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August 16 2017

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 15, 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

Review: I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen

I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen is the 12th Rizzoli & Isles novel, where the pair pursues a shadowy psychopath keeping secrets and taking lives (available August 15, 2017). After seven seasons...
July 13 2016

ThrillerFest XI: Sights, Sounds, and Screams

If you’re not familiar with ThrillerFest, it’s the official convention of the International Thriller Writers, held every July in New York City at the Grand Hyatt hotel. The basic convention...
November 4 2014

Now Win This!: Watch What You Read Sweepstakes

From screens to pages, these six books will keep you tuned in for more! Register to enter for a chance to win. This sweepstakes has ended. Thanks for entering. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A...
April 29 2014

10 Great Things About the Inaugural Maine Crime Wave

On Saturday, April 19, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance did an extremely cool thing: they sponsored a crime writing conference. Maine’s first, unless I’m much mistaken. With...
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,...
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...
July 8 2012

The Crime Fighter Fashion Awards and Brenda Leigh’s Purse Sweepstakes

Crime fighters range from the absolutely well-dressed to those who can’t even manage to get the crumbs off their shirts. Can you imagine Magnum without his Hawaiian shirts or Columbo without his...
June 25 2012

Rizzoli & Isles and the Lesbian Subtext

Now, I am fan of Tess Gerritsen’s work. And I quite like Rizzoli & Isles, the TNT show based on her characters, best friends Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles. But make no...
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....
August 8 2011

Rizzoli & Isles, Dresden, and Statham: Back Pat Round-Up

We pointed out that seemingly irresisitible combination of women and dead bodies! Whether you already follow Tess Gerritsen’s novels about Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura...
June 17 2011

Fresh Meat: The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen

I admit it. I didn’t love Tess Gerritsen’s Ice Cold, and I was nervous that I might be about to lose a favorite author. But with the ninth in her Rizzoli & Isles seris, The Silent Girl, she’s...
June 15 2011

The Nero Award Nominees Announced

The Wolfe Pack was founded nearly thirty-five years ago to study, analyze, and thoroughly enjoy the numerous Nero Wolfe books and novellas written by Rex Stout. Although the club is headquartered in...
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....