April 2012 Blog Posts (78)

Oh, Those Blog Tours!

They'll tell you an author can't succeed without them, but at a certain point, this one sure wishes she could!

My blog tour for DEAD FOR THE MONEY starts this week, and the schedule is printed below. There are of course prizes if you're willing to visit blogs and make comments between now and June 7th (even comments on this blog will work). LL Publications provided invaluable help with the tour in the form of a publicist who contacted all the bloggers and made dates for me to visit.…


Added by Peg Herring on April 30, 2012 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Undercover - Pauline Rowson reveals the man behind some of the DI Andy Horton book covers and what goes into creating them

I am frequently asked questions about the cover designs for many of the DI Horton crime series so I thought it was about time I exposed the genius behind some of the broody and evocative covers that grace the bookstore and library shelves in the UK and the USA and which are seen on various web sites including, of course,…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 30, 2012 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Kings River Life is back with mystery articles, giveaways & author videos!

Kings River Life Magazine went down Wednesday due to server issues which we are still battling. In the meantime we have set up a temporary home so we can continue to provide great articles & a new issue just went up today! You will find animal rescue, a review of Linda O. Johnston's latest pet rescue mystery, a chance to win a copy of the book & a video interview with Linda along with an article about the new season of Sherlock beginning May 6 so come check us out…


Added by Lorie Ham on April 30, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

Frame-Up (a crime novel) is free today

Free tomorrow too on Amazon as an ebook. It has 4.5 stars out of 12 reviews but could use some more feedback...

Here is the link: http://amzn.to/t462bT

Added by Eric Christopherson on April 30, 2012 at 5:26am — 2 Comments

It's Here! "Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology"

Check out Burning Bridges: A Renegade Fiction Anthology. It's a collection of 15 short stories from 15 top-notch indie authors with a "burning bridges" theme. I had the honor of formatting and contributing to this fine…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 29, 2012 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Why Re-Read

When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon.

So goes what is sometimes called the greatest opening sentence in crime fiction, the beginning of James Crumley’s masterpiece The Last Good Kiss. The book is full of lines that…


Added by Dana King on April 28, 2012 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

"If Thy Right Hand" By Robin Lamont

From a Broadway career to law enforcement and then to the literary world, Robin Lamont has definitely been on a long journey to become a novelist. After college, she worked as a Broadway actress and singer, playing lead roles in Godspell, Grease, and Working. Utilizing her acting experience she became an undercover investigator for a PI firm in New York City…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Around the Globe with MIKE MCNEFF

Iowa has turned cloudy and cold. Spring can't settle in properly. So, today, I picked this week's featured author and we transport to Local Grown, a coffee house at the end of the wharf in Coupeville, Washington, which juts out into Penn Cove on…


Added by Stephen Brayton on April 28, 2012 at 12:52am — No Comments

Now Available! Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club

I'm happy, excited and proud to announce Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club is now available on…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 27, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Photographs from the interview on Vectis Radio - Pauline Rowson talking about her crime novels to Pete Walkden

Here are the photographs from yesterday's interview on Vectis Radio when I was on air with Pete Walkden talking about my marine mystery crime novels and thrillers set in the Solent area.  My crime novels feature the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton and there are now seven in the series with number eight being published in July 2012. I…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 27, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to Read: "Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club"

I have a special feeling about this latest crime humor caper in the Maynard Soloman/Funny Detective Stories series. Or it's just the jitters from all this coffee. Tell me what you think after reading these 10 reasons to check out, Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club. Soon to be available at e-retailers near you.


1) It's inspired by true…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 26, 2012 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Aftewards - Rosamund Lupton

I read Rosamund Lupton's debut novel 'Sister' last year. You may remember me raving about it - it was a fantastic read. (review here) I jumped at the chance to…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on April 26, 2012 at 10:24pm — No Comments

A Look At "Hell Is Empty" By Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the American novelist and creator of the Sheriff Walt Longmire novels. So far he has written seven Longmire mysteries which have garnered popular and critical acclaim. He lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population 25 and his latest book,…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Coming Soon: Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club

Number six in the Funny Detective Stories series, it's Maynard Soloman Takes the Bus to a Strip Club. Coming soon. Very soon.

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Like Aviation Thrillers? Check out A Time For Patriots By Dale Brown

Dale Brown is the well-known author many aviation techno-thriller novels, including a widely popular series centered around the retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan. He has thirteen New York Times best sellers under his belt and…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 24, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

KILL AND SAY GOODBYE A Mystery Short Now in Kindle


KILL AND SAY GOODBYE: A Mystery Thriller Short is the latest work of fiction by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers. A jogger stumbles upon a dead woman's body on the beach, bearing a striking resemblance to her, and learns there's more here than meets the eye, placing in the crosshairs of a killer. This eBook is available in Kindle and is free to…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on April 24, 2012 at 3:48am — No Comments

Pauline Rowson, author of the DI Horton marine mystery crime series introduces the real Hampshire Police Marine Unit at the Crime Writers' Association Conference

My fictional detective, DI Andy Horton, is based in the Solent  area and the Horton marine mystery crime novels include members of a fictional Hampshire Police Marine Unit - Sergeant Dai Elkins and PC Ripley who are nothing like the two police officers I introduced on Saturday from the team of the Hampshire Marine Police Unit at the Crime…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 23, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Cozy Mystery For Moms? The Body In The Gazebo By Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page is the popular author of the cozy mystery series featuring Faith Fairchild. She wrote her first mystery, The Body in the Belfry , in 1991 and…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 23, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

KBL: Kill Bin Laden By John Weisman

There are few folks who master the sub-genre of Military and Spy Thrillers; John Weisman is definitely one of them. He is one of a select company of authors to have their books on both the Times nonfiction and fiction bestseller lists. John pioneered coverage of Naval Special Warfare when he co-authored the No. 1 NY Times bestseller "Rogue Warrior," then conceived, created,…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 22, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Poe, Carolyn Hart, giveaways, myster short story & more in new KRL issue

New issue of Kings River Life is up today! We have a great article about Edgar Allen Poe in the movies as the time for "The Raven" to hit the theaters http://kingsriverlife.com/04/21/the-visual-appeal-of-edgar-allan-poe/

We have a review of Carolyn Hart's latest Death On Demand book "Death Comes Silently", a behind the book interview with Carolyn & a chance to win a copy of the book…


Added by Lorie Ham on April 22, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

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