January 2010 Blog Posts (151)




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Added by Louis Boxer on January 31, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Gotta love plot bunnies!

So, I'm a little stymied with Snaketown, and mucho distracted, because I've put a bid on a condo in my beloved Tucson, hoping to get back there sooner than August 1st. I can break my lease for medical reasons (I have COPD & asthma + it RAINS ALL THE TIME HERE!!!) So I'm very hopeful. While I'm thinking of moving, and actually packing, I'm stunned when along comes this idea (fully developed, except for specific incidents - which develop during writing) of a ghost story, set in the Pacific… Continue

Added by Virginia Conn on January 31, 2010 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment


“I won’t try to kid you,” Davison said. “I killed her.”

The two detectives nodded. No surprise. The bloody corpse of Davison’s wife sprawled on the rug attested to that. And, of course, the blood splattered on the husband’s gray sweatshirt, his trembling red hands. The three of them sat now at the dining room table. The one named Thompson jotted Davison’s words into his pad. The other, Morgan, finally said, “When?”

“When did I…? Two days ago. I waited for the day to end.… Continue

Added by Salvatore Buttaci on January 31, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Well isn't this a pleasant surprise...

My blog The Furious D Show was listed as one of Total Film's 600 Blogs You Might Have Missed. Sure I'm just one of 600, but it's nice to know that someone acknowledges my existence in a crowded blogosphere.

Added by D.R. MacMaster on January 31, 2010 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

The Eye of the Beholder (15)

“You look busy,” Tabitha said as she walked into the living room and saw papers and books scattered on the top of Preston’s desk and on the floor around him.

He turned to grin at her. “Three clients, three payments for preliminary work, yeah, I’m busy as a one-armed paperhanger.”

“Hot damn Pres, that’s great.” She headed to the kitchen, pausing momentarily when she realized that for the first time since he’d moved in Preston hadn’t started their day by trying to hide his… Continue

Added by Edith Glass on January 31, 2010 at 4:07am — No Comments

Readers and Authors are Casualties of Amazon Price War

Amazon has pulled from sale books published by Macmillan. This includes books by - amongst many, many others - authors including Ken Bruen's books published by Minotaur and Duane Swierczynski.

This is the first time I've seen such clear proof that adherence to publishing ethics (as per the guidelines… Continue

Added by Sandra Ruttan on January 30, 2010 at 11:09pm — 16 Comments

A Trio of Firsts in the Preditors & Editors Polls!

Wow! What can I say? I'm thrilled to be able to say that in the recent Preditors & Editors Annual Readers Polls, I have been fortunate to have been voted in first place in THREE separate award categories.

As well as being voted 'Best Author, 2009' for my novels, I also picked up the awards for 'Best Children's Book' for 'Tilly's Tale' written under my Harry Porter pseudonym, and 'Tilly's Tale' also won the award for 'Best Artwork', thanks to the… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Review - Cold Justice, Katherine Howell


Author: Katherine Howell

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4050-3927-7

No of Pages: 329

Book Synopsis:

The past haunts the present...

Nineteen years ago teenager Georgie Daniels stumbled across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst bushes. His family was devastated and the killer never found.

Political pressure sees the murder investigation reopened and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

A reader's review of CROSSROADS by Steven Nedelton

“An exciting new book is out, Crossroads by Steven Nedelton. I recommend it highly, in fact I bought it. It is a mind bending thriller that deals with espionage, murder, revenge and mayhem. If you have ever ridden on a roller coaster, you had better keep your hands in the car with this one. This will keep you on the edge of your seat but at times there is NO edge. Mind control takes over leaving you grasping and gasping at this Ian Holm style story. It is, however, much more than that. You… Continue

Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on January 30, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments


This reviewer always gets it right. I'm not referring to the flattering comments but to the complete understanding of character and events and how they are interrelated. How important it is to be given back some faith in yourself as an author!

