Me & Murder in Common

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”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

      • 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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. 🙂

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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