August 2012 Blog Posts (86)

Review - The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler

Book Title:  THE HYPNOTIST

Author:  Lars Kepler

ISBN:   9780374173951

Location:   Sweden

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Year of Publication:   2011



In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 31, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Book Review: "Trespasser:A Novel" by Paul Doiron

For Game Warden Mike Bowditch it has already been a very long day when he was told by dispatch about the possible car accident. Dispatcher Lori Williams says a deer was killed in the impact but the driver was not injured. He isn’t sure why he would be needed and with Mr. Varnum yelling at him he is very focused on the immediate problem at hand. Bowditch is on what is supposed to be his last call of the day out at Hank Varnum’s place where all-terrain vehicle riders have been causing…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 31, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

A North Dakota Man Camp Murder

One of the reasons I'm not running into writer's block while writing novel number 2 is the subject matter. It's a crime thriller set in the oil boom of North Dakota. There's plenty of first-hand research to draw from, as well as scores of news articles.

 

Other than the oil itself (North Dakota is…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on August 30, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson on the emotions involved in writing a crime novel

Each stage of writing a novel for me brings with it a range of different emotions. These range from excitement and frustration, to relief, doubt and fear, plus a whole lot in between.

I'm currently working on the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series and the theme is developing nicely.Eager to begin writing I don't wait until I have a complete outline. I don't even wait until I have conducted all my research and I certainly have no idea at this stage who the killer is and why. All I know…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on August 29, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments

I Love Reviews

The good, bad and ugly, I love reviews. Here's the early take on NIGHT BLIND, the first novel in the Blake Sanders thriller series, out in October, 2012.

 

“Sherer’s NIGHT BLIND is the type of story I crave—a deep mystery wrapped in an impossible to put down thriller. This is a novel that will keep you up late, and force you out of bed early to start reading again. Loved every page of it.”

—Brett Battles, author of SICK and the Jonathan Quinn…

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Added by Michael W. Sherer on August 29, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments

Book Review: "Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel" by James Lee Burke

Morphine is a wonderful drug for those who need it. Dave Robicheaux certainly needs it as he slowly recovers in a New Orleans hospital from being shot twice in the back. For a person with Dave’s documented addictions, morphine is a dangerous drug that could easily end his hard fought sobriety. Morphine also has caused Dave and others to question his sanity as he no longer apparently knows what is real or not.

 

Despite what others have told him, Dave Robicheaux believes that a…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 29, 2012 at 1:35am — No Comments

New Conference web site

Today I talk about the thinking that went into building the web site for the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity con on my blog, Another Writers Life - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com  . Check it out!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 29, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments

Review - Bunker, Andrea Maria Schenkel

Book Title:  BUNKER

Author:  Andrea Maria Schenkel

ISBN:  9781849161121

Location: Germany

Publisher:  Quercus

Year of Publication:  2011



It had been a normal day at work. Monika was locking up, ready to head home, when the man arrived. She didn't even see his fist until it was far too late...



Bundled into a car, tied up and taken in darkness to an old mill in the thick of a forest, she has been flung into a bunker. It is only now, as time passes and she…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 28, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Criminal Element reviews Angel With A Bullet

Criminal Element reviews Angel With A Bullet today, saying: "If you have a taste for vintage crime fiction, screwball comedies, and the lighter side of noir, Angel With a Bullet might be right up your alley."…

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Added by Grant McKenzie on August 28, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Long Beach Poetry

Last night, I went to this month’s After the Carnival reading in Long Beach. It was the book launch for Michael Buckley’s new short story collection, Miniature Men, from World Parade Books. Tonight, I’ll be…

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Added by John Michael Brantingham on August 28, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Another Five-star Review

Another 5-star review! Alain in Ottawa posted this on Amazon about The Orion Assignment:

“Very good story, lots of action! Good characters that you get attached to, very credible story line. Full of action with very bad villains. Looking forward to reading more of Austin's books.”…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 28, 2012 at 4:31am — No Comments

Robert B. Parker, the most marvelous, crime writer, ever

I know it’s a bit late (more than 2 years, in fact), but I’d like to say a few, brief words about one of my favorite authors, Robert B. Parker

I was originally introduced to Mr. Parker’s work by my mother.  An avid reader of crime fiction, my mother and I started exchanging books when I was a teenager.

The first Parker novel she introduced me to was “Playmates”, in 1989.  Yes, I was late for the bandwagon, but when it rolled down my street, I happily jumped on…

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Added by Reginald on August 27, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments

The Room. (I'm not sure where to go from here.)

The Room.

Preface.

What I am going to write here is a story with no dialogue, quite a challenge I know, however when the last full stop is dotted I will have hopefully achieved it or not. Whether anybody has done it before I have no idea, as yet I have not read it, perhaps I will be the first, so let the story commence.

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The white room contained three things of importance. The room itself was basic; it had no windows and no sign of a door as such. One of the things…

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Added by Ian Paternoster on August 27, 2012 at 3:45am — No Comments

The Last Policeman - Ben H. Winters

 Ben H. Winters. You might recognize this author's name - he penned the New York Times bestseller Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Winters' latest book The Last Policemanis just as imaginative and…

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Added by Luanne Ollivier on August 27, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments

Mystery, True Blood, Sherlock Holmes & more in the new issue of Kings River Life

New issue of Kings River Life is up and it's filled with books!

First we have a review of Charlaine Harris' latest Sookie vampire book, "Deadlocked", an interview with Charlaine & a chance to win a signed copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/08/25/deadlocked-a-sookie-stackhouse-novel-by-charlaine-harris/

We also have a review of the latest fantasy novel by Richard…

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Added by Lorie Ham on August 26, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Audible.com Audio Book Sale Starts Tomorrow

 

To audio book lovers, starting Saturday, Aug. 25th, for one week, many of my audio books are on sale in Audible.com for just $5.95(and even less for members). Here's your chance to hear some great works of fiction and nonfiction such as THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, JUSTICE SERVED,…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 25, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

"For the Love of Crime Fiction" by Aaron Philip Clark

I was invited to Paul D. Brazill's blog where I chat about my love of crime fiction and other things. Read here.

Added by Aaron Philip Clark on August 25, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments

The Rat Machine by Kent Harrington

Do not forget this name: Kent Harrington.

Do not forget this title: THE RAT MACHINE



This is going to be one of the biggest and best selling books out this year.  You will not be disappointed.  You will only want…
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Added by Louis Boxer on August 25, 2012 at 2:35am — No Comments

Review - Ghost Money, Andrew Nette

Book Title:   GHOST MONEY

Author:  Andrew Nette

ISBN:  B0090O0KFC

Location:  Cambodia / Thailand

Series:  Max Quinlan

Publisher:  Snubnose Press

Year of Publication:  2012



Max Quinlan is an Australian ex-cop turned PI whose latest case is to find missing business Charles Avery. The trail leads to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Along the way Max will team up with an Australian journalist and his Cambodian translator to track Avery through the underbelly…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 24, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

What's Taking So Long?

Today I explain why it takes Intrigue Publishing a year to get a book published on my blog, Another Writer’s Life. http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 24, 2012 at 3:50am — 1 Comment

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