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“The Assassins’ Village” by Faith Mortimer

“The Assassins’ Village” is a Mystery Novel by Faith Mortimer. Below is a synopsis: The Assassins’ Village by the acclaimed author, Faith Mortimer, introduces, Diana Rivers, writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth. When an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play there will be murder. A blackmailer stalks their picturesque Cypriot village. The group is riven with jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs. Unbeknown to each other they all attempt to find solutions to their problems. Some believe it lies in murder. Can they find the blackmailer? And can they find that all important ‘little black book’ – the chronicle of their misdeeds. A body is discovered and Diana turns detective to draw up a suspects list. After the police get involved one of the suspects is found hanged – is … Read entire article »

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“Accomplished In Murder” by Dara England

My most recent guest is Dara England, author of “Accomplished In Murder“, a historical mystery featuring a main character named Drucilla Winterbourne. Dara is the author of numerous historical, fantasy, and paranormal works. She is a graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of two girls and a dog named Sampson. Learn more about Dara by visiting her website. She welcomes reader questions and comments, and her email address can be found on her website. Now for a sample of her book: Celeste shivered as the wind cut through her hastily donned shawl. Overhead, thunder rumbled and dark clouds blotted out the moon, casting the empty rooftop where she waited into sinister shadow. All at once, she became aware of another presence, one whose footfalls were so soft she hadn’t heard them over the wail … Read entire article »

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“Be Careful What You Wish For” by Sibel Hodge

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of interviewing Sibel Hodge, author of “Be Careful What You Wish For“, here on my site. Sibel is an interesting character, and I find that I am often entertained by some of the things I have read on her blog as well as postings she has left on other sites. Sibel has dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, dividing her time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus. She is a qualified personal trainer, sports and massage therapist, and writes freelance feature articles on health, fitness, and various lifetyle subjects. Prior to this, she also worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary for ten years. Her first novel, “Fourteen Days Later”, was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. … Read entire article »

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“3 Lies” by Helen Hanson

This time around we are doing a book plug for a book titled “3 Lies” by Helen Hanson. This book is a thriller with a main character by the name of Clint Masters. According to Helen, this book will make you realize that “it’s never a lie, until you learn the truth”. Helen Hanson writes thrillers about desperate people with a high-tech bent. Hackers. The CIA. Industry titans. Guys on sailboats. Mobsters. Their personal maelstroms pit them against unrelenting forces willing to kill. Throughout the journey, they try to find some truth, a little humor, and their humanity — from either end of the trigger. Helen directed operations for high-tech manufacturers of semiconductors, video games, software, and computers. While Helen writes about the … Read entire article »

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“The Shop” by J. Carson Black

A while back I was pleased to post an interview with J. Carson Black, and now she is back to discuss her book, “The Shop“. The primary character in this book is Jolie Burke, and according to the author, the book shows that “power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely”. J. Carson Black was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. As a child, she developed strong legs in order to stay on her wily Navajo pony, Cookie, who bucked her off at every opportunity. Those strong legs stood her in good stead when, as a teenager, she was chased through the desert by a man in a 1955 white-over orange Chevrolet Bel Air. The Chevy Bel Air haunted her dreams for years, finally coming to life in the thriller … Read entire article »

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“Death Line” by Geraldine Evans

A short while back I had the pleasure of interviewing Geraldin Evans here on my site. Now Geraldine has agreed to come back and tell us a little more about her book, “Death Line: A Rafferty and Llewellyn Mystery Novel“. When I asked Geraldine about the theme for this book, she had this to say: “My novels all tend to concentrate to a greater or lesser extent, on the theme ‘family’. I find all the vices stem from there well enough.”.     Now then, here is a sample from Chapter 1 of “Death Line”: Jasper Moon, internationally renowned “Seer to the Stars” had signally failed to predict his own future. He lay sprawled on the dark carpet of his consulting room with the back of his skull caved-in. A small crystal ball … Read entire article »

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