April 2012 Blog Posts (78)

What's in a Name?

I remember a conversation with my mom about my writing career. She asked me what name I planned to go by, what pen name I was going to use. “Maybe,” she said, “you should choose a name that’s easier to pronounce than Gligor. Don’t most writers do that?” Our talk reminded me of an article I once read. It was an interview with actress, Jacqueline Bisset. When the interviewer told Jacqueline that he’d heard several…

Added by Patricia Gligor on April 5, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Pauline Rowson book signing at the Isle of Wight Arts Festival on 22 April

On 22 April I will be at the Isle of Wight Arts Festival Writers Fair, signing copies of my DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers.
The Isle of Wight Writers Fair event is for book lovers.  It features books written on the Island and books about the Island, as long as there is an Isle of…

Added by Pauline Rowson on April 5, 2012 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Criminal Profiling – An Overview of a Threshold Assessment


It’s no secret that my primary interest is in the mind of a criminal – more specifically, the mind of a serial killer as well as the behavioral aspects of a crime scene.

My latest crime thriller Dark Mind delves deeper into the psyche of a serial killer known only as Keo to readers until his identity is…


Added by Jennifer Chase on April 5, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

South African Crime: "The Fallen" By Jassy Mackenzie

Jassy Mackenzie is the South African author of Jade De Jong series, a private eye set of stories centered around the main character Jade.

She was born in Rhodesia (as all ex-Zimbabweans still prefer to call it), and moved to South Africa when she was eight years old.…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 5, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

Cleansing Eden, by Ben Sobieck

I don’t like serial killer stories. Read them only if there is some other compelling reason to. (Like maybe because it was written by Declan Hughes.) Serial killer stories are the lazy writer’s way to build tension, creating a villain with the conscience of a shark and a psyche that is screwed up in some inexplicable manner no one would believe, but the author gets away with because the killers actions and motivations don’t have to make sense, he’s clearly completely nuts or he wouldn’t…


Added by Dana King on April 5, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments

Review - Promise, Tony Cavanaugh

Book Title:   PROMISE

Author:  Tony Cavanaugh

ISBN:   9780733628474

Location:   Queensland, Noosa

Series:  Darian Richards

Publisher:  Hachette Australia

Year of Publication:  2012

Top Homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. He has promised one too many victim's families he will find the answers they need and it's taken its toll. Now retired, a series of disappearances see him return to the gun. On his terms. But he knows,…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 4, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Smitty has come calling

Here it is, the first collection of Smitty stories.  Ten short stories, two novellas.  All featuring the actions of the dark eyed, smoothly efficient hit-man, Smitty.


If you're looking for a good read, you've found it.…


Added by B.R.Stateham on April 4, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

As close as you get to street life in NYC

The new debut "The Cop With the Pink Pistol " written by broadcast veteran Gray Basnightis now making his mark in print. Published by Ransom Note Press, the novel…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 4, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Review of CrimeSpace's Dana King's "Worst Enemies"

Comparisons between Dana King's new crime novel, …


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 3, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Phantom - Jo Nesbo

Harry Hole returns in Jo Nesbo's latest North American release - Phantom. If this is a new to you series, I wouldn't recommend starting with Phantom. To truly appreciate Harry, you need to hop on at the beginning of the series - and get ready…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on April 3, 2012 at 10:21pm — No Comments

What's It Like to Be Dead?

The second Dead Detective Mystery, DEAD FOR THE MONEY, comes out on Friday, and the publicist for LL-Publishing has arranged a blog tour for me beginning in May. (This in itself is cool, because I've always had to arrange my own before.) In most of the posts, I'll be letting Seamus, Dead Detective, explain his view of things. I'll keep you apprised of the schedule as it develops.

So what is it like to be dead? There are so many possible answers that the mind boggles. Some say death is…


Added by Peg Herring on April 3, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

April is looking to be a busy month with the London Book Fair, CWA Conference and IOW Arts Festival

April is looking to be a busy month. First up is a visit to the London Book Fair to meet my overseas agents, my editor and my publisher, Severn House.  It's always great visiting the London Book Fair and catching up with all my friends and contacts in the publishing world.…


Added by Pauline Rowson on April 2, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Back from LCC/mystery short story, article on MRJ & Kate Carlisle book giveaway in new issue

Back from Left Coast Crime and it was awesome! We have some great video author interviews that we will be posting some time soon along with some photos.

In the meantime the new issue has a great mystery short story by Bill Butler http://kingsriverlife.com/03/30/delivery-mystery-short-story/

Along with an article on Mystery Readers Journal…


Added by Lorie Ham on April 2, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments

For the fans of forensic-driven thrillers: A Hard Death By Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes, a veteran forensic pathologist, has been a New York City medical examiner, performing autopsies and testifying in murder trials, since 1990. A former contributing editor at Martha Stewart Living, Hayes has written for the New York Times, GQ, and Food & Wine.…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on April 2, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Curbchek and Curbchek-Reload giveaway

Don't forget Sunday, April 1st through Tues April 3rd, Curbchek and Curbchek-Reload will be available free on Amazon.com for Kindle download. http://amzn.to/rpwC5V

Added by Zach Fortier on April 1, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

WORST ENEMIES Breaks Its Review Cherry

Computer problems have kept me from flogging Worst Enemies as relentlessly as I might have (you're welcome), but reviews are starting to come in just the same, and they are very heartening. Leighton Gage, author of the award-winning Chief Inspector Mario Silva series, has weighed in on Amazon thusly:

When you write crime novels, as I do, you tend to read them differently - and your experience often detracts from your…


Added by Dana King on April 1, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments


With all the other things going on, I forgot all about Crimespace.  I plan to take another look around the neighborhood.

Added by Clifford Royal Johns on April 1, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

Thank You, Readers, For a Spectacular March

If there was any lingering doubt in my mind about going the self-publishing route, readers pulverized it during March.

Third time's the charm, right? Seems to be true with…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on April 1, 2012 at 5:39am — No Comments

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