Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SHADOW OF REALITY by Donna Fletcher Crow

Shadow of Reality (Book One in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery Series)In advance of its print release, Donna Fletcher Crow's mystery SHADOW OF REALITY (StoneHouse Ink) is available for Kindle -- and for a limited time is a mere 99-cents.

About the Book:
Shadow of Reality (Book One in the Elizabeth and Richard Mystery Series)
When play-acting embroils Elizabeth in a real murder, the lines between reality and fantasy blur dangerously. Based on a murder weekend the author attended in New York, the novel draws on her love of the work of Dorothy L. Sayers ...

Don't have a Kindle to read it on? No problem! Amazon's Kindle downloads can also be read on on your computer or other mobile devices. (Click through and there's a whole list.)

P.S. -- The price of the Kindle recently dropped to $189.

Detectives: HENRIE O (Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins) by Carolyn Hart

Set Sail for Murder (Henrie O Mysteries)Complete list of mysteries to date starring retired newswoman "Henrie O" (Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins), written by Carolyn Hart.

Dead Man's Island (1993)
Scandal in Fair Haven (1994)
Death in Lovers' Lane (1997)
Death in Paradise (1998)
Death on the River Walk (1999)
Resort to Murder (2001)
Set Sail for Murder (2007)

More Senior Sleuths:
MISS MARPLE by Agatha Christie
DR. MARK SLOANE (Diagnosis Murder) by Lee Goldberg
EARL WALKER (Hometown Mysteries) by Chris Well
100 Mystery Series: 1887-2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Margot Kinberg: How She Does It

Alan Orloff at A Million Blogging Monkeys welcomes guest blogger Margot “The Mystery Professor” Kinberg, who shares how she puts together her amazing detective fiction roundups at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist:
Once I have my idea for what to write, I think about other books I’ve read that have something to do with the idea I have. There’s no magic to that, really. I’ve read a lot of crime fiction books, like everyone else who’s a crime fiction fan. So I think about books I’ve read. I often catch myself thinking, “Didn’t Colin Dexter/Agatha Christie/Michael Connelly/Barbara Vine/Someone else write a book where X happened?”
Seriously, I want my blog to be just like her blog when it grows up. (Or something like that.) Read the whole article here.

Here are some recent entries from Confessions of a Mystery Novelist:

You and Me Were Meant to be For Each Other (pets in crime fiction)
But There Aren't Any Pictures! (detectives in comics and graphic novels)
...All The Con Men and Their Acrobats (con artists in mysteries)
I'm Sailing Away (detective investigations at sea)
Sweeping Away the Side Issues... (red herrings in whodunits)

Related links:
B-VERY FLAT by Margot Kinberg
75 Mystery Series: 1887-2008
Murderous Beginnings: 40 Detective Fiction Firsts
All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains
Christmas Can Be Murder: 10 Seasonal Mystery Titles

Monday, June 14, 2010


Best Mann For The Job #60 is now online at Pinned down behind the squad car, Sheriff Grace Mann puts a call in to her deputies -- who had neglected to tell her something very, very important ...

Best Mann For The Job stars Grace Mann, a woman with a complicated past who returns home to become sheriff of Hope Falls, Tennessee. (Imagine that T.J. Hooker became the new sheriff of Mayberry.) The serial drama is created by the husband-wife team of mystery novelist Chris Well (Nursing a Grudge) and comics veteran Erica Well (Miller Sisters).

Read the story from the beginning at
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More free online comics at

Related links:
NURSING A GRUDGE is "summer fresh"
James Patterson expands his audience with IDW Publishing (The Murder of King Tut)
Janet Evanovich: "Why is the next Barnaby novel a comic book?"
MODESTY BLAISE creator Peter O'Donnell 1920-2010
Crime writers on PUNISHER (Gregg Hurwitz, Duane Swierczynski, Victor Gischler)

More detective and mystery series:
Louise Penny: CHIEF INSP. ARMAND GAMACHE (Three Pines Mysteries)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Big sale on DVDs and Blu-ray

Amazon has some great sales going on DVDs and Blu-ray discs right now including Sherlock Holmes, The Wire, Mission: Impossible, Lost, Mannix, and more! Just a few examples below!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Jeffery Deaver to write new James Bond novel

Crime writer Jeffrey Deaver has been tapped to write the next original James Bond novel. Here's the press release:
Ian Fleming Publications Ltd has chosen international bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver to write a new James Bond book.

The novel, currently known as Project X, will be published one year from today for Ian Fleming’s birthday -- May 28, 2011. It will be published by Jeffery Deaver’s publishers Hodder & Stoughton in the UK and Simon & Schuster in the US.

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.