May 2010 Blog Posts (130)

Happy Memorial Day

On Memorial Day we must all remember that the story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. Poet Maya Angelou reminded us how important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

So take some time during your long weekend to visit the resting place of some of our lost service members. And when you're standing at one of the markers or head stones, stop and listen. As Aaron Kilbourn said, the dead soldier's…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 31, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Review - On The Run, Colin McLaren

Book Title: ON THE RUN

Author: Colin McLaren

Publisher: Victory Books

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-522-85703-0

No of Pages: 286



Book Synopsis:



Cole Goodwin spent years undercover, infiltrating the Mafia and putting the Australian Godfather behind bars for twenty years. As his team celebrate the 'guilty' verdict, the Mafia are rolling out a vendetta, aided by Cole's corrupt boss. The dodgy Inspector Mack has plans for a prosperous retirement in France, and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 31, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Joseph T. "Cap" Shaw



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Added by Brian Drake on May 31, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Review - The Gigolo Murder, Mehmet Murat Somer

Book Title: THE GIGOLO MURDER

Author: Mehmet Murat Somer

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1846686948

No of Pages: 255



Book Synopsis:



Devastated by a break-up, our unnamed Turkish transvestite heroine swaps her catsuit for pyjamas and becomes a recluse. But her friends refuse to let her waste away in self-pity and drag her out to make up the numbers for a party. There's serious grooming to do before our girl's up to the challenge - her… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 31, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Presumption of Innocence – or Not

Think Atlanta summer Olympics – Richard Jewell – a victim of a ‘trial by media.’ Eric Robert Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber, and does his name even ring a bell? He pled guilty to that bombing, as well as several others. The mayor of Atlanta publicly thanked Jewell in 2006, recognizing him as the hero we all initially thought he was. Almost exactly a year… Continue

Added by Barri L. Bumgarner on May 31, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Author Update

The book signing at the Borders in the Annapolis Mall was short but sweet. I was there for two hours and signed all of the books they had ordered. It was also time enough for me to be visited by a couple of old friends who were in the area, which always makes it more fun. I'm looking forward to my next visit there, when the managers assure me they'll have more of my titles in the store.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 31, 2010 at 5:47am — No Comments

My Book, Reaper's Dozen, Is Now Available

Hey, gang:…


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Added by Brian Drake on May 30, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Extract

I've been attempting to write for years with nothing really ever being completed. I started this year setting a goal for myself that I would finish something. I'm going to post an extract of what I've got so far. Word count as of 30th May 2010 is around 17,000 words. I'm going to post Chapter 5. It's still a rough draft. I'll go over everything when I'm finished.



Working Title: Cohesion.



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Added by Lee Brett on May 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Kindles Outselling Print Books?

Check out my newest blog for the story:

Cheers
Vin
www.vincentzandri.com


Added by Vincent Zandri on May 30, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments

Dead of Knight by William R. Potter is available in the Amazon Kindle store!



Dead of Knight by William R. Potter is available in the Amazon Kindle store!





A serial killer is on the loose, terrorizing the unsuspecting citizens of rural…

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Added by William R. Potter on May 30, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

FIRST ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SCENE OF THE CRIME BOOK CONTEST



May 29, 2010

In honor of Memorial Day, here is the first annual Scene of the Crime book contest.

The prize: one autographed copy of my nonfiction work, Hitler in…

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Added by J. Sydney Jones on May 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MORE TALES OF COLD WAR VIENNA ON SCENE OF THE CRIME

The Man in the Tower





We continue with personal reminiscences of Cold War Vienna:…

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Added by J. Sydney Jones on May 29, 2010 at 2:27pm — 2 Comments

Go Visit The Kill Zone

John Gilstrap has started an excellent discussion over at The Kill Zone blog. His post is good; some of the comments are even better. (mine excepted.) Well worth a look.

http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2010/05/such-anger.html


Added by Dana King on May 29, 2010 at 2:27am — 1 Comment

It's Official -- The Bridge to air on CBS starting July 10th

The cop show I worked on last year in Toronto, The Bridge, has finally been officially added to the CBS summer schedule and will debut on Saturday, July 10th at 8:00 pm.



Here is the show's description from CBS:



THE BRIDGE is a drama about a tough and dedicated police officer who is voted to become the police union's dynamic leader. To serve the public as well as his 8,000 fellow officers, charismatic Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) battles criminals on the street,…

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Added by John McFetridge on May 28, 2010 at 1:03am — 6 Comments

How to create empathy as a writer

Malcolm Muggeridge (an old English literateur) once said that George Orwell “was no good as a novelist, because he didn’t have the interest in character.” Well, I didn’t need to tell you who George Orwell was, so you may doubt the judgment of the largely forgotten Muggeridge. But I think he was very close to an important factor for the novelist.


Here’s why: Character creates empathy in a novel. It puts the reader in a relationship with the work. Muggeridge’s…
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Added by Matt Rees on May 27, 2010 at 11:42pm — 4 Comments

Questions

A student asked me 5 basic questions about being a writer. You might enjoy my answers, which I posted on my main blog- http://bit.ly/OwdIf - If you're a writer, how would YOU answer them?

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 27, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Finally, good news to report about my Unsolved book!

Hello Everyone,

Almost a year to the day after my last post (time sure flies, doesn't it?), I am pleased to announce my new True Crime book is finished, and will be available at fine booksellers including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters, Target, Indigo, and many more at the end of May.

Unsolved: True Canadian Cold Cases profiles 12 still-solvable cases from 1967 to the present day. Not all the cases are well-known,…

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Added by Robert J. Hoshowsky on May 27, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Now this is a COVER!

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Added by O'Neil De Noux on May 27, 2010 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

Meet Me in MD Saturday

The Borders in the Annapolis Mall is just three miles from the U.S. Naval Academy, and I'm proud to be signing my novels there Saturday from… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 26, 2010 at 9:23pm — No Comments

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