Killer Ideas for an 1889 New Orleans Christmas Story

by Ana Brazil Although I’m still crafting the follow-up story to FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, this year I took a break from novel writing to write two short stories. One of them, “Kate Chopin Tussles with a Novel Ending”, is slated for publication in 2019 in the upcoming Fault Lines anthology from… Read More

MINING FOR STORIES

by Kat Martin All year long I search for new and interesting stories.  Each year, they seem more elusive.  November 1st, WAIT UNTIL DARK, a digital novella will be released.  It’s a prequel, and introduction to my Maximum Security series that starts with THE CONSPIRACY, out January 22nd. As I worked to come up with… Read More

What happened after “Lizzie Borden took an axe”?

Even if you’ve never heard the famous rhyme about Lizzie Borden, I’m sure you’ve heard about her. In August 1892, Lizzie’s father and stepmother were brutally murdered in their house in Fall River, Massachusetts. The size and shape of the bloody chop marks on the bodies suggested that a large axe had been used. Although… Read More

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark is a novella, part of a new series set in Dallas that begins with The Conspiracy.  Chase Garrett is the mega rich owner of Maximum Security, a company whose clients cater to the Dallas elite.  The office is staffed by private detectives, bail enforcement agents, and personal security specialists.  Chase also owns… Read More

A Dark and Stormy Night

By Elizabeth Goddard “It was a dark and stormy night” is cliché, as they say, but when you read or hear that familiar phrase it immediately creates an image in your mind. Close your eyes now and think on the phrase. What do you see? What do you feel? A chill crawling up your arm?… Read More

Are YOU a Psychopath?

by Brenda Novak Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series, which began with HANOVER HOUSE, HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE and HELLO AGAIN, studies psychopaths at a remote facility in Alaska. Creating this unusual prison, where so many inmates are serial killers, has been a fascinating project for me, probably because Evelyn’s desire to… Read More

Psst! Wanna Write a Killer Book?

Of course you do! Whenever I meet people and tell them that I write historical mysteries, they often say “I’ve always wanted to write a mystery!” or “I have a great idea for a mystery; if only I knew how to write it all down!” Here’s the good news about all that…if you want to… Read More

1 Death by dancing…what a way to go!

One of the joys of writing historical mysteries is the research. I love it! And as I write the sequel to my award-winning FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, I’m still on the hunt for unsavory snippets about barroom brawls, riverboat rivalries, and Canal Street cutthroats in Gilded Age New Orleans. In addition, I’m… Read More

The Texas Mystique

by Kat Martin Since my new book, BEYOND CONTROL–Josh Cain and Victoria Bradford’s story–is set in Texas, I thought it might be fun to talk about one of my favorite places. There is something special about Texas.  My husband and I lived in Houston for a couple of months one summer and it was a… Read More

A Little Time At The Beach

Everyone loves the beach.  Though I live in Montana, I’m fortune to spend my winters at the beach in sunny California.  My writing space looks out on a boat channel that leads to the harbor so I watch the tide go up and down several times a day. A bicycle-ride away, a sandy beach slopes… Read More