Have you ever looked at that classic Norman Rockwell picture of Thanksgiving where the bird is about to meet its end at the utensils of all the happy family at the table and seen something sinister going on? What might possibly lurk behind those smiles? Is a smile on one or more at the table just a little too forced? Maybe you think the picture is fine. Maybe your own family is a cause to contemplate a little holiday murder. You get the family you are born into, but who says some of them…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 17, 2013 at 1:15am — No Comments
Graham Winston has a plan to revolutionize what it will mean to be a prisoner in Massachusetts. Because the Governor and a number of other key political people are on board with it, technology will be used to rehabilitate prisoners while also saving the state tens of thousands of dollars.
Whether the plan is ethical or morally right is another question. A question Dr. Graham Winston isn't at all prepared to answer. Especially since he is cheating on his wife with a beautiful…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on November 17, 2013 at 12:46am — No Comments
Have you heard the saying that free publicity is the best publicity? Well, after spending tons of advert dollars, I found this saying totally true. So, if you're an author, have a book or book related business that could use some FREE promo, I may have an opp for you. On a prepared 15 - 30 second pitch (the industry calls it a pop or drop...shout-out), you'll be able to state your name, book, biz in exchange for mentioning my film production. I'm legit, above board so I'd need your…Continue
Added by Tina C. on November 16, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments
A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Andy Horton series has been published in paperback and as an unabridged audio book. Already available in hardcover and as an e book, published by Severn House, it has been released as an unabridged audio book by Isis publishing, read by Gordon Griffin who also reads the others in the DI Horton series. Published in the UK, Commonwealth and America,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 15, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments
“Fans of the late Michael Crichton will enjoy Dionne’s exciting second ecothriller . . . Crisp writing keeps the pace fast, and the tight interweaving of story lines bodes well for this author’s future efforts.” — Publishers Weekly…Continue
Added by Karen Dionne on November 14, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
Tech Wolves by William Wilde - A Techno-Horror thriller. A pack of high tech creatures menace a city and two cops try to stop them. Now at Amazon Kindle.…Continue
Added by William Wilde on November 13, 2013 at 2:25am — No Comments
Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a series, as I do with the DI Andy Horton novels, are a tricky thing. There is ‘real time’ and there is ‘fictional time’.
In ‘real time’ I write two DI Horton novels a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the current novels are set over a period of sixteen months, which means there are an awful lot of murders in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, making it…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 12, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments
A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in the Iron Writer Challenge in which 4 writers are asked to write a fictional short story in 4 days time and are given 4 elements to work with and a 500 word limit. Readers then get to vote on which story they liked the best.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t even…Continue
We are delighted to announce that MARILYN OLSEN is now Acquisitions Editor at Oak Tree Press. Marilyn has worked with us for several years, both in acquisitions and general advice and support. She has had an extensive career in publishing and other ventures, which you can see on her bio at our website, STAFF Page
Marilyn actually began to head up Acquisitions early last June, with Sunny Frazier's departure, but with…Continue
Added by Oak Tree Press on November 12, 2013 at 5:45am — No Comments
From award winning mystery writer R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of audio teen novels, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, comes his latest audio young adult haunted house tale, TEEN GHOST AT DEAD LAKE.
When sixteen year…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on November 10, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments
To the extent I even have readers, my apologies for neglecting this blog for so long.
The most important news is that I have finally launched my official Web site, www.seitzbooks.com. Here you can find my books, current news, contact information and more. Check it out!
I have also launched a cable talk show, "Book Talk." The show is dedicated to the world of books, writing and reading, and we're trying to be as broad as…Continue
I am not a member of this site for the sole reason of BSP. But I do want to share the fact that my debut novel MURDER ON HADRIAN'S WALL has reached 2,000 sales on amazon/kindle. My very special thanks to I.J. Parker and Stephen Seitz for the guidance and help that they have given me, since I was admitted to Crimespace.
First Line: Audio file #83: Nightingale
"Go on," says a man's voice.
"I'm tired," an older woman answers, clearly uncomfortable and…Continue
Added by Kittling: Books on November 9, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments
First Line: The call came at two.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is calling for a regional crime center for the western part of the state. Although their resources are stretched to the breaking point, Sheriff Sam Abbott,…Continue
Added by Kittling: Books on November 9, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments
From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 1 and 2, comes a gripping new audio true crime short, MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi.
Added by R. Barri Flowers on November 9, 2013 at 6:33am — No Comments
The afternoon session at CSI Portsmouth 2013 began at 2pm on Saturday 2 November, following a highly successful morning panel session which focused on drugs and drug related crime with crime experts Mick Ellis from Hampshire Police and Dr Alex Allan a forensic toxicologist from Triple A Forensics along with myself as crime author and moderator and crime author Kerry Wilkinson.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 8, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments
An isolated farm . . . A lonely woman . . . And a young man who may not be what he seems . . . But when the wind whips up dust devils on the Texas plains, nothing is what it seems. Toby McCoy is full of questions when he is shoved headfirst into a mix of…Continue
Added by Colman on November 8, 2013 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Enlightened Ones is a fiction novel that depicts the struggles of a group of people living within a cult and the life of a young girl that joins the cult to escape her dysfunctional family.
Lacey Reah is proud to announce the recent release of her novel Enlightened Ones. Enlightened Ones is a fiction novel that depicts the struggles of a group of people living within a cult and the life of a young girl that joins the cult to escape her dysfunctional family. The compelling…Continue
Added by Dee Thomas on November 8, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Welcome to Harmony is a middle grade fiction novel that explores a young boy’s struggle to make friends in a new town while coping with the physical condition of becoming a werewolf.
Dan Trumpis is proud to announce the recent release of his novel Welcome to Harmony. Welcome to Harmony is a middle grade fiction novel that explores a young boy’s struggle to make friends in a new town while coping with the physical condition of becoming a werewolf. The compelling book…Continue
Added by Dee Thomas on November 8, 2013 at 3:01am — No Comments
Susan Koefod's debut novel was declared a "smashing debut" by Library Journal and a finalist in the Midwest Book Awards. In WASHED UP, a shocking discovery on the banks of the Mississippi River forever changes 11 year-old Abatha Cox and Somerset Hills, the small…Continue
Added by Colman on November 7, 2013 at 11:53pm — No Comments