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L.T. GRAHAM - THE BLUE JOURNAL (2015)

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When one of Randi Conway’s psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Detective Anthony Walker.
 
Formerly a New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent…
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Added by Colman on April 21, 2015 at 11:12pm — No Comments

EVANGELINE JENNINGS - RIDING IN CARS WITH GIRLS (2015)

I don't usually give books a hard sell, but on this occasion I'm happy to make an exception. 
 
Riding in Cars with Girls goes on sale today and for the…
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Added by Colman on April 20, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Book Marketing: It's Not Just For The Sane Anymore...

Part of any author's life is the "joy" of shouldering the hobo-stick, pulling on the walking shoes... and hitting the highway (literally, or on the Internet's Information Highway) to MARKET the flippin' thing.

That is a "given" for all scribes, whether publisher-published or indie/self-pubb'd variety, if only because nobody will market the everlovin' hell out of your books like YOU will.

It can be akin to an…

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Added by Earl Merkel on April 19, 2015 at 12:40am — No Comments

Deadly Contemplation

Hi Guys, 

Has anyone every read Deadly Contemplation? Well, if you have then book two is now…

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Added by G.K. Taylor on April 17, 2015 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Review of BLOOD ON SNOW by Jo Nesbo

Gripping new Crime novel from the Norwegian author. MURDER BEACH MYSTERY REVIEWS. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com

Added by William Wilde on April 15, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Interview With Thriller Writer Eden Sharp

There is a new interview on my website of thriller writer Eden Sharp.

Eden Sharp Interview

 

I'm looking for more crime writers to interview on my blog. If you…

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Added by John Moralee on April 14, 2015 at 5:43am — No Comments

Review: "Dead Broke In Jarret Creek: A Samuel Craddock Mystery" by Terry Shames

Former Police Chief Samuel Craddock didn’t want to be police chief again or investigate any more murders. But, the last few months have been kind of rough in the small south Texas town of Jarret Creek. There were some murders and Samuel Cradock, bum knee and all, got dragged into solving them. Deep in the grip of winter Jarrett Creek is about to have still more problems.

 

The town is bankrupt. The night before there had been an emergency meeting of several of the town’s…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 13, 2015 at 4:53am — No Comments

Review: "The Setup Man" by T. T. Monday

The appeal for me is the same as it ever was. Playing a child’s game for money can be hard on your self-respect. Even now, I’m still not a doctor or a diplomat, but I’m more than I was. I’m more than a guy on a bench cracking seeds, waiting for a lefty to bat in the eighth.

God help me if a man’s not entitled to that. (Page 5)

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 13, 2015 at 4:41am — No Comments

Review: "The Rabbit Died" by Sue Anne Jaffarian

Easter Sunday is another holiday that is not going well. Zelda is used to family dysfunction and the resulting stressful holiday, but this year is way worse than normal. Her Dad quit his job at the car dealership and took the bimbo secretary with him. He also caused huge financial issues as he has cashed out the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 11, 2015 at 12:56am — No Comments

GERALD SEYMOUR - HARRY'S GAME

Blurb........... A British cabinet minister is gunned down on a London street by an IRA assassin. In the wake of a national outcry, the authorities must find the hitman. But the trail is long cold, the killer gone to ground in Belfast, and they must resort to more unorthodox methods to…

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Added by Colman on April 8, 2015 at 6:42pm — No Comments

ANTONIN VARENNE - LOSER'S CORNER

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2008. George “The Wall” Crozat has racked up thirty-eight victories (twenty-three of them by knock-out), eight defeats, and an empty bank account. Finally ready to hang up the gloves and focus on his career as a police officer, his chief concern is…
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Added by Colman on April 8, 2015 at 5:58pm — No Comments

The elevator pitch

Just a few thoughts on something you may not think you need, but then spend a day kicking yourself when the opportunity pops up and you’re caught by surprise.

You’ve plowed through 4 drafts, wrestled with two copy editors, and finally put the finishing touches on that book you started writing two years ago. So you think you’re done, right? I don’t think so.

Now you need a stop-them-in-their-tracks query, so it’s back to work. You spend the next month perfecting the hook and…

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Added by R. Michael Phillips on April 4, 2015 at 11:57pm — No Comments

Review: "Li’l Tom and the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau: The Case of the Parrots Desaparecidos" by Angela Crider Neary

Li’l Tom is a kitten that is doing pretty good for himself these days as he heads up the elite Pussyfoot Detective Bureau of Telegraph Hill located in San Francisco. The hill is a great place to have a business as well as his residence because there are so many places to hide and do cat things. Because the humans of the San Francisco Police Department aren’t interested, the Pussyfoot Detective Bureau helps animals with their problems such as missing rubber toys, catnip traffickers, and…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on April 4, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

NIGEL BIRD - SMOKE

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"Grim, but really good" Ian Rankin
 
Carlo Salvino returns home missing an arm and a leg. He's keen to win back the affections of his teenage girlfriend and mother of his child. If he can take his revenge on the…
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Added by Colman on April 4, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Publishing a Crime Novel Using CreateSpace

When I was twelve, I self-published my first book. It was a fantasy story I wrote on an old typewriter with a fading ribbon. To make my story look like a real paperback, I cut some sheets of A4 down to the right size with a pair of fairly blunt scissors that resulted in every sheet being a little ragged and not quite straight because I didn’t have a proper paper slicer. I sellotaped about two hundred pages together into my book, which didn’t look exactly…

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Added by John Moralee on April 4, 2015 at 4:37am — No Comments

LAWRENCE BLOCK - BORDERLINE

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THE SCORCHING PULP NOVEL BY LAWRENCE BLOCK, AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS!
 
On the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico, five lives are about to collide - with fatal results. You'll…
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Added by Colman on April 4, 2015 at 1:09am — No Comments

JAMES LEE BURKE - SWAN PEAK

A few spoilers below!

Blurb........Detective Dave Robicheaux returns in another adventure. Only this time, he travels from New Iberia Parish to the wilds of Montana. Swan Peak is the sequel to Black Cherry Blues, the third title in the Robicheaux series. In it, Clete Purcel…
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Added by Colman on April 2, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

NEIL CROSS - CAPTURED (2010)

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Even though he is still young, Kenny has just weeks to live. Before he dies, he wants to find his childhood best friend Callie Barton and thank her for the kindness she showed him when they were at school together. But when Kenny begins his search, he discovers that Callie…
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Added by Colman on April 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DON PENDLETON - THE EXECUTIONER: WAR AGAINST THE MAFIA (1969)

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To avenge his family, a soldier brings home the Vietnam War
 
In the jungles of Southeast Asia, no sniper was more ruthless than Mack Bolan. After twelve years in-country, with ninety-five confirmed kills, he comes home to the…
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Added by Colman on April 1, 2015 at 6:59pm — No Comments

LEE GOLDBERG/JANET EVANOVICH - THE HEIST

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FBI Special Agent Kate O'Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world's most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss 
thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends…
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Added by Colman on March 31, 2015 at 6:21pm — No Comments

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