March 2008 Blog Posts (176)

The Lonelies on

This blog version of my already controversial first novel, which was written back in the late nineties has already gotten completely out of control. It's shape and structure could only live in the contemporary computer. This one is dark, gritty, and real in a way that most people will probably find uncomfortable. Good.

Added by Adam Haynes on March 3, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

March Find Me

I am online much of every day, blogging, commenting, writing articles, and generally surfing.

In the month of March, you will find me at :, authors,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

and who knows where else I will turn up!!!

Weekly I will be blogging at these fine… Continue

Added by Kim Smith on March 3, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

The Lindbergh Case

March 1st marked the sad date that Charles Lindbergh, Junior, or the Lindbergh Baby, as he came to be known, was kidnapped from his parents' home in 1932. Charles and Ann Morrow Lindbergh never saw their child again.

The abduction of this baby, which prompted "The Trial of the Century," made him perhaps the most famous baby in the world. He was twenty months old at the time of his kidnapping and death. Theories abound, and some insist that… Continue

Added by Julia Buckley on March 3, 2008 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Love Is Murder, But this Conference was Heaven

I attended my first writer's conference about a month ago, and I have to say, I'm really glad I did. I met a lot of writers whose books and stories I have read for the first time in the past year, as well as publishers and editors. They were all friendly and willing to answer questions from a newbie like myself, and I'm sure some of my questions were dumb. But no one let on. They were a lot of fun. I don't know what I expected, since I was pretty nervous. Tess Gerritsen, Joe Konrath, Alison… Continue

Added by Patrick Balester on March 3, 2008 at 6:44am — 4 Comments

Green Gables in ThugLit

ThugLit Magazine has selected my short story, "Green Gables," for its February/March issue. (

Many thanks to Big Daddy Thug and Lady Detroit (Todd Robinson and Allison Glasgow) for their support, and for suggesting a key edit.

Added by Dana King on March 3, 2008 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

Simple Human Decency

This is my first blog post on CrimeSpace... I'm sorry if it's somewhat negative. I'm usually a very positive person. But, sometimes, people just suck.

We had a snow storm in NY/NJ on Friday (Feb. 22). Inches of snow and hiding patches of ice (I presume). I drove all the way to work - over an hour on a normal day, I was there 20 minutes when my company decided to close. I go home, park my brand new 2008 black Honda Civic coupe in front of my house and left it there all weekend. The… Continue

Added by Viansa Blake on March 3, 2008 at 4:48am — No Comments


RENEGADE photo-tour: The Burrard inlet at Gastown -- over which Luke and Jessica escape Triad assassins at night.

And the The Romance Reader" had this to stay:

"The Heart of the Renegade is a skillfully…

Added by Loreth Anne White on March 3, 2008 at 3:24am — No Comments

New links to articles and guest bloggers on MURDER BY 4

As one of the contributing authors to the blog, I posted two articles this past week on MURDER BY 4 that I hope you'll find interesting. The first is titled "A Chance Meeting." I wrote this short scene as a challenge to write a scene between my character Sam Harper and author Aaron Lazar's Gus LeGarde protagonist. This was a fun challenge for me because I wrote it from Gus… Continue

Added by Marta Stephens on March 3, 2008 at 1:46am — No Comments

Columbia Book Festival by Margot Justes

Southern hospitality is alive and well and greatly represented in Columbia, South Carolina.

I spent last weekend at the Columbia Book Festival. What a delight. First and foremost, people are wonderful, friendly, warm, helpful and welcoming.

Here I am, a new unknown author, selling my first book-more often than not, the response was, well I just have to buy your new book and see if I like it.

I was amazed at the generosity and kindness of the reading public. And… Continue

Added by Margot Justes on March 2, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

RENEGADE is here!

March 1 and THE HEART OF A RENEGADE is out!

To celebrate – I’ll be giving away two signed copies. To enter into the draw, either post a comment below with the words “RENEGADE” and “contest” in it, or drop me line via my contact box using those two words. Contest closes midnight Wednesday March… Continue

Added by Loreth Anne White on March 2, 2008 at 6:04am — 2 Comments

passed my black belt test

A couple of months ago I took my black belt test at the Kung Fu school I've been attending. It was tough for an old geezer like me, but I survived it, and after five years of pretty intense training, earned my black belt. Anyway, that's the reason for replacing my author's photo.

Added by Dave Zeltserman on March 2, 2008 at 4:48am — 5 Comments

Win a copy of my forthcoming release 'Glastonbury'


Rain Publishing have generously agreed to donate an advance copy of 'Glastonbury' to the winner of this simple to enter competition. In order to have a chance of winning a first edition of this latest mystery thriller from the pen of Brian L Porter, just follow the simple entry rules below. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest.

The contest:

Contained within the pages of… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on March 2, 2008 at 4:05am — No Comments

Bouchercon 2008

I'll be attending my first Bouchercon in Baltimore, October 9 - 12, 2008. I'm very excited to finally make it to this storied gathering of mystery readers, writers, and assorted hangers-on. See you in the bar.


Added by James R. Benn on March 2, 2008 at 1:45am — No Comments

It's About Time...

When you finally decide to take the plunge and learn how to do business and work online, great things happen. I also recently decided to follow my passion and begin reviewing (well listing ones I've read) books Click here to visit my book site. Through a series of fortunate coincidences owing to my membership in another group Digital Women I was referred to Crimespace. Confused yet? I'm thrilled to be here.… Continue

Added by Nicole Lascelle on March 2, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Have you ever killed a man with your bare hands?

‘Have you ever killed a man with your bare hands?’

‘I beg your pardon?’ I said.

The publicist smiled. ‘Have you ever killed a man with your bare hands? You know, choked the life out him, crushed his windpipe, dug your fingers in till his larynx collapsed and the veins bulged out on his temple.’

I shook my head. ‘No, sorry.’

She smiled. ‘Garrotted anyone?’

I shook my head again.

‘Shot, perhaps,’ she suggested, ‘stabbed,… Continue

Added by Geoff McGeachin on March 1, 2008 at 6:54am — 1 Comment

Blog Leads to Arrest of Murder Suspect

When I was in Japan for a year in 1983, all people could talk about was AIDS and the "Miura Jiken," or Miura Incident. Two years earlier, a Japanese man, Kazuyoshi Miura, and his wife had been visiting L.A. when two gunman shot them in a shady part of town. Kazuyoshi only suffered a minor leg wound, while the wife had been hit in the head. She was in a coma until she finally died in Japan. "Rosu (Los Angeles) dangerous" was the general message that spread over Japan, thanks to Miura's… Continue

Added by Naomi Hirahara on March 1, 2008 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

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