eight was enough. Writing book after book with the same characters and gimmicks...
May 18 2011

Today’s Female Crime-Fighters: Not Nancy Enough?

She’s tough. She’s violent. And mystery readers can’t seem to get enough of her. Over the past six decades, female sleuths have gone from sweet (think Agatha Christie’s...
May 13 2011

Was Nancy Drew My First Victim?

I’m a reader because of Nancy Drew.  Back in the Dark Ages when young adult fiction consisted of Sweet Valley High and Judy Blume, it was Nancy who got me reading.  I liked the puzzle....