August 2012 Blog Posts (81)

MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME Anthology Now in Kindle and Print

Hello, fans and friends:


As editor of the new true crime anthology, MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME: Chilling Stories of Murder and the Macabre, I am happy to report it is now in Kindle and print.

It features seventeen mind boggling tales written by some of the best true crime writers in the business, such as Harold Schechter, Katherine…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on August 17, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Another Cool Interview

The short interview added to the Gotham Writers Workshop is all about advice to other writers.  On that site I’m one of dozens of authors offering their timely advice.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 17, 2012 at 1:48am — No Comments

New story published

My story Bullets for Angel is up over at Thrillers,Killers 'n Chillers.  Thanks to Col Bury over there.  A great site.

Added by Greg Mollin on August 16, 2012 at 6:46am — No Comments

Doonan's intense American Caliphate!

Years ago, I dropped out of a Ph.D. program in literature at UCR for a number of reasons. I was working towards a dissertation on Rex Stout, but I realized that this wasn’t the world for me. I can’t remember why I thought I should get a Ph.D. in the first place. I already had an MFA in fiction. Maybe it had something to do with wanting to get a job.
Anyway, I do remember why I dropped out. There were about ten reasons, but one of them was that I love literature. But as much as I…

Added by John Michael Brantingham on August 16, 2012 at 5:01am — No Comments

Review - Say You're Sorry, Michael Robotham


Author:  Michael Robotham

ISBN:   9781847445254

Location:   United Kingdom

Series:   Joe O'Loughlin & Vincent Ruiz

Publisher:   Little Brown

Year of Publication:   2012

During the worst blizzard in decades, a husband and wife are brutally killed in their home while half of London is without power. The suspect, a troubled young man who reported the killings, is in custody, unable or unwilling to explain his presence in the…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 15, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments


Since I’ve taken on the rewarding task of acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press, people often ask me, “What do you think is the future of publishing?”

I suppose I could look into my crystal ball if I had one handy, or I could get my alter ego Christy Bristol to draw up an…


Added by Sunny Frazier on August 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Review - Thirst, L.A. Larkin

Book Title:  THIRST

Author:  L.A. Larkin

ISBN:  9781741967890

Location:  Antarctica

Publisher:  2012

Year of Publication:   Pier 9

Antarctica is the coldest, most isolated place on earth. Luke Searle, maverick glaciologist, has made it his home. But soon his survival skills will be tested to the limit by a ruthless mercenary who must win at any cost. The white continent is under attack. The Australian team is being hunted down. Can Luke stay alive long enough to…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 15, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Whiplash River - Lou Berney

 Whiplash River is the second book for Lou Berney. It picks up the story of  'Shake' Bouchon, the lead character from…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on August 14, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

It takes a village

           For the past few weeks, whenever I had the chance, I've been working on a book trailer for my mystery novel, Mixed Messages, and I've finally completed it.

            I'd never done a trailer before and, let me tell you, creating it was both frustrating and fun. I can laugh now when I think about how many times my…


Added by Patricia Gligor on August 14, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

New Author Interview

I was interviewed by three different online outlets, with very different results. The long interview posted on Hub Pages tells you a lot about me as a writer, and my most recent projects.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 14, 2012 at 5:52am — No Comments

Group Dynamics

            This is going to sound quaint or trite or maudlin or something, but sometimes it shocks me how much talent there is in my little part of the world. I suppose that talent exists many places, but I see it all the time in my students and my friends. Someone writes a poem and I see the world in a new and shocking way, and I see new stylistic writing choices as well. It all changes my writing for the better more so than any other kind of reading.

            I’m a zealot when…


Added by John Michael Brantingham on August 14, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

New book: "Legalized Crime"

Legalized Crime by Roger C. Bull


This provocative, scandalous and controversial book is not available at:



Added by Roger C. Bull on August 14, 2012 at 5:10am — No Comments

Until the Night - Giles Blunt

Until the Night marks the sixth (and much awaited) entry in Giles Blunt'smystery series featuring Detective John Cardinal.

Until the Nightopens with a cryptic entry from something called The Blue…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on August 13, 2012 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Perception, R.P. Dahlke, Janet Bolin & more in new KRL issue

The new issue of Kings River Life is up and we have a review of one my new favorite shows "Perception" on TNT starring Eric McCormack

We also have a review of R.P. Dahlke's latest crop dusting mystery "A Dead Oleander", an interview with R.P. & a chance to win a copy of the book…


Added by Lorie Ham on August 12, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Underbelly - Ebook Short

Just discovered that Underbelly is available for the Nook @ 99 cents on the Barnes & Noble site. Haven't seen the Kindle version yet. This is my darkly humorous, action-packed short story + the opening chapters to Angel With A Bullet.…


Added by Grant McKenzie on August 12, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

The Alpha Process

With the forthcoming release of my latest book, Alpha, I know one of the popular interview questions will be: “How did you ever come to write this story?” Another will be: “But wasn't your first book entitled Beta? Why the reverse titles?”


Allow me to answer the first part of the second question. No, my first book was entitled Night Shadows. However, in the Mallory Petersen series, Beta was released before Alpha and this is the story behind the story.




Added by Stephen Brayton on August 11, 2012 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

Another 5-Star Review!

Here's what Jack Mcguigan posted on the RUSSIAN ROULETTE page: "I have read 6 books by this author and have enjoyed them all. I read 3 of the Hannibal Jones books and the 3 in the O'Brien and Stark series. I found all to be very enjoyable."…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on August 10, 2012 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Working on the new DI Horton marine mystery crime novel - How I plan my crime novels - Pauline Rowson

I'm often asked how I go about planning a novel.When starting a fresh crime novel (as I am now, having recently finished writing the ninth in the DI Andy Horton series) I have the basic idea in mind. I will start to flesh this out using spider grams and time lines to work up the basic plot lines and character outlines, working in pencil on recycled pieces of A4 paper.

Often I will create some characters who won’t appear in the novel at all because by the time I start to write the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on August 10, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Psychological Terror and the Movie Villain

As we approach the end of the summer movie season, I’ve had some thoughts about what makes a classic on-screen villain.  I’ve often heard interviews with actors who say that the bad guy is the most fun to play, and I understand why.  They are fascinating!

There are the villains…


Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:17am — 1 Comment

Plunge Right into the Action!

You caught me.  I admit it.  I’m a huge Die Hard movie fan (see photo above of Bruce Willis as John McClane from Die Hard).

I love to write action and fight scenes in my novels.  I’m not quite sure what that actually stems from, but I thrive on ways to figure out interesting and sometimes very physical ways to get my main character…


Added by Jennifer Chase on August 10, 2012 at 3:16am — 1 Comment

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