All Blog Posts Tagged 'suspense' (195)

Why Do We Cringe at Terrible Sounds?

Fingernails slowly dragged down a chalkboard, a shrieking woman, or that high-pitch sound of a drill makes us cringe on the spot and cower in disgust.  Even pressing your hands against your ears does not seem to help.  Okay, I admit it, I like to find weird and unusual science stuff in addition to my crime…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on October 25, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments

The Criminal Mind is Different

You probably have seen an episode of Law and Order: SVU or Criminal Minds during which the police psychologist explains a brain scan of an accused criminal to a packed courtroom.  It makes for great television, but does this premise reflect real…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on September 29, 2012 at 6:49am — No Comments

JULIA'S ROOM a Disturbing Suspense Thriller

Suspense Thriller - Julia's Room by William Wilde. Teenager Julia Bell was held captive for years in a basement room along with something awful. http://synergebooks.com/ebook_juliasroom.html…

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Added by William Wilde on September 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Newly launched

My new suspense thriller The Diamond Seekers is now available from all online stores and selected private book sellers as well as Archimedespresse.co.uk In its first few days it received 12 reviews; 8 Five star and 4 four star here is a link

http://www.amazon.com/The-Diamond-Seekers-ebook/dp/B0095Y4XVY/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

And here is an example

Disclosure: I'm…
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Added by jack everett on September 19, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Singe Titles reviews Tunnel/The Lost Diary

"Starting in the 1940s and leading us to the 1960s, Steven Nedelton takes us on an amazing trip through the pages of his book, Tunnel/The Lost Diary."

During World War II, Bendicks (Ben) Kalninsh, a child, would explore the tunnel of an abandoned mine with the hopes of finding a gun. His persistence pays off when he observes three soldiers, one an officer, carrying in some heavy cases and returning without them.…

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Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on September 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

No Bones about Writing Bad Guys

When I outline bad guys for my novels, it often reads like a police rap sheet and a psychological profile.  I can’t overstate the effectiveness for research and outlining in fiction writing.  There’s always those little pieces of nuggets that you can weave into the story that gives it the added realism and authenticity.  These nuggets are like pieces of gold for me and I love hunting for…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on August 22, 2012 at 3:31am — No Comments

Psychological Terror and the Movie Villain

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…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:17am — 1 Comment

Plunge Right into the Action!

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…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:16am — 1 Comment

3 Must-Read Books On the Craft of Writing Mystery, Suspense & Thrillers

Although I'm not new to the publishing world, I am very much new to the suspense/thriller genre. Just after I finished writing The Seven Year Itch: A J.J. McCall Novel and started getting feedback from the Beta readers, I realized I might have some major revisions. While the readers said they "love, love, love" the story and couldn't wait for the next installment (and one of the Beta readers didn't know me), an agent had a less than pleasing reaction. He said that it was well written but it…

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Added by S.D. Skye on July 18, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments

3 Must-Read Books On the Craft of Writing Mystery, Suspense & Thrillers

Although I'm not new to the publishing world, I am very much new to the suspense/thriller genre. Just after I finished writing The Seven Year Itch: A J.J. McCall Novel and started getting feedback from the Beta readers, I realized I might have some major revisions. While the readers said they "love, love, love" the story and couldn't wait for the next installment (and one of the Beta readers didn't know me), an agent had a less than pleasing reaction. He said that it was well written but it…

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Added by S.D. Skye on July 18, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments

NEWS UPDATE — Dark Mind Received Critical Nods

July started out with some real fireworks!  I found on July 1st, that Dark Mind, my latest Emily Stone Thriller, has received two award…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on July 14, 2012 at 3:01am — No Comments

Love for a Serial Killer

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…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on July 14, 2012 at 2:59am — 1 Comment

Character Development: Who Is FBI Agent J.J. McCall?

I always draw on my life and career experiences when developing new characters

for my novels. FBI Agent J.J. McCall is no different. She's actually very

loosely based on an FBI Agent I worked with during my 12 year tenure at the

Bureau. Of all the agents I worked with, and I worked with quite a few, she

always stood out in my mind for many reasons.



One reason she clings to my

memory is that she was, at least at the time, the only African-American…

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Added by S.D. Skye on July 7, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

MURDER BY MOONLIGHT Pre-Orders

"You truly feel what the author is trying to convey to the audience of readers as you become within yourself part of the hunt: Who, What, Where and How we're the murders committed. I highly recommend this book."

--Amazon Vine Program Reviewer



Pre-Order the novel that's based upon one of the most shocking axe murders to ever occur in Albany....MURDER BY MOONLIGHT:…

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Added by Vincent Zandri on July 1, 2012 at 1:05am — No Comments

Women Have Contributed to Law Enforcement for More than a Century

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…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on June 30, 2012 at 3:52am — 3 Comments

Heating up with Arson Investigations

I’ve been immersed with various aspects of forensic research and writing my next Emily Stone ThrillerDead Burn.  Some writers find research tedious, boring, and…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on June 30, 2012 at 3:50am — 2 Comments

Interview Updated

Morgen Bailey has updated her original interview with me. You can access it here: http://morgensauthorinterviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/author-interview-no125-john-lindermuth.html

Comments invited.

Added by J.R. Lindermuth on June 27, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

“Beneath The Shadows” By Sara Foster

Sara Foster is the bestselling author of few psychological suspense novels, including Come Back to Me and the recent Minotaur release …

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Added by Ehsan Ehsani on June 22, 2012 at 12:48am — No Comments

Free Beach read!

Just in time for the Beach! My award-winning New Orleans crime thriller, ABSOLUTION, will be free for two days on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21. A serial killer preys on young women in New Orleans, where everyone has something to hide ...

Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009 -- The Premier Book Awards

"Relentless tempo ... sharp writing." -- Kirkus Discoveries

"A killer thriller!" -- Jan Herman, Arts Journal

"Creole-flavored suspense!" -- The Sun…

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Added by Susan on June 20, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments

BANAL: A Digital Noir Short, is Released!!!

If you like Stephen King inspired, existential noir, this might be the "short" for you...

Grab it right here:…

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Added by Vincent Zandri on June 12, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

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