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Dead Site?
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Has Crimespace died? Has everyone gone somewhere else? Let me know if you have. Seems like nothing but BSP, reviews and blogs now. Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Mar 18, 2015.

BSP Only?
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What's the story on this character who seems to do nothing except Blatant Self-promotion?Isn't there any rule agains BSP with absolutely no other contribution to the site?  Personally I wouldn't buy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linton Robinson Apr 13, 2015.

Two Books Edited at the Same Time
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I have two books ready to be edited.  One the fourth in a crime series.  The other the first in another crime series. What are the logistics of having two edited at once?  Seems it might be daunting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jed Power Apr 30, 2015.

Editing Two Books at Once
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I have two books ready to be edited. One the fourth in a crime series. The other the first in another crime series. What are the logistics on having two edited at once? Seems it might be daunting and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jed Power Nov 14, 2014.


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Jan 28
Jed Power replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I'm working on novels 6 & 7 and all have been just a bit over 70,000. I like that 70-75,000 word range for a few reasons--it feels right, looks right, that's the length I enjoy reading most in crime fiction, and the publishing…"
Dec 14, 2015
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New Boston/Cambridge PI Series

1st novel in a new Boston/Harvard Square PI series, available everywhere in Trade Paper and ebook.Free reviewer copies available at--jedpower@verizon.netSee More
Jul 21, 2015
Jed Power commented on Colman's blog post FREDRIC BROWN - THE SCREAMING MIMI (1949)
"Nice review of an excellent book. An even better Brown book is "The Far Cry," one of the best crime novels ever written. "
May 20, 2015
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May 6, 2015
Jed Power replied to Jed Power's discussion Two Books Edited at the Same Time
"The 4th in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, NH crime series, "Honeymoon Hotel" is now out in paper. EBook next week.  The first in a new PI/Harvard Square & Boston's Combat Zone series, "The Combat Zone," will be out…"
Apr 30, 2015
Gippy Henry replied to Jed Power's discussion Two Books Edited at the Same Time
"I know all about missing deadlines. Finished my first suspense novel almost a year ago and self-edited for the past almost six months heading toward self-publishing.  Ready to have it professionally edited and difficult to find a good editor…"
Apr 30, 2015
I. J. Parker replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"Scandinavian author with a significant following."
Mar 18, 2015
I. J. Parker replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"It's been a while since I read Nesbo. I probably didn't like some book. Maybe I should try again. Unlike a lot of people I don't mind characters with drinking problems. If it's a police procedural, this is often due to job stress…"
Mar 18, 2015
Jed Power replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"I'm interested! Both my series characters, Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach, and Mike Malloy/Harvard Square--Boston's Combat Zone, have alcohol and/or drug issues. I know of Nesbo, but nothing of his character Harry Hole except that it's an…"
Mar 18, 2015
Suzanne replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"Think there would be any interest in discussing the treatment of alcoholism in crime fiction? The reason this came to mind is that I'm reading one of Jo Nesbo's books, and Harry Hole doesn't behave like any alcoholic I have known."
Mar 18, 2015
Jed Power replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"I have to be careful with that. I want to make friends, not lose them. But I'll keep watching and hop in whenever I can."
Mar 18, 2015
I. J. Parker replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"You flatter me, Jed!  :) What we need is some hot topic."
Mar 18, 2015
Jed Power replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"There you are I. J., right on "Recent Activity" on Main page, just like it used to be. Maybe that will generate some activity. "
Mar 18, 2015
I. J. Parker replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"Hi, Daniel.  Hope all is well with you!"
Mar 17, 2015
Stephen Morrill replied to Jed Power's discussion Dead Site?
"Daniel Hatadi: ... do check in regularly to approve new members. Many of which are very interested in finding romantic partners ... not crime fiction.... You haven't met some of my old girlfriends.     :)"
Mar 15, 2015

