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Barbara Winkes on the Critical Life Events that Shaped Her and Her Latest Release and Work in Progress

Sandra Ruttan: What’s your new book/work in progress about?  Barbara Winkes: I have just introduced the all new covers for my Carpenter/Harding series. The next release will be #9, Implications, in which the protagonists Jordan Carpenter and Ellie Harding have to solve a murder that happened a long time ago. At the moment I’m writing...

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Besotted: Melissa Duclos Chats About Her Latest Novel

Besotted begins with an ending. Sasha is alone and preparing to leave her home of four years after being betrayed and abandoned by her girlfriend Liz. Before she can say goodbye to Shanghai, though, she has to solve the mystery of why Liz left her.  Practice pitching: tell us what your new book is about...

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Flashback: 20 Questions … with H. Mel Malton

Canadian author H. Mel Malton answers questions about writing, her life and herPolly Deacon mystery series, published by RendezVous Press. Sandra Ruttan: What was the first book you read that had a profound influence on you as a person and how did it affect you? H. Mel Malton: I don’t think I can name one...

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Interview: Rusty Barnes – the editor, the writer, the man

The Editor Sandra Ruttan: You’re the editor of Tough. How long have you been running this crime fiction ‘zine? Rusty Barnes: Tough has been online officially since July 2017, though we ran a couple reviews before we officially launched. Sandra Ruttan: You specifically ask for crime fiction stories, as opposed to mysteries, etc. What is...

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Flashback: A Journey Into the Mind of Allan Guthrie

Sandra Ruttan: What is the most traumatic thing that’s ever happened to you? Allan Guthrie: Something happened when I was fifteen, but it was so traumatic I can’t remember it. Sandra Ruttan: So the therapy didn’t take? Allan Guthrie: Traumatised the therapist. Sandra: Tell us about the male grad student who’s in love with you....

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Flashback: Harrogate Chat with Simon Kernick July 2006

Nightmares, death threats and the future – and possible end – of Dennis Milne British crime fiction is known for its police procedurals but author Simon Kernick is making a name for himself with fast-paced, action-packed thrillers. I recently caught up with Simon at Harrogate Crime Festival and we chatted about his travels, his plans...

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From Reporter to Author and the High-Stakes Appeal of Crime Fiction: An Interview with Michael Connelly

by Alverne Ball New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly has been called the “Dostoyevsky of crime literature,” by Publisher’s weekly. Michael Connelly is known for his endearing, but strong series Detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch. His works include 22 Harry Bosch novels and 13 non-series novels along with an assortment of short stories and other media...

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Waubgeshig Rice talks about Moon of the Crusted Snow and Crossing Ethnic Lines in Reviews

By Chris La Tray I became aware of the work of Waubgeshig Rice, an Anishinaabe writer and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation in Canada, in January of 2019. His second novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was released in October of 2018 and had just popped up as an “advanced listening” audio book for free...