J.D. Rhoades's Blog (7)

Step Right Up, Ya Can't Win If Ya Don't Play...

Be sure to drop by Murderati
today and check out the contest I'm running there. You have to come up
with a line from a mystery or thriller novel containing something a
well-known character would be highly unlikely to say or do. Prizes
include free books by Your Humble Narrator.

Added by J.D. Rhoades on August 16, 2007 at 12:22am — No Comments

It Was Only a Matter of Time

Minesweeper: The Movie

Added by J.D. Rhoades on August 13, 2007 at 4:55am — No Comments

Hot Handed God of Cops

Hot-Handed God of Cops

I just saw John Woo's HARD BOILED (Chinese title: GOD OF GUNS or HOT HANDED GOD OF COPS) for the first time.

Total Body Count: 307.


Weapons with apparently endless supplies of ammo.



Reversals of fortune.


Not one, but…


Added by J.D. Rhoades on August 9, 2007 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

BSP: Bookreporter.com Likes SAFE AND SOUND

Joe Hartlaub at Bookreporter.com calls SAFE AND SOUND "one of the darkest --- and best --- novels of 2007."

There's more...check it out!

And thanks, Joe!

Added by J.D. Rhoades on August 7, 2007 at 8:57am — No Comments

Let Us Now Praise Famous Fen

Crossposted from Murderati

Fen: The plural of fan. Another word for "fans," as in people who like something, not cooling devices.

The Urban Dictionary

One of the greatest parts about the writing life is the chance it gives me to meet other writers--people whose work I love, and who, as it turns out, are huge fun to hang out

with. But…


Added by J.D. Rhoades on August 2, 2007 at 3:54am — No Comments

My Own Thrillerfest Awards

I confess, didn't go to the Awards Banquet. All due respect, but four hours?

In a ballroom with Noo Yawk in all its glory right outside? Sorry.

Although I would have loved to have caught the Killer Thriller Band


But, I decided, why not come up with my own awards from T'fest? So, without further ado:

DUDE, YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE AWARD: This one's a tie between David… Continue

Added by J.D. Rhoades on July 17, 2007 at 11:12pm — 4 Comments


The third Jack Keller novel, SAFE AND SOUND, is released today upon an unsuspecting world.

"Crisp dialogue and the author's deft use of local color support a narrative driven as effectively by characters as by events."-Publishers Weekly

"Rhoades is a true rising star. You NEED to be reading his books."-Mystery One

."..the slam-bang action is unrelenting, and that sound you hear is the rustle of pages turning."-…

Added by J.D. Rhoades on July 10, 2007 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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