January 2012 Blog Posts (131)

Sorry: Dark and Disturbing but a notable German Crime Fiction

Zoran Drvenkar is a Croatian-German novelist whose recent thriller novel Sorry won the Friedrich-Glauser Prize in 2010. Born in Križevci, Croatia, he has lived in Germany since age three.



Added by Ehsan Ehsani on January 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creating Characters

The process of creating a character is like conceiving, carrying and giving birth to a baby who will, no doubt, have Mom’s nose or Grandpa’s ears. While I didn’t consciously model the characters in Mixed Messages or the subsequent novels in my Malone mystery series after myself or anyone else, there are bits and pieces of me and people I know in each of them: a physical characteristic, a personality trait or a life experience that contributed significantly to who they…

Added by Patricia Gligor on January 26, 2012 at 6:28am — No Comments

2 Days only –Wednesday and Thursday, $.99 only, the novella “Call Me Smitty-First Kill-Volume 9” by B.R. Stateham

B.R. Stateham has a very nice series he has been working on called “Call Me Smitty”; it is about a hitman/assassin that at times has a very big heart and at others is as cold as dry ice.

Starting today, Jan. 25th and ending tomorrow the 26th we are putting the newest installment in the series on sale for $.99. Normally we price a novella sized story at $2.99, but to get more readers interested in the series we are reducing the price for 48 hours.…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 26, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

C.K. Webb Starts off The G-ZONE’s TGIF show!

Author C.K. Webb will be my guest on Friday at 4pm EST on The G-ZONE ,my blogtalk radio show, to discuss her many projects. Following her will be Anthony Neil Smith and a great friend of the show, Les Edgerton. Tune in for the fun:


Here is a little bit about the novels we…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 26, 2012 at 12:24am — No Comments

Review - Little Star, John Ajvide Lindqvist

Book Title:   LITTLE STAR

Author:  John Ajvide Lindqvist

ISBN:   9781921758577

Location:   Sweden

Publisher:   Text Publishing

Year of Publication:   2011

Lennart Cederström, embittered ex-pop singer, is foraging for mushrooms when he finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag. He revives her and is utterly astonished by the sound of her crying: the child’s voice is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note.

Lennart decides the girl will be his project.…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 25, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Chapter 1 and 2 of my short story

Chapter 1


I was finally able to hang up the phone on Vincent Ronelly, my fence, when I told him I would meet him in an hour for coffee. He is a very chatty guy that will not, under any circumstances, let the conversation die. I didn't blame him this time though, because he was talking about something very important. When he first called that morning, I was still sound asleep, because I have a stay at home job as an artist. I had to get out of bed and pick up…


Added by Keaton Duwelius on January 25, 2012 at 11:18am — No Comments

Call Me Smitty, First Kill

Number nine in the series. Call Me Smitty, First Kill is now available at most places where one can buy ebooks.

Three short stories featuring an assassin who has a very strong since of biblical-styled justice in him.

The cover is the new cover we'll be using during 2012 for the series.  Kinda grabs your attention, doesn't…


Added by B.R.Stateham on January 25, 2012 at 5:10am — No Comments

The Shadow Knows

Kabul CIA station is a mess, a man thought to be a recruit to spy on the Arabs, double crosses the Americans. He  sets off a suicide bomb killing many CIA officers. There is also evidence of American soldiers dealing drugs with the Taliban and there is question of a mole inside the CIA.


John Wells, CIA problem solver is asked to travel to Kabul to get…


Added by michael draper on January 25, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

The House of Silk - Anthony Horowitz

Once I discovered Sherlock Holmes in my younger years, I devoured every tale, fascinated with Holmes' powers of observation and deductions.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitzis the first time a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate.

I started to listen to…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on January 24, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The G-ZONE this week!

Tues.-Jan. 24-5pm EST- E.E. King

Weds.-Jan. 25-4.30 pm EST-B.R. Stateham and some friends

Thurs.-Jan. 26-4pm EST-Ryan Cunningham

Fri.- Jan. 27-4Pm EST- C.K. Webb and at 4.30 pm EST Anthony Neil Smith & Les Edgerton-TGIF!!           

