November 2011 Blog Posts (123)

Review - The End of Wasp Season, Denise Mina


Author:  Denise Mina

ISBN:   9781409100966

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2011

When notorious millionaire banker Lars Anderson hangs himself from the old oak tree in front of his Kent mansion his death attracts no sympathy. One less shark is little loss to a world nursing a financial hangover. But the legacy of a life time of self-serving is widespread, the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 30, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

The Unpredictable World of Psychopathic Offenders

Psychopathy is a personality disorder and has been described to have significant social implications.  A person who has been diagnosed as a psychopath take what they want, do what they want, violate any social norms, and don’t experience the slightest sense of guilt or regret for what they have done. 

Psychopaths are responsible for a considerable amount of the serious crimes committed, both violent and non-violent, and social distress to society.  One frightening…


Added by Jennifer Chase on November 30, 2011 at 8:26am — No Comments

Akitada stories now on Kindle, Nook, etc.!



The short story collection AKITADA AND THE WAY OF JUSTICE: Tales of Crime in Imperial Japan, is now available for Kindle, Nook, and all other devices.


The book contains eleven Akitada stories that have previously appeared in ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S  MYSTERY  MAGAZINE, including the Shamus Award winner “Akitada’s First Case.”  They were not…


Added by I. J. Parker on November 30, 2011 at 4:13am — 6 Comments

Finished checking proofs for the new DI Horton Police Procedural Marine Mystery Crime Novel, A Killing Coast, pub date Jan 2012

Last week I finished checking the proofs for A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Andy Horton crime series due for publication in hardcover in the UK on 26 January 2012 and in the USA in May 2012.

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product and receiving my author copies. It's always a thrill to see the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on November 29, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Today on The G-ZONE: Mark Cooper ,author of “Infection”, “Blood” and the popular “How I Met Your Mother” digital short series

Today at 5pm EST, I get the opportunity to interview Mark Cooper for the first time. It should be fun. Here is a little about him and today’s link:

“Mark Cooper is a 37 year old civil servant, father of three and life-long lover of the strange and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 29, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Lady Knights on the Mean Streets: Modern Women in Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction-Guest Post by Thad Brown, one of "The Dark Pages Deadly Dozen"

What we’ve come to call the “hard-boiled” tradition in crime fiction, as it’s lovingly explored and chronicled here in Crime Wave Magazine, originated in the American pulps of the 1920s, and flourished through the rise of the paperbacks in the 1950s.  (As I’m using the term “hard-boiled” here, it denotes crime fiction that involves a significantly greater component of violent or potentially violent action than the traditional mystery, is less focused on cerebral deduction, and may not…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 29, 2011 at 2:07am — No Comments

Blood on the Sand, the fifth DI Horton crime novel, to be published in Large Print in December

I'm delighted that Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery police procedural crime novels set on the South Coast of England is to be published in Large Print by Severn House on 31 December. It is currently available in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, as an e book and an…


Added by Pauline Rowson on November 28, 2011 at 6:55pm — No Comments

An Avid Reader's Haven Grand Opening - Need Author promo tools for donation

Deanna Jewel and I are requesting bookmarks, pens, magnets, postcards, etc.... or an ebook or a signed copy for donation to distribute in goodie bags to readers during our grand opening in December. If you would like to donate please email me at louisejames157 at yahoo dot com.

Added by louisejames157 on November 28, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

TNT mystery movies, mystery reviews, zombies, giveaways, prison & more in new KRL issue

New issue of Kings River Life is up a bit early today with a lot of mystery fun! We have a preview of the TNT mystery movies that start this Tuesday

An article on Sing, Sing prison

A review of…


Added by Lorie Ham on November 27, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

An interview today with Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri graciously agreed to let me interview him.  Turns out to be be a fascinating discussion.  Come over to my blog and take a look for yourself.

Added by B.R.Stateham on November 27, 2011 at 3:23am — No Comments

Meet Me in Monday in VA

Monday I will take my novels to the Epicure Cafe. This art-friendly venue offers good food, beer and wine, and great events like Monday's Beatniks & Butterflies. I'll be the featured author at this event, reading, discussing and signing my novels. You can also expect…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 26, 2011 at 1:07am — No Comments

Review - Bad Signs, R.J. Ellory

Book Title:   BAD SIGNS

Author:  R.J. Ellory

ISBN:   9781409104773

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2011

Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger start life with two strikes against them.  Raised in state institutions, unaware of the world outside, their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row.



Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 25, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

Location shots part two for the forthcoming DI Andy Horton crime novel, A Killing Coast, by Pauline Rowson

The seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels A Killing Coast is to be published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK on 26 January 2012 and in the USA in May 2012.

Here are some photographs taken from the locations featured in A Killing Coast a British police procedural.The novel…


Added by Pauline Rowson on November 25, 2011 at 1:15am — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

On Thanksgiving day we should think of those who started the tradition. According to H.U. Westermayer the Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. In their honor, let's make this more than that day when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty, and remember that grace isn't just a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 25, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to Everybody!


From of all of us here at Gelati’s Scoop, The G-ZONE blogtalk radio show and Trestle Press we hope you have a very nice Thanksgiving Day.

We know not everyone we know or work with celebrates this holiday on Thursday, but everyone is in our thoughts and we appreciate all the support and kind words we have received. Without everybody we would not be able to do…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on November 24, 2011 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Tired of All This Christmas Crap Already? This is the E-Book for You

Maynard Soloman is an old crusty badger of a detective with a potty-mouth straight outta 1932. Throughout his short story series, he's had some big cases. Yet none of them come close to his most recent in the e-book, Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real.


Exactly how he does this involves a drunk hound dog, an eccentric church and a baseball…


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on November 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

Don Collier is the current president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writer's Club. As

such he is the driving force behind a most impressive cadre of aspiring, emerging and established authors and I am proud to be among them. Don also recently read my novel The Troubleshooter and was kind enough to send me his impressions. I appreciated his taking the time, and made his comments the

featured review on my web site -…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 23, 2011 at 9:53pm — 2 Comments

Author Update

Veterans Day weekend was a great time for me at the Northern Virginia Christmas Market! Not only did I sign a record number of books, but I managed to do some of my most important Christmas shopping. I also met book club members who invited me to their meetings, and folks who invited me to sign books at their luncheon. If I didn't see you there, well we're both sorry!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 23, 2011 at 6:44am — No Comments

She didn't have an enemy in the world ...

In 1989 Rebecca Schaeffer, co-star of the TV sitcom My Sister Sam, was a twenty-one year old actress on her way up, having recently finished a film directed by Dyan Cannon.

On July 18, 1989, her doorbell rang. Because the apartment complex intercom wasn't working, she went downstairs to see who it was and saw a young man in a yellow shirt outside the door. She didn't know…


Added by Susan on November 23, 2011 at 1:06am — No Comments

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