Category Archives: Crime

New Release: DARK MIND by Jennifer Chase

Emily Stone is hot on the trail of an abducted child and the clues take her to the beautiful island paradise of Kauai.  It doesn’t take long for her to get thrown into the middle of murder, mayhem, and conspiracies.  A serial killer stalks the island, taking women in a brutal frenzy of ancient superstitions and folklore.  Local cops are stumped without any clues or suspects. 

Can Emily find the killer before it’s too late?

Scheduled release date: November 21, 2011

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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in Crime, Mystery, New Release, Thriller, Writing


The Darkness by Bill Kirton

I enjoyed this book on so many levels–not only was it an enjoyable read, it was thought-provoking.

Murder … vigilante retribution … and pondering what it is, precisely, that separates us from people who act on their baser instincts. Maybe it’s simply that we haven’t experienced, up close and personal, the consequences of evil. Then again, maybe it’s something else…

The Darkness, by Bill Kirton, contains a whole lot more grey than it does black and white–which is a very good thing if you want to provoke some thoughts.

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Posted by on August 14, 2011 in Crime, Mystery, Writing


And the winner IS…

Renee G. of Valleyford, WA!


Congratulations, Renee! I’ve forwarded your address along to St. Martin’s Press and they’ll be sending you your copy of Portrait of a Monster. Be sure to visit us again after you’ve read the book to share your thoughts.

For more info about this terrific book, click on the book cover (or here).


Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Book Giveaway, Crime, Mystery


Call Me Princess by Sara Blaedel

The most popular Danish author of 2010 and 2011 is named Sara Blaedel, and she wants to get under your skin this summer. In the American debut of her internationally bestselling novel, Call Me Princess (Pegasus; August 2011) the worlds of digital intimacy and real-life horror collide in a brutal crime, leaving one detective to reconstruct the crash.

 A vicious rape. A faceless criminal. Extraordinary circumstances. All contribute to Sara Blaedel’s shiver-inspiring story of a digital tryst gone achingly wrong. Propelled by powerful female characters in the style of Steig Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Call Me Princess brings Sara Blaedel’s talent for crafting timely, seasonable tales of suspense and intrigue to print in English for the first time.

 The Danish Lit Mag reported that “Call Me Princess offers a fascinating story of crime and punishment alongside a shift in the feminine struggles and values typical of the Western democracies that take the battle of the sexes seriously,” and Politiken newspaper described it as “consistently suspenseful until the very last sentence.” Blaedel’s novel brings the potential threats of the modern world into her well-constructed and powerful tale, which should enthrall her new American audience just as her Nordic predecessors have done in the past couple years.

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 And read an excerpt of the novel!

 About the Author: Sara Blaedel founded the first publishing house dedicated to crime fiction in Denmark.  This inspired her to write her own series of detective novels, which have been published around the world and hit the top of the Danish bestseller lists.  Sara was voted the most popular novelist in Denmark in 2010 and 2011.  She lives in Copenhagen.

 $25.00   •  320 pages  •  Hardcover •  978-1-60598-251-9  •  Fiction  •  6 x 9

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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Crime, Mystery, Writing


The Famous Writer, Bill Kirton

Just a quick shout out about my friend Bill Kirton. I love his blog, Living, Writing, and Other Stuff, and decided to contribute to his vast collection of royalties by purchasing two of his books.

More later with my reviews. I’m only a few pages into Sparrow and am loving it. I should also check out (and so should you) his children’s book about Stanley the Fairy.

Click on the book covers to be directed to Amazon for more information about each of the books. They’re available in both print and Kindle and, if you visit Bill’s website, I bet you can find them in other outlets, as well.

(P.S. Helping other people promote themselves, their books, and/or their businesses is not only kind and philanthropic, it also nets you marketing assistance for your own stuff. Bill has been very generous with his support of me and my writing endeavors so please, for me, at least check out his website and blog to make it appear that I’m returning the favor of his kindness.)


Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Crime, Mystery, Writing

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