October 2010 Blog Posts (168)

Great team crime blog

You would be hard put to find a more talented OR more charming collection of mystery authors than the ladies who contribute to the Cozy Chicks blog. The blog is always a fun…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 8, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Review - Document Z, Andrew Croome

Book Title: DOCUMENT Z

Author: Andrew Croome

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-74175-743-9

No of Pages: 348



Book Synopsis:



Canberra, 1951. The Cold War is at its height. Into an atmosphere of paranoia, rumour and suspicion, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov are among a group of new arrivals at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra. Both are party loyalists, working for the MVD, Moscow intelligence. Yet all is not well in the new city of Canberra.… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 8, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Vincent Zandri The Innocent



Personally I don’t know how the guy does it time after time after time. I am going to admit to having read most of his work, not all of it, but most of it. The thing that always sticks with me about his writing is the

depth and humanity he adds to his characters. Here is what the novel is about:

“Getting caught is simply not an option.



It's been a year since Jack Marconi's wife was killed. Ever since,…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 8, 2010 at 6:09am — No Comments

New client

It's not writing related, but we've added a new client and we're pretty excited about it.

It is the first entry under "wins."

Added by EDWARD C MORGAN on October 8, 2010 at 5:03am — 4 Comments

STARTING WITH A "BANG"

Today I have to be in a "killing" mood. Sorry. That's just the way it is.



Good thing it's rainy and windy outside. Don't think a bird would have a chance holding its own. Even the squirrels and chipmunks have gone to ground.



The water is churning on the lake. Not a duck or loon in sight.



Perfect day to write a thriller scene - an entire chapter if I can stay in that place I have to go - see and feel that must be seen and felt. It may take days. For sure, there is… Continue

Added by Glenna Fairbanks on October 8, 2010 at 2:22am — No Comments

NEW New Orleans Novel





I keep saying it – she’s not big and there’s nothing easy about New Orleans. She is a beautiful tragedy, as is Coco Robichaux, the alluring victim in BARONNE STREET by Kent Westmoreland. There is nothing more tragic than the death of someone young. yes""> Jest before her death, Coco leaves a message on her ex-lover’s answering machine, a…

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Added by O'Neil De Noux on October 8, 2010 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Urinal-top video

We were on the Hessian plain somewhere outside Frankfurt when I felt as though the drugs had taken hold.


Why am I paraphrasing the great Hunter S. Thompson? Because I endured an experience that Professor Gonzo could only have imagined in his wildest LSD frenzies. Something that made me feel I must be hallucinating, as if the Las Vegas of HST’s fear and loathing had come to me, cleaned up and waterless but every bit as insidious. What I saw was proof…
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Added by Matt Rees on October 8, 2010 at 12:22am — 7 Comments

radio interview

Check out my online radio interview on the authors show-I am today's guest http://www.theauthorsshow.com/
Lorie Ham

Added by Lorie Ham on October 7, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Stuart Woods Sante Fe Edge

Hey, I just needed to fit this in today. I am a big fan of Stuart Woods, and will admit to having read all his novels, all of them. I saw this was coming out and I figure, why break my streak. I went through this

quickly and laughed almost from beginning to end for many reasons. The title

for one, it should have been Santa Fe Soap Opera or As Stuart Woods Turns. Don’t

miss understand me, I am not hating on it. I think it was just what I needed in

a…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 7, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments

Mark Greaney On Target

Court Gentry, The Gray Man, Greaney’s main character in the novel, On Target, makes the impossible, possible. Check out the story line of the latest installment in the

series: “Four years ago, Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA.

To survive, he had to eliminate his own brothers in arms. Now, as a master

assassin known as the Gray Man, he makes his living killing other people. But

when an old comrade he thought dead…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 7, 2010 at 5:54am — No Comments

Research and Writing: It’s not just the facts after all

I’ve been writing in various genres for some time now, but only recently came to appreciate the link between research and inspiration. Yes, I know; it was probably always there, but I hadn’t really given it much thought until just a few years ago.…



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Added by Vincent O'Neil on October 7, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

EEEE-HAW!

My tale of Confederate payback, Old Times There are not Forgotten, received honorable mention in Spinetingler's Pay the Bitch Back short story contest!


Added by Copper Smith on October 7, 2010 at 2:24am — No Comments

Another Price Drop

Kindle owners! The ebook cost of my 4th Hannibal Jones mystery – Damaged Goods – has dropped to $2.99.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 6, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

'Glastonbury' is Released, The Waiting is Over!

I'm absolutely delighted to announce the release of my latest novel, 'Glastonbury. Having already received some terrific advance reviews, the book has been released by 4RV Publishing LLC of Edmund, Oklahoma, and is now available from Amazon.com and direct from the… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on October 6, 2010 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Will Thomas Speaks of Victorian Crime at SCENE OF THE CRIME

Will Thomas’s Victorian London: Barker and Llewelyn at Your Service





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Added by J. Sydney Jones on October 6, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Don't Be in Such a Rush

I'm about to give up on an author I know is good, at least on the piece of her work that I'm currently reading. It's pretty obvious that this one was done in a rush, and it suffers. I'm about done suffering along with her.

Someone told me once that a writer's first book is a luxury. She has her whole life to write it, if need be. She doesn't have to send it off until she feels it is ready, and even then, it might take years for someone to notice it. During those years, she can tinker with… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on October 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Marshall Karp Cut, Paste, Kill

Hello!! I am going to say this right off the bat: If you enjoy or love character driven fiction, a little humor in your reading (okay maybe I should say smart aleck responses and sardonic humor), a good, fun,

mystery and a nice detective novel, then I have just the author for you. I

didn’t know the author existed until one of the nice local librarians pointed

him out to me. I know most of them (the librarians) a long time; they try to

direct me to neat…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 6, 2010 at 6:08am — No Comments

Hezbollah's rapture, resistance, and revolution

Here's my review of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel — by Thanassis Cambanis (Free Press).


Most books on Hezbollah tend to focus, in one way or another, on the Lebanese Shia group’s fundamentalist politics. That’s in contrast to what strikes you as a journalist when you travel to southern Lebanon, one of the Hezbollah heartlands. There the greatest impressions are visceral. The earthquake of an Israeli…
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Added by Matt Rees on October 6, 2010 at 1:14am — No Comments

Guest Post Aaron Patterson

eBooks… Fad or Future?





I know I talk about eBooks a lot and I am sure some people are sick and tired of hearing about it, but… I can’t help myself. eBooks are the reason I can write for a living, the reason I can sit here in a local

Starbucks in Nampa Idaho and not really have a job. I laugh every time someone

asks what I do. I think about it and say, “I am semi retired.”…



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Added by Giovanni Gelati on October 5, 2010 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Was the Experiment a Success?

I recently conducted a little experiment in book marketing, placing an ad on FaceBook promoting the release of my three mystery/medical thriller novels as eBooks. The materials utilized for the experiment were no more than my laptop, a little electricity, a high speed cable Internet connection, and a credit card --- as well as some spare time that I did not have. (Perhaps I should have spent the minutes moving past page 100 of my work–in–progress, a fourth novel…

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Added by Darden North, MD on October 5, 2010 at 10:29pm — 5 Comments

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