Tag: June Lorraine Roberts

  • Kilmoon

    Over the past few months I’ve been happily following and commenting on Lisa Alber’s blog and she has returned in kind. The excitement over the pending release of her first book has burst upon us and Kilmoon has been launched. For a peek into Lisa’s delightful personality have a look at her guest post on the Read more

  • eNovellas: Short form

    Photo: Openroadmedia.com The trend for eBook short-stories or eNovellas has increased to the degree that they are now a fully accepted addition to an author’s writing arsenal. Some are used as a fill-in between full-length books keeping readers interested in the characters and a series’ arc. They are also used as prequels to current works, Read more

  • Florida Roadkill: Off the walker in the 27th state

     If the Cohen brothers were to write a book this would be the one. Fortunately we have Tim Dorsey making his mark with the printed word. Florida Roadkill is violent, extreme, and funny as hell. It has a cast of characters as long as some parolee’s rap sheets, and enough stories to fill another book. Read more

  • Noir

    How dark is it for you? In January I said I would be looking into the book world of noir and I have been diligent. While not yet ready to get into, I have several books under my belt and a few more to go. What an interesting journey.  It brings about the discussion about Read more

  • Harry Bosch: In Person

    Many of us have been following Michael Connolly’s LAPD Detective Harry Bosch for 18-years. Now we will be able to watch him via Amazon Studios (stream Bosh on Amazon Prime) thanks to Connolly’s efforts. The project is based on the book series plus new material, and a voting system for those who view the pilot. Read more

  • The library sneak

     It took time and persistence, patience and cunning. At the age of nine I had all of that plus moxie.  Carefully, biding my time and picking up a random book, I kept watch from the edge of the pages. There was my chance! I slipped around the corner and moved from the children’s library into Read more

  • Sarah Hilary: Keeping The Mythic Distance

     Sarah Hilary is an award winning short story writer living in Bath, England. Her first book Someone Else’s Skin, featuring Detective Inspector Marnie Rome, will be out on February 27th. Her second book No Other Darkness is scheduled for 2015. I came across this piece from Hilary in Crime Time and found her take on Read more

  • Reading Rick Mofina

    Just finished Rick Mofina’s Vengeance Road which is the first book of the Jack Gannon series. While loathe to admit that I wasn’t familiar with Mofina’s work, I immediately felt I had to do something about that. I was not disappointed. Briefly: Reporter Jack Gannon was a Pulitzer Prize nominee while at the Buffalo Sentinel Read more

  • My favourite cooking show

    What does a favourite cooking show have to do with crime fiction? Plenty when it is Law & Order reruns. Yes, you will often find me baking or making dinner to the familiar sounds of L&O characters working their way through another crime scene and into the courtroom. I generally prefer the original however I Read more

  • Canadian Double Threat: Hammett Prize Nominees

    The International Association of Crime Writers – North American Branch has released its list and Canadian crime fiction authors are two of the five nominees for this year’s Hammett Prize: Lisa Moore – Caught Craig Davidson – Cataract City: A Novel   Yet again much to be proud of in the Land of the Maple Leaf. Read more