January 2013 Blog Posts (53)

Review - The Killing Depths, Martin Roy Hill

A gripping military thriller that’s bound for the best seller list.

Martin Roy Hill had me captivated from the very beginning of this modern locked room mystery and compelling naval thriller.  Set aboard the USS Encinitas, the US Navy’s first attack submarine with a mixed-gender crew, The Killing Depths tells the tale of the hunt for a serial killer amidst the high pressure atmosphere of an ongoing submarine battle. 

NCIS Special Agent and former Naval Academy cadet, Linus…

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Added by Liam Saville on January 9, 2013 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Review - White Gold, Rachel Amphlett

Book Title:  WHITE GOLD

Author: Rachel Amphlett

ISBN:  B005EHR2FU

Series: Dan Taylor

Year of Publication:  2011

Category: Eco-Thriller

Location: Australia / England / Singapore



Synopsis



A conspiracy that will end alternative energy research; an organisation killing to protect its interests – and a bomb that will change the face of terrorism...



When Sarah Edgewater’s ex-husband is murdered by a radical organisation hell-bent on protecting…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Review - Outerborough Blues, Andrew Cotto

Book Title:  OUTERBOROUGH BLUES

Author:  Andrew Cotto

ISBN:  9781935439493

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher:  Ig Publishing

Location: United States

Category: Thriller / Noir



Synopsis



A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender—a lone wolf named Caesar Stiles with a chip on his shoulder and a Sicilian…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Fog and Pollution

If you’re here and reading this, you probably have a thing for noir.  I know I do.  I love its style – the tipped fedoras, the fitted clothes. I love that a cigarette is more than a prop – it’s treated like a piece of jewelry.

But in the few short years after the end of the WWII, when cool was being codified, Hitchcock's blondes were running amok, and French noir was…

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Added by Victoria Dougherty on January 9, 2013 at 1:25am — 2 Comments

Crime Fiction?

Diaric Blog Post for readers 

The above is for those interested in a personal blog post.

Crime fiction.  Hm.  Well, as mentioned before, my preference is the old fashioned good triumphs over evil style but within that limitation I do not feel that every heroic person has to be like a comic book hero or heroine.  I do love those, but I also like depth of character and diversity in…

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Added by Miriam Pia on January 8, 2013 at 8:12am — No Comments

Betty Webb, Monk, short stories, giveaways & more in new KLR issue

Up today in Kings River Life we are once again mystery packed! We have a fun mystery short story by Lew Stowe called "Stalkers" http://kingsriverlife.com/01/05/stalkers-an-original-mystery-short-story/



A lot of new shows are premiering this month and many are mystery/suspense related. Check out our article on some of those in the current issue…

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Added by Lorie Ham on January 6, 2013 at 5:43am — No Comments

Review - The Golden Scales, Parker Bilal

Book Title:  THE GOLDEN SCALES

Author:  Parker Bilal

ISBN:  9781608197941

Series: Makana

Year of Publication:  2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Location:  Cairo, Egypt



Synopsis



The ancient city of Cairo is a feverish tangle of the old and the new, of the super rich and the desperately poor, with inequality and corruption everywhere. It's a place where grudges and long-buried secrets can fester, and where people can disappear in the blink of an…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 5, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

This whole genre

When blogging, there are days when the first question is what to blog about.  Today is that type of day.  In real life, this is a re-playing a movie that I actually bought a copy of.  My son was with me for the earlier part of the day.  Right now it is dark out: it is 5:30pm local time.  The Germans are like the English in that they kept the 24 clock after the world wars - weird that in the end they agreed about that...This involves a side issue about misunderstanding when using different…

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Added by Miriam Pia on January 5, 2013 at 2:52am — No Comments

Adult Truth #5

An early post this week as I’ll be away from my computer tomorrow.

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#5How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?”

Answer: Only my mother knows.

Actually, and forgive me if I sound sexist, most females know. It’s the same with wrapping Christmas and birthday presents so that all sides are even, no paper is torn and…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on January 3, 2013 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Review - The Dunbar Case, Peter Corris

Book Title: THE DUNBAR CASE

Author:  Peter Corris

ISBN:  9781743310229

Series:  Cliff Hardy

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Allen & Unwin



Synopsis



This wasn't Hardy's usual brief--uncover the mysteries of a nineteenth-century shipwreck--but he could do with an easy case and the retainer was generous.



But is it ever that simple? Not with a notorious crime family tearing itself apart, and an undercover cop playing both sides against the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 3, 2013 at 2:32pm — No Comments

A busy year beckons for crime author, Pauline Rowson

It’s customary at this time of the year to look ahead to the coming year and while none of us can predict what 2013 will bring and how it will shake out I’ve taken the opportunity to highlight some of the things that are planned.

New DI Horton Mystery Crime Novels for 2013

First up I’m looking forward to the publication of the…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on January 3, 2013 at 3:25am — No Comments

New Years Gift to You!

Today through Sunday The Payback Assignment – the 1st Stark & O’Brien novel - is FREE on Kindle. Morgan Stark, a black mercenary soldier, is stuck in Belize after a raid goes wrong. Felicity O'Brian, an Irish jewel thief, is stranded in the jungle south of Mexico after doing a job for an American client. When they meet they learn they've been double-crossed by the same man: Adrian Seagrave, a ruthless businessman maintaining his respectability by having others do his dirty…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on January 2, 2013 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Why an adventure in Indianapolis?

Debriefing on an author's personal relationship with the genre....As many of you may know, An Adventure in Indianapolis is a crime fiction novel but it is not a conventional mystery or whodunnit story.  It is not about a murder, and quite frankly, I am glad that it is not. 

As an author I can tell you that writing stories and receiving them is not the same but of course they are connected.  For readers who know an author, and even more so for an author it is easy to see what…

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Added by Miriam Pia on January 2, 2013 at 2:45am — No Comments

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