Tag Archives | crime fiction

True! The Tell-Tale Heart(less)

Have you read The Tell-Tale Heart? Edgar Allen Poe, perhaps the father of the modern thriller, published this short story in 1843. It has fascinated and stood the test of time partly because of its narrator. He’s a cold, rational, calculating killer. But he’s not a psychopath. Why? Because what drives him insane is guilt. Psychopaths are without […]

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Fatal Distraction Launches at #3 in Hot New Legal Thrillers

The Bestselling Author of Don’t Know Jack Introduces Jess Kimball EARLY READERS RAVE Five Stars: Too Exciting to Put Down! Five Stars: Compelling, Scary Read! Five Stars: Electricity in Print!   Buy the eBook or download a sample now! Click Here: Amazon Buy the eBook or download a sample now! Click Here: Nook Relentless victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and […]

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Annabelle’s Attack: Behind the Book

If you loved Carly’s Conspiracy, you’ll enjoy Annabelle’s Attack, too. Let me share a bit Behind the Book with you. Young lawyer Jenny Lane is hardworking and ambitious. She’s landed her dream job at a large Tampa law firm. She’s put her personal life aside for now and dedicated herself to work. Her career is taking […]

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Carly’s Conspiracy: Behind the Book

The New Year is a time of rebirth, isn’t it? My first published novel, Carly’s Conspiracy, has recently been revised and reborn after years of wasting in the no-man’s-land left behind when traditional publishers go bankrupt.  Indeed, all four of the Judge Wilhelmia Carson novels have been revised and reborn. I couldn’t be more thrilled […]

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Trailblazers: Jane Austen and Alexander McCall Smith

Is there a place for the positive in crime fiction? Regular readers of my novels know I believe the answer is yes. We must extrapolate a bit, but it seems Alexander McCall Smith, author of the hugely successful Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series, may agree. In an article published this month titled “Beauty Locked […]

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Monday Mystery Mob ™

Start your week with a little mystery. Match wits with the Monday Mystery Mob™. What’s your solution? #1 – Death After Dinner The Monday Mystery Mob™ had finished their schnitzel, gathered strudel and schnapps. Helga Bittner settled in to lead the after dinner traditional crime puzzle discussion. “We’ve got a good one tonight. You’ll never […]

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Trailblazers 102: Obsessed With Success

The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel set in Jackson, Mississippi, where the author grew up, is this summer’s hottest success story.But perhaps more important is the rest of the story. Do you know it? The film’s tag line promises: “Three extraordinary women are about to take an extraordinary step…” Indeed they did and the film is […]

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Revenge: The Sue Grafton Way

Sue Grafton said she wrote her breakout novel, “A is for Alibi” to fulfill revenge fantasies during a bad divorce. Sue once told me that it saved her sanity to “kill the dude!” She’s now releasing her 22d Kinsey Millhone mystery, “V is for Vengeance,” which leads me to believe she’s still using this technique quite profitably. Reading mysteries and […]

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