where the writers are

murder mysteries | murder mysteries

terry-odell's picture
Dec.20.2012
Although my hol­i­day is over, I’m tak­ing a brief ‘break’ today and rerun­ning a post from Octo­ber of 2011, with a few updates. As I start a new book, even though it’s roman­tic sus­pense and not a ‘straight’ mys­tery, this is one of the ques­tions I find...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Dec.09.2009
Marlowe Black is my outrage, my anguish, but wasn't meant to be. I have read that a writer's protagonists and, too, his antagonists, are all facets of the writer's personality. While I willingly accept the former, I stand in clear denial of the latter. The internet age had become a living entity,...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Aug.16.2009
I am thrilled that my next mystery, "The Fall of Augustus," will be published in October. Technically, this will be book four in my series, but the publication schedule is ahead of book 3, "The House of the Sphinx." In this novel, my character, Lisa Donahue, tangles with two...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jul.08.2009
Dismembering the story for a look inside. I sat down with a few vague ideas that included story location and the ending. A rainy dismal day evokes a similar dreary emotion. Old unused railroad tracks tell of a forgotten past. A railroad station once the center of a community, when abandoned often...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jul.03.2009
Who did I want him to be and what were his plans and goals? For me, that was the starting point of characterization and the heart of the story's plot. I knew he was a vampire, and an ex-Templar Knight. In many ways they are opposites and yet synonymous. Both killed without remorse. Both considered...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jun.27.2009
When I began writing the story Templar‘s Fire, a Gothic Vampire novel (http://www.scribd.com/doc/16391295/Templars-Fire-A-Gothic-Vampire-Novel), I started with an image that stuck in my head. I kept seeing this eerie looking guy hiding behind a stone altar peering around the corner as if he was...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jun.12.2009
Quiet footfalls traced a path up the steps from the downstairs sitting room, along the abbreviated hallway, and into the Vicar's bedroom. The nearer to the bed they got, the more softly they fell.Slowly becoming aware of the intruder, he struggled to gather the remnants of his composure. He felt...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Jun.10.2009
We never know when to expect them, if they'll haunt, hinder or aid us, but memories from combat never disappear. * * * The fire still blazed, but standing directly before the hearth was insufficient to warm me. Again, I rubbed my hands on the seams of my blue jeans, but that wasn’t enough to get...
larry-schliessmann's picture
Apr.26.2009
Quite often the darkness of life is difficult to accept, difficult to express and occasionally impossible to survive. Each generation lives through times when many of the events, possessions--today’s ipod will one day be yesterday’s cassette--and even people one feels are vital are reduced to less...
pauline-rowson's picture
Dec.03.2008
The new Official Pauline Rowson Web Site is now live and looking good. If you haven't already discovered it there is a lot on it, including information on all the DI Horton Marine Mystery crime novels, the thrillers, my play, Murder at the Pelican Club, and my marketing and motivational books with...