March 2007 Blog Posts (300)

Introducing The Number 62 Bus

Mary wanted a bus story (for some reason, Glasgow's buses are a magnet for the weird and wonderful and I have had more than my fair share of bizarre experiences on them), so here's one of my favourites. All true, and I was almost sober at the time.

Glasgow buses…


Added by Donna Moore on March 30, 2007 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

Focus on: Leigh Redhead

Cross-Post with my own blog at AustCrimeFiction,

I've been irregularly running a bit of a focus on some under discussed

Australian authors. Recently I posted a note about J R Carroll and

today I got to thinking about the fabulous Leigh Redhead.

Leigh Redhead is a recentish arrival in the Australian Crime Fiction scene.…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on March 30, 2007 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Mystery is my favorite genre!

Greetings! It's nice to meet you all. I'm looking forward to good chatting and fascinating mysteries!


Added by TribalCat on March 30, 2007 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Checking In

I'm happy to report I wrote over 1,000 words this morning and submitted a short story. Exactly what I want to do every day. Well, not always submit a short story, but do some other writerly chore. I also waded through probably more than 200 posts that were duplicates on my Yahoo groups. That was fun. NOT

I'm not positive I have everything here on CrimeSpace figured out--especially even finding my own page. LOL And how to tell someone I got their note--when I click on the link in an…


Added by Jan Christensen on March 30, 2007 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

Film Noir at the Egyptian

The Film Noir Foundation is trying to kill me. Their line up at the Egyptian this time around is the best yet, including the rare and brilliant ACT OF VIOLENCE and Sam Fuller’s THE CRIMSON KIMONO, which I would love to see on the big screen. I’m afraid I’m gonna be forced to bring a sleeping bag. There isn’t a single night I want to miss. How can I possibly choose between mint-condition Yul Brenner in PORT OF NEW YORK or THE CROOKED WEB, a… Continue

Added by Christa Faust on March 30, 2007 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Murder Mystery Short by Vancouver Film School

I thought this was good.


Added by Sylvia Hubbard on March 30, 2007 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Just a Quick Post

So, things are moving along nicely and I received my copies of the book. It's a Mass Market Paperback and it does look great. Better than I thought, which is a first. I wasn't crazy about my first three. Or maybe I jsut got tired of looking at them. Who knows.

There really is something to be said about holding your own book in your hand. It changes you, as a fellow author once told me. I agree. You become a published author, and no one can take that away from you, ever.…

Added by John Misak on March 30, 2007 at 9:25am — No Comments

What Sisters In Crime Can Offer Libraries

The stereotypical "shushing," staid, prim and proper librarian is a portrait from the past. Many librarians are into murder, mayhem and other dastardly deeds. Sisters in Crime helps feed this addiction to things felonious, criminal and psychotic through the pages of the many crime novels and non-fiction books written by its members.

It was wonderful to discover that Sisters in Crime was open, not only to writers of my favorite genre, but welcoming to fans…


Added by Sisters In Crime on March 30, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

I've Finally Seen: BRICK (2005)

...and started a discussion about it.

Added by Gerald So on March 30, 2007 at 5:59am — No Comments

Where do I email the lasagna?

My husband's youngest brother died a few days ago. The family are devastated. Everyone speaks of all the things Daniel will never get to experience - love, marriage, a family of his own. I wonder how long it will take

before we are able to focus on all the things he *was* able to do? He was 24 years old. I suspect this means it will be a long, long time.

In the meantime, a question. Whatever happened to funeral food?

Upon hearing of Daniel's death, I pulled a lasagna out… Continue

Added by Jenifer Nightingale-Ethier on March 30, 2007 at 5:54am — No Comments

Currently reading

Matt Beynon Rees, The Collaborator of Bethlehem

I just started it late last night, and then quickly fell asleep on top of it, so no opinons yet.

I did, however, just add some fabulous new toys to my office, including Spider Spud. The newest potato head joins Darth Tater, Spud Trooper, and R-2 Potatoo. I also just got two new sets of Galactic Heroes, which I am thrilled by.

