September 2012 Blog Posts (84)

Another Cool Review

M. Simpson "Kindle lover," a Houston reviewer said he (or she) really enjoyed The Troubleshooter even though it isn't exactly a mystery. In gratitude for the five-star endorsement I am now featuring this full review on my web site. Check it out.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 10, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

The Past Never Ends Gets a Five Star Review at Open Book Society

The Past Never Ends, a legal mystery by Jackson Burnett, has received a five star review at Open Book Society.

Here's the link:  http://

Added by Jackson Burnett on September 9, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Linda Castillo’s “Gone Missing”

You see it on television and read about it in the newspaper.  You shake your head sadly as you reach for your morning coffee.  “What’s the world coming too,” you wonder as you blow across the coffee cup and take a sip.

You just can’t imagine anything like “that” happening to you or any of your


And yet, “it” happens all the time, with frightening regularity.  “It’s” happening to

wealthy families in nice neighborhoods…


Added by Reginald on September 9, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

An Author Interview

Snagged my first author interview!  I've posted Part One of my interview with Len Lovallo, co-author of The Agatha Christie Companion, on my blog, The Poisoned Martini.  Check it out!

Added by Brian Abbott on September 9, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

Spencer Quinn, Cleo Coyle, short story, Amber Benson & much more in KRL

New issue of Kings River Life is up & it is packed!

We have something extra special this week--a review of Spencer Quinn's latest Chet the Dog book "A Fistful of Collars", an interview with Quinn, info on his upcoming signing at Mysterious Galaxy, a chance to win a copy of the book & a link where a portion of all sales of this book will go to SNAP--an animal rescue/spay and neuter program in San Diego…


Added by Lorie Ham on September 9, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments

Free Kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls Sept 8-9, 2012

Free Kindle ebook Murder at Blue Falls Sept 8-9, 2012

My cozy mystery, Murder at Blue Falls, will be available for free as a Kindle e-book this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept 8 and 9 , 2012. Hope you will help my ranking numbers and download it.

Don't have a kindle? Here's the free app link

Come and join the reading party! Thank…


Added by Maggie Bishop on September 8, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

If you have been published, are ready to publish or dream of being published, you should join us tomorrow at the Loudon Writers Conference. This full day of presentations will open your eyes and present the reality of what it means to be a published author.

In the morning I'll give a class called "Hook, Line and Sinker: Story Structure from A–Z." In the afternoon I'll be part of a panel called "Different Strokes for Different Folks" in which I and several other experts will talk and…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 8, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Trust Your Eyes - Linwood Barclay

 Trust Your Eyes is the latest book from Canadian author Linwood Barclay. In tiny letters on the front cover it also says…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on September 7, 2012 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Time for a Change

A couple things have happened in the last month or so. They have me thinking about changes.

I really dislike change, even though I know sometimes, even most times, the new situation will be better. I’m resistant to jumping into the water without a net…or something to that effect.

The first thing was that my goofball landlord, who hasn’t deigned to take…


Added by Stephen Brayton on September 7, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

In Pursuit of Poetry -- Postmark Atlantis

Anyone who has met Paul Tayyar, a local poet and author of the books Scenes from a Good Life and Everyday Magic, likes him. It’s impossible not to. There is a genuine kindness and caring that comes through for anyone talking to him that I don’t know that I’ve ever seen…


Added by John Michael Brantingham on September 7, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Great Writers as Speakers

Today I explain how we found keynote speakers and special guests for the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity Con on my blog, Another Writer's Life

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 7, 2012 at 12:03am — No Comments

Author Update

I enjoyed reading from my novels at the Bowie Senior Center’s Book Lover Expo. The 2-hour event featured 20 local authors. I signed lots of books and made many new friends.

I also reviewed Debra Webb’s latest novel – POWER. Read my review of this character-driven mystery thriller in in The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 6, 2012 at 12:27am — No Comments

Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

I've said it before and I'll say it again - if Peter Robinson's name is on it, I know I'm in for a good read. I enjoyed last year's stand alone novel - Before the Poison. (Winner of the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel by the Crime…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on September 5, 2012 at 11:29pm — No Comments

OTP Blogs

I'm proud to be mentioned on Oak Tree Press's blog. A Friday round up includes all of their author's latest blogs. Interviews with Lawrence Block, Alafair Burke, Chris Grabenstein, and Sunny Frazier and one author is asking for insomnia cures.

Added by John Michael Brantingham on September 5, 2012 at 6:27am — No Comments

Blood and Bone gets a 5-Star Review!

Damascena posted this on about Blood and Bone:

“One of my personal delights is to find, and read, early works by favorite authors. I like to see how they started out, and along what lines they developed and matured. Sometimes the early books are a bit disappointing, and when they aren't, I feel as though I've found buried treasure. This is the case with Blood and bone. True, I can see how the…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 5, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

UK crime [legal] fiction

Having got into John Grisham novels some time ago I am always on the lookout for UK authors who write similar sories about crime and the law, and how it often lets people down.

Any recommendations for Britsh 'legal' fiction?


Added by Sally Rivers on September 4, 2012 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Download my first detective novel FREE

For the next 5 days you can download a Kindle copy of the first Hannibal Jones detective story, The Troubleshooter, for FREE.

In it, a high powered Washington attorney buys an apartment building in the heart of the city, hoping to create low income housing for good families. Instead he finds the building occupied by squatters: drug dealers, winos and hookers intent on staying in place. Hannibal Jones is hired to free the building from them, but the people holding crack pipes are…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 4, 2012 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny

The Beautiful Mystery is the eighth entry in Louise Penny'sChief Inspector Armand Gamache series. This series has become one of my favourites, but I have to say that this latest book is exceptional.

The series is set in Canada.…


Added by Luanne Ollivier on September 4, 2012 at 3:34am — No Comments

Review - Death by Beauty, Gabrielle Lord


Author: Gabrielle Lord

ISBN:  9780733627309

Location:  Sydney

Series:  Gemma Lincoln

Publisher:  Hachette Australia

Year of Publication:  2012

A 'vampire' is stalking the streets, attacking beautiful young women; some are murdered days later, others aren't touched again. Gemma Lincoln, PI, begins to see a pattern - but can she convince the authorities to take action before another life is lost?

How far would you go to…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 4, 2012 at 12:07am — No Comments

Crime author Pauline Rowson talks about her writing routine

'm often asked about my writing routine. Do I have one and if so what is it? How much time do I spend when writing?

Unless I am away from home on a speaking engagement, I write every day, usually for about three to four hours a day but this varies depending on the stage of the novel and whether I need to break off to conduct some research. Sometimes for days on end if the flow is going or I am nearing the end of the novel I can spend eight hours writing, not good for the back and if…


Added by Pauline Rowson on September 3, 2012 at 8:09pm — No Comments

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