Become a better crime fiction writer

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  Writing a crime fiction novel – or any novel – is no easy feat, and even successful published authors work to hone their craft and improve their skills. Luckily, there are lots of resources to help, from free seminars to workshops to full-fledge classes that will help you improve everything from grammar to plot… Continue Reading Become a better crime fiction writer »

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Celebrating Ruth Rendell’s contributions to crime fiction

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  It was 50 years ago that Ruth Rendell introduced Inspector Wexford to the world, and she’s been making waves in the world of crime fiction ever since. Both a prolific author and sitting member in Britain’s House of Lords for the Labour Party, Rendell mixes compelling crime storylines with social and political commentary and… Continue Reading Celebrating Ruth Rendell’s contributions to crime fiction »

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How to help your kids develop a love for reading

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  It’s September, the kids are back to school – and chances are the complaints about homework are already rolling in. While you’re dealing with the whining and whimpering, you may also be worrying that your kids will never develop the same love for reading you enjoy. Never fear! Whether your child is six or… Continue Reading How to help your kids develop a love for reading »

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Last Ditch Summer Crime Fiction Escapes

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  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 »

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Medical Conditions and Crime Fiction Heroes

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  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 »

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Why you should visit your local library

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  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 »

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Start a crime fiction book club

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  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 »

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Fun stuff for fans of crime fiction at Comic-Con

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  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 »

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