January 2012 Blog Posts (132)

VA Festival of the Book

I will be on an author’s panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book. You can check out all the details here. http://www.vabook.org/site12/participants/details.php?partID=175

Added by Austin S. Camacho on January 31, 2012 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Hanging Hill - Mo Hayder

Have you read or heard of Mo Hayder? Well, if you're a thriller/mystery/crime addict, you'll want to look her up.

Hanging Hill is in set in England. In the prologue we're introduced to a pair of sisters - Zoe, always the strong, resilient one,  is a police…

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Added by Luanne Ollivier on January 31, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Calling all crime writers!

I wanted to let members of CrimeSpace know about a new crime fiction ebook publishing company that my partners and I are setting up and ask you to help spread the word to authors looking for a publisher.



Bang! Publishing is currently accepting submissions. Our guidelines are on our temporary website www.bangpublishing.com and any sub-genre of crime fiction is welcome. The main things that we are looking…

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Added by Sarah Fabiny on January 31, 2012 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Author UPdate

Much has happened since my last post here.First, I had a great book signing at the Annapolis Bookstore.It’s one of the last great independent bookstores in my area, with a café and a nice selection of used, antique and new books.I made a lot of new friends that day.

I also signed books at the monthly luncheon put on by…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on January 31, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

The G-ZONE this week!

Another great week on The G-ZONE!

Great guests, plenty of fun and most of all: great stuff for any reader or author. Tune in,call in, email in a question, be part of the conversation!

Monday Jan. 30 11.30 am EST- International Best-Selling author David L. Hoof

Tues. Jan. 31 4pm EST- Jo-Anne Vandermullen

Wed. Feb 1 2.30 pm EST- Lisa Doctor

Thursday Feb. 2 5.30 pm EST – Stephen H. King

Friday –TGIF-Feb. 3 4pm EST-CK Webb/Anthony Neil Smith/Les Edgerton…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 30, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Chance for UK library users to nominate their favourite crime authors for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award 2012

The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain (CWA) Dagger in the Library, 2012 gives UK readers and librarians the chance to nominate their favourite crime author for this prestigious award.  I was delighted to have reached the long list  in 2008 and would be chuffed if I made it again to either the long list or the short list.



Nominations opened on 1st January 2012 and close on 31st March 2012 so there's time to get your…
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 30, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Review - The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty

Book Title:   THE COLD COLD GROUND

Author:  Adrian McKinty

Location:   Northern Ireland

Series:   Sean Duffy

Publisher:   Serpents Tail / Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2012



Northern Ireland. Spring 1981.



Hunger strikes. Riots. Power cuts.



A homophobic serial killer with a penchant for opera. And a young woman's suicide that may yet turn out to be murder.



On the surface, the events are unconnected, but then things - and people…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Review - Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood

Book Title:   COCAINE BLUES

Author:  Kerry Greenwood

ISBN:   9781742377438

Location:   Melbourne

Series:   Phryne Fisher

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2012



Introducing Australia's most elegant and irrepressible sleuth.



The London season is in full fling at the end of the 1920s, but the Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the green-grey eyes, diamante garters and outfits that should not be sprung suddenly on those of nervous…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Review - Miles Off Course, Sulari Gentill

Book Title:   MILES OFF COURSE

Author:  Sulari Gentill

ISBN:   9780987068521

Location:  New South Wales

Series:   Rowland Sinclair

Publisher:   Pantera Press

Year of Publication:   2012



In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companions are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic - Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant indeed.



And then Harry Simpson vanishes.



Croquet and pre-dinner cocktails are abandoned for the High…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

our love affair is a wonderous thing.

Lee Child returns to Jack Reacher's time while a member of the military to tell this story.

 

Reacher is a major in the military police and assigned to observe a murder investigation outside of a U.S. Ranger base in rural Mississippi.

