As we approach the end of the summer movie season, I’ve had some thoughts about what makes a classic on-screen villain. I’ve often heard interviews with actors who say that the bad guy is the most fun to play, and I understand why. They are fascinating!
There are the villains… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:17am —
You caught me. I admit it. I’m a huge Die Hard movie fan (see photo above of Bruce Willis as John McClane from Die Hard).
I love to write action and fight scenes in my novels. I’m not quite sure what that actually stems from, but I thrive on ways to figure out interesting and sometimes very physical ways to get my main character… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:16am —
My crime novels are on a summer reading promotion on Amazon Kindle. So if you haven't tried them before and fancy a summer reading of crime you can get them at the fantastic price of 99p on amazon uk and at $1.54… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 30, 2012 at 11:37pm —
The eighth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime police procedural novels, Death Lies Beneath is officially published today in the UK in hardcover by Severn House. It will be published in the USA in November.
Death Lies Beneath by Pauline Rowson…
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 26, 2012 at 5:09pm —
July started out with some real fireworks! I found on July 1st, that Dark Mind, my latest Emily Stone Thriller, has received two award… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on July 14, 2012 at 3:01am —
Many of us had mothers who warned us against the “bad boy”? Perhaps you even had a father who stood on the front porch waiting for your date of questionable repute to arrive while conveniently cleaning his pistol at the same time. Despite the wise advice to walk away from trouble and our own conscious knowledge that we are making a bad choice, a good number…
Added by Jennifer Chase on July 14, 2012 at 2:59am —
In my crime fiction Emily Stone Thriller Series, the main character is an ex-police officer where she had to go toe to toe with a male dominated profession. Certain situations (don’t want to give away any spoilers) dictated that she had to quit her post, but she more than made… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on June 30, 2012 at 3:52am —
I’ve been immersed with various aspects of forensic research and writing my next Emily Stone Thriller – Dead Burn. Some writers find research tedious, boring, and… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on June 30, 2012 at 3:50am —
Night Corridor - Kindle/Paperback - Amazon, B&N
“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” -Willa Cather Continue
We’re told to write with passion…
Added by Joan Hall Hovey on June 9, 2012 at 7:30am —
(From Mystery Tribune): After the success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, another series of Scandinavian crime novels is going to appear on TV; but this time from Norway... Anne Holt’s eight-novel Hanne Wilhelmsen series may be turned into a television series in the near future.
The Hanne Wilhelmsen series of… Continue
Added by Ehsan Ehsani on June 1, 2012 at 1:14am —
I'm looking forward to being at CrimeFest this coming weekend where I will be appearing on a panel on Friday 25 May at 9am. This will be my third year of attending and if it's anything like the last two it will be enjoyable and fun.
CrimeFest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. First organised in June 2008, CrimeFest is now one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 21, 2012 at 4:48pm —
If you are looking for books from up and coming authors who have style of their own, Eleanor Kuhns's debut novel is a good pick. This year she won the first place in the 2011 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition for… Continue
Added by Ehsan Ehsani on May 4, 2012 at 10:50am —
I want to say a huge thank you to the staff at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Library for all the help and time they gave to me today answering innumerable questions in aid of my research for the current DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel which is set in and around the museum in the Historic Dockyard Portsmouth. I learnt so much, all of it a great help. Continue
A special thank you to Rowannah…
Added by Pauline Rowson on April 20, 2012 at 2:29am —
Here is the cover image for the new DI Andy Horton crime novel Death Lies Beneath, which will be published in the UK in July 2012. It is the eighth in the DI Horton series.
When ex con, Daryl Woodley is found dead on the marshes bordering Langstone Harbour the Intelligence Directorate… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on April 14, 2012 at 12:04am —
These days, it's hard to find a crime fiction which doesn't include a serial killer: A single death might seem to boring or insignificant to shape a novel around. But in most of these novels, the character of serial killer is just one element in the story and not the biggest part of the plot.
Therefore we looked at the books we have read during the… Continue
Added by Ehsan Ehsani on March 30, 2012 at 7:00am —
A Killing Coast but to surprise Linda…
was thrilled when Captain Paul Marshall, of the Wightlink ferry, St Clare, welcomed myself, my husband Bob, and our dear friends Nick and Linda Leader on to the Bridge on a glorious sunny morning on Friday 23 March. The occasion was not only to give Captain Marshall a signed copy of the DI Horton crime fiction novel, Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on March 26, 2012 at 5:08pm —
Here is a list of articles about my writing and the DI Horton series and my thrillers in response to questions often posed by readers. Follow the links through to the articles on my website.…
Added by Pauline Rowson on March 9, 2012 at 6:32pm —
I was delighted to be able to help raise funds albeit in a small way for Victim Support and Witness Service in Portsmouth, England, by donating a signed copy of the latest DI Andy Horton crime novel A Killing Coast and two of my thrillers; In Cold… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 27, 2012 at 6:10pm —
I'll be appearing at Crimefest 2012
at the Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol on Friday 25 May 2012 between 9am to 9.50am when I'll be on a panel with my fellow crime writers; Frances Brody, Mary Andrea Clarke, Leigh Russell and Adrian Magson, discussing Genres and Subgenres: Where Do You Fit and Why? I'm sure it will be a lively debate just like the previous years panel discussions have been. They'll also be plenty of time for questions…
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 16, 2012 at 9:49pm —
Having just finished writing the eighth in the DI Horton series, which is now with my editor, there was no time to rest on my laurels but it was straight on with researching the next DI Horton.
I finished DI Horton number eight (I’ll reveal the title soon) on 31 January and since then I’ve been working on the next Horton novel. I now have a rough plot outline, and I mean rough, and some characters sketched, enough for me to begin the creative writing process. I like to start writing… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on February 14, 2012 at 3:46am —