Book Title: THE HYPNOTIST
Author: Lars Kepler
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…
Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 31, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 31, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Benjamin Sobieck on August 30, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on August 29, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Michael W. Sherer on August 29, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 29, 2012 at 1:35am — No Comments
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
Book Title: BUNKER
Author: Andrea Maria Schenkel
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…
Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 28, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments
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."…Continue
Added by Grant McKenzie on August 28, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by John Michael Brantingham on August 28, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
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.”…Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 28, 2012 at 4:31am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Reginald on August 27, 2012 at 6:45am — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Ian Paternoster on August 27, 2012 at 3:45am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Luanne Ollivier on August 27, 2012 at 12:43am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lorie Ham on August 26, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 25, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments
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
Do not forget this name: Kent Harrington.
Do not forget this title: THE RAT MACHINE
Added by Louis Boxer on August 25, 2012 at 2:35am — No Comments
Book Title: GHOST MONEY
Author: Andrew Nette
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…
Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 24, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments
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