Added by Giovanni Gelati on January 24, 2012 at 9:54am — No Comments


I just wanted to let you know my book WAIFS OF THE WASTELAND is now available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.com. Soon it should also be released on Kindles and Nooks, but for now you can get a print copy. I hope you like it, and if you do, give me a favorable review. Do me a favor, will you? Let others know about the book. I gotta sell copies, the more the better.

Added by Wayne Beauvais on January 24, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments


"A bold, ambitious, genre-bending novel from the talented Craig McDonald." 


TOROS & TORSOS, the sequel to my Edgar/Anthony nominated debut novel HEAD GAMES, is available for free download as an eBook exclusively from Amazon for Kindle, today only,…

Added by Craig McDonald on January 24, 2012 at 12:32am — No Comments

Betrayal of Trust - Susan Hill

Susan Hill is a prolific and prize winning author, but a new name for me. Her latest release The Betrayal of Trust, is the sixth book in her Simon Serraillercrime…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on January 23, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Working on final revisions of the next DI Horton marine mystery crime novel, number eight in the series

Yes, I am now working on what I hope to be the final revisions of the next DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel, the eighth in the series. It is at this stage that I review the phrases and words I've used and those I've over used and try and replace them for something else and possibly a word more evocative, emotional or stimulating depending on the…

Added by Pauline Rowson on January 23, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Review - Beyond Fear, Jaye Ford

Book Title:   BEYOND FEAR

Author:  Jaye Ford

ISBN:   9781864711974

Publisher:   Random House Australia

Year of Publication:   2011

At seventeen, Jodie Cramer survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers.  Her schoolmate Angie was not so lucky ...

Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two - and her past is a horror she's buried deep.  When she sets out for a weekend in the country with three friends, all she has in mind are a few…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

A free 'Smitty' story for your consideration

Over in my blog today is a freebie;  a 'Smitty' short story to read for your consideration.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Smitty, you'll find a hit-man of different qualities.  A dark soul with a streak of Justice in him.

You'll also find an experiment.  Short punches to the gut for emphasis instead of sentences.  Hard imagery.

Check it out…


Added by B.R.Stateham on January 23, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

Is Author Kate Laity Actually a Spy?

Kate Laity (aka K.A. Laity aka C. Margery Kempe aka Kit Marlowe aka Kate Wombat) has to be one of the most interesting authors I've crossed virtual paths with in a long time. For starters, just look at the different names she uses. Combine that with a lot of international traveling and a multi-language repetoire of light bulb jokes, and you might think she's a…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on January 23, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments

Nice Swedish Crime Story: Frozen Tracks by Ake Edwardson

Åke Edwardson is a Swedish author of detective fiction, and was previously a lecturer in journalism at Gothenburg University, the city where many of his Inspector Winter novels are set. His crime novels have made him a three-time winner of the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Award for best crime novel.…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on January 22, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Dennis Palumbo, mystery & coffee giveaways & more in new KRL issue

New issue of Kings River Life is up and filled with great stuff! We have a guest article called "The Girl With the Evil Psychiatrist" by Dennis Palumbo along with a review of his latest mystery novel, "Fever Dream" & a chance to win a copy of the book http://kingsriverlife.com/01/21/the-girl-with-the-evil-psychiatrist/

A review of "The Dark Rose" by Erin Kelly & a chance to win a copy of this book…


Added by Lorie Ham on January 22, 2012 at 3:18am — No Comments

If you face the sunshine, the shadows will always be behind you.

In the near future, cloning is legal. Dr. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor specializing in reproductive cloning.

When his daughter AK is raped and murdered the police investigation stalls. Moore picks up his daughter's belongings from the police and gets a DNA sample. He uses it to clone a child that will grow up to be the replica of his father.


Mickey the Gerund is a religious fanatic who feels he's on God's mission to destroy fertility clinics and kill the…


Added by michael draper on January 22, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments

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