Monday, June 18, 2018

Interview with Richard Godwin, Author of Insincerity

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Ersatz World, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo And Sour Mash, and Locked In Cages.

His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child.

He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London.

Visit the author online at You can view the trailer for this novel here.

Did you like thrillers when you were growing up?

I liked Shakespeare, his tragic vision as a dramatist and poet was both structurally key and his characterization superior. I liked the twisted mysteries of Roald Dahl, all those great stories in Kiss Kiss, for example. His ability to create a good nasty surprising twist and delve into the psychologies of his nefarious characters appealed. I also enjoyed all the classics. I'd read all of Dickens by the age of 9, a great stylist of course.

What was the first story in that genre that you wrote?

Story? None, it was my first novel Apostle Rising, in which a psychopath is literally crucifying politicians in London.

What is your favorite part of writing in this genre?

The entire process.

What do you find most difficult about writing in this genre?

It all depends on the story. There is no fixed mark here.

Is there an author in this genre that you admire most?

No. But James Lee Burke is a favourite.

What is up next for you?

My two erotica novels Confessions Of A Gigolo and Twisted Love are being published this year. Next year sees the follow up to Apostle Rising: Apostle Unbound, as the serial killer is still on the run, also a novel entitled The Secret Lives Of Towns and The Artist.

Do you have anything to add?

Only that writing is a princess, there is no glass ceiling nor can there be a manufacturing machine set around it of the kind described in different circumstances in Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze and Guattari. We need to remember what Art is about.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Coming in July! - Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes by Judith Lucci Et al.

Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!

'Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:

** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci - Gawd Almighty & the Corn

** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell - Murder at Pawprint Creek

** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney - Dog Gone and Dead

** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant - Summer Teeth

** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme - A Midsummer Night's Murder

** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris - The Murder of Bandera Bandito

** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke - A Body on Fitzgerald's Bluff

** Ava Mallory - A Dream Stray-Cation

** Sandi Scott - Croquembouche Murder

** Susan Boles - Death on the Beach

** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever - Toxic Tech

** Anne R. Tan - Just Lost and Found

Bonus recipes from the authors are included!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Coming in July: Bad Time to Be In It by David Burnsworth

The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit.

Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought.

The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing.

Blu tries to avoid the first and second by focusing on his work, but it’s the third that very nearly does him and everyone around him in.

His business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything.

With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.

File Size: 488 KB
Print Length: 218 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (July 10, 2018)
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Book Review: Who the Bishop Knows by Vannetta Chapman

Who the Bishop Knows by Vannetta Chapman is a stellar end to a superb series.

In the final installment of Chapman's Amish Bishop Mysteries series, Henry Lapp and Emma Fisher are attending the rodeo when Jeremiah Schwartz is fatally injured. In the past, Henry's special gift has helped the local authorities solve mysteries. This time, however, he wasn't in the arena when Jeremiah was killed, so drawing what he saw won't work. When other members of his community are threatened, Henry will need to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation to crack the case.

I'm sorry to see this series end; but if it must end, I am so glad it went out in such a spectacular way. Beloved characters blend with new characters and a plot filled with twists and turns to create an engaging mystery. Chapman has always been talented in creating that vital sense of community that is indicative of the genre. Her books highlight the challenges and blessings of working alongside the Englisch members living nearby. This series has been as much about building bridges between the two worlds as it is in solving the mysteries.

Though this is a stand alone novel, I highly recommend starting with the first book, What the Bishop Saw. It's nice to watch the relationships evolve throughout the three books. Faith, friendship, and learning to accept our talents are recurrent themes. If you like Amish fiction and enjoy mysteries, you won't want to miss Who the Bishop Knows by Vannetta Chapman.

Series: The Amish Bishop Mysteries (Book 3)

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 073696651X
ISBN-13: 978-0736966511

I purchased a copy of this book from Amazon. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Release: Dying for A Deal by Cindy Sample

Laurel McKay Hunter is thrilled to partner with new husband, Tom, in their budding detective agency, Gold Country Investigations. With her past experience solving crimes, even Tom admits she’s a natural. And Laurel’s first case is perfect for her financial skills, extricating a friend of her zany grandmother from a Lake Tahoe timeshare scam.

When the timeshare salesman is found dead, with Gran’s fingerprints on the murder weapon, Laurel’s case jumps from money to mayhem to murder.

A second murder takes Laurel to the snow-capped summit of Heavenly Ski Resort, a boat race across Lake Tahoe, and a close encounter with a black bear. Soon the only thing certain is that someone is dead set on making Laurel’s first case her last.

File Size: 478 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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