October 2014 Blog Posts (26)

Review: A Real Shot in the Arm

A Real Shot in the Arm, by Annette Roome

A Plot Summary:

When Chris Martin — housewife and mother-of-two —…

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Added by Tilda Endeavour on October 31, 2014 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Review of DEADLINE by John Sandford

A backwoods crime thriller. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews. http://billsmedia.blogspot.com 

Added by William Wilde on October 31, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Review: "Twinkle Toes: Dev Haskell Short Mystery" by Mike Faricy

Dev Haskell was still asleep when his cellphone went off in the front pocket of his jeans where he had left them on the floor. He had much rather be back asleep in the bed next to Heidi, but the woman on the cell phone just keeps talking. She gradually makes inroads into his sleep fogged brain and he slowly realizes a girl he knew from high school long ago could be in real trouble.…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 31, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Review: "The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem" Editor J. Alan Hartman

In what has become a welcomed annual tradition, Editor J. Alan Hartman and Untreed Reads have a new edition of their annual crime filled Thanksgiving anthology. The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fourth Meal of Mayhem features ten stories, three recipes, and tales of chaos and mayhem often with a touch or considerably more of humor. Like the previous books in the series, all the tales are set on or just before Thanksgiving so there are plenty of mentions of food to make you…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 30, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Review: "To Hell And Gone In Texas" by Russ Hall

Former Sheriff Detective Al Quinn is enjoying his retirement as well as his small home on the shores of a lake near Austin, Texas.  In some ways he misses his former job, but in others he is glad to be out as 25 years with the Travis County Sheriff’s Department was long enough even if he had a good boss.  His biggest annoyance these days at his isolated home is the drought.  If the unrelenting Texas sun keeps cooking the surrounding area forcing the lake level ever lower he will soon have to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 30, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part III

rejection 3 I posted the idea for this blog on Facebook wanting some comments and asking if other authors had experienced rejection. My thanks to David Schlosser and Bob Dunbar who responded with an example each. I can't make up this stuff so I'll let them tell their short stories in their own words:…



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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 25, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

"Hoods, Hot Rods, and Hellcats" edited by Chad Eagleton

The title of Hoods, Hot Rods, and Hellcats says it all even before you get to the cover tag line of Drive Fast. Kill Young. Love A Pretty Girl. This anthology edited by Chad Eagleton certainly delivers on that premise. The image of the 50's depicted in Happy Days, American Graffiti, and others is quickly shattered by the introduction by Mick Farren. It sets a tone that is held up quite well by the eight authors involved in the…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 24, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Review: "Windigo Island: A Novel" by William Kent Krueger

As legend has it there is a vengeful spirit named Michi Peshu, or Windigo. That terrible creature will call your name before it satiates its hunger for human flesh by first ripping your heart from your chest and then consuming it and the rest of your body. It is said to dwell in Lake Superior and the surrounding area, but to prefer Windigo Island over the surrounding area. It is that small island where late one night the body of a local Indian girl, Carrie Verga, arrives to terrorize three…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 24, 2014 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Life in a Haunted House

We never get any trick-or-treaters. I can tell myself that it’s because we’re the only house on a dead-end street and surely, being off the beaten path is part of the problem. But if I’m to be completely honest, it’s because I know that little kids are afraid of our home.

Yes, we live in THAT…

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Added by Victoria Dougherty on October 23, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

J Jay Brighton returns to Crimespace with BURNEM

BURNEM will hit Kindle's Bookstore in time for Columbus Day weekend, October 10, 2014, a full three weeks earlier than expected thanks to Amazon's publishing efficiency.  A preview of my new novel is now available on Amazon and can be accessed…

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Added by jjaybrighton on October 22, 2014 at 9:21am — No Comments

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle: Murder in Maui\Murder in Honolulu\Seduced to Kill in Kauai

 

Murder in Hawaii Mysteries 3-Book Bundle contains three full length bestselling suspense thriller novels by R. Barri Flowers, including Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai. 



Murder in Maui: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:18am — No Comments

Murder Chronicles: A Collection of Chilling True Crime Tales

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of The Sex Slave Murders 1 & 2, Serial Killer Couples, and Murder of the Banker’s Daughter comes Murder Chronicles, a gripping collection of true crime tales.

 

The collection…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:09am — No Comments

The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short,: The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare.

 

In…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on October 22, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments

Review: "The Adventures of Quinn Higgins Boy Detective: The Case of the Gray Ghost's Belt Buckle" by Douglas Quinn

As the 5th book in this excellent series begins, it is spring break for young Quinn Higgins. It has been several years since he last saw his cousins Austin and Mathew. Because Aunt Judy is on her way home after a business trip, she can swing by with her van and get him so that he can come for a visit.

 

Aunt Judy and her sons Austin and Mathew live in Manassas, Virginia. The boys are eager to see Quinn as well as show him a civil war musket ball they just found. A…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 22, 2014 at 12:28am — No Comments

DETOUR

Anyone ever seen the 1945 film noir classic Detour? It was based on a 1939 novel by Martin M Goldsmith, and I've just narrated the audiobook. This is the first time this novel has ever been released in audio form and I'm thrilled to have done it.

You can check it out and listen to an audio sample here. http://j.mp/1y6XCr2…



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Added by Mike Dennis on October 20, 2014 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

Release of Chase Baker and the Golden Condor

Chase Baker II is here. The followup to The Shroud Key which Suspense Magazine hailed with 5-Stars, Chase Baker and the Golden Condor is a full of action, romance, and a whole lot of crime down in the Amazon Jungle where life is precious but death is all too easy.…

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Added by Vincent Zandri on October 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Building Castles and Shit-Scrubbing

16 October 2014 - The ball is no longer in my court. I have passed on the manuscript to my trusted proof-reader as well as to a dear friend with whom I bounced off ideas and storyline progression during the whole writing process. I have finally shared my newborn creative offspring with a closed circle of people.



After the necessary cosmetic and structural changes to the book I anticipate carrying over in the coming month or two, I will be able to share my work…

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Added by Simon Duke on October 19, 2014 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part II

rejection 2 My first rejection came from a rude secretary in the Quad Cities when I was driving the route Mallory took in Beta. I stopped at a plant that processed meat gelatin. (Yeah, sounds disgusting to me, too) When I asked the secretary if there was a PR person available she told me one didn't exist. When I asked her who might help me, she said he wasn't available. I gave her my name and contact…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 17, 2014 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Research Rejection, Part I

rejection 1 I thought about this topic several weeks ago when outlining a chapter to put at the beginning of Mallory Petersen's next adventure, Delta. In the story she meets a classmate about halfway through the story. When I wrote the first draft, I thought the scene worked, but after reading it to a critique group, and discussing it with a friend, I decided I needed to introduce the classmate earlier…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on October 10, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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