Added by Alice Morgan on March 30, 2007 at 4:04am — No Comments

Counselling and reviews

This morning's counselling session felt very thoughtful. Or rather I was doing a lot of thinking about how things had been in the past, and how they are now. Kunu seemed keen to get me onto the subject of religion and church, which I suppose had to happen sometime or other. I hadn't been sure how I'd feel about that but, in the event, it was okay. We talked about how and why I'd originally become a Christian, how it had been then and how it was now. Short answer: very bloody different. But…


Added by Anne Brooke on March 30, 2007 at 3:23am — No Comments

Winners and new free book draw at RTE

The winners of the copies of CON ED by Matthew Klein, NERVE DAMAGE by Peter Abrahams or THE MISSING by Chris Mooney have been chosen. Their names appear at, along with the announcement of the new draw for one of three copies of AUNT DIMITY GOES WEST by Nancy Atherton, STIGMA by Philip Hawley, Jr. MD, or NAMING OF THE DEAD by Ian Rankin.

Please follow directions for entering the draw because too many entries end up in my junk mailbox and I am… Continue

Added by Barbara Franchi on March 30, 2007 at 3:16am — No Comments

Conflicting Synopsis Rules

I was surfing the web, one link carrying me off to another, randomly reading when I came across the "How To Write A Synopsis" plight. Yes, you read that right. "Plight."

I can assure, I spent two or more, cups of morning coffee on getting wrapped up in that subject, jumping from one article to another.

And then, I discovered something. It hit me, actually the caffine probably kicked in and turned on the old brain, some articles are conflicting. Yes, we have the majority…


Added by Jannie Balliett on March 30, 2007 at 2:41am — 4 Comments

I'm Curious...

On one of my other author loops, we've been deep in a discussion about what would be the perfect ebook reading device. Obviously, opinions are as varied as the people involved in the discussion. <g>

I feel like I've got that covered. I've been a proponent of e-reading for a long time. When the hubby and I moved from New Orleans to Houston--as empty nesters--we had to downsize everything...and that included my extensive book collection. But I'd been adding to my ebook collection… Continue

Added by Pauline Baird Jones on March 30, 2007 at 2:13am — No Comments

Favorite Author and Why

When I came up with that subject, I thought it would be easy. Now I fear I have to actually pick one. But I can't so I will pick two.

I'd say my favorite would be James Lee Burke. When I read my first Burke book, I was blown away. The man is a genius with words. He is one of very few authors that writes in first person who I enjoy, I don't think most authors get the full point of first's about being in one person's head! Burke is a master, I can't think of any…


Added by Karen Syed on March 30, 2007 at 2:12am — 2 Comments

Have too much money?


Added by Michael C. Jacobs on March 30, 2007 at 1:58am — No Comments

This Crime's Big Enough for the All of Us

Today, over on, I'm posting about Baltimore. Already the discussion has started, with thoughts on the challenges a writer faces when writing "his/her" city. Join in here, or pop over there. I'd love to hear what you think.

Denise Mina is a doll. She’s one damn fine writer too. Glasgow - her town - has a growing heroin problem, and a rapidly rising murder rate. She told me and a…


Added by Regina Harvey on March 30, 2007 at 1:14am — No Comments

March 29, 2007

I've had a few days to mull over the EPIC Conference (Electronically Published Internet Connection) I recently attended. My historical mystery, MALPRACTICE, was a finalist for an award so it gave me a chance to get dressed up and attend a banquet. It was in Virginia Beach--a very nice setting for the event. I didn't win an EPPIE but It was still fun--and fascinating to see a gathering of electronically published folks. How great to rub shoulders with people excited about writing and publishing… Continue

Added by Louise Titchener on March 30, 2007 at 1:14am — No Comments


Galaxy British Book Awards - The results

Galaxy's TV campaign kicks off - see ad.

THE BOOK TRADE is to see the first ever national, multi-channel, generic TV campaign for books as a result of Galaxy's headline sponsorship of the British Book Awards and its aim of extending its relationship with books and reading. The television campaign launched on Sunday, 18 March, with over 60 slots booked on peak time…


Added by Mike Stotter on March 29, 2007 at 9:03pm — No Comments

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