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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 Interview with Janice J. Richardson

MTW Interview with Janice J. Richardson

Today I’m pleased to welcome Janice J. Richardson, author of The Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery Series. The first book in her series, Casket Cache, is already on my Kindle! I love her unique take on the cozy mystery genre and Canadian setting. Now lets take a few minutes to get to know Janice and her books a bit better… ***Updated with my review on March 19, 2017***   My 5 Star Review of Casket Cache Casket Cache is an…

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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: Literary Heroes and Amateur Sleuths by Colin Garrow

MTW: Literary Heroes and Amateur Sleuths by Colin Garrow

I’m pleased to have author Colin Garrow as a guest on my blog today. He’s a successful middle-grade author and has recently released his first adult fiction novel, Death on a Dirty Afternoon. It’s already on my Kindle! Colin shares with us some of the amateur sleuths he regards as literary heroes and their influence on his writing. As he puts it, “although we don’t often hear about ordinary people solving crimes in the real world, it’s important to remember…

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MTW: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

MTW: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

Welcome to the fourth themed post about Mystery Thriller Week, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you eight books from the Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme. Authors Ritter Ames, Mary Angela, Colin Garrow, Kaye George, Tomasz Chrusciel, Joynell Schultz, Judy Penz Sheluk, and…

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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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What reviews teach me about my novels

What reviews teach me about my novels

As Mystery Thriller Week fast approaches, I and many other MTW authors are preparing to see a slew of new reviews of our precious novels. It’s an exhilarating and somewhat nerve-wracking time. What will the reviewers say about our books? Did they enjoy the story, characters and setting? Could they relate to the protagonist and their journey? As the author, deep down you hope every reviewer thinks it is a 5 star ‘must read’. That’s only natural. But that rarely…

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MTW: Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

MTW: Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

Welcome to the third of four themed posts about MysteryThrillerWeek, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you eight books from the Historical Mysteries and Thrillers Theme, books which transport you back to Amsterdam during World War Two, Victorian England, the American Revolution,…

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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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