February 2011 Blog Posts (115)

Being Precise

I'm almost at the end of my February Blog Crawl. It's been fun but a little crazy. I'm not sure I could do this more than once a year!


The Post - Being Precise

I know that language changes over time. It has to. I know that clinging to the old ways is futile and might make me seem cantankerous or even silly. But it was my job, for three decades, to guard the language, to see that people under my care used it clearly rather than sloppily,…


Added by Peg Herring on February 24, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Blackhouse

I reviewed "The Blackhouse" by Peter May for The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. This book reminded me that terms like unique and cutting edge still belong in the crime novel lexicon. In addition to being a great story, this book is probably like nothing you have read before. http://www.thebigthrill.org/2011/01/the-blackhouse-by-peter-may/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 24, 2011 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

Spotlight: Sunny Frazier writes open letter to Borders

Could Borders have possibly avoided or softened the disasterous condition they now occupy?


Today Sunny Frazier, author and acquisition editor for Oak Tree Books weighed in on the subject with an 
Open Letter to Borders that didn’t pull any punches. 
There are excerpts and a link…

Added by Morgan St. James on February 23, 2011 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

Laurie Bowler Moon Rising

Got Vampires? Looking for a coven? Laurie Bowler has that and much, much more here in Moon Rising. Before we get to the novel, a piece of business: Laurie will be our guest on our blogtalk show The G-ZONE, on Thursday at 8am EST. You read that correctly, the live time is 8am EST. Laurie lives in England so there is a bit of a time difference. Our breakfast is her late lunch. What is between the covers of this vampire/romance/paranormal novel you ask?   

“Marinette (Nessy) is half…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 23, 2011 at 3:51am — No Comments

The Inner Circle

My review of Brad Meltzer's "The Inner Circle" appeared in the first issue of The Washington Independent Review of Books.  This website, dedicated to book reviews and writing about the world of books, is the newest voice in the community of readers and writers.  …


Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 22, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Review - The Small Hand, Susan Hill

Book Title:   THE SMALL HAND

Author:   Susan Hill

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   978-1846682360

No of Pages:   167

Book Synopsis:

Returning home from a visit to a client late one summer's evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow takes a wrong turning and stumbles across the derelict old White House.  Compelled by curiosity, he approaches the door, and, standing before the entrance feels the unmistakeable sensation of a small hand… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on February 22, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

My New Release!

Available Now!!! :)

Amazon -…


Added by Melissa Ohnoutka on February 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

CQ Scafidi Time Couriers and a Q&A


Happy Monday to all and thanks for checking in. We have a monster week ahead of us and we are going to start the week off with a bang, the works of CQ Scafidi. Today I am going to do two things: I am going to revisit a post I had popped in back in the day when I first started this blog, and then a Q&A that is certified fresh off the virtual press from this morning. CQ will be our guest today on our blogtalk radio show, The G-ZONE, @ 5pm EST. Check it out, call in; be part of the…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 22, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

Author update

As always I had the best time at Love is Murder, my favorite writers conference. The weather didn't prevent nearly 300 crime fiction writers and fans from gathering in Chicago to hang out together. The highlight for me was moderating a panel that included best selling thriller authors Jon Land and Joseph Finder.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 22, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments

I shall be at Crimefest on 20 May on a panel discussion with fellow crime writers - looking forward to it

I'm delighted to be returning to Crimefest in May 2011 at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel and will be on a panel discussion on Friday 20 May at 9am. Crimefest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It is now one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar and draws top crime novelists, readers, editors, publishers and reviewers from around the world. It follows… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on February 21, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Review of The Half-Child by Angela Savage (Text, 2010)

Jayne Keeney is a Bangkok PI who apart from her skills as an investigator, whose sharp observations as an outsider fill the pages of this terrific novel ('his eyes were amber, but not in an attractive way. As if his skull was full of beer'), is well qualified in the areas of 'drinking, smoking and inappropriate relationships' (my kind of heroine, exactly.) She is called to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian volunteer in a religious organisation, a woman who is described by… Continue

Added by David Whish-Wilson on February 21, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Time Slips by

Sorry for the long break, but I fell down the long rabbit hole of researching a story and got lost in cyber space. As the cliche goes: Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 21, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

GODCHILD: A Thriller for The Broken Hearted



GODCHILD...a story for the broken hearted that takes place where THE INNOCENT leaves off....


"A classic detective tale."

--The Record (Troy,… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on February 20, 2011 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

A Revolution by Margot Justes

Recently we witnessed a revolution in Egypt, what made it historically so remarkable is that it was relatively bloodless.

We watched it happen right in front of our eyes; the assembly of the masses in Tahrir Square, the essential communication role the social networks played in the organization of the revolt, and the ingenuity of the masses when that network was shut down.

It was fundamentally a demand for freedom and a right to be heard, and heard they… Continue

Added by Margot Justes on February 20, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Digital short Saturday Floyd Buck Periwinkle The Past Really Hurts!

Part two of our posts today involves chapter two from The Breaker Series. Floyd Buck Periwinkle is the author of this series, sorry he has three names. I was considering cutting one out to stay with the theme of two but he might take offense and eliminate me. I would prefer to avoid that. Just a reminder: Tomorrow is Self–Published Sunday, and on Monday we have CQ Scafidi as our guest on The G-Zone blogtalk radio. CQ is the award winning author of Time Couriers and also he has begun the new…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on February 20, 2011 at 7:12am — No Comments

My Haunting New YA Haunted House Mystery, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, Now in Nook, Kindle, and Print


My original YA ghost and haunted house mystery, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, is now in Kindle and Nook.

Three years after her father was killed, sixteen-year-old Peyton Delaney, her mother, Melody, and new stepfather, Vance McIntyre, relocate to Shadow Bay, Minnesota and move into an old Victorian.

They are unaware of the…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on February 20, 2011 at 6:37am — No Comments

My Intriguing New YA Time Travel Mystery, DANGER IN TIME, Now In Kindle, Nook & Print


Doesn't everyone dream about traveling back in time and changing history?

In my new YA mystery, DANGER IN TIME, in Kindle, Nook, & print, time travel can be deadly.

Rachel Crane was just six when her older sister, Brooke, died in a car accident ten years ago at the age of sixteen. Rachel often wishes Brooke were still…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on February 20, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

My New Medical Mystery and Police Procedural eBook, MURDER IN MAUI, Now in Kindle and Nook


Now in Kindle and Nook, my highly acclaimed new tropical police procedural and medical mystery eBook, MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery.

Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana is the protagonist. A Hawaiian native, Leila follows in the footsteps of her grandfather who was the County of Maui…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on February 20, 2011 at 6:28am — No Comments

The Suicide Effect is now $.99

For months, readers have been contacting me, asking when my next Jackson story will be released. DYING FOR JUSTICE will be available in early April. To keep readers happy in the meantime, I've dropped the e-book price of one of my standalone thrillers. THE SUICIDE EFFECT is now $.99 on Kindle. (Sorry, Nook readers. Changing the price on B&N takes forever.)

Here's the Kindle…


Added by L.J. Sellers on February 20, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Read a mystery short story about the death of a Hollywood Blvd Superman

Check out a new original short story in the latest issue of Kings River Life. It's by Sisters In Crime member Sally Carpenter and it's her first published story! It's a fun story about the death of a Hollywood Blvd. Superman http://kingsriverlife.com/02/19/faster-than-a-speeding-bullet/

While there check out all of the other great stories, interviews & book reviews in out mystery section… Continue

Added by Lorie Ham on February 20, 2011 at 4:18am — No Comments

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