September 2013 Blog Posts (18)

Around the Globe with ELISE WARNER

Yes, it's back! Once again, I get to dust off the transporter's controls and visit with another series of authors to discuss writing, books, and a few surprises along the way.

This week I went to pick up Elise Warner and take…


Added by Stephen Brayton on September 27, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Investigating the Psychological Autopsy


One of the most interesting aspects of studying criminal behavior and criminology is finding out why and how criminals commit a specific crime.  It’s really the complicated and daunting task of finding out what makes an individual tick and hopefully learning more about their criminal pattern of behavior in the process. …


Added by Jennifer Chase on September 27, 2013 at 5:42am — 1 Comment

BLACK KARMA - Seeking reviewers

Will send a free review copy to interested reviewers. BLACK KARMA is the 2nd Mike Gage Thriller and is available in both print and Kindle editions. Check it out at this link:…


Added by William G. Davis on September 27, 2013 at 5:15am — No Comments

Last chance to win a copy of "Never Meant to Be"

You have until Monday to enter the giveaway for my latest novel, "Never Meant to Be." It tells the story of Cynthia Kenyon, a young woman from 21st Century America, who has an accident with H.G. Wells' time machine and winds up in London, 1882. It is not long before she becomes enmeshed in the lives of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson, and where she has to face a number of choices, not the least of which is whether what she does changes history, and how her actions affect those she…


Added by Stephen Seitz on September 27, 2013 at 1:41am — No Comments

Well— This Video Cracked ME Up...

In this brief "video trailer"for our new, author-centric radio show... uh... I did include my name, as well as the show name, a ...uh... couple of times in the video for "The Book, With Earl Merkel."

Most egregiously, in the closing credits.

In my defense, it is for "branding."

Which I no doubt richly deserve, with a very hot iron.

(Click …


Added by Earl Merkel on September 24, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Death in The Age of Gold

Hmm...I may just have hit the nuclear self destruct button.  I have asked amazon to publish my second historical novel, title above.  Sadly, it is not a "whodunnit" but an action thriller "whodidit".  I do hope that the solitary reader of my last effort is not disappointed by this murderous romp through New Kingdom Egypt...…


Added by Andrew Drummond on September 21, 2013 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS and MURDER AT THE PENCIL FACTORY, comes a riveting new true crime short, DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.


In this frightening tale of dark fantasies,…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on September 19, 2013 at 8:01am — No Comments

MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi

From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 1 and 2, comes a gripping new true crime short, MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi.


In this mesmerizing tale of a sports legend, infidelity, jealousy, money, and desperation,…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on September 19, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Author R&R - Geoffrey Girard

Today Geoffrey Girard takes "Author R&R" on In Reference to Murder, talking about researching serial killers for his new techno-thriller, Cain's Blood.

Added by BV Lawson on September 18, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments

British Detective, DI Andy Horton, on the New York Subway

Commuters and visitors travelling on the New York Subway are being entertained by the exploits of the rugged and flawed British detective DI Andy Horton as four of my crime novels circle the New York Subway.

Tide of Death, the first in the DI Horton series, …


Added by Pauline Rowson on September 16, 2013 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Fire Up The Email

Email-Inbox Let me start at the beginning which is as good of a place to start as any. Last year, around October or November I was in the midst of promotion for my third book, Alpha, as well as continuing promotion on the first two books. Part of my strategy was to contact different companies and businesses related to fitness and martial arts. So I came to look online for various martial arts related magazines.…


Added by Stephen Brayton on September 14, 2013 at 12:35am — No Comments

"In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror"

The VEILS, HALOS, AND SHACKLES anthology has accepted my "In a Shard of the Bedroom Mirror" for publication. It's a poem about the aftermath of domestic violence, likely the most common crime in this country and the world. Most of you don't think of me as a poet, but sometimes poetry can say what you need to say best. In the case of "In a Shard..." my hope was to capture that moment, immediately after the crime, when insane excuses start flying around, revealing dysfunction on both sides of the… Continue

Added by Lucie Smoker on September 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

That makes 2!

By Golly, nothing posted here since I won the Australian Crime Writers Association's Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2011 for THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL. Not a lot happening since then apart from me writing a sequel entitled BLACKWATTLE CREEK and on Saturday last it won the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction.

I lack both a…


Added by Geoff McGeachin on September 10, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Review of LIGHT OF THE WORLD by James Lee Burke

A violent picture of evil. At Murder Beach Mystery Reviews.

Added by William Wilde on September 8, 2013 at 3:00am — 3 Comments


Ever since Amazon legitimized self-publishing, small publishing houses and Big Publishing have been reeling from the impact. Big Publishing's answer was to first discredit authors who took control of their careers, then sought to keep prices high on e-books so agents and publishers could continue to reap profits.

Small publishing continued as if nothing really changed. Indie houses have been ignored by book chains and small press authors…


Added by Sunny Frazier on September 6, 2013 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

Death Surge, the new DI Andy Horton, (10) now published in the UK and Commonwealth

Death Surge, the tenth in the mystery crime series, featuring the flawed and rugged DI Andy Horton, is published by Severn House in the UK and Commonwealth. It will be published in the USA on 1 January 2014 when it will also be released as an e book and available on all devices including Kindle, Kobo and Nook.

The DI Andy Horton series has received good reviews both in the UK and the USA where they have been hailed as 'multilayered, twisted and complex,' and likened to the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on September 4, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, A New Young Adult Haunted House Mystery

From award winning mystery writer R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of teen novels, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, comes his latest young adult haunted house tale, TEEN GHOST AT DEAD LAKE.


When sixteen year old Paige Preston and her mother relocated to Dead Lake, Michigan, they were unaware that a…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on September 3, 2013 at 5:35am — No Comments

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