October 2010 Blog Posts (168)

British Novelist John Harvey Discusses Nottingham and the Charlie Resnick Books at SCENE OF THE CRIME

John Harvey’s Nottingham: The World of Charlie Resnick





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Added by J. Sydney Jones on October 27, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

The Back Alley Webzine, Vol. III, No. 3

The latest Back Alley Webzine is online at http://www.backalleywebzine.com/ and I'm proud that a NEW LaStanza short story is now available. In "Disturbing the Peace" Dino LaStanza is a patrolman answering a disturbance call in a dark tenement in the Bloody Sixth District of New Orleans and…

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Added by O'Neil De Noux on October 27, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Avi Steinberg Running the Books



This novel opened my eyes a little wider. Avi Steinberg has given us a narrative from the other side of life, willingly, the tale of a librarian in a prison. He meets all types of people, both male and female, and

their worlds collide. I am just going to give you a little taste of what is

said on the back cover: ”Running The Books is a trenchant personal exploration

of prison culture and an entertaining tale of one young man’s…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 27, 2010 at 8:54am — No Comments

Stephen J. Cannell The Prostitutes Ball

I think most of us can envision many different things when we see a title such as this. This is a Shane Scully novel, and I am of the mind that it is one of the best, if not the best one of the series. Yes, I have read

them all. Maybe my memory of past novels is a bit clouded, but the narrative on

this one is so incredible that I haven’t had this much fun with an installment

of the character in a long time. Cannell puts us square into his world and

takes…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 27, 2010 at 5:53am — No Comments

Meet Me at Wine About Books!

Readers who enjoy the fruit of the vine will want to spend Saturday evening with me at Wine About Books. This special event at Linganore Winery offers a chance to meet a number of authors. From 6pm to 10pm we'll share our books and pair them with our favorite Linganore wine. A ticket e… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 26, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Review - Line of Sight, David Whish-Wilson

Book Title: LINE OF SIGHT

Author: David Whish-Wilson

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-670-07374-0

No of Pages: 251



Book Synopsis:



The murder of a brothel madam on a city golf course should be a routine police inquiry. But there's barely any investigation at all, and Superintendent Frank Swann thinks he knows why. It's the brave or the foolish who accuse their fellow cops of corruption, and those Swann points the finger at have mates in… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 26, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

New Novel Releases for the week Oct. 26th to Nov. 2nd

Another week, another slew of novels coming out. I have added something different this week to the list, Smashword’s Bestsellers; they appear at the bottom of the list. Enjoy!!!



· Stephanie Laurens/The Reckless Bride…



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 26, 2010 at 10:57am — No Comments

JAPAN TIMES reviews MASUDA AFFAIR

While traveling alone on horseback through a gloomy forest near Lake Biwa, northeast of Kyoto, Justice Ministry official Sugawara Akitada suddenly comes upon a filthy, shivering urchin who appears to be deaf and mute.











In the previous installment of I.J. Parker's ongoing saga, Akitada's young son Yori had perished in an epidemic, and out of a sense of desolation, perhaps coupled with guilt, he pulls the waif onto his horse and takes him to lodgings in nearby… Continue

Added by I. J. Parker on October 26, 2010 at 4:53am — 3 Comments

Answering Writer's Question: How Would a PI Request a Private Autopsy?

We've answered this question, with input from one of our fellow PIs who specializes in medicolegal death investigations, today at Guns, Gams, Gumshoes: http://tinyurl.com/24ecx2n

Added by Writing PIs on October 26, 2010 at 3:46am — No Comments

Guest Post Jessica Dee Rohm author of Sugar Tower

The “Indie” Author – Playing Against a Stacked Deck?



Imagine hundreds of thousands of cars lined up at the border, any border, Canada, Mexico…drivers desperate to get in. A thousand border police, glancing at the drivers’ IDs, reacting to a few words, maybe a phrase or two, judging how the

drivers’ cars look, listening for a special voice… guessing at who will succeed

and who won’t in the utopia on the other side of the border. Once…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 26, 2010 at 2:57am — No Comments

Words to the Wise

When speaking to others, I believe in enlightened self-interest. In other words, always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 25, 2010 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Review - Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, Colin Cotterill

Book Title: LOVE SONGS FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Quercus

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84916-04-2

No of Pages: 308



Book Synopsis:



Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by a free all expenses paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 25, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Self -Published Sunday Mark Bouton How to Spot Lies Like The FBI

I really don’t read non –fiction too much, this though book I thought I needed to give a shot. I am really a poor poker player and at the very least I felt this could elevate my game so that I wouldn’t lose as many

pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. My buddies better look out now, not to

mention my youngest daughter when we play go fish. But seriously, this is a serious,

fact filled book that has many excellent tips that can help anyone.…



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 25, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL



The NEW edition of…

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Added by O'Neil De Noux on October 25, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Author Update

My most recent book signing, at Borders in Woodbridge, VA, was a big success. I've sold out at this store in the past but this time they ordered enough books to last beyond my time there.

In addition to the in-person appearance I did…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 25, 2010 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

The American Dream

Okay, my American odyssey is now over, but here's a brief summary of my time there.



I started out by getting up at 3 a.m. My colleague from work, Nick who was accompanying me, picked me up and drove us to Manchester airport. From there it was a brisk flight to London. As I'd only had an hours sleep, I was not operating well, and the check-in to fly to New York when we arrived at Heathrow customs was a bit of a nightmare as I couldn’t understand the man asking me questions. He had a… Continue

Added by Shaun Jeffrey on October 25, 2010 at 7:03am — No Comments

Self-Published Sunday Tony Bertot The Birth of an Assassin



Hits, Hits, Hits. We are picking up a lot these on Sunday now and I wonder why. Is it that readers are looking for good novels to read? Possibly it is the snazzy title I came up with? It is catchy. I learned

something new this week in the fact that one of my favorite authors, Vince

Flynn, he of the Mitch Rapp series of novels , self–published himself back in

the day after getting 60 rejection letters. That means that there are…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 25, 2010 at 2:52am — No Comments

The Detective Jackson Series

To celebrate the launch of my fourth Jackson story, Passions of the Dead, the first book in the series, The Sex Club is now only $.99 as an e-book. For those who have never tried the series, here it is in brief.



The Sex Club: A dead girl, a ticking bomb, a Bible… Continue

Added by L.J. Sellers on October 25, 2010 at 1:52am — 1 Comment

Another Turner/Frank short story up over at Pulp Metal Magazine.

Here's another Turner Hahn/Frank Morales short story, entitled 'Sisters' over at Pulp Metal Magazine. Scroll down to find it.

http://pulpmetalmagazine.wordpress.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on October 25, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

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