August 2013 Blog Posts (43)

Adult Truth #11

#11You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.”

I have to credit Todd Stone for inspiration on this discussion. Stone is the author of The Novelist Boot Camp, a how-to book geared to help writers not only develop ideas but in laying out a schedule and a process for writing and editing…


Added by Stephen Brayton on August 31, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments

Dead at the Saddleworth Moor Now in Audio

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS and MURDER AT THE PENCIL FACTORY, comes a riveting new audio true crime short, DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 29, 2013 at 3:48am — No Comments

The Sex Slave Murders 2 Now in eBook

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, comes a riveting new true crime short, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred and Rosemary West.


The gripping…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 29, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

Writing a crime series and keeping each novel fresh

Writing a crime series and keeping each novel fresh is always a challenge for crime writers. There are now nine in the DI Andy Horton series and number ten, Death Surge, is being published by Severn House in September 2013 in the UK and on 1 January 2014 in the USA. So DI Horton has come a long way since first appearing in Tide of Death in 2006.

So how does a writer keep the series fresh and the central character of interest to readers?

Readers buy my books…


Added by Pauline Rowson on August 27, 2013 at 7:45pm — No Comments

The Fire Witness - Lars Kepler

I discovered the Swedish husband and wife writing team of Lars Kepler with the first book in their Inspector Joona Linna series - The Hypnotist. (…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on August 27, 2013 at 6:53am — No Comments

Murder on Hadrian's Wall: My Novel Renamed.

After some very useful, constructive advice from a member of this site, I have renamed my Roman novel (available on Kindle) to the title above.  I have been forbidden to thank the kind lady publicly for her guidance, so will say no more than, "I.J. your cheque is in the post..."  :)

Added by Andrew Drummond on August 27, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

Donate to My Kidney Walk Team, Be a Character in My Next Maynard Soloman Story

Hear ye, hear ye: Here's how to appear as a character in the next e-book short story from the Maynard Soloman Funny…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on August 27, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Book Review: "Light Of The World" by James Lee Burke

It was supposed to be a glorious vacation for detective Dave Robicheaux, Alafair, Molly, and their friend Clete Purcell in the mountains of Montana. They are the guests of Albert Hollister. Mr.Holllister is a retired English professor of considerable reputation thanks also to his status as a novelist. His expansive property is at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains in western Montana and should be the perfect spot for Dave and the others to recover from recent traumatic…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 26, 2013 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Elmore Leonard R.I.P

Commentary on the late Elmore Leonard and his work in the Crime fiction genre. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews.

Added by William Wilde on August 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Book Review: "Massacre Pond" by Paul Doiron

October so far has been unseasonably warm in Maine and Game Warden Mike Bowditch wonders what exactly is going on because nature certainly isn't behaving herself. Neither is man because Bowditch's friend Billy Cronk has found a nightmare at the expansive estate of Elizabeth Morris where he works. Ms. Morris is incredibly wealthy and has been quietly buying in significant numbers various adjoining parcels of land. In a highly controversial move she has fenced off the land, evicted those who…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 26, 2013 at 4:29am — No Comments

Review: "SUSPECT" by Robert Crais

If Police Officer Scott James had done something different that evening his partner Stephanie Anders would still be alive. But, she isn't because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time as Scott James was looking for a very specific noodle place a Rampart Robbery detective had raved about.  Nine months later, she is still dead, the suspects involved in a brutal murder are still running free, and Police Officer Scott James is haunted by terrible physical pain and horrific…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 26, 2013 at 3:22am — No Comments

A Call For Mallory

Mallory silhouette I need Mallory Petersen!

Actually, I need a Mallory Petersen. This is your time to step up and be noticed. I'm looking for a person to be my representative Mallory Petersen.

Who is Mallory? Well, if you've been reading my two books, Beta and Alpha (and if you haven't, get to it already) you'll know I'm talking about my heroine who is a Fourth Degree Black Belt in taekwondo…


Added by Stephen Brayton on August 23, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments



Ex-army sergeant Daniel McEvoy is ready to say goodbye New Jersey's lawless underworld and concentrate on his new life as club owner and bona fide boyfriend. But when he's abducted and driven into the Hudson by a vengeful crime boss, he realises that…


Added by Colman on August 22, 2013 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Interview With Austin Camacho

The Creatures, Crime, and Creativity conference is in a few weeks. Here's my interview with author and organizer Austin Camacho.

Added by Dana King on August 21, 2013 at 12:53am — No Comments



Pronzini and Wilcox combine their superlative talents--and their two popular San Francisco-based detectives, "Nameless" and Lieutenant Frank Hastings--on a harrowing case of murder and bizarre conspiracy surrounding an old California wine-making…


Added by Colman on August 19, 2013 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Review: "These Mortal Remains" by Milton T. Burton

Last seen in the excellent Nights Of The Red Moon sheriff Bo Handel of Caddo County, Texas returns in These Mortal Remains. Beauregard “Bo” Handel has been sheriff more than thirty years and brooks no interference from the fools in Austin or Washington. He knows the people of his southeast Texas county and they know him. He also knows that sometimes people due amazingly stupid things. Things that can get them killed.


That is exactly what happened…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 18, 2013 at 12:24am — No Comments



Meet Lennon, a mute Irish getaway driver who has fallen in with the wrong heist team on the wrong day at the wrong bank. Betrayed, his money stolen and his battered carcass left for dead, Lennon is on a one-way mission to find out who is responsible--and…


Added by Colman on August 15, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments


Right now I have the matron of the house standing guard by the computer making sure I write positive things about the tribe. Gemini, who entered my life on my birthday, allows me to tap at the computer keys for just so long, then reminds me to take a break by crawling into my lap for a few strokes of her own.

The other four are off doing their own thing: Kitler is asleep on a cardboard box, a favorite spot of all cats (along with the step stool,…


Added by Sunny Frazier on August 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

A Small Sacrifice

I have released a PI novel for Kindle, A Small Sacrifice. From the description on Amazon:

Detective Nick Forte is not impressed when Shirley Mitchell asks him to clear her son’s name for a murder everyone is sure he committed. Persuaded to at least look around, Forte soon encounters a dead body, as well as the distinct possibility the next murder he’s involved with will be his own. Clearing Doug Mitchell’s name quickly becomes far less important…


Added by Dana King on August 15, 2013 at 7:08am — 3 Comments



It knocks the wind out of you, reality does...


Added by Colman on August 14, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

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