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CRAIG FAUSTUS BUCK - DEAD END

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Johno Beltran is a former homicide detective who fell from grace when a stupid mistake allowed a rich, sadistic sex killer to go free. When the notorious murderer drives into the restaurant parking lot where Johno now works as a…
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Added by Colman on October 17, 2014 at 6:19pm — 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

CHARLES CUMMING - A COLDER WAR

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From the winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2012 for Best Thriller of the Year comes a gripping and suspenseful new spy novel. Perfect for fans of John le Carré, Charles Cumming is 'the master of the modern spy thriller' (Mail on…
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Added by Colman on October 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

MARTIN CLARK - THE MANY ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME LIVING

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In this masterful debut, Martin Clark proves to be the heir apparent of great Southern raconteurs and the envy of more seasoned novelists as he takes us on a frantic tour of the modern south.
 
Hung over, beaten by the unforgiving sun, bitter…
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Added by Colman on October 15, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

ALLEN ESKENS - THE LIFE WE BURY

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College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing…
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Added by Colman on October 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

BRAIN FREEMANTLE - CHARLIE M

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A cagey British spy fights enemies from without and within

Charlie Muffin is an anachronism. He came into the intelligence service in the early 1950s, when the government, desperate for foot soldiers in the impending…

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Added by Colman on October 14, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

HEATH LOWRANCE - HAWTHORNE: TALES OF A WEIRDER WEST

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There are monsters in the West. There is evil, lurking in the blood-soaked hills and bone-strewn plains. But there is also Hawthorne-scarred, enigmatic, deadly, driven by an all-consuming rage to seek out and destroy evil wherever he finds it. Without mercy.



But…
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Added by Colman on October 11, 2014 at 12:01am — 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

Review: "Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot: A Jesse Stone Novel" by Reed Farrel Coleman

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone only went to the reunion in New York of his old triple-a team to get rid of the past. One play on the diamond ruined his shoulder, ended his prospects of ever playing for the Dodgers, and ended his relationship with the stunningly beautiful Kayla. It was an all-expenses paid trip by way of Vic Prado, former roommate, and the man who took his girl and who was part of the double-play that ended Jessie’s career. The past is not a friend that Jesse wants to…

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Added by Kevin R. Tipple on October 10, 2014 at 12:08am — No Comments

JOHN STONEHOUSE - AN AMERICAN OUTLAW

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The scion of one of the West's great outlaws comes home from the war in Iraq--Gilman James, the last of three childhood friends to return.



His brothers-in-arms are mere shadows of their former selves--Gil, unmarked--determines to take care of them.…
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Added by Colman on October 9, 2014 at 6:11pm — No Comments

JAMES McKIMMEY - THE PERFECT VICTIM

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It was Monday morning when Al Jackson drove into Willow Creek, a hot, dusty little Midwest farm town. Twenty-four hours later, Grace Amons, a local waitress – unmarried and pregnant – was found murdered; Al Jackson, who had inflicted nothing worse on her than a few old jokes,…
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Added by Colman on October 8, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Good News, Bad News

Good News--My PI novel, "The Combat Zone," about a PI who hangs his hat in 1970's Harvard Square and spends time in the Combat Zone, Boston's red-light district, made the final cut (5 novels) in the Minotaur/Private Eye Writers of America "Best First Private Eye Novel" competition.

Bad New--it did not win. Although I was told that judge John Lutz favored it but was overruled by St. Martin.

I guess I am still looking for an agent/publisher for this novel, which will hopefully be…

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Added by Jed Power on October 8, 2014 at 12:55am — No Comments

SAM WIEBE - LAST OF THE INDEPENDENTS

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Winner of the Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel, 2012
Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons — only, as…
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Added by Colman on October 7, 2014 at 3:15pm — No Comments

JUDY NEDRY - AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE

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"Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home…
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Added by Colman on October 6, 2014 at 6:58pm — No Comments

TOM KAKONIS - TREASURE COAST

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Treasure Coast is the wild new thriller from Tom Kakonis, the acclaimed author of Criss Cross and Michigan Roll.
 
A compulsive gambler goes to his sister's funeral on Florida's Treasure Coast and gets saddled with her loser-son,…
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Added by Colman on October 5, 2014 at 8:35pm — No Comments

ROB BRUNET - STINKING RICH

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Danny Grant figures he's hit the big time when he lands a job growing pot for a backwoods biker gang. The Libidos are picky about their hires and prone to radical pruning when members go rogue. Members like Perko Ratwick, the aspiring Road Captain who stretched club…
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Added by Colman on October 4, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments

THRILLER SERIES REVEAL: Emily Stone Live-Action Film Short

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Added by Jennifer Chase on October 4, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION

This is my first post on this site, so I'll give you a little background about myself. I gave up my day job a few years back to become a full time writer. I'd had the idea for a crime novel for many years, but never had time to actually put in the work needed. Well, it was a struggle, but I finally completed my first novel "Broken". For about a year I thought about submitting to a publisher, but could not write a synopsis that I really thought did the book justice. In the end I choose to go…

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Added by Tony Todd on October 4, 2014 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

JOSEPH KOENIG - REALLY THE BLUES

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Eddie Piron thinks that performing in jazz clubs in Nazi-occupied Paris is bad enough, but when the drummer in his band is found facedown in the Seine and the police start asking questions, he realizes that his trouble is only beginning Paris, 1941. American…

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Added by Colman on October 3, 2014 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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