November 2009 Blog Posts (149)

Means, Motives and Opportunities

...for murder.

"Easy" Bill Pay, especially when your wireless and home phone companies have just merged. Problem: no opportunity, unless smashing the monitor counts.

People who believe every stupid rumor that circulates. I was told yesterday that the H1N1 vaccine is being made in China and "those people" are going to use it to kill us all off. Problem: No means available yet to eliminate stupidity. (Maybe stem cell research will provide the answer.)

It leaves a… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on November 2, 2009 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Distant Friends

Between Bouchercon and a big Halloween party I’ve seen lots of people in the last couple of weeks who are generally just names on e-mails for photos on Facebook. We stay in touch and on those occasions that we get face to face it’s wonderful to shake hands or hug and fall into conversation just as if we had been sitting in a coffee shop together the day before. Distance seems irrelevant to these relationships.

Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 2, 2009 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Big Author Update

I attended the Halloween book signing at Borders in Arlington, VA dressed as Hannibal Jones and saved the Hawaiian hula hula boy outfit for the party later that night. Denise was a hula girl, complete with grass skirt.

But there was lots of other great news this week besides partying. For instance, my review of Karl Alexander’s new book, Jaclyn the Ripper, is in this month’s… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 2, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

New Emily Stone Novel Will Be Out Next Month - "Dead Game"

Dead Game An Emily Stone Novel

In this Video Game, ‘Game Over’ Means You’re Dead

In her independent efforts to catch child killers, Emily Stone discovers the evidence that the cops can’t—or won’t—uncover. Now, this covert investigator is back…


Added by Jennifer Chase on November 2, 2009 at 5:39am — No Comments

The Toughest Sheriff in the US – A Case Study in Pink

I’ve been following Sheriff Joe Apraio from Maricopa County in Arizona for some time now. As a writer, I love to find interesting and controversial “real” characters that serve as inspiration for stories. Sheriff Apraio definitely fits that category as a loved, hated, innovative, and extremely controversial person.

Who is Sheriff… Continue

Added by Jennifer Chase on November 2, 2009 at 5:37am — 3 Comments


Marketing. Promotion. Tooting your own horn. The bane of the writing life--or a boost?

You're hoping to hear someone say, “I'll take care of that aspect of the industry. Your job is to write.” Am I right? Someone who will take the burden off your shoulders, tell the world about your book, make sales for you so you can spend your valuable time sitting at your computer cranking out the next novel.


I'm a writer too. My second Christy Bristol Astrology… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on November 2, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

My pirate-detective novel is in pre-preduction stages.

Just heard from the publisher my novel, Ffolkes' Medicine is gearing up to go into the pre-preduction stages. From what it sounds like, it should see the light of day say somewhere around. . . oh . . . Spring of 2050?

Maybe sooner.

But it's a different kind of detective novel. A loud mouth pirate living in Port Royal, Jamaica in the 17th Century. The perfect place to find a dead body or two lying around on a daily basis since it was the pirate haven of the… Continue

Added by B.R.Stateham on November 2, 2009 at 1:00am — 8 Comments

Starred Review from Publishers Weekly for THE BIG WAKE-UP

Check out the recent starred review that Publishers Weekly gave THE BIG WAKE-UP, which will be available November 1. You can see the review here.

A highlight: "Outstanding ... Coggins pulls no punches as the suspenseful action builds to a violent act of vigilantism."

Added by Mark Coggins on November 1, 2009 at 9:59am — No Comments

Book recommendations

I'd like some crime recommendations. I tend to like character crime like Stephen Cannell, Harlen Coben or humor like Janet Evanovich. Not such a big fan of hard-boiled stuff. Carl Hiassen and Lee harris don't work so well for me. Does anyone have any suggestions.


ps If you'd like some Aussie Crime recommendations in return, I'm happy to oblige.

Added by Marianne Delacourt on November 1, 2009 at 8:23am — 9 Comments

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