The Convict’s Sword

By I.J. Parker

Penguin Books, 2009

Paperback, 416 pages, $15.00

By Mike Street

Special to The Asian Reporter

In the pantheon of mystery books, I.J.… Continue

Added by I. J. Parker on January 30, 2010 at 5:08am — 5 Comments

The Eye of the Beholder (14)

Cary nodded as he read the email from Kelly Moriarty. He wasn’t surprised to find out that Moriarty wasn’t based Winterfield. In point of fact he’d have been surprised if he, or she, had been. As far as he was concerned the fact that all their business would have to be done by phone and computer would make his life a bit easier. Face to face meetings, Mr. Rickerson’s view to the contrary, had always struck Cary as a waste of valuable time as there were always the ‘niceties’ to get through, the… Continue

Added by Edith Glass on January 30, 2010 at 3:51am — No Comments

Thrilling and Scary

No, it's not the description of a novel (although some might say the 'scary' is an apt description of me in this photograph) but it's the way I felt when I received my author copies of the new Inspector Horton crime novel, Blood on the Sand, today. I must say though it looks great.

It is the fifth in the series due officially to be published in the UK… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on January 30, 2010 at 12:07am — No Comments

An author's Advice to a Reader

I've been following a discussion on Goodreads that concerns historical novels and the "truth" they present. I also spent many, many years teaching history, using novels as a way to make the past more interesting to students than the history books seem able to do. What I see is that there are two purposes to reading historicals, and the wise reader understands what her goal is and then how much she cares about truth as opposed to an exciting story.

First and maybe foremost, we read… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on January 29, 2010 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

Review - TAKE OUT, Felicity Young

Fremantle Press have just released the third DSS Stevie Hooper book by WA based writer Felicity Young, TAKE OUT, following on from HARUM SCARUM and AN EASEFUL DEATH.

Starting off with a prologue that is obviously telegraphing something awful in the future of Mai, a young Asian girl, the action moves to Perth. Stevie is working in the Sex Crimes unit, but it's in her capacity as friend that she steps into the strangely deserted Pavel house that morning. The house is luxurious, big,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 29, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Dead Of Knight is a Can’t Miss Mystery Thriller.

by Apex Reviews

A serial killer is on the loose, terrorizing the unsuspecting citizens of rural Hanson, British Columbia. Dubbed the “Birthday Boy” by the media, the sadistic menace chooses to target only women on their birthdays. As his horrific crusade escalates, Birthday Boy soon falls square in the sights of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - that is, only if Jack Staal doesn’t get to him first. Anxious to solve what will surely prove… Continue

Added by William R. Potter on January 29, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

The Eye of the Beholder (13)

“Damn it,” Preston muttered as he checked his email. “I knew I should have ignored that company but hell I never thought he’d be the one I'd have to deal with.”

Leaning back in his chair he started at the ceiling. ‘At least he doesn’t know it’s me’, he thought. ‘So, do I bite the bullet and work with him, ignore him, or just say I’m too busy to take on more business right now?

It suddenly occurred to him that he could at least ignore the request for a face… Continue

Added by Edith Glass on January 29, 2010 at 3:28am — No Comments

Deadly Waters Selected for Independent Bookshop Initiative

I'm delighted to announce that my second marine mystery contemporary crime novel, Deadly Waters, featuring my fictional detective, Inspector Andy Horton, has been selected as one of ten titles to be featured in a special independent bookshop and library promotion in the UK from 10 February to 10 March aimed at promoting new and burgeoning talent called Exclusively… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on January 28, 2010 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

Powder Burn Beauty

The infamous site Powder Burn Flash and one of my not so infamous (yet) flash fiction crime piece.

This short is one of many glimpses of the life and times of Collins, an unfortunate thug who has to deal with the likes of Charlene,… Continue

Added by Chad Rohrbacher on January 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Review - The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer


Author: Olen Steinhauer

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-00-729678-1

No of Pages: 408

Book Synopsis:

In the global age of the CIA, there are hotspots everywhere. And whenever there's trouble, there's a Tourist: the men and women who do the dirty work. They're the Company's best agents - and Milo Weaver was the best of them all.

Book Review:

After five, multi-award nominated crime… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 27, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

About Me and a Taste of My Work... 1/26/2010

Hello all! I'm so very happy to be here, and I just know I'm going to meet so many nice people! I just thought I'd do a little post about myself and give everyone a little taste of my work. I hope this post isn't sleep inducing! :)

I'm currently 16 years old and home schooled, but I've been engrossed in linguistics for most of my life. I was in a gifted pull out program in kindergarten for reading, and when I was later tested in fourth grade because my teacher thought I couldn't… Continue

Added by DrawnToArt on January 27, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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