A couple weeks ago I was watching a horror movie (and may I digress for just a moment to say that horror movies don't really impress me much anymore? One has to be pretty darn good to be 'scary'.) and I thought about some of the lessons or truisms to be learned from these movies. I posted some of them on Facebook but later I wrote them down to post them on my blog. Plus, this would be a good…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on May 30, 2014 at 8:14pm — No Comments
How far would you go to protect a secret? Would you risk your job for it, your friends your family? Would you kill for it?Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 30, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments
Crime just doesn't happen in the small east Texas town of LaBorde. It certainly doesn't happen to respectable people like Richard Dane and his family. Until that July night, Richard's toughest job was dealing with his young toddler son and his penchant for always spilling his milk. Then, that one night, he killed a man and everything changed.
Not that he had a choice. Not when his family, Ann and their four year old son Jordan, were at stake. Not when somebody had broken into…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 29, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments
Elmo “Slick” Gurken has a job so private investigator Bubba Mabry had to go over to the Pink Pony Gentlemen's Club. Every city has that kind of joint that is always in the news thanks to zoning battles and crime reports. For Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Pink Pony is that kind of place. Considering the bouncers made him pay the ten dollar cover charge to get in the building the job had better be a good one.
The natural redhead and top performer “Joy Forever” is missing and…Continue
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Had a great time talking to the audience at Bognor Regis Library on 20 May. They were a lovely friendly group of people and I was delighted to meet many die hard DI Andy Horton fans.
If you haven’t tried the DI Andy Horton novels yet, there are currently eleven in the Horton series, with the latest,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 23, 2014 at 9:29pm — No Comments
And we also loved going out for cocktails. We probably met at some swanky bar, or curious hell hole, or trendy hipster joint five days a week after…Continue
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Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch newspaper has come a long way since June 1992. Back then he was a young reporter working the sports beat who, by the luck of the draw and the fact that no one else was available, was forced into helping cover from the start one of the worst murder cases in the history of Rhode Island. A case that ultimately resulted in the very justified conviction of a killer who is definitively going to kill again if he ever gets…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 22, 2014 at 2:48am — No Comments
My panel appearance at CrimeFest 2014 was on Friday 15 May at 17.10 and the last panel of the day. Beforehand I spent some time catching up with some of my fellow crime writers and my publisher before taking tea and a delicious slice of Bara Brith Cake (Welsh fruit loaf) in the cafe in Bristol Library where I chatted to the librarians, delighted to hear that my crime novels are very popular with their readers.
After fortifying myself it was time to head for the Green Room in…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 19, 2014 at 9:46pm — No Comments
Today I join in the World Blog Tour. I've done something similar in the past but I hope to keep it going by first, thanking the one who proceeded me, Sherri Hanson, (www.sherriehansen.wordpress.com…Continue
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Three more speaking engagements in libraries have been added to my calendar of events for 2014 which means that I will be speaking and meeting lots of readers in libraries around the UK.
I’m delighted to have been asked to speak to readers at Bognor Regis, Worthing, Lymington, Yate and Weymouth Libraries about the flawed and rugged hero …Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 15, 2014 at 1:12am — No Comments
It is 1921 and former U.S. Marshall Gideon Miles is far from the Wyoming Territory and his old job. Miles is 67 now and these days he and his wife Violet run a jazz club in New Orleans. The “VioMiles Club” opened on Royal Street just a few months ago and business is good except for all the paperwork involved. Miles had quite a colorful career before retiring in 1910 and had done himself and the job proud. But, that was then and this is now and the paperwork hurts him more than anything the…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 13, 2014 at 12:02am — No Comments
Sunday, May 25th--you know you need to read about Skiatook Lake after you ski it Memorial Day weekend.
STRIKE PRICE is set in Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma, except for the scenes in North Dakota, Minnesota, Chicago, San Antonio, Vancouver, England, Paris, Florence, and the south of England...
Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble - Woodland Plaza
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The collection opens with the signature story “Beat On The Brat” where Stevie Boyle makes balloon animals for the kids. These days he is far from his days of playing for the New York Yankees, but he can bring some joy to the neighborhood kids by making anything they want with the balloons. But he can't change their reality or his own. As the story shifts in point of view through various characters readers learn quite a lot about life and justice in this award winning story.…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments
It was just a strange twist of fate that bought U.S. Marshall Gideon Miles to Little Ridge. He is looking for Edward Gandy who is wanted for bank robbery in two states. According to the local Sheriff from what little Miles could get out of him, Gandy has been a farmer in the area for the past three years, has a daughter, and is a good guy. The idea that Gandy could have ever done bank robbery is unthinkable to the Sheriff.…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2014 at 1:42am — No Comments
Agent Dev Mallory was supposed to get off the train in Corvair, California. He would have too if he hadn't been drugged and slept through the train stop. He also had with him a young female Secret Service agent named Tess O’Neill who was also supposed to get off the train with him in Corvair. Now, as the train approaches Rock Creek and the fog lifts from his mind, Mallory realizes she is missing. According to the conductor she appeared to be ill and was escorted off the train by two unknown…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2014 at 1:07am — No Comments
Things often don’t go as planned. Elliot Stilling had planned out his suicide and it should have worked. As far as he is concerned as this novella from author Jake Hinkson opens, it is exceedingly unfortunate that he didn’t stay dead. He had been dead for about three minutes when the emergency room staff at a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas screwed up everything and brought him back to life.
The only thing he really remembers is seeing a black star tattooed on the wrist of…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 9, 2014 at 12:23am — No Comments
Following Every Last Secret and Every Broken Trust Chief of Campus Police Skeet Bannion is back in Every Hidden Fear. Secrets have a way of coming back home to roost and that certainly is the case with the return of Ash Mowbray.
Back in the day he had been what would now be termed “a troubled teen.” Unfortunately for many of the residents of Brewster, Missouri the return of Ash means huge problems. Secrets long thought buried in the…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 8, 2014 at 11:11pm — No Comments