June 2011 Blog Posts (154)

Another Great Mystery

Critically acclaimed author Ken Mercer follows up his best selling Slow Fire with another suspenseful tour de force, East on Sunset.  My review of Mercer's latest mystery appeared in this month's issue of The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers.  Take a look   

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 30, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments


When people ask how long it will take for my books to become best sellers I generally say the question is beside the point. I think too much focus on the objective can sometimes make you miss the beauty of the journey. In other words, everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 30, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments

News, reviews and interviews

And, you'll be relieved to know, it's not all about me. (But some of it is...)


On the news front, I heard about Lyrotica: An Anthology of Erotic Poetry and Prose yesterday. I mention it because it contains the writing of the immensely talented Richard Godwin. His debut novel…


Added by Julie Morrigan on June 29, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Stolen starring Damian Lewis, BBC1, PREVIEW

Rating ★★★★

BBC1, Sunday, 3 July, 9pm

From CrimeTimePreview

Plot twists, multiple murders, glamorous cops – you get none of these in this serious but emotional drama.

Child trafficking and slavery is the story here, and the writer, Stephen Butchard, clearly wants you to be aware of the crime and its attendant heartache going on all round… Continue

Added by Robin Jarossi on June 29, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Delighted to see that Ed McBain's novels are to be reprinted and proud that USA reviews have compared my writing to McBain's

The news that Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles written by the late crime author Ed McBain has sent ripples of alarm throughout the publishing world as the retailer encroaches ever deeper into publishing, but it has no doubt delighted McBain fans.  I also read the news with a personal interest because my marine mystery police procedural crime novels featuring…

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 29, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Spotlight: Upcoming PSWA writers conference in Las Vegas

PSWA WRITERS CONFERENCE Today's Las Vegas Examiner.com Spotlight

Hey you mystery writers -- This is a great small conference at the Orleans Hotel.  I went last year and learned a lot plus meeting and networking with lots of teriffic people. Read the Spotlight and check it out. Public Safety Writers Association includes people who are currently in or retired from many aspects of safety like police, sheriffs, firemen, legal…


Added by Morgan St. James on June 29, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Woman Arrested for Filming a Traffic Stop

My first two novels, Compulsion and Dead Game, feature a vigilante crime fighter named Emily…


Added by Jennifer Chase on June 29, 2011 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

Wish to Hek Reviews: Universal Studios, Orlando Robert Ford Guest Post

Wish to Hek Reviews: Universal Studios, Orlando

     I’m releasing my inner geek here. I know I normally write a review about books in this blog but I wanted to change it up somewhat.  If you want a cool, different from the norm book, read the oldie but goodie, My Bondage and My Freedom: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass.  It is devastating to read how a slave was treated back in the early history of the U.S.  As a teacher I like to keep up with some…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on June 29, 2011 at 12:51am — No Comments

Author Update

I had a great time at my book signing at Borders in Waldorf MD. The store has a new manager but the customers were as welcoming as always and I'm sure I'll return soon.  There was also a second author that day, promoting a book related to the Pirates of the Caribbean, so there was also a very convincing Jack Sparrow wandering the store to add to the fun.  Jack posed for photos, but I signed more…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 28, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

My new novel will help raise funds for The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary - Can be pre-ordered now!

Some, though not all of my friends here, will know that in addition to my writing, I'm also a dedicated dog lover, rescuer, and owner of a number of rescued dogs of varying breeds. I'm delighted that Sonar 4 Publications, the publisher of my forthcoming novel Behind Closed…


Added by Brian L Porter on June 28, 2011 at 9:10pm — No Comments

My book The Kult has been filmed

I was lucky enough that my book, The Kult was optioned for film by an independent production company the other year. Even luckier that it's now actually been filmed. Just waiting for a release date, but the trailer is now online.





People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill.


Detective Chief Inspector Prosper Snow is in…


Added by Shaun Jeffrey on June 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE, My Bestselling Legal Thriller, Now in Kindle and Nook

From the bestselling author of STATE'S EVIDENCE and JUSTICE SERVED comes the legal thriller, PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE, now in Kindle and Nook.

When prosecutor's son is charged with a double homicide, she turns to her late husband's law partner to defend him; even as she takes on most important case of career in…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 28, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS Climbs the Amazon Bestseller Lists for True Crime


THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, my bestselling true crime book, climbs to #6 on Kindle's Top 100 Bestsellers in Serial Killers True Accounts.

Has also moved up to #14 in Kindle True Crime Books and #20 in overall Nonfiction True Crime Books. …


Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 28, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments

Eerie Digest

I'm in this month's Eerie Digest. The Eerie Digest is the online mystery and Hollywood insider magazine. This issue features a story about one of my recent book signings. If you haven't joined me at a book signing event, here's your chance to see what you've been missing. Read the Eerie Digest article. http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/?cat=7  

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 28, 2011 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Reprisal : Making Plans, Making Memories Sam Lang

Debut efforts are fun reads for me; I really enjoy them. Sam Lang’s though, is one of the best I have read in a while. Did you get a chance to read his guest post a few days back?  I really enjoyed it. For me it showcased his ability to ratchet up the tension as time goes on. I know I am a few steps ahead in this story than you because I have gotten an advanced read on the material, but it is one tense series. As good as the first offering is, the rest of them just keep getting better and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on June 28, 2011 at 6:15am — No Comments

Juliius Katz and Archie excerpt

About Julius Katz and Archie:


The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen’s Readers Choice Award . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective,…


Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 28, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments

Why All The Questions?

Happy Monday morning to everybody! I hope that everybody wakes up and punches the day right in the face and gets off to the excellent start that you want. What is the gist of this Monday mornings rant? The Author’s Lab/Collaboration series is. I have been fortunate to receive a number of questions as to what is going on with it and where is it we are going?

Here is what I can tell you right now: The next installment for this week is a truly amazing read from Mark Miller,…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on June 28, 2011 at 12:41am — No Comments

On writing – What's Your Point of View? By Cynthia Vespia

When starting a new novel there are an infinite amount of questions to ask yourself. Other than plot, characters, world building and the like you have to find out what point-of-view you will be leading from. If you're not familiar with POV I suggest you do your homework. In a nutshell it means what voice are you writing in. Are you speaking from the lead characters POV by speaking in his/her voice as you tell their story? Or will it be a narration delivering the story in third-person as you…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on June 27, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Delighted to see a whole bookstore panel of my crime novels displayed in Waterstone's UK

I dropped into Waterstone's in Newport on the Isle of Wight last week and was delighted to see Paul Armfield, the manager, who showed me the huge display of my crime novels in the store. 

I saw the shelf… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on June 27, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

BULLET FOR ONE--Now Available

I am pleased to announce the "publication" of Bullet for One, my new crime novel featuring private eye John Coburn. Find it on Amazon or Smashwords. Special thanks and acknowledgement to Rebecca Forster for designing the cover.


Here's the description:



Added by Brian Drake on June 27, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments

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