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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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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