Fight Choreography – How I Develop Fight Scenes that Pass Muster with Actual Martial Artists Jan17

Fight Choreography – How I Develop Fight Sce...

Write what you know. Maybe that works for crime fiction writers who are former cops or prosecutors. I was a professional statistician. People won’t chat with you at a party longer than two minutes when that crap comes up so they’re not going to stick around for a whole book of it. I solved that problem pretty handily by making my protagonist a newbie. She’s a former uniform cop who quit and is now apprenticing as a private investigator with her father – a father who is out of the country for the entire book. She knew how to pull people over and write them tickets or respond to domestic violence calls but tracking down a murderer from...

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU by Aimee Hix

WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU Aimee Hix Midnight Ink January 2018   The beginning of a new year is a great time to debut new things, like trying a new workout or new attitude towards life. Let’s start 2018 with the first book by a debut author. Author Aimee Hix introduces readers to Willa Pennington in her new novel, WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU. Willa is a former police officer training to become a private investigator. Her retired neighbors ask her to help their daughter move out of her abusive boyfriend’s house. When she arrives, the boyfriend has been murdered and the daughter is missing. Willa sets her sights on finding who shot the boyfriend....

REVIEW OF MARCH OF CRIME by Jess Lourey

MARCH OF CRIME Jess Lourey Midnight Ink September 8, 2017  Mira James has become the Jessica Fletcher of Battle Lake. She has found a corpse every month since she moved to the small northern Minnesota town in May. That makes 10 dead bodies, if you’re playing along at home. She realizes that this is weird and that it hasn’t made her any friends with the local law enforcement. As you can guess, Mira stumbles upon another deceased resident in MARCH OF CRIME by Jess Lourey.  This time she literally bumps into it at the local café. One of the residents of the Battle Lake Senior Sunset has taken up a new hobby of creating life-size dolls. Someone...

Salem’s Cipher by Jess Lourey

Midnight Ink September 2016 Jess Lourey’s latest novel, SALEM’S CIPHER, has something to draw in most every reader: mind-bending ciphers that must to be solved, strong protagonists, and truly evil antagonists. I loved this book and I think everyone else will enjoy it just as much as I did, too.  For centuries, the Hermitage Foundation has been working in political backrooms and business boardrooms to take over the world. The Foundation currently exists as a lobbying firm that has their hands in the pockets of very powerful American politicians, and it views women as the greatest threat to its power. The Underground, another centuries old...

THE CHILD GARDEN by Catriona McPherson Reviewed

THE CHILD GARDEN Catriona McPherson September 2015 Midnight Ink Have you read Catriona McPherson yet? Oh man, are you missing out if you haven’t. Her Dandy Gilver historical series is nothing short of delightful and her award-winning standalones are simply breathtaking. In her latest standalone THE CHILD GARDEN, Gloria is quietly living her life in a sleepy Scottish village. Every day she visits her disabled son who lives in a nearby home. Her boy is a roommate with the elderly woman whose home Gloria is living in and caring for. One rainy night changes everything. Gloria nearly collides with another car—only to find that it’s an old school...