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Woburn, Ma
About Me:
My four crime novels in the Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach crime series are all available in Trade Paper and as Ebooks. They are "The Boss of Hampton Beach," Hampton Beach Homicide," "Blood On Hampton Beach," and "Honeymoon Hotel." The fifth novel in the series will be published in paper and e-versions May 1, 2016.
My Hampton Beach, NH bartender protagonist in all the novels is named Dan Marlowe. The real Dan Marlowe was my Dad's best friend and wrote his crime masterpiece"The Name of the Game is Death" while living with my family. He named a character in the novel after me, so I have returned the honor.
I also have a published crime novel, the first in a proposed series, called "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and prowls the Combat Zone, Boston's
red-light district. It was a finalist in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition. Its available in Trade Paper and ebook.The second book in the series is almost completed.
I have had short stories published in Hardboiled, Spinetingler, Boys' Life, Over My Dead Body, The Rap Sheet, Stone Cold--Best New England Crime Stories, Plan B, Near To The Knuckle, Yellow Mama, Naked Kiss, Shotgun Honey, Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, Kings River Life, Twist of Noir, Plan B Anthology 3, Short Story Digest, Short Story.Me!, and others.
I also collect vintage Noir/Hardboiled paperbacks. Part of which is, I believe, the largest collection of Dan Marlowe novels, magazine stories and inscribed items.
I am an "Active" member of Mystery Writers of America.
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Reader, Writer, Publisher
Books And Authors I Like:
Dan Marlowe, Charles Willeford, Harry Whittington, Fredric Brown, David Goodis, Gil Brewer, Steve Fisher, James Cain, Marcel Montecino, Eugene Izzi, Wallace Stroby, etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
ANY good Noir/Hardboiled movie. "Sopranos," "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy," in that order for TV.

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New Boston/Cambridge PI Series

1st novel in a new Boston/Harvard Square PI series, available everywhere in Trade Paper and ebook.

Free reviewer copies available…


Posted on July 21, 2015 at 4:04am

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I'm proud to be included with the other Derringer Award finalists.

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Dan Marlowe/Hampton Beach Series

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At 3:40am on September 15, 2013, dan petrosini said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Jed.

At 12:11am on March 17, 2012, Dale Phillips said…


First things first-- congratulations! You've got a book to publish.

Second, you are making important decisions with long-term consequences. In this new world of publishing, you're correct (and smart) to get control.

You need to be well-informed. Can't say this enough.

Get the following, and thoroughly digest them:

The Newbie's Guide to Publishing, by JA Konrath.

Dean Wesley Smith books:
Think Like a Publisher

Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing

New World of Publishing

Dan Poynter's Guide to Self-Publishing.

The website of Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Because being your own publisher is a business, so it pays to know the business you're getting into.

That company who offered for your book is not really a publisher, they're providing one-time services and a website listing.

These are easy things to outsource, and you don't give up profits on your book forever. Do you still want to giving up a percentage of your book 5 years down the road? 10? Longer? As they say, "forever is a long time."

Okay-- has your book been professionally edited? It's going out as your brand- is it a professional product? Because it's going to establish your reputation.

It is vital that your book cover look professional as well. Your son may do a great job-- if so, that's terrific.
Better, though, for this task is experience and a proven track record-- and right now, you can get the bargain of a lifetime-- top-notch cover designer at a steal!

For formatting, there are people who will do it for a small fee. Compare rates and see what else they've done. We're talking at best, a couple of hours work, so price accordingly.

Yes, put out the ebook on Smashwords first. Because your ebook is instantly available in ALL e-reader formats. And you can get instant notification on each sale, can do coupons for free for reviewers, and it's 1-2-3 easy.
They have a free, easy-to-follow guide. You say you aren't technically savvy-- can you follow directions? Take a look at it, and work through it.

It's a pain point to have to learn this stuff, but you'll be doing it over and over for a long while, as each book is ready. You can do this yourself, or continue to pay others to do it for you-- your choice.

And for print, go to CreateSpace. They have templates, and it's a doable process for you. I've put out 5 books of short stories since December! They look great. A couple are already listed on Amazon, and I'll get the others up.

If you're going to be in this business, it's something vital to learn, or you're giving away a huge share of profits for simple stuff. We're talking a few hours and a bit of learning curve, but well worth it as a career move.

Jed, hope this helps. Hate to see people work so hard on the writing and then hand over the money to someone else for a bit of work.

At 11:06am on March 1, 2012, Dale Phillips said…

Thanks, Jed, and let me know when your books are up. I think you'll like the Zack Taylor series. I've got a 5-story collection in print and up on Smashwords, too:

All can be sampled first, so you can see if you'll like the writing!

At 1:41am on February 21, 2012, David DeLee said…

Hey Jed. I'm in the Manchester area. Hampton Beach is great. I don't get over that way nearly enough.

At 12:54am on January 8, 2012, Charles Kelly said…

Hi, Jed.  I'm writing a biography of Dan Marlowe and I'd love to interview you. I'm on Crimespace: Charles Kelly, Scottsdale, AZ, email, phone 480-205-5982.  Thanks.

At 5:11pm on May 22, 2011, Robert Christopher said…
Welcome. ;-)

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