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A Guest Post and Book Giveaway from L.A. Sykes

It’s my great pleasure to have as my upcoming guest on the Crime Cafe podcast the crime author L.A. Sykes. As such, he’s provided the following guest post and book giveaway. The author will give away a copy of his novella The Hard Cold Shoulder to a...

Book 3 in the Sam McRae Mystery Series is Coming!

In case I didn’t already blog about this, the third book in the Sam McRae Mystery Series (Riptide) is coming back out on December 16, 2018, unless total catastrophe strikes. 🙂 In preparation for that, be on the lookout here for announcements of holiday deals on...

S.4, Ep. 10: Interview with Crime Writer Dana King

http://media.blubrry.com/crimecafe/p/content.blubrry.com/crimecafe/Crime_Cafe_with_Dana_King.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:54 — 30.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreDebbi Mack interviews crime writer Dana King on this...

The Crime Cafe with Crime Writer Dana King

I have the great pleasure of interviewing a wonderful crime writer on the podcast today. It’s Dana King, and you can watch our interview on this video, as is usual every other Wednesday here during any given podcast season. This one being Season Four! Alarming!...

My Book Review of ‘Howard Wallace, P.I.’

Hi! Today I’m going to review the middle grade mystery book, Howard Wallace, P.I. This is a fun middle grade book that I think would be appropriate for older children as well. It basically takes the hardboiled mystery genre and puts it in middle school, and...

Dana King’s Guest Post and Book Giveaway

It’s a pleasure to have Dana King as my next guest on the Crime Cafe podcast. He’s an author who gave an extremely funny reading during Noir at the Bar at the C3 conference ages and ages ago earlier this month. If you’d like to read his blog post...

Sam McRae Mystery Novel #3 is Coming Soon!

Seems like I’ve had to move heaven and earth to get to this point again, but the third Sam McRae mystery novel is coming back soon! I’m aiming to release the novel on Dec. 16, 2018. Just in time for Christmas Festivus the holidays! Some of you may recall...

The Crime Cafe with Crime Writer David Malcolm

This week’s episode of the Crime Cafe podcast features my interview with crime writer David Malcolm. Don’t forget to check out his free short story and the 99 cent sale on The German Messenger — for as long as that lasts! 🙂 Also, remember to...

A Short Story by Guest Blogger Author David Malcolm

I’m pleased to say that our next guest on the Crime Cafe podcast will be David Malcolm. David has generously provided a short story that shows the kind of writing he does. That should give you a notion of his writing style. It’s also David’s free...

S. 4, Ep. 8: Crime Talk with Author Gareth Spark

http://media.blubrry.com/crimecafe/p/content.blubrry.com/crimecafe/Crime_Cafe_with_Gareth_Spark.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 23:24 — 21.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreThis week, the Crime Cafe presents crime talk...

Guess Who Attended the C3 Writers Conference

While I seem to have practically disappeared from the writers conference circuit lately (primarily due to travel and hotel costs), I’ve found a good one in Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity (otherwise known as C3). This annual conference has been one of my favorites...

The Crime Cafe with Crime Writer Gareth Spark

This episode of the Crime Cafe podcast features my interview with crime writer Gareth Spark. Now, while Gareth (sadly) doesn’t have a website (yet!), you can find him online on GoodReads, Amazon, Amazon UK, and this really interesting poetry site! 🙂 Don’t...

Book Review of ‘A Checkered Past’

This week I’ve written a book review of the novel A Checkered Past by Daniella Bernett. See below! 🙂 ***** In her latest Emmeline Kirby/Gregory Longdon mystery, Daniella Bernett brings a new twist to the relationship between the two principals. In the wake of a...

Guest Post and Free Story from Gareth Spark

It’s my pleasure to present this guest post and free story from my next author on the Crime Cafe podcast, Gareth Spark. Gareth writes in an awesome style that you can sample for free by clicking here to download his story “American Tan”, which to its...

Five (Potential) Health Benefits of Coffee

In honor of International Coffee Day, I want to share with you a few of the health benefits of coffee, according to Medical News Today. Especially since espresso is an important part of my daily diet. And my lawyer protagonist Sam McRae does love her coffee. Here are...

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