Tag: June Lorraine Roberts

  • Grant of Immunity: A debut legal thriller

       Some lives are a wheel of misfortune   There are many moving parts to this book. It reminds me of a Ferris wheel. With every revolution some new matter comes about and the wheel keeps moving with you as its willing passenger. It’s 1976 and 20 year old Snake and Daniel a 15 year old teenager Read more

  • Sean Chercover: Frisson in print

      In trouble? PI Ray Dudgeon is the man to help   It’s happened to you hasn’t it? You’re all set to get into a murder mystery book or crime thriller and realize you’ve read it before. Damned frustrating isn’t it? It just happened to me with Trigger City. I read it again. Sean Chercover is so Read more

  • Versatile Blogger Award

       An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. – Mandy Hale   I’m very pleased to have been nominated by Kate at Crazy Antics for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you! There are a few rules associated with the award which can be found on my About page. In Read more

  • Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Two killers, a forest fire and electrical storm, it’s enough to keep you busy   They have pale blue eyes and pale blonde hair, one shoulder length, one military cut. They are the Blackwell brothers and they are as cold as they look.   They want 14-year old Jace Wilson dead because he witnessed them Read more

  • The Barkeep: Drink in

    Perfect mixology for a sipping libation   Justin Chase keeps his life simple. He owns few possessions and practices Zen philosophy. He’s also a very popular bartender.  No flash, no drama he mixes a quality potion and when he tires of the wood he stands behind he moves on to another bar. His regulars follow. Several Read more

  • The Dead Room: Dead On!

    A multi-layered plot full of unfolding revelations You know those thrillers that speed you along with incomplete characters like cotton candy, sweet but kind of empty? This isn’t one of those. It’s a thriller with characters of depth and a book that keeps you turning pages damn quickly. Teddy Mack has no interest in the practice Read more

  • The Rosebud: a nomination for Kilmoon

    Lisa Alber had launched her debut murder mystery novel Kilmoon in March of last year when I wrote about her as a person of interest. I’m so pleased to tell you that she has been nominated by Left Coast Crime for The Rosebud which represents the best first mystery novel set anywhere in the world.   The Read more

  • Peace on earth: Goodwill to all

      May the spirit of this season shine on you with joy and many blessings. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a New Year of peace. ~ June Lorraine

  • Never Look Back: Put ahead in your reading list

    CWA Debut Dagger 2011: Long listed as The Watcher Professional photographer Sarah Grainger lives in terror of her telephone ringing. She’s being stalked by someone unknown and the local police station has been less than helpful. Screwing up her courage to leave her home she approaches another station with her diary charting the calls. Will Read more

  • Linda Castillo: Chief of Police Kate Burkholder series

    Crime in and around an Amish community   Linda Castillo has written six books in her New York Times bestselling Kate Burkholder series. Set in the town of Painters Mill, Ohio, the series follows the chief as she navigates crime around the Amish community, a closed world of which she is no longer a member. Castillo has Read more

  • The Last Policeman: Investigating Murder at Worlds End

    Edgar Award Winner bridging murder mystery and science fiction genres with a deft hand   In The Last Policeman the meteor 2011GV (Maia) is more than six kilometers across and heading for the earth. The impact will be catastrophic. For those not in the direct path of Maia there will be tsunami and other natural disasters to Read more

  • Murder in southern climes: Finding new community

     The search for Florida crime fiction authors. The kilometers have flown by and now we are ensconced in our winter home. Had someone told me 15-years ago that I would be spending months of my life living in a gated, golf community in Florida I would have laughed my guts up. However, what provides enjoyment Read more

  • The writer within: Getting her/him out

      Conversations about writing can lead to action. Lately there have been discussions with several people who have asked about what I’m writing and when and/or if I will be writing a book. The B word scares me to death. I’ve read enough from reliable sources to know that it is a hard journey. I Read more

  • A murderous year

    A congratulatory note from WordPress came the other day: 1-year since Murder in Common was created. This brings on some reflection about where I started and where I am now. In some ways there are no changes, I’m just as damned opinionated. However, there is more focus now as I look to new authors and Read more

  • Russian Dope: is dope*!

    *Dope as in urban slang for good/entertaining. Only junkies would think it was possible to rip-off the Russian mafia and get away with it. Enter Laila and Phillip, an adorable, coke sniffing couple. She is living with him in a slum apartment until she can find something better. He’s too stupid and/or stoned to know Read more