March 2013 Blog Posts (53)

The Ice Woman gets reviewed!

Why am I smiling today? Because the folks at The Midwest Book Review said: "The Ice Woman Assignment" is a keenly exciting adventure, highly recommended.”  

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 19, 2013 at 12:36am — No Comments

The Cold Cold Ground, by Adrian McKinty

My review of Adrian McKinty's THE COLD COLD GROUND has been posted to the New Mystery Reader web site, as well as an interview with Adrian

Added by Dana King on March 19, 2013 at 12:12am — No Comments

K.A.R.M.A. hits #1 in the UK, #4 in the U.S.

I launched my first free international giveaway for my dark thriller K.A.R.M.A. this week - and have been very pleased with the results so far. In its second day as a freebie, K.A.R.M.A. is currently sitting at:

#1 in Suspense and #6 overall in the UK
#4 in Suspense and #103 overall in the US
#3 in Suspense and #42 overall in Canada
One more day to go and hopefully I've made a few thousand new fans who will check out my other books :)

Added by Grant McKenzie on March 16, 2013 at 10:44am — 7 Comments


From R. Barri Flowers, bestselling author of teen novels, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME, comes COUNT DRACULA'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, a delightful young adult vampire tale with a nice blend between typical teen life and vampire mythology. Kula Lockhart learns at age sixteen that she is the half-human daughter of the powerful Count Dracula. As she…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on March 16, 2013 at 4:22am — No Comments


Now in audio, from award winning writer R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of the Hawaii thriller novels, Murder in Maui and Murder in Honolulu, comes a tropical island novel of psychological and erotic suspense and financial intrigue, SEDUCED TO KILL IN KAUAI.




Added by R. Barri Flowers on March 16, 2013 at 4:20am — No Comments

Sunshine State

Original fiction first published in Colored Chalk and also "black shatter" a blog of my (mostly) published work.

rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

He jumped off the train and went into…


Added by Meg on March 15, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

That Cursed Ruby Box

In the family I grew up in, love was often misplaced, nearly always badly botched, but nevertheless there – taking us from day to day.  As a unit, we had every kind of bad luck you can imagine – Nazis, Communists, deaths big and small, petty humiliations and feature film-worthy fiascos.  It’s luck so bad my mom actually calls it a curse.  She believes that curse started…


Added by Victoria Dougherty on March 14, 2013 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

Meet Hannibal Jones

Want to get to know my fictional private detective Hannibal Jones better? You'll find an interview with him on the Creative Chatter blog, where author’s characters often find their voices.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 13, 2013 at 10:35pm — No Comments

Review - Murder with the Lot, Sue Williams


Author:  Sue Williams

ISBN: 9781922079787

Series: Cass Tuplin

Year of Publication: 2013

Publisher: Text Publishing

Location: Mallee, Victoria


A smart, sassy self-appointed private investigator, Cass Tuplin is unforgettable and the town of Rusty Bore will never be the same...

Cass Tuplin's takeaway isn't the last shop left in Rusty Bore. There's also Vern's General Store. But it's true the town's not…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on March 12, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Looking forward to my CrimeFest Panel

I am appearing at Crimefest this year on a panel with fellow crime authors Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis, J.C. Martin and Kerry Wilkinson on 31 May.

Crimefest is a crime fiction convention which follows the format of US conventions and includes interviews, panels, and a gala dinner. I have appeared at Crimefest for the last three years and have very much enjoyed meeting crime fiction fans from around the world.

My panel this year will take place on Friday 31 May…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 12, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Not your Normal interview...

Ever heard of Utah’s Paranormal radio program? I shared an interview there with Sandra Bowman recently, talking about the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity writers conference. You can listen to this unusual (and frankly hilarious) interview on their site.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 11, 2013 at 11:41pm — No Comments

St. Patrick's day mysteries, Naomi Hirahara, Tina Whittle, Jenny Milchman, Amber Benson & more in KRL

Up in Kings River Life Magazine today we have a lot of St. Patrick's Day mystery fun & a lot of reviews & giveaways. We have a St. Patrick's Day mystery short story by C.A. Rowland

Some St. Patrick's Day mystery reading suggestions from Sharon Tucker…


Added by Lorie Ham on March 10, 2013 at 3:59am — No Comments

Come Party with Me in DC!

My newest thriller, The Ice Woman Assignment, was released March 1st and already the paperback is sold out on You can still order a copy, it may just take a few days to get to you.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 9, 2013 at 3:14am — No Comments

Plot It! Part 3

I finish up Will Lavender’s seminar with the last five aspects to plotting the puzzling thriller.

  1. Play fair with the evidence. Don’t hide evidence to later be revealed as always having been there.

Don’t cheat. No baseball bat lurking in the corner that you didn’t mention in chapter 3 which shows up in chapter 23. The protagonist has to have all the evidence before the final solution. Mentioning Queen again, he did this with the readers. Before the final couple…


Added by Stephen Brayton on March 8, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Copper Smith on Tales to Terrify

This Friday, March 8, 2012, come to to hear a brilliant and terrifying narration of a great crime short story by Copper Smith. "We Can't Dance Together" will make your spine tingle!

Added by Cher on March 8, 2013 at 3:51am — No Comments

Review - The Icon Murders, Noel Mealey


Author:  Noel Mealey

ISBN:  9780732293673

Series:  Syd Fielding

Year of Publication:  2013

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Location:  Western Australia


A spate of vicious murders around Australia has police puzzled until Detective Syd Fielding, now head of a national drug prevention squad, finds the link that draws them together.

The problem is, the link appears to be him. Syd′s always been a loose cannon…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on March 7, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Great new venue for CSI Portsmouth 2013, and the setting for the latest DI Horton Marine Mystery Crime Novel, Undercurrent

I'm delighted that the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is to be the new venue for the popular one day event, CSI Portsmouth 2013, part of Portsmouth BookFest to be held on Saturday 2 November.

CSI Portsmouth 2013 will be held in the Princess Royal Gallery…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 6, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments

PARADOX and upcoming DISTORTION events

Howdy, I'm working on my new book, PARADOX, a sequel to DISTORTION.  It's about a fledgling FBI art crimes investigator, Adele Proust, who becomes obsessed with paradoxical art while trying to solve an impossible heist. 

In the meantime, I have tow upcoming events:

March 15:  Book signing at Hastings in STillwater

April 22:  Houston Indie Book Fest. I'll be presenting a workshop "7 Steps to Bring Your 'Finished' Novel to the Attention of…


Added by Lucie Smoker on March 6, 2013 at 5:06am — No Comments

HIDDEN In Plain Sight: Casey Hill Returns

HIDDEN (Simon and Schuster) is the third offering from the husband-and-wife / wife-and-husband partnership of Casey Hill, following on from TABOO (2011) and TORN (2012), the first of which was shortlisted for the crime fiction category of the Irish Book Awards in 2011. For more, click here:

Added by Declan Burke on March 5, 2013 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Ten upcoming crime books for 2013

If you are on the hunt for a thrilling new crime book to add to your collection, then you will pleased to find ten of the best new releases for 2013 listed below.

From a new offering by 'Da Vinci Code's Dan Brown, to murder in a bakery kitchen - there is something for everyone. So why not get planning your next reading list right now?

1. Dan…


Added by Louis Sharman on March 5, 2013 at 8:35pm — No Comments

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