This was my main thrust at the Sisters in Crime meeting. I discussed my fitness regimen, how I workout. Then I related those workouts to writing. So, let's spend a few weeks on just this aspect.
I discussed my workout regimen in that I have a lottery system that determines what I do from day to day (or day to…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on August 29, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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Added by William Wilde on August 25, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments
Tide of Death introduces the enigmatic DI Andy Horton, whose patch is Portsmouth and the Solent area on the South Coast of England. The action opens on a foggy August Bank Holiday and to mark the occasion Tide of Death is on a special offer on Amazon Kindle for August Bank Holiday, only 23 - 26 August. So if you haven't met Andy Horton yet here's your…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on August 22, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments
It’s March when the husband and wife first meet private detective Sharon McCone in her San Francisco office. Young and seemingly doing okay financially speaking the young couple owns a condo in one of the better local areas known as Russian Hill. While Jay Givens is sure his wife Camilla thinks she saw something he is also sure that it is all in her head. Camilla insists that it happened and while Sharon may agree with the husband’s assessment she does not like his attitude or his…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 17, 2014 at 2:48am — No Comments
I think of Means as part of the cop phrase, “The suspect had means, motive, and opportunity.” I take it and revise it just a bit so that Means includes preparation, opportunity, and follow up.
When it comes to fitness, you have to prepare for the workout. This includes cardio work to get the heart pumping. Proper warmup starts with cardio. You need the heart going and…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on August 15, 2014 at 8:09pm — No Comments
My home office is, I suppose, a bundle of contradictions.
First of all, it is small.
It’s only half the size of my husband’s home office. I’m kind of like the wife who drives a…Continue
The third in the DI Horton series (currently eleven) set on the South Coast of England in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is on a special Kindle offer for August only £1.99 or $3.34.
As Horton is forced to confront his past he's faced with a dangerous adversary who will stop at…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on August 13, 2014 at 2:51am — No Comments
Murdered in the Man Cave is a cozy mystery novel by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.
In the first book of this exciting new cozy series, Riley Reed has a popular blog offering advice on home décor and renovation and does part-time consulting work in…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 12, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments
A vacation can highlight the strain inside a marriage. The simple thing at home in the normal confines becomes a bit more problematic out on the road. Throw in the stress of taking two small children on the road and that strain is increased. Liz Daniels knew that there were some issues in her marriage to Paul even if she never fully acknowledged them. Minor control stuff and usually she could find a work around to deal with it without anything turning into a major problem. Much harder to…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 11, 2014 at 11:48pm — No Comments
Announced last night - winners to be announced in September at the Brisbane Writers Festival:
Garry Disher, BITTER WASH ROAD
Kathryn Fox, FATAL IMPACT
Adrian McKinty, IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE
PM Newton, BEAMS FALLING
Stephen Orr, ONE BOY MISSING
Angela Savage, THE DYING BEACH
Peter Cotton, DEAD CAT BOUNCE
Candice Fox, HADES
Alex Hammond, BLOOD…Continue
Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 10, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
Ten days before July meeting of my local (and only Iowa branch of) Sisters in Crime I was asked by the chapter president to assist with the presentation. In previous meetings, we've were visited by a law enforcement officer, a wonderful woman who self published a couple books, and other wonderful presenters. In July, though, K. didn't have anybody scheduled so she asked me if I wanted to share the…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on August 9, 2014 at 7:55am — No Comments
To celebrate international yacht racing and Cowes Week, Death Surge, the tenth in the DI Andy Horton series of police procedural crime novels, set against the backdrop of Cowes Week is on a special price promotion via Aerbooks.
At only £2.49 and $3.99 for one week only until 7…Continue
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I am very grateful for the interest you have shown in my plight and I want to assure you that you will be greatly rewarded for what you have chosen to do. Although we are just knowing and communicating with each other for the first time but I believe that our heavenly father has directed me to you as I have already prayed and searched over the…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on August 1, 2014 at 4:57pm — No Comments
The past is never truly buried. As any mystery reader knows, the past often comes back with a vengeance leaving a trail of bodies and carnage in its wake. Such is the case here in The Dead Will Tell: A Kate Burkholder Novel by Linda Castillo. The author once again takes readers to the Amish country she has made familiar in another tale where the past is almost as big a character as the actual characters themselves.
The latest in this very good series begins in…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on August 1, 2014 at 2:18am — No Comments
I'm delighted to announce the great line up of best selling crime authors, crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, on Saturday 8 November.
This year joining me on the panel in the morning will be crime author M.C. Beaton with crime experts, Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 30, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments
The Park by William Wilde - Police hunt an ancient, mythical predator inside a huge, forested city park. At Amazon Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KGF0KI6
Added by William Wilde on July 28, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments
Check out the latest books from William Kent Krueger, Kelli Stanley, L.J. Sellers and a new series by Ray Daniel. Also, here's a link to sample 11 chapters from the latest Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novel. http://kingsriverlife.com/07/26/coming-attractions-end-of-summer-edition/
And 5 cozy mysteries from Penguin can be yours by emailing…Continue
Added by Sunny Frazier on July 28, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments
There is a distinctive change in my signings these days: I'm actually making money.
Most of us who write never talk about the pay, which is usually abysmal. We write because we must, and we write because we have something to say and want people to hear it. Money is nice, but no one being realistic expects to make a fortune.
Most of my signings over the years have ranged from quiet to excellent: before this year, probably the best one took place several years ago at the Borders…Continue