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Review: Stick a Needle in My Eye

Crime author Julia Madeleine is all about needles. She works as a tattoo artist in Canada, penned a short story collection titled…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 27, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Today in Narcissism News: Ben Sobieck Interviews Ben Sobieck

When he's not adding another writing trophy to his mantle, crime author Nigel Bird runs the Sea Minor blog. Other that his news and insights, he has a recurring feature called Dancing with Myself where other crime…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 24, 2012 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Review: When an Ex-Cop Writes a Crime Novel, We All Have Fun

There is a certain tone writing takes when you can tell the…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 23, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

Free Crime Novel Today from Julia Madeleine

Don't miss your chance today to get a hot title from crime author Julia Madeleine for FREE.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 18, 2012 at 1:22am — No Comments

"Cleansing Eden" Review: More Murders, Please

After an inexplicable albeit terrific surge of UK interest in Cleansing Eden - The Celebrity Murders, the first review of the novel was posted. Here's what "Alexa" had to say on an Amazon UK…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

When Racism, Immigration, Factory Farming and Murder Collide

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 15, 2012 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Now Available: Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying

Be the first to read the newest installment in the Amazon #1 best-selling political humor series, Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying. This is the fifth in the series and, if you ask me, certainly one of the best - if not the best.…



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 11, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Coming Soon: Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying

Maynard Soloman, gal-damn detective, returns in Maynard Soloman Legalizes Gay Knot Tying. It's the next short story installment in the Amazon #1 best-selling political humor series.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 8, 2012 at 11:04pm — 2 Comments

A Review of a Great Mob E-Book

When you set your sights as high as Dana King did in Wild Bill, it's easy to fall down. The epic scope of this mob yarn offers plenty of pitfalls for a first-time novelist. But author King handles things with a steady hand, crafting something truly…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 4, 2012 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Maynard Soloman, gal-damn detective, Hits #1 in Political Humor

I'm speechless, so I'll let the pictures do the talking. And this link to get 4 Funny Detective Stories - Starring Maynard Soloman for free through Saturday.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 2, 2012 at 4:01am — No Comments

How to Match Your Beverage to What You're Writing

I had fun riffing on this topic over at the blog of author/criminologist Jennifer Chase. Click here to check it out. Drink it up, you'll enjoy it.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 1, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

What Squirrel Tastes Like: Indie Crime Fiction

It's odd sometimes how writing and reading slips into other parts of your life. Take eating squirrels, for example.



This past weekend, I had the privelege to travel into some of the prettiest country in Minnesota. The southeastern part of the state is sculpted by limestone bluffs overlooking lazy streams and picture-perfect farmland. Take a look from the top of…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 28, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

"Cleansing Eden - The Celebrity Murders" Explodes on Amazon UK

Wow.



Readers in the UK responded in a huge way to…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 28, 2012 at 12:11am — No Comments

Free Through Feb. 26: "Cleansing Eden" Crime Novel

Don't wait! The Cleansing Eden crime thriller novel is back as an e-book on digital bookshelves. To kick things off, this 5-star e-book is yours for…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 24, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

A Political Humor E-Book That Gets It Right

Does it really matter what political parties "stand for" any more? What if you stripped away the bumper stickers, the phony piety and hollow everymanism to expose their true essence? You'd probably end up with something similar to ninjas and pirates. Both hate each other. Why? Who cares. Let's fight.



There are similar scenes in Laura Roberts's excellent humor novella,…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 20, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Worth Checking Out: Partners in Crime Blog Tours

The world of indie author promotion is full of pitfalls. Of greatest concern are the grifters selling advertising they know goes no where. Directory listings, display ads and various boutique social networks all vie for attention - and dollars. The odds can stack up quick against an honest author in a dishonest Internet.…



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 20, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Anyone Write Horror, Too?

The sequel to the fantastic 8 Days of Madness horror anthology (of which I'm proud to say I am a contributor) is looking for submissions.



Authors, this is an annual anthology hosted by Chris Allinotte - a terrific guy and bonafide horror guru.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 19, 2012 at 2:11am — No Comments

When is it OK to kill dogs - and other animals - in crime fiction?

There are two reasons people will be talking about The Wrong Delivery - Corrin's Eyes, by McDroll:

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 17, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments

FREE E-BOOK of a Funny Detective Short Story

Maynard Soloman Solves the War on Drugs FREE - ALL E-Book Formats Supported



"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…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 16, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments

What "Justified" Got Wrong (And Right) About Kidney Transplants

SPOILER ALERT: DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FEB. 14, 2012, EPISODE OF JUSTIFIED.



Tonight's episode of Justified featured a creepy doctor bad guy taking both kidneys from loveable bad guy Dewey Crowe. To get his kidneys back, Dewey needed to find $20,000 in four hours - presumably the time it takes to die from a lack of kidneys.…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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