Nancy G. West: Literary Fiction Or Mystery Fiction?

Nancy G. West is the author of the Aggie Mundeen Mysteries series. Her latest novel and the fourth installment in the series is titled River City Dead and features a determined columnist transplanted from Chicago and a relationship-averse detective who combine sleuthing efforts to solve crime on the San Antonio River Walk (see our review…

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Tom Pitts: On “American Static” And Tumbleweaves

Tom Pitts received his education firsthand on the streets of San Francisco. He remains there, writing, working, and trying to survive. He is the author of two novellas, Piggyback and Knuckleball. American Static (June 26, 2017 – Down & Out Books), his latest novel, is the story of young man who finds himself stranded in…

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A.H. Richardson: My Thoughts on “Murder in Little Shendon”

A. H. Richardson, author of “Murder in Little Shendon“, was born in London England and is the daughter of famous pianist and composer Clive Richardson. She published her debut novel Jorie and the Magic Stones in 2014. In the following piece, she reflects on her recent crime novel and inspirations behind her story.  Murder in…

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New And Noteworthy Mystery Novels In May and June 2017

From the new and noteworthy mystery novels released in May and June 2017, two debut titles caught our attention: The first book is a suspenseful story by Los Angeles-based author Gian Sardar titled You Were Here. The book weaves together two sub-plots separated by decades surrounding the life of female protagonist Abby Walters and her…

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George A. Bernstein: “My Reflections on The Prom Dress Killer”

George A. Bernstein, author of the upcoming novel The Prom Dress Killer, reflects on his life as a writer.  In 1990, when I was able to semi-retire fairly young, my wife asked me how was I planning on filling my time. “You don’t love golf or playing cards that much. You were always a great storyteller.…

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New Netflix Crime Movies and Thrillers In June 2017

If you are looking for some new Netflix crime movies and thrillers, we know it would be a hassle to navigate through Netflix’s large and sometimes complex lists and find the notable titles. But no worries as we’ve got your back. The following is a compiled list of movies and TV series in the genre of…

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Sarah E. Glenn: “The Character I Never Met”

Sarah E. Glenn, co-author of Murder on the Mullet Express, reflects on her latest historical crime fiction. Many fiction writers base their characters on people they know in real life—relatives, friends, or perhaps a personal hero. Sometimes it’s done unconsciously during the process of writing, blessing the heroes with a history, desires, and personal quirks.…

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From Sherlock Holmes To Bond: Top Characters Played By Roger Moore

Many movie fans know Sir Roger Moore, who passes away last week at 89 on May 23, 2017, by his most memorable role: James Bond! The prolific British actor however, appeared in a variety of crime and thriller-related roles in his six-decade long career. When it comes to James Bond, Moore has the highest number…

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7 Curious Facts About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Sherlock Holmes Day

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born on a day like this in 1859. That’s why many fans refer to May 22 as “Sherlock Holmes Day.” You might know Conan Doyle because of his famous detective stories featuring Sherlock or his historical short stories with Brigadier Gerard as the lead character. But here…

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Top 7 Bestselling Mystery and Thriller Books Featuring Female Protagonists

As we have noted before, mystery and crime fiction is largely a female game and plots surrounding female protagonists are also among some of the most popular characters. What comes below is a compilation of some of the most notable and sought after mystery, crime fiction and thriller books released in the last 3 months…

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Jefferson Flanders Talks “Berlin Spy Stories”

Jefferson Flanders is the author of The First Trumpet trilogy about the early Cold War. His novel An Interlude in Berlin will be published in 2018. In “Berlin Spy Stories”, he reflects on the works of some of the biggest names in spy fiction.  Spy novelists have long been drawn to Berlin’s dark and violent…

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