 

He meets the sheriff, Elizabeth Devereaux. She tells him…

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Added by michael draper on January 30, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments

Your Feedback Requested on This Cover

Here's the second version of the cover to my upcoming reference e-book. What do you think? Here's a link to the first one.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on January 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The universality of the laundering criminal offence

In the FBI action against Kim Dotcom uploaders of copy right protected items now also face a laundering charge. It is a good example of the way in which the state bends and strechted the legal tools which were once put into place for a specific threat: first against drug money, then against organised crime (whatever that means), to protect the integrity of the financial system (but undermined by its own most non-integre…

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Added by P.C. van Duyne on January 29, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Left Coast Crime, Thomas Caplan, reviews, interviews & giveaways in new KRL issue

New issue of Kings River Life is up! We have a fun interview with suspense/spy novelist Thomas Caplan, a review of his book "The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen" & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/28/interview-with-suspense-author-thomas-caplanbook-reviewgiveaway/

Some history on how Left Coast Crime was first created & some tips on doing…

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Added by Lorie Ham on January 29, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments

Amy Alessio and Hearts & Daggers by Margot Justes

I'd like to introduce Amy Alessio, my partner in crime, or Hearts & Daggers, three novellas celebrating Valentine's Day.

Amy is an outstanding YA librarian, an author, a collector of vintage cookbooks, and Amy offers very successful cooking & cookbook programs to Libraries-successful as in room filled to capacity-successful. Did I forget to mention that Amy is a wife and mother? I have no idea how she does it, maybe some of her energy I'd like to introduce my partner in crime…

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Added by Margot Justes on January 29, 2012 at 2:06am — No Comments

Creating Character Quirks

When you hear the name Sherlock Holmes, what are some of the things you imagine? The distinctive deerstalker hat? The curved pipe, maybe a magnifying glass? It’s a classic image, somewhat created by those who portrayed Holmes on stage. Maybe some remember Holmes playing the violin during periods when a case particularly perplexed him. Or maybe his storing his tobacco in a stocking. Possibly the true fans will remember his use of cocaine.

 

Nero Wolfe brings to mind a large man…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on January 28, 2012 at 11:54pm — 6 Comments

Looking for Something Amazing to Stuff Those Ereaders With This Weekend? Here Are Some of Trestle Press New Releases This Week!

“Amish Forever-Volume 4- A Cold Winter”- Roger Rheinheimer & Crystal Linn

“Amish Knitting Circle- Volume 8- Wings To Fly”- Karen Anna Vogel

“What Friends Are Made Of”- Randy K. Wallace

“How I Met Your Mother- Volume 5- Shattered Glass”- Mark cooper

“Slouching Toward Bethlehem- Volume 4- The Stranger in Dreams”- William Tooker

“Without Notice”- Jason Hughes

“The Man of Shadows-Volume 3”- Angel Zapata

“Wicked Little Lies-Volume 3” –Tanya…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 28, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

Kevin Helmick is releasing "Heartland Gothic" this Weekend!

Heartland Gothic is a black comedy of going home and reawaking. Depression, early midlife crisis, and strange small town eccentricities drive this gothic story of failed Hollywood screen writer Mark West after he survives losing his contract, agent, car, girlfriend, and a comical suicide attempt on the same day he…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 28, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments

EDGAR-NOMINATED HEAD GAMES FREE TODAY FOR KINDLE

Starting today for a very brief time, my 2007 debut novel, HEAD GAMES, is available for free download exclusively for your Kindle right here.

This is the novel that introduced crime…

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Added by Craig McDonald on January 27, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Joshua J. Mark releases "A Joke"

  Carl Miller isn't good with people and goes out of his way to avoid them. Eric Eastman is a popular architect and friends with everyone. When the two men meet, by chance, at Herm's bar, they strike up an instant friendship unfamiliar to Carl.

His life begins to unfold in ways he could never have imagined until his new…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 27, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Publication day in the UK for the NEW DI Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, A Killing Coast, by Pauline Rowson

A Killing Coast by Pauline Rowson I'm delighted to announce that  the seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels set in the Solent area on the South Coast of England, A Killing Coast …
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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 26, 2012 at 6:53pm — No Comments

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