Benjamin Sobieck's Blog (202)

Anonymous Sex in an Orange Grove?

Might want to say "no" to a romp in the proverbial hay if the trist is to take place in an orange grove. That's the takeaway lesson in this true crime short story over at Fingerprints.

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 15, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Free Crime Fiction E-Book: Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs

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"Maynard is the philosopher-cum-man-of-action that we all wish we could be, the detective who solves mysteries by turning idiocy against itself." - Peter Rozovsky, Detectives Beyond Borders (Spinetingler Award winner)



"I recommend to everyone who is looking for a quick read. It's perfect for that pick me up laugh, that…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 5, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments

The Mean Side of "Minnesota Nice"

If you can't embrace Minnesota Nice, you need to get the hell out of my state.

 

This and other contradictions are explored in my…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 31, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

New Release: Maynard Soloman Smokes the World's Problems

6 Funny Detective Stories - Maynard Soloman Smokes the World's Problems is available exclusively at Amazon for $3.19. That's a heckuva deal since the six individual short stories go for 99 cents a pop.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 31, 2012 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Peak at Cover: Maynard Soloman Smokes the World's Problems

Comng soon: 6 Funny Detective Stories - Maynard Soloman Smokes the World's Problems.

6 Funny Detective Stories E-Book

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 30, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

Your Feedback is Appreciated

I need your feedback about this essay. I wrote it for an upcoming Maynard Soloman collection, 6 Funny Detective Stories - Maynard Soloman Solves the World's Problems. It talks about the philosophy of the detective stories.



I plan on including this essay as part of a bonus feature for the collection. Tell me what you think. Too complicated? Not complicated enough? Stupid? Not stupid…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 27, 2012 at 4:10am — 2 Comments

A Hardball Interview with Author/Ex-Con Les Edgerton

Les Edgerton's The Bitch is one of the most arresting crime novels…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 4, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

What's New?

On my list of crime fiction book-type things to-do:



1) Catching up with reviews for things I've read.



2) Giving and receiving a couple interviews with other great crime authors.



3) Writing. Got some ideas that need…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on May 3, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

It's Here! "Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology"

Check out Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology. It's a collection of 15 short stories from 15 top-notch indie authors with a "burning bridges" theme. I had the honor of formatting and contributing to this fine…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 29, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Now Available! Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club

I'm happy, excited and proud to announce Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club is now available on…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 27, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to Read: "Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club"

I have a special feeling about this latest crime humor caper in the Maynard Soloman/Funny Detective Stories series. Or it's just the jitters from all this coffee. Tell me what you think after reading these 10 reasons to check out, Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club. Soon to be available at e-retailers near you.

 

1) It's inspired by true…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 26, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club

Number six in the Funny Detective Stories series, it's Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club. Coming soon. Very soon.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coming Soon: "Burning Bridges" Anthology

This FREE anthology, set to drop May 1, will feature short stories with a "burning bridges" theme by these talented authors:

Julia Madeleine

K.A. Laity

Mark Cooper

Darren Sant

Allan Leverone

Paul D. Brazill…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 20, 2012 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Another Fantastic Review of "Cleansing Eden - The Celebrity Murders"

Allan Watson left this fantastic review of…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 17, 2012 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

A Tale of True Crime: "A Cop, His Dog and Some Gun Thugs"

Over at Fingerprints, Leroy Vaughn writes about the incredible dog who stayed loyal to his master to the very end during a brutal Mexican gang war. As editor of this 'zine, this short piece of crime non-fiction blew me away. It's a must-read.



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 16, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Major Announcement: Partnership with National Kidney Foundation

Earlier this month, I announced a fundraising effort for my favorite charity, the National Kidney Foundation. Its goals of increasing donor numbers, educating patients and helping kidney disease research hit close to home. I received a kidney…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 12, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments

A Tale of True Crime: "The Real Bruce Lee"

How would you react if you turned on the TV and found out someone you knew was killed in a terrible way? That happened to retired law enforcement officer Leroy B. Vaughn. He writes about the experience in a short piece over at…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 9, 2012 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Review of CrimeSpace's Dana King's "Worst Enemies"

Comparisons between Dana King's new crime novel, …

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 3, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Thank You, Readers, For a Spectacular March

If there was any lingering doubt in my mind about going the self-publishing route, readers pulverized it during March.



Third time's the charm, right? Seems to be true with…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 1, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

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