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

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  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? »

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

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  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? »

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Finding the Perfect Title for Your Mystery Novel

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  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 »

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Television adaptation of crime fiction

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  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 »

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Crime Fiction Sidekicks

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  Sherlock Holmes had Watson. Poirot had Captain Hastings. The crime fiction sidekick is an integral character in many of the most popular mystery series – and for good reason. Sidekicks help move the story along and serve as surrogates for readers – asking the same questions we’re wondering and offering our own theories and… Continue Reading Crime Fiction Sidekicks »

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2014 Edgar Award Winners

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  It was an exciting night in New York when the winners of the 2014 Edgar Awards were announced by the Mystery Writers of America at a gala celebration last month. Acclaimed mystery writers Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart received the Grandmasters Award, and the Egdars also heralded the arrival of some exciting new voices… Continue Reading 2014 Edgar Award Winners »

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The Crime Fiction Murder Weapon

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  When you read a good thriller, you’re probably trying to figure out whodunit right along with the detective or private eye. But are you overlooking one of the major clues? The way a victim is killed can tell you a lot about the person doing the killing. Find out what the crime fiction murder… Continue Reading The Crime Fiction Murder Weapon »

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