July 2011 Blog Posts (120)

Happy Independence Day

Although Woodrow Wilson said the American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation, my favorite quote for this holiday is from Erma Bombeck.  She said that you have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 4, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Review - A Decline in Prophets, Sulari Gentill

Book Title:   A DECLINE IN PROPHETS

Author:   Sulari Gentill

Publisher:   Pantera Press

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-0-9807418-9-6



Book Synopsis:



In 1932, the RMS Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt.



Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 4, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments

VA writer's symposium

As vice president of the Virginia Writers Club I've helped plan and organize a writer's symposium featuring some impressive talent. If you live in VA, DC or even MD, check out the August symposium.

http://www.virginiawritersclub.org/august_symposium.shtml

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 4, 2011 at 5:51am — No Comments

In Memory of Juanita

July 4 brought the 36th anniversary of the unresolved murder of Juanita Nielsen, the 36 year-old campaigning editor of a Kings Cross (Sydney) newspaper who disappeared without trace and whose remains have never been found.

 

The date also saw the publication of a book by Barry Ward, a former Sydney journalist who claims to have exposed the plot…

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Added by Barry Ward on July 4, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Devil's Bait



I've been slow to embrace the e-book.

Since 1980, I haven't had a job that hasn't revolved around books--printed books--and publishing and writing and words. I've worked in just about every aspect of those fields, and I'm admittedly biased toward books printed on paper.

But the world is changing fast. Bookstores (including…

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Added by Jeffrey J. Mariotte on July 3, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

Cadaver in my Garden

What you are about to read is a true account of an actual event.  The names haven’t been changed because no one will care.

 

First, let me start at the beginning, don’t worry it won’t take long.  I moved to the country about five years ago.  It’s lovely with wide-open spaces, room to breathe, tons of trees, and wildlife.  Many times when I…

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Added by Jennifer Chase on July 3, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

New issue of Kings River Life

New issue of Kings River Life up and this week we have an interview with mystery author and jazz singer Barbara Reed who combines her music with her mysteries. There's also a review of her latest book & a chance to win a copy http://kingsriverlife.com/07/02/mystery-author-barbara-reed/

We also have a review of the mystery TV show Rizzoli & Isles… Continue

Added by Lorie Ham on July 3, 2011 at 4:16am — No Comments

Who Is On Deck For “Drunk On The Moon”

Good morning to everyone and I hope that your 4th of July holiday weekend is rolling right along. Today on my Facebook I am putting up videos  from one hit wonders of the 80’s; chime in on your favorite and suggest a few while you are there. I will be doing it all weekend as long as I am not picnicking with the family. Back to business: The new Paul D. Brazill series, “Drunk on the Moon”, is gaining some serious attention among authors. The list…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on July 3, 2011 at 1:29am — No Comments

Another Cool Review

I've mentioned Dawn Thomas before - we met on the Kindle Korner Yahoo group.  Reading through my novels, Dawn said that she particularly enjoyed The Troubleshooter because she is a long time Washington D.C. resident, and her father was a policeman there in the 1970s.  Because Dawn give my novel a strong recommendation I've posted her comments as this week's featured review on my web site. http://www.ascamacho.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 2, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Summer Special: Detective Jackson books $.99 on Kindle in July!

As a thank you to readers who’ve supported me and made it possible for me to write full time—and in celebration of my birthday—I’m offering all five Detective Jackson books on Kindle for $.99 for the month of July. If you own a Nook or other reader and want to take advantage of this offer, contact me.



All five…

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Added by L.J. Sellers on July 2, 2011 at 6:17am — No Comments

Around the Globe with JO ANNE ALLEN

On this very hot (but sunny) day in Iowa, I quickly get into my air conditioned transporter, set the controls for Grand Junction, Colorado, to pick up this week's author, Jo Anne Allen. Then we do a short skip over to Vail. I haven't been here in over three decades. Oh, the memories...breaking the car key off in the ignition (Dad and I couldn't lock the door the entire trip); tennis; white water rafting (Dad fell out of the the boat); and a very weird memory of the longest lasting strawberry… Continue

Added by Stephen Brayton on July 2, 2011 at 2:18am — No Comments

Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Andy Horton series just released as an unabridged audio book

Today sees the publication as an unabridged audio book of the fifth in the marine mystery series of police procedural crime novels featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton Blood on the…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 2, 2011 at 1:40am — No Comments

Targets Down Bob Hamer

Is this fact or fiction? That is the rub with this. Bob Hamer was an undercover FBI agent for 25 years before he decided to write his awesome suspense filled novels. I have interviewed Bob a few times on The G-ZONE, my blogtalk radio show, and he flat out says that is the part of the fun of the novel. Can we the reader  figure out what he really did and what he made up to weave the fabric of the novel together? I can’t; I am not smart enough and besides if he did any or most of what is in…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on July 1, 2011 at 11:39pm — No Comments

June's Best Reads

I read some kick ass books in June.

Added by Dana King on July 1, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in MD

Tomorrow I will be signing my mystery novels and thrillers at Borders Express in Montgomery Mall.  This is another mall that's trying to make a comeback and its Borders is doing the same.  Help me boost the book seller and pick up a couple of signed novels at 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD, between 1pm and 5pm. - http://www.facebook.com/austin.camacho.author#!/event.php?eid=194261460624783

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 1, 2011 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Macavity Award Nominees Announced

Mystery Fanfare, a fantastic blog by long-time crime fiction expert Janet Rudolph announced the nominees yesterday. The award will be presented at the annual Bouchercon mystery fan convention later this year. Macavity is named for T. S. Eliot’s cat in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

Here’s the link and list–check it out:…

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Added by Love Is Murder Conference on July 1, 2011 at 5:12am — No Comments

75+ Imprints Report Twitter Feeds

Last week, PW’s article “The Top Five Twitter Feeds for the Six Largest Publishing Houses” asked publishers to send us data regarding their Twitter feeds. While the previous article was meant to show the large publishers’ presence on Twitter, the table below is meant to be as an inclusive listing of publishers… Continue

Added by Love Is Murder Conference on July 1, 2011 at 2:31am — No Comments

Twitter and Publishing: How the Industry is Faring

Last week, PW’s article “The Top Five Twitter Feeds for the Six Largest Publishing Houses” asked publishers to send us data regarding their Twitter feeds. While the previous article was meant to show the large publishers’ presence on Twitter, the table below is meant to be as an inclusive listing of…

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Added by Juli schatz on July 1, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments

Interview with Three Authors on "Detectives Beyond Borders"

 

Peter Rozowsky's blog is one of the most popular and most intelligent blogs on the web.  As the name suggests, Peter discusses/reviews crime novels set in countries across the globe.  As the numerous comments he gets show, he attracts some very smart people, as well as some authors.

On this occasion, Peter decided that the past is also a foreign country.  Quite right, I think, and he asks me to answer some questions about writing historical crime novels.  He also asked…

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Added by I. J. Parker on July 1, 2011 at 12:38am — 4 Comments

NEWSFLASH: PAUL D. BRAZILL BRINGS HIS NEW “DRUNK ON THE MOON” SERIES TO TRESTLE PRESS

Hello everybody! I got this news yesterday and immediately my blood pressure sky rocketed. Incredible, fun, cutting edge, intense, how more commas can I have in this sentence? Anybody?

Let’s get to it shall we: Paul D. Brazill ,one of the gods of noir/hard-boiled/mystery/horror has begun to not just put together a character but an entire series called “Drunk On The Moon” ! The first installment hits cyberspace next Friday July 8th. Each month a new installment of series…

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Added by Giovanni Gelati on July 1, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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