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Spotlight on Janice Croom

Spotlight on Janice Croom

I am pleased to welcome mystery author Janice Croom to my blog today! I had the pleasure of working with Janice during Mystery Thriller Week a few months ago. Her book’s title – Dead of an Idiot Boss – really cracked me up and made me take notice of her Kadence MacBride mystery series. Here is your chance to learn more about Janice, her books, her fascination with Wakanda, her favorite music to write to, and insider tips for your…

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Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

It is a pleasure to welcome Mystery Thriller Week author Stephen Bentley to my blog today! His work as detective and barrister in the UK greatly influenced his writing. His novel Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story is based on his role in one of the UK’s largest drug busts (and sounds like a fascinating read). Stephen has also provided two Audible promo codes for an audiobook giveaway! Learn how to enter (it’s easy!) at the bottom of this…

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Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! You can check out of the fun events, reviews, and giveaways going on from now until April 22 on the MTW Calendar of Events. The first set of Facebook giveaways is going on now. Here is your chance to win captivating thrillers and exciting mysteries written by fabulous authors! One lucky reader will win one bundle. Can’t decide which one you want? Enter to win them all! Click on the link below and comment on the…

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Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

On April 12, Mystery Thriller Week begins! I am thrilled to share with you books which fall into the Mystery Thriller Passport category – novels set in fascinating locations around the globe. Authors Ritter Ames, Daniella Bernett, Tomasz Chrusciel, Lucia N. Davis, Dora Ilieva, L. Lee Kane, Patricia Loofbourrow, and Gavin Mills have kindly provided a description of their setting and story. I’ve also included information about my travel fiction thrillers. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon,…

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Mystery Thriller Week: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers

Mystery Thriller Week: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers

Today I would like to introduce you to Mystery Thriller Week (April 12-22), an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! I’m thrilled to share with you Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers written by Mary Angela,  Tempeste Blake, Ellen Byron, Janice Croom, Alexia Gordon, L.C. Hayden, Dale Phillips, Janice J. Richardson, and Judy Penz Sheluk  I’ve also included information about my own amateur sleuth mystery. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon where you can read an excerpt and learn…

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Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Restitution of Nazi-Looted Artwork after World War Two: A Dutch Perspective

Before moving to Amsterdam, I knew very little about the restitution of artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War Two, a topic that plays a central role in my novel, The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. Sure, I’d read about controversial cases in newspapers and wondered why museums didn’t hand over the artwork immediately when legitimate claimants appeared on the scene, but also why it took the relative of the legal owner so long to submit a claim. Only…

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Spotlight on Abbie Chandler and Adaline Chase

Spotlight on Abbie Chandler and Adaline Chase

In my last post, I featured two writers publishing under one pen name. This week I’m happy to shine the spotlight on one author publishing under two names! Abbie Chandler is one of the first authors I ‘met’ when venturing into the world of social media. Through her Facebook group Scribes and Bibliophiles, I have learned so much about networking, marketing and running events. Her interest, support and virtual friendship mean the world to me! It’s my pleasure to welcome…

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MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

MTW 2017 Wrap Up and Hello MTW 2018!

Participating in Mystery Thriller Week 2017 has been an amazing experience. I’ve seen an increase in the sales of both of my books, have collaborated and cross-promoted with fabulous authors writing in similar sub-genres, and have picked up a plethora of new and effective marketing tips. Best of all, I have connected with a supportive and generous community of mystery and thriller authors I wouldn’t have ‘met’ otherwise and have reached a new, broader base of readers and reviewers I…

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MTW: Review of Fast Track to Glory and TalkingLocationWith Tomasz Chrusciel

MTW: Review of Fast Track to Glory and TalkingLocationWith Tomasz Chrusciel

I choose to review this book for Mystery Thriller Week because I love travel fiction, art mysteries and thrillers. This is quite possibly the perfect combination of all three! Read my review of this brilliant novel and an article by the author, Tomasz Chrusciel, about the use of setting in fiction.   Fast Track to Glory by Tomasz Chrusciel Fast Track to Glory by Tomasz Chrusciel is an exceptional around the world quest for knowledge. Technically, this brilliant novel is a thriller, though not…

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Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week update

Mystery Thriller Week has turned out to be the most productive, collaborative event I’ve ever participated in! Many thanks to Vicki Goodwin, Benjamin Thomas and Sherrie Marshall Spitz for organizing such an amazing event! I’m so glad you invited me to participate this year and can’t wait for 2018. If you are an author or blogger who is interested in participating next year, you can sign up on their website now.   Reviews of The Lover’s Portrait and Down and…

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