Last Ditch Summer Crime Fiction Escapes

beachreading1_wide-1a929731cc5a2143a42a7b6345432d77199d0d48-s4-c85

  Summer is almost over – and if you missed out on a great summer vacation, there’s still time for one last hurrah over Labor Day week. These crime fiction titles will take you away from it all and transport you around the world! If you’re all caught up on the Alex Stone series and… Continue Reading Last Ditch Summer Crime Fiction Escapes »

Read More

Medical Conditions and Crime Fiction Heroes

Medical+Alert+Jewelry

  Creating a believable crime fiction hero can be a unique challenge. In any mystery, the main character should be smart but not a know-it-all, successful but not invincible, vulnerable but not weak. Good crime writers often make that happen by challenging their heroes with real life problems and then turning those obstacles into opportunities. … Continue Reading Medical Conditions and Crime Fiction Heroes »

Read More

Why you should visit your local library

library

  It wasn’t long ago that the public library was a book lover’s paradise – but thanks to eBooks and online bookstores, many readers haven’t been to the library in years. If you’re one of them, you may be missing out on opportunities that could enhance your crime fiction experience. From fun events to awesome… Continue Reading Why you should visit your local library »

Read More

Start a crime fiction book club

296957_120326112535_book_club

  Have you ever thought about joining or starting a crime fiction book club? You might think book clubs are just for lovers of chick lit or classic literature, but there’s no reason that mystery lovers can’t reap the benefits, too. Plus, there are lots of fun ways to jazz up your crime fiction book… Continue Reading Start a crime fiction book club »

Read More

Fun stuff for fans of crime fiction at Comic-Con

Comic-Con13

  Comic-Con International 2014 kicks off today, and crowds have flocked to San Diego for a weekend of exciting events. What started out as a gathering for comic book aficionados has evolved into a multigenre entertainment and comic convention that attracts fans and stars from around the world.  Today, there’s something from everyone – including… Continue Reading Fun stuff for fans of crime fiction at Comic-Con »

Read More

Crime fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers: What’s the Difference?

MP1-400x298

  You’ve no doubt heard the terms crime fiction, mysteries and thrillers – but is there really a difference? The way books are categorized is influenced by a wide range of factors, from an author’s reputation to marketing goals to the space on a store’s shelves. However, there are definable differences between crime fiction, mysteries… Continue Reading Crime fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers: What’s the Difference? »

Read More

Reading Etiquette: When is it okay to use your eReader?

eating_alone-1024x679

  Any avid reader knows that feeling of getting so caught up in a riveting mystery that you just can’t put it down – and thanks to eReaders, we often don’t have to. No matter where you go your favorite book is always just a touch away – but is it always appropriate to pull… Continue Reading Reading Etiquette: When is it okay to use your eReader? »

Read More

Finding the Perfect Title for Your Mystery Novel

title1

  If you think writing your mystery novel is hard, just wait until you try to come up with the perfect title for your mystery novel! The devil is in the details – and coming up with those brief few words to grace the cover of your book can be a painstaking process. The title… Continue Reading Finding the Perfect Title for Your Mystery Novel »

Read More

Television adaptation of crime fiction

watching-tv

  Crime novels have been adapted into TV shows since television was invented. From Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Inspector Poirot to Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, some of crime fiction’s most iconic characters have sprung to life on the silver screen. Today, television adaptations of crime fiction don’t just retell our favorite mysteries – many… Continue Reading Television adaptation of crime fiction »

Read More