November 2010 Blog Posts (149)

634 at A Twist of Noir

Christopher Grant's A Twist of Noir blog is running an interesting series. To commemorate the blog's increasing presence as a venue for short noir fiction, stories 600-700 were commissioned to come in at the same number of words as the story's order in ATON's oeuvre. My contribution occupies spot 634.

In a fit of imagination rare even for someone of my creative ilk, I titled my story…

Added by Dana King on November 30, 2010 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment


Thanks to a power surge I've had no internet access since Tuesday. When I got back on line yesterday I became a living example of the cliche: Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 30, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Guest Post David N. Alderman author of the Black Earth Series

The Age of Self Publishing

Up until recently I didn’t think I was old enough to really say, “back in the day”, but apparently at a ripe 31 years old, I am. Back in my day, cell phones were a luxury and pagers were the sign of the times. Back in

my day, there was no Facebook or Myspace. Back in my day, all of our books were

hardcover or paperback.

I look around me now and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 30, 2010 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Needed real-life traps!

I want to learn from the group how they set "traps" to trick some antagonists into making admissions.
Please, please, please. This is for a real-life trap. Any and all help is welcome! Online or off.

Added by Barbara C. Johnson on November 30, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Review - The Likeness, Tana French


Author: Tana French

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-340-92478-5

No of Pages: 553

Book Synopsis:

Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Speech and Book Signing

I'm speaking on my writing and the inspiration behind it to the GADABOUTS at a book signing in the Reception Room of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, 1/5/11. Among the topics to be discussed is the thriller appeal of my recently released novel, OF GOOD AND EVIL (, a spellbinding story of the potency of nobility and humanity in the battle of spirit versus tyranny --- with… Continue

Added by Gerald Gehrig Griffin on November 30, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

New Novel Releases for the Week of Nov. 30

It is Monday and today we have a new list of novels for you as they keep pumping them out in hopes we purchase them or download these bad boys to our Kindles, Nooks, and all other ereaders

out on the market. Without further ado let’s get right to the new novels being

released this week:

-Partricia Cornwell- Port Mortuary

-Jackie Gingrich…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 30, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Lee Child Worth Dying For

Happy Monday to all!! We are starting off the week with a huge novel, Lee Childs Worth Dying For. I really enjoyed the spirited discussion’s that some of us had after I posted the Lee Child discusses Jack

Reacher vs. Joe Pike you tube video. Excuse my surprise and dismay as so many

of you immediately jumped into the Joe Pike camp, for shame. My question is,

why just limit the question to Joe Pike? Why isn’t anyone mentioning Mitch

Rapp? I think the list…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 30, 2010 at 5:41am — No Comments


As my first entry, let me begin with a challenge: For all you Sherlock Holmes, how would you solve, or in any way bring to justice, the crimes committed by the protagonist, Ron Sheffield, in my recently released novel, OF GOOD AND EVIL ( I challenge that you couldn't! But try. Let me know how you would. Ron's clear crimes are unsolvable. And more fascinating, would you want to solve them even if you…


Added by Gerald Gehrig Griffin on November 30, 2010 at 5:09am — No Comments

The Latest

My book signing at Borders in Manassas was short but sweet, both because I sold out of books an hour before the scheduled end time. Lots of Virginia readers will get Hannibal Jones novels for Christmas this year.

The follow-up event at Baltimore Washington International Airport was also fun, and informative. One traveler told me he was very glad to meet me because he encountered my novels at work. He said that he taught remedial reading at a Tennessee prison and that my books were…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 30, 2010 at 1:55am — No Comments

Exciting News

I just wanted to share this with my Crimespace friends, but wasn't sure where, so I stuck it here.

Last week, my girlfriend and I became engaged. We have the date narrowed down to one of two weekends in April.

I'm 41 and she's 36, and this is a first for both of us, so it has already been a bit of adventure, but an exciting one.

I just wanted to share the news with my friends here.

Added by EDWARD C MORGAN on November 30, 2010 at 12:49am — 5 Comments

A bitterly cold day in England for a book signing

It was a bitterly cold day in Portsmouth on the south coast of England on Saturday 27 November where I was signing copies of my marine mystery crime and thriller novels and talking to customers at the local Waterstones in the city centre. My Inspector Andy Horton police procedural crime novels are set in the city of Portsmouth, the Solent and the nearby Isle…


Added by Pauline Rowson on November 29, 2010 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Changes, Changes and still more changes!!

Hello again! I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving with your families and are looking forward to a very nice Christmas season. We have made some changes recently here @ Gelati’s Scoop and I just wanted to take

a moment out of the day and explain the whys and what nots to you if you don’t

mind. The reasoning I have is very simple: I really don’t have a choice in the

simple category; it is just who I am.

I think that as…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 29, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Publishing News

KILLER INSTINCT will go to press in two weeks. I've posted the final cover. I'm really happy with how this book turned out.

My short story BREAKFAST WITH TIFFANY is in the holiday anthology WHY DID SANTA LEAVE A BODY? from North Star Press, which has been out for two months.

My short story BOO! will appear in Anne Frasier's Halloween mystery anthology DEADLY TREATS coming out in September 2011 by Nodin Press.

Added by Michael Allan Mallory on November 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Kate Atkinson: Bouchercon 2010

I owe a lot to Kate Atkinson. She wasn’t by any means the first crime writer I read, not even the one who has most influenced me. As a child my bookshelves were filled with Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Trixie Belden mysteries. I would grow into my grandparents’ shelves, which were lined with Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, Louis L’Amour, Patricia Highsmith, True Detective magazines, and lots of pulp. With… Continue

Added by Jane Hammons on November 29, 2010 at 6:47am — No Comments

Guest Post RJ McDonnell author of Rock&Roll Rip-Off

Sometimes you just have to break away. You leave behind family, friends and career to pursue your passion. And it often turns out that what you left behind is what shapes your future. Scranton resident, R.J. McDonnell can attest to


McDonnell is this year's winner of the Premiere Book Awards "Novel of the Year" in the Mystery/Thriller category for "Rock & Roll Rip-Off," the second novel in his Rock & Roll Mystery Series. He is

also the creator of a unique…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 29, 2010 at 3:56am — No Comments

Vincent Zandri Signs "The Remains" at Albany's "BookHouse" Saturday Dec. 4!

Vincent Zandri signs his new bestselling thriller, THE REMAINS

Vincent Zandri


Added by Vincent Zandri on November 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Month in Tuscany!

Sounds like the title to a cheesy romance novel

doesn't it. You know, writer comes to Italy to be alone and work on a

new novel, and meets up with some ravishing Italian woman who is years

younger, unbelievably drop-dead gorgeous, and can't speak a lick of

English other than something like, "You rock!." So even if she's angry

with you, she screams, "You rock, VEEENcent! You very very rock!"

Something like that.

Ok, I'm not going to comment on whether… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on November 28, 2010 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Christmas early bird promotion for Fraterfamilias

Fraterfamilias is back in print, in paperback and ebook form, and we're doing an early bird promotion for it. If you order before December 15 (Print books ship starting December 6), you can get either format for 40% off the cover price. For more information, go here:

Added by Paula R. Stiles on November 28, 2010 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Deadly Discrimination/horror author interview

New chapter of my mystery novel "Deadly Discrimination" just went up in

Kings River Life Magazine as it

comes to a dramatic end.

Also an interview with horror/fantasy author Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author of "Dead Love"…


Added by Lorie Ham on November 28, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

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