November 2010 Blog Posts (149)

Magna cum Murder, 2010

Good to go; good to come home. Magna was fun, well-organized, and good for networking with both authors and fans. I've put some pictures up at Criminal Minds: http://criminalmindsatwork.blogspot.com. Enjoy!

Added by Peg Herring on November 1, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Today's Advice

Honesty IS the best policy, but you never want to hurt a person's feelings. As a writer I've learned how to be honest AND kind. Wardrobe disaster? I say, "You do have a style all your own." Ugly child? "Wow, that's some baby!" My rule: If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 1, 2010 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Entertaining a packed audience at a charity lunch talking about my crime and thriller novels

Over eighty people, including the Lord Mayor of Fareham and his wife, attended the charity lunch yesterday (31 October) in aid of the NSPCC where I was guest speaker, to listen to me talking about my marine mystery police procedural crime fiction novels featuring the flawed and rugged Inspector Andy Horton and my crime fiction thrillers, set in the…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on November 1, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Review - Pelagia & The Red Rooster, Boris Akunin

Book Title: PELAGIA AND THE RED ROOSTER

Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-297-85297-1

No of Pages: 410



Book Synopsis:



Returning from the Synod in St Petersburg - an an official rebuke of her crime-fighting ways - Pelagia finds herself aboard the Steamer Sturgeon, dodging pickpockets, zealots and a sinister man with a detachable eye. But the brutal murder of the would-be Messiah in the cabin next door… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 1, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

True Love & National Novel Writing Month

We have all read a book or watched a movie that had two characters that were destined for each other. Soul mates. How many times have we witnessed it in real life?…
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Added by Viansa Blake on November 1, 2010 at 11:50am — No Comments

The latest

The big event that was scheduled for this weekend was cancelled but I still had some book signing fun. It was Saturday morning at Baltimore Washington International airport. Events at the Borders in that airport are always good. It does make an author smile to sign five books in the first 15 minutes of a morning book…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 1, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

The Latest

The big event that was scheduled for this weekend was cancelled but I still had some book signing fun. It was Saturday morning at Baltimore Washington International airport. Events at the Borders in that airport are always good. It does make an author smile to sign five books in the first 15 minutes of a morning book…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 1, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments

LIBRARY JOURNAL gives THE MASUDA AFFAIR a starred review.

Yes, even if they got my gender wrong and continue to compare me to aura Joh Rowland, I was very happy to get this.

Their comment: "Once again Parker has written a moving and beautiful tale, this time involving parental love and loss of a child. His depiction of an 11th-century Japan as a brutal society in which one’s fortune is made or lost on the whim of the most powerful will appeal to historical fiction fans and readers who enjoy Laura Joh Rowland."

That makes two…

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Added by I. J. Parker on November 1, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

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