WARRIORS by Ted Bell

WARRIORS Ted Bell April 1st, 2014 William Morrow Best-selling author Ted Bell’s latest book Warriors delves into the dangers of an emerging China. This spy thriller brings back his main character, Alex Hawke who is not the ordinary super spy. In this novel Hawke plays a supporting role to the gripping plot, which Bell uses as a sounding board to wake-up his readers. The plot begins when a rogue Chinese military general kidnaps American scientist William Lincoln Chase and his family. Chase is known for his research on creating weapons that will alter the global balance of power. Intertwined with this are the sub-plots that have Scotland Yard...

AUTHOR WORK-SPACES: Burke, Lindsay, Mina, Freeman

This is our third in a series of author’s sharing photos of where they work when they create the great books we love to read. I find it interesting that the work spaces seem to be a different at the writing styles. If you click on the photos you can see them larger. Alafair Burke; I am a neat freak in almost every respect, except when it comes to my workspace. In my office, I have a tendency to make piles of books, bank statements, legal research, dog toys — just about anything that can be piled — until said piles eventually tip into a heap. I know where everything is, though, and Double (see dog in motion) gets to leave...

2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Best Novel Longlist Apr11

2014 Arthur Ellis Awards Best Novel Longlist

The CWA (Crime Writers of Canada) have announced the longlist for the 2014 Arthur Ellis Best Novel award. WALLS OF A MIND by John Brooke (Signature Editions)  THE WOLVES OF ST. PETER’S by Gina Buonaguro and Janice Kirk (HarperCollins Canada)  THE DEVIL’S MAKING by Sean Haldane (Stone Flower Press)  PRESTO VARIATIONS by Lee Lamothe (Dundurn Press)  THE RAINY DAY KILLER by Michael McCann (Plaid Raccoon Press)  STRANGLEHOLD by Robert Rotenberg (Simon & Schuster Canada) MISS MONTREAL by Howard Shrier (Vintage Canada) THE GUILTY by Sean Slater (Simon & Schuster UK) AN INQUIRY INTO LOVE AND DEATH by Simone St. James (Penguin) THE DROWNED...

UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes

UNDER A SILENT MOON Elizabeth Haynes Release date: April 15, 2014 Harper Collins Pub 9780062276025 Under A Silent Moon, Elizabeth Haynes’ latest book, differs from her previous novels.  Her other books were more stand alone psychological thrillers than this one which can be classified as a series police procedural.  What makes this novel intriguing is the way she presents the crime investigation, through the source documents. Louisa Smith is introduced as the formidable DCI, heading the investigation of two victims. The first is a beautiful young woman brutally killed in her cottage, while the second is a suspected suicide at a nearby...

Ten Essential Private Eye Skills + An Interview wi...

By: Stephen Graham Jones From Philip Marlowe to Magnum PI, private eyes pretty much know what’s going to be part of this case they know they shouldn’t have just taken: their client’s lying to them, they’re going to be set-up and framed at every step, they’re going to get no help from the police, somewhere along the way they’re going to be left for dead, maybe even in a grave they had to dig themselves, and, to cap it all off, they’re going to be cheated out of not just a payday—their code won’t allow them to cash in—but they’re not even going to get their fee. Private eyes, what makes them special, it’s that they take case after case in...

BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS by Hilary Davidson

BLOOD ALWAYS TELLS   Hilary Davidson April 2014 Forge   Dominique Monaghan just wants to exact a little revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend Gary—well, revenge and maybe a little blackmail.  She meets him for a weekend escape, intent on getting a little confession from him on recording, but isn’t prepared for the two masked gunmen to burst in on them.  Dominique and Gary are bundled off to a house in the middle of nowhere, victims of a kidnapping scheme…or are they?  Dominique fears she is the victim of a much larger plot, and manages to make a call to her brother Desmond, an ex-Army chopper pilot who rushes in to the rescue.  But...