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Book Review: Cigerets, Guns & Beer by MTW Author Phillip T. Stephens

I had the pleasure of turning page after page of Phillip T. Stephens’ Cigerets, Guns & Beer well into the wee hours of the morning just to discover what happened next to the quirky main character in this delightful Mystery.

Stephens’ protagonist named by his father as simply Dodd, no middle name and no discernible last name, is a lovable, if unlikely, hero who has recently been released from prison for committing a petty crime. He arrives in the opening scene with an intriguing background as a self-taught prison lawyer Continue reading “Book Review: Cigerets, Guns & Beer by MTW Author Phillip T. Stephens”

Book Review: Zodiac – Settling the Score by MTW Author Kimberly McGath

mcgathA serial killer roamed, planned, preyed, and hunted for his next victim for decades. The Zodiac killer has never been identified, and scores of women in this country (and possibly abroad) have lived in fear for years. The True Crime story of the Zodiac serial killer you will read by Kimberly McGath recounts the horrific facts that permeated the California coastal air beginning with a twisted man’s fantasy of mega actress Annette Funicello. Continue reading “Book Review: Zodiac – Settling the Score by MTW Author Kimberly McGath”

Guest Post: Romantic Mystery Vs. Romantic Suspense by Award-Winning Jacqueline Seewald

Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Seventeen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous Continue reading “Guest Post: Romantic Mystery Vs. Romantic Suspense by Award-Winning Jacqueline Seewald”

Progressive Story Box Office – Support Your Fellow MTW Bloggers

Welcome to the Progressive Story Box Office.  You now have your VIP Ticket to a one-of-a-kind mystery as written and told by bloggers from around the world. Each quick stop provides you a snip-it o…

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How One Mystery Author Picks Settings – by MTW Author Ritter Ames

ritter-ames-curved-building-busesOne of my favorite things about writing the Bodies of Art Mysteries is the fast pace and the global settings. Though, just because my main character is an art recover expert that doesn’t mean all the action takes place in museums. My characters don’t need a gym membership because they’re on the run most of the time. For instance, a scene in the first book in the series, COUNTERFEIT CONSPIRACIES, involved gunfire, London streets crowded with iconic double-decker buses, various-sized lorries (yep, we’d say trucks in the U.S., but lorry sounds much more Brit), and my characters escaping via a legendary black cab. 

 Until bullets shattered the windows.

To clarify, I’ve never had windows shot out of my cabs, but some crazy vehicle-related adventures have happened to me while visiting Jolly Old London-town. One event happened when we traveled there in spring 2008 with two 18-year-olds—who knew everything and constantly reminded us ‘oldsters’ we could just go off sightseeing and not worry about them. Fat chance.

Instead, tables got turned. Continue reading “How One Mystery Author Picks Settings – by MTW Author Ritter Ames”

Book Review: Don’t Look Back (Land’s End Book 2) by MTW Author Sherrie Frontz

If you’re looking for action in your serial killer reading stack, be sure you’ve added Don’t Look Back, Book 2 in the Land’s End series by Sherrie Frontz. In the first 5 chapters, I had already fallen in love with co-protagonist, Kellyn Grindstaff, and found her plight in life realistic and relatable in every aspect. It’s always fun to wish good things for the heroine of the story, but Kellyn and her best friend’s mom, Sam, have wonderful sympathetic pull on readers heartstrings from the first page. Continue reading “Book Review: Don’t Look Back (Land’s End Book 2) by MTW Author Sherrie Frontz”

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”

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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