June 2014 Blog Posts (21)

The wonders of Worthing beckoned crime author Pauline Rowson

On Saturday 28 June I was invited to talk to readers at Worthing Library about crime writing and my crime novels.

Worthing is a seaside town and the largest in the county of West Sussex. It nestles at…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 30, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

CSI Portsmouth where crime fiction meets crime fact is to be sponsored by Pan Macmillan's Bello imprint

I'm delighted that Publisher, Bello, Pan Macmillan’s digital imprint is to sponsor CSI Portsmouth 2014

CSI Portsmouth brings together bestselling crime authors, police, crime and forensic experts to debate crime fiction versus crime…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 28, 2014 at 3:20am — No Comments

Free Kindle Books Through June 29

Starting today, all of my Kindle e-books will be free on Amazon through Sunday, June 29. Included are:

 

A Small Sacrifice. Nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Indie PI Novel, it’s the story of Chicago investigator Nick Forte, who is asked to clear the name of a man who has been…

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Added by Dana King on June 26, 2014 at 5:54am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson entertains the audience of Ringwood U3A with tales of crime

On Thursday 19 June I had the pleasure of speaking to members of a very friendly and welcoming U3a at Ringwood. Ringwood is an historic market town in Hampshire (England) located on the River Avon, on the western edge of the New Forest. It’s situated between Southampton and Bournemouth.

Apparently Ringwood had a long history of a thriving hand knitting industry. (I knew I should have taken my knitting). It became famous for its "Ringwood" woollen gloves, which were knitted in…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 26, 2014 at 2:08am — No Comments

DUBIOUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For authors who give away the most free copies of their works in a given year. And the award goes to...

Added by Dan L. Coleman on June 25, 2014 at 10:38pm — 5 Comments

THE KILLING: UNCOMMON DENOMINATOR now available!

Happy pub day to me! My original novel based on the television series The Killing publishes today! 

When firefighters respond to a suspected meth explosion at a trailer park, they discover a man’s body in a neighboring trailer, unburned but with terrible head wounds. The meth cooker lies in…

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Added by Karen Dionne on June 24, 2014 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Killer Evidence Legal Thrillers 4-Book Bundle by Bestselling Crime Writer R. Barri Flowers

Killer Evidence Legal Thrillers 4-Book Bundle contains four full length legal suspense thriller novels by award winning criminologist and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including State’s Evidence, Persuasive Evidence, Justice Served, and Fractured…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 24, 2014 at 1:22am — No Comments

WIP: First chapter of new Al Pennyback novel, 'Deadbeat'

     A man always takes full responsibility for his actions. That’s what Uncle Buddy used to say to us boys who hung around him all the time. Uncle Buddy was something of an enigma. He never told us where he came from, but from the way he talked we knew he wasn’t from East Texas. He didn’t have that slow, sugary…

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Added by Charles A. Ray on June 23, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Serial Killer Thrillers 5-Book Bundle by R. Barri Flowers

Serial Killer Thrillers 5-Book Bundle contains five full length thriller novels by award winning criminologist and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Justice Served, Killer in the Woods, and Murder…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 23, 2014 at 4:45am — No Comments

Author Interview and Book Give-Away

Maybe you can't afford a trip to Kenya on your summer vacation, but you can win a copy of Annamaria Alfieri's “Strange Gods” for a summer read. Catch my review and an author interview at http://kingsriverlife.com/06/21/strange-gods-by-annamaria-alfieri/

Added by Sunny Frazier on June 22, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Review of THE SON by Jo Nesbo

Latest thriller by Norwegian Crime novelist. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com

Added by William Wilde on June 21, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Transylvanica High Paranormal Mystery Series Bundle by R. Barri Flowers

Transylvanica High Series Bundle is the full length first two novels of the bestselling teen vampire series, including Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter and Out for Blood.

 

In Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Kula…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 19, 2014 at 2:45am — No Comments

The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle by R. Barri Flowers

The Sex Slave Murders True Crime Bundle: Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego\Fred & Rose West\Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka contains one full length bestselling true crime book and two true crime short…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 19, 2014 at 2:41am — No Comments

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle by R. Barri Flowers

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai.

 

Murder in…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 19, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments

Reader's Competition for new crime novel Hunting Pleasure

I have now had my 5th genre published.  I am excited about that. More so by the competition I am running in relation to it.  Sam King the 'author' of my novel is an anagram of masking.  This is in relation to the signature serial killer in the novel.   The novel is inspired by Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and much more.…

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Added by Sam King on June 17, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

THE HECTOR LASSITER SERIES RETURNS

February, 2011: One True Sentence is released, the fourth of the Hector Lassiter novels.

At its climax, crime novelist Hector Lassiter wanders into a woman’s Paris apartment, bleeding and pushed past all points of exhaustion. The story ends on a dark and ambiguous note:

“In the blackness, Hector felt himself falling.”

Then, a kind of real blackness swallowed up Hector and his ongoing series.

Nearly all of the planned Lassiter novels were finished long…

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Added by Craig McDonald on June 15, 2014 at 6:45am — No Comments

Let's Get (Meta) Physical

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What do belly dancers, ghost hunters, tarot cards, and crystal from Brazil all have in common? They and much more were seen at the 25th Annual Metaphysical Fair (commonly known as the Psychic Fair) held last weekend at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

This annual events brought over 80 vendors and speakers. If you're a true believer, an open-minded skeptic like me, or just curious, this…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on June 13, 2014 at 9:52pm — No Comments

A captive audience for tales of DI Andy Horton at Solent U3A

Over a hundred people turned out to hear me talk about my flawed and rugged detective, DI Andy Horton on 11 June at Solent U3A.  I entertained members of the audience with tales of the dogged Portsmouth cop and explained how I plot, research and write my crime novels set on the South Coast of England.…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 13, 2014 at 4:03am — No Comments

Deadly Waters, a DI Andy Horton crime novel, on Special Offer on Kindle Now

My crime novels have been chosen to be featured in special sizzling summer promotions this year with June kicking off with a great offer on Kindle, Deadly Waters, the second in the DI Andy Horton series…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 7, 2014 at 2:58am — No Comments

Adult Truth #14

#14I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.”

What is needed is a phone that will list the name of the person who's calling even if you don't have that person as a contact. So much easier to avoid sales people or telemarketers. I still get calls from them every once in awhile.

This truth reminded…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on June 6, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments

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