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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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MTW: Review of The Praying Nun and Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker

MTW: Review of The Praying Nun and Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker

Today I’m thrilled to share my review of the excellent novella, The Praying Nun with you and a guest blog post by author Michael Smorenburg entitled ‘Cracking open Davey Jones’ Locker’.   The Praying Nun The Praying Nun is a thrilling adventure novella about two South African men’s attempts to salvage objects off of a shipwreck off the coast of Africa. Situated at the Southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is built on a dangerous stretch of coast known as the…

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MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

It’s my pleasure to have author Kaye George on my blog today. Her book Choke was the first one I picked to review for Mystery Thriller Week because the excerpt cracked me up! This enjoyable cozy mystery did not disappoint. Read my 4 star review and a fun interview with this Agatha nominated short story and novel writer.   My review of Choke by Kaye George Imogene Duckworthy is a feisty, twenty-two-year-old unwed mother and amateur sleuth. When her uncle is…

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Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week!

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week!

After blogging about it for weeks, the event to end all events (at least for Mystery and Thriller lovers) has finally begun! ‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway To celebrate Mystery Thriller Week, I’ve set up a ‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway, giving fans a chance to name a character in my upcoming art mystery thriller The Anthropologist and win this fabulous prize package. Enter now via my blog, Facebook, or Goodreads! Twenty other lucky entrants will win one of my…

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MTW: A Tale of a Dinosaur Tail by Catherine Dilts

MTW: A Tale of a Dinosaur Tail by Catherine Dilts

I’m pleased to welcome Catherine Dilts to my blog, author of the Rock Shop Mystery series, set in the mountains of Colorado. Today, Catherine shares with us some of the stories that inspired her novels, fascinating real-life discoveries involving million-dollar fossils, dinosaur poop and a tail bone found in Myanmar. “Like geodes, those dull round rocks that reveal beautiful crystals when cracked open, most rock shops don’t look like much from the outside. Step inside, and you can discover amazing treasures.” A Tale…

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MTW: Sailing the Atlantic for Research by Marie Silk

MTW: Sailing the Atlantic for Research by Marie Silk

Today I’m honored to have MysteryThrillerWeek author Marie Silk as a guest on my blog. I’m an advocate of conducting extensive historical research before writing about events of the past and I know Marie Silk is, too! To write the fourth book in her Davenport House series, Heiress Interrupted, she sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in the name of research. Many chapters of Heiress Interrupted take place aboard the RMS Lusitania during its last voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Marie shares with us many fascinating…

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MTW: Looting of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq by Paul Russell Parker III

MTW: Looting of Saddam Hussein’s palaces in Iraq by Paul Russell Parker III

I’m thrilled to share an article by Paul Russell Parker III, MysteryThrillerWeek author of All In: The Globe Trot Shuffle, about his tour of duty in Iraq and the devastating looting he witnessed of museums, government buildings and Saddam Hussein’s palaces. As Paul writes, ‘One of the greatest losses a society can face is the loss of it’s past… Ancient ruins belong to all of humanity, and are visual testimony to the world that we come from somewhere and are continuing that long…

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MTW: Setting as a Viewfinder for African Thrillers by Sarah Key

MTW: Setting as a Viewfinder for African Thrillers by Sarah Key

Welcome to the second of two guest posts about South Africa as setting for a novel, by MysteryThrillerWeek authors Sarah Key and Zaheera Walker. Today Sarah Key provides us with an electrifying glimpse into this fascinating land, a continent that, in her words is ‘both breathtakingly beautiful and profoundly disturbing’. Setting as a Viewfinder for African Thrillers By Sarah Key Southern Africa is an intriguing place. The iconic bushveld is home to species such as zebra, giraffe and elephant and…

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MTW: Durban, South Africa as setting for DEADLINE by Zaheera Walker

MTW: Durban, South Africa as setting for DEADLINE by Zaheera Walker

Welcome to the first of two guest posts about South Africa as setting for a novel, by MysteryThrillerWeek authors Zaheera Walker and Sarah Key. I know South Africa is high up on my ‘bucket list’. Today Zaheera Walker gives us a special glimpse into this fascinating land. And contrary to popular belief, lions and cheetahs do not roam freely on the streets! Durban, South Africa as setting for DEADLINE By Zaheera Walker DEADLINE is a romantic suspense novel for adults….

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