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February 2017

MTW Interview with Brian Wutz, Author of The Jingo Series

Brian Wutz was inspired by a scandal in the police department of the City of Fairview, Tennessee to write The Jingo.  In the novel the entire town, people, narrative, actions, and events are fictionalized. However, the City of Fairview did in fact struggle with a scandal in the police department that began with the resignation of a detective after only one day on the job and ended with the Chief of Police retiring, twice, in a three month period. Continue reading “MTW Interview with Brian Wutz, Author of The Jingo Series”

Talking Shop a Guest Post by Catherine Dilts a Mystery Thriller Week Author

This is so stinking true! Great post!!

The Page Turner

Talking Shop
By Catherine Dilts

The sun slants through the blinds, casting lemon bands of light across the bistro table. You lift the coffee mug to your lips. Pause.

“So how are you going to do it?”

Your friend wears a prim expression as she states, “Ligature strangulation,” in the same tone she’d use to utter “sugar cookies.”

“Hmm. I don’t know. Jack is a big guy. Maybe you need to slow him down first. A vase to the back of the skull?”

“Too violent.” She nibbles a pastry.

“Like strangling him isn’t violent?”

“I’m thinking more along the lines of a little something slipped into his drink.” Your friend takes a hearty swig of Earl Gray. She glances past your shoulder. “Oops.”

You turn to follow her gaze. The ladies at the next table send furtive, and nervous, looks your direction.

Do you:

A) Invent a movie title and…

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Book Review of Award Winning: Murder in Absentia by MTW Author Assaph Mehr

I recently had the distinct pleasure of reading Murder in Absentia by Assaph Mehr. While this book was not originally in my Goodreads list of books to read before I die, I wanted to broaden my horizons and dove into an amazing book that opened my eyes to a new sub-genre of writing art that changed the way I will seek out future reading material. Murder in Absentia is a must-read for anyone who is intrigued by detectives, mystery, magic, and fantastical historical setting.  Without hesitation and reservation, this book nailed a 5 stars out of 5 for me.

This is what changed my mind about being a genre snob.

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Interview with Award-Winning MTW Author Assaph Mehr

It is my pleasure to interview multiple award-winning Assaph Mehr, author of Murder in Absentia. If you would like to chat live with MTW author, Assaph Mehr, join us HERE on Facebook tomorrow night at 6:00 pm (EST) at Mystery Thriller Week.

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Where Do Ideas and Inspirations Come from for Mysteries? by Heather Weidner

Thank you so much for letting me visit today. I write mystery novels and short stories. And I’m often asked about where my ideas come from.

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Three Tips For Writing Humor by Phillip T. Stephens

Three tips for writing humor An often told proverb claims, “dying is easy, comedy is hard.” Writers struggling to write comedy find it equally apropos. Novice writers who want to add a comic flair …

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What’s a Writer of Thrillers to do When Reality Outstrips Fiction? by Brian Greiner

What’s a writer of thrillers to do when reality outstrips fiction? by Brian Greiner The great fun in writing thrillers is playing with fascinating technologies and concepts. The problem with thrill…

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The Librarian Author by Debbie DeLouise

It’s my pleasure to participate in Mystery Thriller Week by sharing a post about myself, my books, and my feelings about writing and publishing.  As a librarian, reader, and author, books and…

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My Advice for New Writers by John W. Howell

I was at a book signing the other day, and a person asked me a question that caused me to have to think a little before blurting out an answer. The question was, “What should every new write…

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