September 2011 Blog Posts (112)

Should recurring characters get older?

Swedish novelist Henning Mankell recently called a halt to his mega-bestselling Inspector Wallander series with the novel The Troubled Man.  According to an interview that Mankell gave to the BBC, Wallander is now aged over 60 and is brooding over his life. "I let Wallander look backwards to see 'What did I do with my life?',  and for him it is a bit…


Added by Nick Gadd on September 24, 2011 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

SHOCKWAVE: New Thriller Released on Amazon

Shockwave just released on Amazon Kindle $2.99: Thriller writer Norm Applegate, author of Into the Basement, introduces us to a new character, Jack Dwyer.

Loner Jack Dwyer.
Pretty woman Kelly Paul.
Homegrown terrorists use pipe bombs to kill.
The cause? They want America back.
Violence breeds violence.
Never underestimate a loner!

Added by Norman Applegate on September 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Latino/a Mysteries- The Saga Continues

What an eye opener! There was a great response to my last week’s blog on the search

for the whereabouts of a good Latina/o Mystery.  Authors, friends of authors

and, I’m sure, los primos de authors responded with clues on

how to find exactly what I’d been looking for.  My list grows and, if you take a

look at the comment sections at…


Added by Theresa Varela on September 24, 2011 at 12:42am — No Comments

The Search for Latina/o Mysteries


I’m on the case. After browsing through many mysteries at a very popular bookstore in Brooklyn, I came home and took a picture of one of my bookshelves. I had to prove to myself that there are books written by Latinos. It’s true, there are no Latino mysteries anywhere in my apartment. The lack of them remains to me, a mystery.


I’ve had notions of various mystery…


Added by Theresa Varela on September 23, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Introducing: Mallory Petersen

In the following weeks, as you follow me along my blog tour (and I hope you do. Take a look at the Where I’ll Be section to the right to find the locations of my guest posts and upcoming interviews), you will learn of a marvelous new woman in my life.…


Added by Stephen Brayton on September 23, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

The first advance review of my next novel, The Piranha Assignment, appeared on the Heavenly Glow blog.
Check it out before you go to Amazon and place that advance order for the book which will be released October 1.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 23, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Re: First woman put to death in electric chair ... Ruthless Ruth

Born into poverty in 1895, Ruth Brown had big dreams. As a teenager in New York, she longed for the fancy clothes she saw in department stores, but her job as a telephone operator barely paid the rent. Determined to get ahead, she took shorthand classes and dreamed of marrying Prince Charming.


And soon did. She landed a job at Boating Magazine as…


Added by Susan on September 23, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Yet Another Great Mystery

THIS month’s issue of The Big Thrill carries my review of Kathy Reich’s latest bone chilling brain teaser Flash and Bones. If you think CSI started the forensics craze, the most enjoyable way to correct that misunderstanding is with the original forensic super-sleuth, Temperance “Tempe”Brennan. Check out my review.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 23, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

Authoritarian Google Algorithm

Anyone had this rather kafkaesque experience with Google's authoritarian algorithms? We had a Google ad, then took it down to update it, then got a reply that contained this: 

"It has come to our attention that your Google AdWords account does not comply with our Terms of Service and Advertising Policies. As a result, your account and any related accounts have been suspended, and your ads will no longer run on Google.Please be aware that you are prohibited from possessing or…


Added by Noir Nation on September 22, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Review - Rip Off, Kel Robertson

Book Title:   RIP OFF

Author:  Kel Robertson

ISBN:   9781742610054

Series:   Brad Chen

Publisher:   Pan MacMillan Australia

Year of Publication:   2011

From the winner of the 2009 Ned Kelly Award comes a sensational new novel

It's November 2007. There's sewage in the big lake at the heart of the soulless city, Canberra, the TABs have been emptied by a deadly horse virus and the longest Federal election campaign of all time still has a fortnight to… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 22, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Interview: Ex-counterterrorism Agent Fred Burton

Chasing Shadows:
A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt To Bring A Cold War Assassin To Justice
By Mark Young…

Added by Mark Young on September 22, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Southland Author Fair (Illinois)

I will be selling by book BASIC BLACK - A Tony Black Mystery at this years Southland Author Fair.  The date is October 29th from 9:00A.M. to 1:00P.M. at the Orland Park Public Library located at 14921 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois.  Hope to see you there.

Added by Scott Doornbosch on September 22, 2011 at 7:58am — No Comments

This Rocket Ship is off the Launchpad- Please Welcome Gelati MEDIA!

Today, I have officially launched Gelati Media. What exactly is that? Good question. I have created this to encompass all that we do here at Gelati’s Scoop, The G-ZONE Blogtalk Radio Show, and the freelance work we do. We have a new website set up for it, a new landing pad if you will:

The tabs take in:

  • Social Media & Brand Consulting
  • Blog Tours
  • All things Publishing: Editing,…

Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 22, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

Darkness, My Old Friend - Lisa Unger

I've long been a fan of Lisa Unger. When I read and reviewed Fragile last year,…

Added by Luanne Ollivier on September 22, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments

Sam Lang "Two Johns" The Author's Lab/Collaboration series

I think you may have heard me say many times on my blogtalk radio show The G-ZONE that Sam Lang is: “one sick puppy”. Now I say that in the best possible way because what Sam Lang writes is horror, and he writes it rather well, maybe too well. He has a penchant for cranking up the tension, raising the suspense level and also for having a very dry, cutting sense of humor. When you combine all those qualities, I think that makes for some goose bumps and really good horror reading.…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 21, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

Another Great Mystery

My review of Killing Kate by Julie Kramer was in last month’s issue of The Big Thrill – the newsletter of

the International Thriller Writers.
Julie Kramer gave us lots of thrills and suspense in the first three installments of her bestselling series about TV reporter Riley Spartz. Learn about her latest

novel in my review.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 21, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Meet me at Fall for the Book tomorrow

Tomorrow I will do a reading at Fall for the Book, a week-long, multiple-venue festival that brings together people of all ages and interests, focused on popular literature. All Fall for the Book events are free and open to the public. Events are held on George Mason University's Fairfax, Virginia Campus and at various locations throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland. The Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club hosts the reading at 3pm in the Sandy Spring Bank Tent on… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 21, 2011 at 4:40am — No Comments


If you missed my Monday post yesterday, it's a Tuesday post today. I was in transit from BoucherCon to home, and I just couldn't fit any more in.

Today is catch-up day, but I had to say here how much fun Bcon was, even though I often feel like a small fish in a big pond at such events. Rubbing elbows with the greats of our field, meeting lots of fans, and talking, talking, talking about books is a great way to take a break from real life and at the same time learn what is real in…


Added by Peg Herring on September 21, 2011 at 2:54am — No Comments

Symposium Success

Some time has passed since the big Virginia Writers Club Symposium, but I didn’t want to just let it

pass without telling you what a big success it was. There were a dozen great presentations by the likes of Brad Parks and John Gils trap.J effrey Deaver’s keynote address earned a standing ovation.T he panel I was on, about marketing went over very well. And the Club is already planning a similar event next year, again at Piedmont Virginia…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 20, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

B.R. Stateham "Three Deadly Sins"

Keeping up with the “Call Me Smitty” series has been a real pleasure for me. I guess that is a funny thing to say about reading about an assassin or hitman right? The pleasure in it is not the carnage and death, the ethical questions it brings up, the constant ponderings as to whether Smitty is a good guy or a bad guy, but in the ability of the author. B.R. Stateman’s unique ability to craft a story, to draw me in, to get inside my head and make me ask those questions time and time again.…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on September 20, 2011 at 9:20am — No Comments

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