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john-robert-johnson's picture
Nov.22.2012
1. Mina in Italian means “mine” (as in the explosive device). Mina is also a famous Italian chanteuse. Only one of these could be said to be apt. 2. Mina does things on impulse. She occasionally wishes that she didn’t. 3. Mina’s not infallible, she gets things wrong. Often. 4. Mina would like to...
scott-adlerberg's picture
Nov.19.2012
    I've read a lot of books by Ruth Rendell.  And by Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.  But it had been a few years since I last read one of her books. No particular reason - I just hadn't. One good thing, though, about a true master, especially one as prolific...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.19.2012
Getting the right name for characters in my crime fiction novels can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue, as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits that particular character and until I do the personality...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.14.2012
I'm back from a very successful mini tour of the North East of England where I was invited to give two talks. This is the third time in three years that I have given talks to readers in the North East of England and I shall once again be in the area in April 2013 taking part in CSI Gateshead at...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.06.2012
This is the report from the highly successful CSI Portsmouth 2012 event which I organise and at which I was appearing as a guest crime author. It was a tremendous day, very successful and enjoyable. Crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson, and crime experts from...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.11.2012
Death Lies Beneath, the eighth DI Andy Horton marine mystery set on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area of Portsmouth, has received some lovely reviews in America  from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. American Book reviewer, Kirkus says, "Horton’s 8th is a treat for fans of the...
jill-jepson's picture
Sep.26.2012
Many years ago in another lifetime—the 80’s, I believe it was called—I lived in Florida with my then-husband, the author Omar S. Castaneda. Omar’s best friend at the time was a talented poet by the name of Jonathan Harrington. Jon wrote fine, deceptively delicate verse—underneath his simple,...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.05.2012
It is always a joy to see these chappies apologize and mewl after they have been caught. They are sooooo sorry (damned right they are - now) and cite a "lack of judgement". And if that don't cut the mustard, they find God. Now, I don't know why a successful author (and a money-maker at that) would...
cher-eaves's picture
Jul.25.2012
Our debut show had over 750 downloads on iTunes! 500 is respectable. We're extatic and we have a month of shows pre-recorded, but we're not letting up on the throttle. To present 60 minutes of spine-tingling edge-of-your-seat crime fiction every week, we need more stories! We're looking for 3,000...
cher-eaves's picture
Jul.18.2012
Crime City Central launched on July 16, 2012 to rave reviews! Our inaugural story came from Lawrence Block, master of fiction and author of more than 50 books. "Keller the Dog Killer" features Keller and Dot, iconic characters in Block's brilliant catalog of creation. The narration truly nails the...