June Lorraine Roberts is a Flash Fiction writer of Crime Fiction, whose stories have
been featured by Mysterious Ink Press (UK), Punk Noir Magazine, Akashic Books
and The Flash Fiction Press.
She is the founder of the Murder In Common website about crime books and authors, that features debut and mid-list writers from around the world. Her website is #33 on the FeedSpot Top 100 Crime Fiction Blog.
A graduate of the London School of Journalism and a member of Sisters in Crime, she has served as a Derringer Judge and Bouchercon panelist, and has read her work at Noir at the Bar. As time permits, she beta reads for crime fiction authors.
86 responses to “Me & Murder in Common”
Just saw a comment by you on beetleypete, a blog I’ve been following religiously since 2013. Since I am writing back-to-back detective novels (to be published simultaneously in 2021), I thought it would be interesting to follow your blog.
Well hello and thanks for following Murder in Common. Wishing you great luck with your books and hope you find reading material here of interest. 🙂
Hi June. Thank you for creating this great platform for bookworms such as myself. I love crime fiction and it is great that you sharing this information of this page. Have a great weekend
Thank you so much Matilde…hope you enjoy some of the books along the way.
Thanks for visiting my blog June Lorraine…
You are so welcome, Sorry for the late acknowledgement, I just came across this now.
thanks for finding and following me. i love your ‘about’ page, and shows that you are a person who is not afraid to be who you really are. i am a crime story fan, as well, though i prefer reading about them, rather than being a part of them. best, beth
Thanks so much Beth, very kind words 🙂
If you come across a crime fiction book that resonates with you please think about dropping me a note. I really appreciate input from anyone who come across my site.
I absolutely will)
Have you sent a story for me to look at for one of my contests? We actually just had a murder mystery contest. Of course you knew that because you were reading one of the stories earlier.
What were your thoughts on it? The contest and the winners?
Hello Dan, nice to connect. No, I haven’t submitted a story for one of your contests. It’s always quite interesting to see the different writing styles of each author and appreciate the POV of their characters 🙂
It really is. I bet you and your associates at Murder In Common would lend some interesting views to them!
Hi, Today I discovered your website, wow!! I really like it. Very interesting for me. Thank you for sharing it. I am sure I can learn a lot from you.
Thanks Rocky, I’m glad you like the site and hope you enjoy the books and authors I write about.
You are very welcome, is my pleasure .
Hi June, thanks for liking one of my posts. I’m going to be checking more of yours out. It looks really interesting and inviting. I’ve always liked crows, they are intelligent, and it’s a clever take on murder. A murder of crows.
Hey there, my pleasure. Thanks so much for dropping by & following!
You are most welcome. I enjoy your reviews. I look forward to exploring the rest of your blog.
You’ve read so many of them…thank you!
I like to read reviews and critiques, so I decided to read all of yours at once.
Thank you for the follow! I’ve got more crime fiction reviews to come in the future. I’ve been digging deeper into Fredric Brown lately. Hard-to-find, but check him out if you get the chance. Love your blog! I’ve already added to my to-read list.
I immediately looked up Brown, very interesting! I’ll be on the lookout for his books. Thanks for stopping by…what books did you add to your TBR list?
The Second Girl. Love the idea of a narcotics detective addicted to narcotics. It reminds me a bit of Filth and Crime by Irvine Welsh. Those two are tangentially crime fiction (Crime being closer to the genre), but stellar reads.
Ah ha! Another author I had to check out…I’m partial to UK authors and now I have to add Welsh to my TBR list… thanks! (I think!)
June, had to stop by and say thank you for following me—which has me looking over my shoulder—In My Cluttered Attic. The fact that you made this questionable (well some non-readers might think so) decision, without any coercion on my part—the check is in the mail—is an obvious testament to my ability at convincing people that I can actually write compelling content—that, an the possibility that you may have read one of my post shortly after coming home from a Christmas party, where there may have been lot of alcohol consumption. It’s a good thing, though, because my yearly follower bribery budget looks rather lean right now. I’ve noticed that your writing has a sense of humor as well—not that I would ever suggest that I have a sense of humor, emphatically demand perhaps, but never suggest—and so I look forward to reading more of your post. I’ve been told reading other bloggers is a great way to exchange (and otherwise steal) fellow bloggers ideas. Not that I would ever stoop to stealing ideas, but I’m not above it either. But in all seriousness, I am genuinely delighted to have you visiting my blog, and many thanks. I’m now going to have a look around at your blog, but not to worry, as I see your security detail is going to be kind enough to accompany me. :O)
Hahaha! Are there bats in the belfry? Ring-a-ding-ding, it’s Christmas in the tower and at the market.
Thanks for stopping by…I’ve beefed up security…you won’t get away with anything! 🙂
Well I guess not seeing as you’ve overfed them and beefed them up, leaving me to starve to death! Oh well, I least you’ve left me plenty of good material to read. 😀
Hello June! Saw your comments on our blog, #MotiveMeansOpportunity — thanks so much! I love this from your “about” page: “My hobbies include: staring at keyboards, looking out windows, gazing at empty pages, and crying over a well balanced, fruit forward, pinot noir.”
