June 2012 Blog Posts (64)

Video: Unboxing My Very First Print Edition of Cleansing Eden

A looooong time coming.


* The print book will be available as soon as that color fix goes through. Should be just a few more days. So close! Here's the…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 21, 2012 at 10:27am — 14 Comments

How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

free kindle e-book funny detective It's the summer solstice! That means it's time to break out the...uh, what do people do during the solstice? I have no idea. How about a…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 20, 2012 at 11:33pm — No Comments

Review - Paving the New Road, Sulari Gentill


Author:  Sulari Gentill

ISBN:  9781921997075

Location:  Germany

Series:  Rowland Sinclair

Publisher:  Pantera Press

Year of Publication:  2012

It’s 1933, and the political landscape of Europe is darkening.

Eric Campbell, the man who would be Australia’s Führer, is on a fascist tour of the Continent, meeting dictators over cocktails and seeking allegiances in a common cause. Yet the Australian way of life is not…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 20, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Free Beach read!

Just in time for the Beach! My award-winning New Orleans crime thriller, ABSOLUTION, will be free for two days on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21. A serial killer preys on young women in New Orleans, where everyone has something to hide ...

Best Mystery-Suspense-Thriller of 2009 -- The Premier Book Awards

"Relentless tempo ... sharp writing." -- Kirkus Discoveries

"A killer thriller!" -- Jan Herman, Arts Journal

"Creole-flavored suspense!" -- The Sun…


Added by Susan on June 20, 2012 at 12:34am — No Comments

The Demands - Mark Billingham

I have been an ardent fan of Mark Billingham from book one in his Detective Tom Thorne series. The Demandsis the tenth offering in this British crime series.



Added by Luanne Ollivier on June 19, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Review: A "Quirky" Grab Bag of Short Stories

I nabbed this from Darren Sant's book review blog here. He wrote the following review of Burning Bridges: A Renegade…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 19, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

New Diana Andrews story: The Retro Look

Prostitute Diana Andrews has to get the Atlantic City police off her back, even if it means breaking up a casino rip-off and solving two murders, one twenty years cold and the other scalding hot.


New from Untreed Reads. Also available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


The Retro Look



Added by Albert Tucher on June 19, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Father's Day mystery stories, Charlie Chan, John Gilstrap giveaway & more in new KRL issue

New issue of Kings River Life is up! We have a mystery short story by J.R. Lindermuth featuring a father in honor of Father's Day http://kingsriverlife.com/06/16/anything-a-fathers-mystery-short-story/

An interview with mystery/suspense author John Gilstrap-who also happens to be a father-a review of his latest book "Damage Control" & a chance to win a copy of the book…


Added by Lorie Ham on June 17, 2012 at 5:04am — No Comments

The Novel Research

I sometimes envy those authors whose books are centered in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. They describe neighborhoods and toss out street names and locations like a poker dealer throwing out the new hands to the players. Of course, if those authors live in those cities, then the familiarity is understood. For me, though, it’s still amazing because they seem to know…


Added by Stephen Brayton on June 16, 2012 at 1:17am — 5 Comments

Anonymous Sex in an Orange Grove?

Might want to say "no" to a romp in the proverbial hay if the trist is to take place in an orange grove. That's the takeaway lesson in this true crime short story over at Fingerprints.



Added by Benjamin Sobieck on June 15, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Review - Blackwattle Creek, Geoffrey McGeachin


Author:  Geoffrey McGeachin

ISBN:   9780670075881

Location:   Melbourne

Series:   Charlie Berlin

Publisher:   Penguin

Year of Publication:   2012

It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin, former bomber pilot and ex-POW, finally has some time off. But there's no rest for Charlie, a decent but damaged man still troubled by his wartime experiences. A recently widowed friend…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 14, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Interview With The Finnish Crime Author Jarkko Sipila

We recently reviewed Helsinki Homicide: Against the Wall  (See…


Added by Ehsan Ehsani on June 14, 2012 at 4:43am — No Comments

K.A.R.M.A. debuts this week as trade paperback

Just heard from a reader who dived into K.A.R.M.A. straight away and could't put it down. Ellen Grogan wrote: "I just finished K.A.R.M.A. this morning. What a heart-pounding, mind-blowing thriller from the first page right through to the end! I am so glad I didn't miss out on this one. Thank you, Grant. Look forward to reading more of your stories."

K.A.R.M.A. has just been released this week in trade paperback and eBook on Amazon at …


Added by Grant McKenzie on June 13, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments

SERIAL KILLER COUPLES Now in Audio, Print, and eBook

SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder, the new true crime book by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, chronicles nine pairs of infamous killer intimates. Now in print, eBook, and audio in Audible.com, iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.


Chapter 1: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck,…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 13, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments

MURDER IN HONOLULU Now in Audio, Print, and eBook

MURDER IN HONOLULU: A Skye Delaney Mystery is a gripping mystery novel with a gorgeous setting in Hawaii from R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery. Skye Delaney is a private investigator who is hired by her ex husband and former prosecutor, Carter Delaney, to spy on his current wife, Darlene, suspecting her of having an…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on June 13, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Review - A Dark and Broken Heart, R.J. Ellory


Author:  R.J. Ellory

ISBN:   9781409124146

Location:   USA

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2012

It should have all been so easy for Vincent Madigan. Take four hundred grand from the thieves who stole it in the first place and who could they turn to for help?

Madigan is charming, resourceful, and knows how to look after himself. The only problem is that he's up to his neck in debt to Sandià - the drug king…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 12, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Review - Hell's Fury, PD Martin

Book Title:   HELL'S FURY

Author:  PD Martin

Location:  USA

Publisher:   Murderati Ink / Amazon Ebook

Year of Publication:   2012

She lies in an Afghani prison cell, disowned by the CIA and regularly tortured. Seven months into her prison term, a lone operator stages a daring extraction. But who is Decker, the mysterious man behind her rescue?

He claims to represent The Committee, an international group made up of ex-professionals from the CIA, FBI,…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 12, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

BANAL: A Digital Noir Short, is Released!!!

If you like Stephen King inspired, existential noir, this might be the "short" for you...

Grab it right here:…


Added by Vincent Zandri on June 12, 2012 at 3:32am — No Comments

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

We've all read the stories in newspapers - a woman goes missing and the husband is the prime suspect. And he loudly proclaims his innocence....even as the evidence mounts....

Gillian Flynn put her own spin on this idea in her latest book -…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on June 12, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

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