December 2013 Blog Posts (24)

A proper English tea rounds off my final talk of 2013 to the lovely audience at Sandhurst Library

A visit to the newly refurbished Sandhurst Library in Bracknell Forest on 4 December was the perfect way to finish a busy year of talks and public appearances in 2013. Not only were the audience lovely and packed with some die hard DI Andy Horton fans but after my talk about murder, crime and bodies there was a gorgeous English tea complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and cream,…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on December 6, 2013 at 7:51pm — No Comments

New Spinetingler Story

I have a  new story up at Spinetingler that might interest some here.  It concerns a writer and how he handles rejection.

Added by Jed Power on December 4, 2013 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

The Mighty ALT-Codes

The English language is simple.  OK, it's really not that simple, what with all its irregular verbs and myriad words borrowed from other languages.  But at least in English, we don't have to deal with fancy forms of letters.  The good old Microsoft Word keyboard just isn't set up for those either.

I first encountered this issue in my writing life in Grand Jeté  (yes, Jeté. not Jete).  The word is French and that little reverse accent is called an acute.  Other writers have…

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Added by Mike Worley on December 2, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Sale! Half-price e-books and free fiction sampler

Great news for my fellow CrimeSpace readers: StoneThread Publishing is offering all of its titles in any e-book format (Kindle/Nook/Kobo/Apple, pdf, etc.) for 50% off between now and December 24th. In addition, StoneThread is offering a FREE fiction sampler.

Of course, I hope you'll take a look at my thriller, 13 Days: The Pythagoras Conspiracy. Among the StoneThread titles I've read and recommend are The Grave on Peckerwood Hill…

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Added by L. A. Starks on December 2, 2013 at 7:07am — No Comments

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