If you will substitute a fine, single malt Scotch for the pinot noir, then we’re almost soul mates — shh! don’t tell my wife!
Anyway, you are hereby invited to guest post on MMO anytime on any subject (as long as we can work you in); and this is an open invitation. Thank you for visiting and commenting on our guest post at MMO! 🙂
Well a wee dram of scotch is a fine substitute! Thanks for the open invitation, it is very much appreciated. 🙂
It’s a pleasure to meet you.
Hello and ditto. I found your Farewell Salutes very poignant
Thank you, They all deserve remembrance, we’re losing so many every day.
Hello from a fellow traveller on the corporate communications treadmill. How do you find time to do that and write a blog and somehow fit in your own fiction writing. Phew…..
Thanks for following me…..
Hi Karen, I do freelance communications so there are times I’m not working. Hard on the money side but great for the writing/reading side of things.
I hold an EU passport – I guess that may change – my father was a Londoner. However my grandmother was from Wales. Sadly, I have no idea where. Wales is on my travel list, possibly for 2017
Thanks for the follow-back. Looking forward to your posts.
I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.
More on this nomination is at
Sounds exciting…..Thanks for popping into by blog. Be seeing you. 🙂
Thanks for dropping in. You have indeed found a “new” crime fiction author but “new” is for the fiction part only. Lots of baggage to sift through from my past life, stay tuned…
Hello Mike and ditto…I look forward to your unpacking.
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Thanks for following ZimmerBitch and introducing me to your blog 🙂
Hi Su, I hope you’ll drop by from time to time.
Absolutely! My favourite fiction genre.
I wouldn’t call myself a crime fiction lover but then realized that I like quite a lot of crime mysteries (Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, Murdoch Mysteries, etc.).
I guess it kind of sneaked-up on you 🙂
Thanks for dropping by!
You have a really cool blog.
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Thanks for popping into my blog June and I love the heading for your blog.. I love murder mysteries.. best wishes Sally
My pleasure Sally 🙂
Thanks for taking a peek here
Thank you June for visiting my photography blog and choosing to follow along.
Pictures like yours are a visual delight so thank you!
Hey, I’m just stopping by to let you know that you’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award, view it at Crazy Antics
Congratulations and Happy Reading!!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I stalked you back to your place here and was immediately impressed by the layout. I really love your slogan/quote/thingy, it made me laugh so thanks. Also, that banner is pretty cool and it fits the theme of your blog really good. I’ll be sure to come back in time to read some more stories you post up here. 🙂
Thanks so much for dropping by Eva. I appreciate the feedback. You are not the only one to get a good laugh from my tagline – mission accomplished.
Hope to hear more from your moving forward.
Very interesting blog, June! I can see how you are pulling together your writing skill and content passion in a cool way. Glad to connect and hope to see you again at Family Love Does More https://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/ – where homicide is not actually committed although idle threats have been uttered 😉
Thanks Angie I appreciate the insight and the thought that I might actually know what I’m doing 🙂
Isn’t it great when all the hard work of living adds up to something special?! Good for you 😀
I see that there are changes ‘afoot’ on your blog – congrats on your new focus.
Thanks for noticing, June! Yes…now if I can just *stay* focused 😀
You have such a cool blog! It is stunning!
Thanks so much, really enjoyed the poetry and other pieces on your blog.
Thanks for dropping by June!
Thanks for following my blog at NotebookM.com. Keep up your fine work here.
Shouldn’t it be funny 🙂
It should be! It’s funner that way, I hear.
Hi very good to meet you! How are you doing?
Hey there, it’s a good life, if at times a funny one. How ’bout you?
Doing good! I like the funny part. Why’s it funny?
Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!! Happy Reading!!
Thanks for finding and following my blog. I look forward to discovering yours too 🙂
Thanks back at ya!
Hi June! Thanks for following my blog! I have to confess…your blog is more than interesting! Unusual and really creative 😉
Thank you so much Anupama, I hope you continue to enjoy it. Please let me know of any authors whose crime fiction work you feel deserves recognition.
It’ll be a pleasure!
Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the like and the follow. I’m so glad you enjoyed.
Thanks for the like on my piece from Opher’s World.Murder Mystery is not my top genre but I like what you’re doing.
Best Wishes – Opher
Opher, it’s not for everyone and I thank you for the nod of appreciation for what I’m doing. Best wishes!
thanks for the visit. interesting site you have here.
Thanks for dropping by Virgilio, glad you found it interesting.
This is an interesting (and laudable) site – I’m honoured you should choose to follow mine! Many thanks – will be following with keen interest.
Very kind of you Curtis and thanks for choosing to follow back. Loved the character name Tapioca.
I am happy that you found me and love the idea for your blog as well. I love reading about crime– true or fiction– so this is right up my alley. 🙂 Nice to meet you virtually.
Hello! Thanks so much for dropping me a note and following back. Let me know of any new authors you may find along the way.
Will do! 🙂