A writer needs to enter the characters in his novel. I’ve talked about this with other writers, but also found it useful to discuss it with artists from other fields. Two movies I saw in the last week, “Black Swan” and “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town,” illustrate just why it’s so important. Continue
“Black Swan” revolves around the dilemma facing Natalie…
Added by Matt Rees on January 27, 2011 at 7:19pm —
Book Title: BOLD BLOOD
Author: Lindy Kelly
Publisher: Harper Collins
No of Pages: 288
When Dr Caitlin Summerfield took the message, her satisfying life included a rich, sexy boyfriend, an exciting career and, best of all, she was free of the emotional maelstrom that characterised her disastrous relationship with her mother.
Her father and brother are both long dead, and reluctantly… Continue
Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 27, 2011 at 11:50am —
ARTICLE LINK: http://exm.nr/bloc-LA
Sometimes it pays to do generic searches. I wasn’t aware of Writers Bloc, but when it came up in a search for Los Angeles Writers I liked it enough to Spotlight it. Check out this interesting non-profit organization and some of the upcoming programs.
MORGAN ST. JAMES
Las Vegas and Los Angeles Writing Examiner - www.examiner.com
Added by Morgan St. James on January 27, 2011 at 5:51am —
Today is the last day of polling in the Preditors & Editors Readers Polls. With just a few hours left to go, Requiem for the Ripper
is in 2nd place in the poll for best thriller and Glastonbury
is in the lead in the mysteries. Please could I politely ask anyone who hasn't yet voted to vote for my nominations and perhaps secure Glastonbury's
place and maybe push Requiem for the Ripper
up to the top slot? Polls close at midnight GMT.… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on January 26, 2011 at 10:36pm —
Okay, it had to happen one of these days. I Spotlight authors in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and since I have a foot in both cities, today I decided to interview my alter ego, Arliss Adams, in the Las Vegas Spotlight.
There are many pros and cons to writing under a pen name, and… Continue
Added by Morgan St. James on January 26, 2011 at 8:05am —
For those not keeping up with the series or those of you who have possibly lost track for whatever reason, this is number six in the series. Yes, I have read them all and yes, I have also enjoyed them all. Did I enjoy this one as much as the others? No not as much, but I am a fan of the character and W.E.B. Griffin. Here is what Charlie has against him this time:
“Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded-but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully… Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 26, 2011 at 5:52am —
The second book of my Turner Hahn/Frank Morales police-procedural series comes out in June (tentatively) thru ebook publisher, Untreed Reads.
Traditional print rights are still available. And who knows? Maybe someday. . . .
Added by B.R.Stateham on January 26, 2011 at 2:00am —
Champion Joe - King of Mojo
Around three years ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble across a copy of Joe R. Lansdale’s Captain’s Outrageous in a Lancaster book shop. To those legions of readers that Joe has already converted, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are as real as a hot Texas day and a flea ridden dog corpse laying… Continue
Added by Mark Porter on January 25, 2011 at 3:50pm —
So I've been holding off until I actually have something to report on and now I do.
In twelve (12) days, on Feb 5, 2011, I will start releasing a chapter a week of the FREE mystery E-Book short story An Object in Motion! I will do this every Saturday until the release of the short story in March! The chapters will be available at www.reybooks.com and in March you will be able to get the full story for all E-Book readers, Kindle,… Continue
Added by Ronald S. Barrios on January 25, 2011 at 2:51pm —
Book Title: THE THIRD RAIL
Author: Michael Harvey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
No of Pages: 284
A woman is shot as she waits for her train to work. An hour later, a second woman is gunned down as she rides an elevated train through the Loop. Two hours after that, a church becomes the target of a chemical weapons attack. The city of Chicago is under siege.
Book Review:… Continue
Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 25, 2011 at 2:39pm —
Book Title: THE PRIEST OF EVIL
Author: Matti Joensuu
No of Pages: 204
There have been a strange succession of violent deaths at Helsinki tube stations. The police are baffled: nobody has seen anything and the tapes from CCTV show nothing.
Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit has experienced more than enough of the seamier side of… Continue
Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 25, 2011 at 2:38pm —
It is offficial!! Book 2 in the Blind Traveler series, Blind Traveler’s Blues, has a publisher…Echelon Press LLC!!! Thank you Karen Syed! Blues will be coming out in Ebook format on an as-of-yet unknown date. Both Douglas and I are happy about this. Actually we are ecstatic. It’s taken a very long time to find a publisher for Blues, but the wait was well worth it.
Neither Douglas nor I like the idea of killing trees, and we both are technophiles. Yep, we both…
Added by Robert Bennett on January 25, 2011 at 6:47am —
I love to find new stuff to read and this Bob Lee Swagger novel rocked. This was my first read on a Stephen Hunter novel and I liked everything about it. Today I want to include two things in this post about the novel, the synopsis and also some text from the novel to give you a little flav of Bob Lee if this is the first read for you on this character. Here we go, a little of what is between the covers first:
“Bob Lee Swagger tracks down an AWOL Marine sniper who resurfaces to… Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 25, 2011 at 5:45am —
The Preditors & Editors Readers Polls close at midnight, GMT on the 26th January, so there are just two days left to add your votes. If any of my friends and readers haven't yet voted, and may feel kindly disposed to do so, please may I ask if you'd support my two nominations by visiting the links to the individual voting pages, below, and adding your votes, for which I would be extremely grateful.
Glastonbury has been nominated for Best Mystery Novel and… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on January 24, 2011 at 9:12pm —
This week, 27 January, sees the publication of the new Inspector Andy Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, the sixth in the series, set against the backdrop of the Solent on the South Coast of England. Continue
Footsteps on the Shore once again features the rugged Harley Davidson riding and sailing detective,…
Added by Pauline Rowson on January 24, 2011 at 7:44pm —
I just found out today that my book, "Love, Lies & Deceit" is #8 on my publisher's Daily Hot Sellers' List.
Added by Carol Preflatish on January 24, 2011 at 11:28am —
Just did a great gig at Brunswick Library in Melbourne, stacks of good questions from a brilliant audience ... and very nice write-up from the local Moreland Leader ... here
Added by Tony Black on January 23, 2011 at 8:35pm —
Coming in February, my original police procedural eBook tropical mystery, MURDER IN MAUI: A LEILA KAHANA MYSTERY, in Kindle and Nook. Continue
Experience Hawaii in a whole new way with this entertaining murder mystery in paradise!
Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana is the protagonist. A Hawaiian…
Added by R. Barri Flowers on January 23, 2011 at 8:08am —
My hardboiled mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, is now in Nook, Kindle, and print. A Portland PI is framed for murder in middle of two cases. Continue
A cross between Body Heat, Shaft, and Mike Hammer, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY is a taut, hard-boiled detective novel where nothing is quite what it seems. Dean Jeremy Drake, nicknamed…
Added by R. Barri Flowers on January 23, 2011 at 8:03am —
Think the Jack the Ripper tale is too old for new twist? Think again. What if he were from NYC and fled across the Atlantic to London, with a determined detective in hot pursuit? Continue
This is the basis for my new eBook historical thriller novel, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL.
In 1888 in New York City, the search for a killer of…
Added by R. Barri Flowers on January 23, 2011 at 7:10am —