Scar Tissue, by Trace Conger

51-nAutN4MLShamus Award-winning author Trace Conger joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the second in his Mr. Finn P.I. series, SCAR TISSUE.

Show Notes

Trace gives listeners the background on Finn Harding, a private investigator who lost his license and is forced to work for clients who don’t mind hiring an unlicensed investigator.

We discuss the storyline of SCAR TISSUE, which picks up immediately after the end of the Shamus Award-winning first book in the series, THE SHADOW BROKER.

We discuss Trace’s earlier work as a marketer and a copywriter and how that background has helped him with his fiction.

From the Publisher:

71qnUFkESLLUnderground private investigator, Finn Harding, returns in this fast-paced, gripping crime thriller. When Finn discovers an acquaintance, Dr. Daryl Jennings, is entangled in a fentanyl smuggling operation, he negotiates a deal with the head of an Indianapolis criminal organization to earn the doctor’s freedom. But freedom doesn’t come cheap.

To fulfill his obligation, Finn must locate an anonymous criminal banker who skipped town with $5 million of the organization’s money. But how do you find a man with no name, no identity, and no known location?

In his toughest case yet, Finn must rely on his skill, cunning, and an unlikely connection from his past to find the banker and the cash before Dr. Jennings’ time runs out. Along the way Finn discovers that loyalties run deep, everyone has secrets, and some mistakes can never be forgiven.

Links

Purchase SCAR TISSUE at Amazon

Author’s Website www.traceconger.com

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Hush, by Kori D. Miller

Hush CoverAuthor Kori D. Miller joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss her new book, the first in her Dezeray Jackson mystery series, HUSH.

Show Notes

Kori shares the story of her heroine, Dezeray Jackson, and how she grew out of a series of short series.  She describes the way she learned more about Dez while writing those stories.

We discuss the various story lines for HUSH.

Kori Hosts a show called Back Porch Writer, the show for writers, about writers and writing. She recently passed 200 episodes of her show. We discuss what she loves about the show and the benefits of being able to speak with and learn from other authors.

We discuss some of the marketing Kori has done for her book, including some techniques she’s learned from guests of her show.

From the Publisher:

Kori D. MillerDezeray Jackson examines the cold case of a 13-year-old girl from Fremont, NE. As details of the case unfold, Dez is forced to confront her feelings about her sister’s unsolved murder, manage her relationship with former lover, Patrick Murphy, and diffuse the tension he’s creating with her current lover, Scott James. Things become more complicated when Dez begins receiving communication from a dead guy.

If you like Janet Evanovich, Marcia Muller or Sue Grafton, then you’ll love a series that combines all of their best traits into a smart, sassy, take no BS private investigator from the midwest, who has a penchant for weapons, scotch, fine wines, good-looking men, a great game of pool, and a Rottweiler named Godfrey.

Links

Purchase HUSH at Amazon

Author’s Website www.koridmiller.com

Listen to Back Porch Writer on Blog Talk Radio

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Savannah Gone, by Doug Keeler

savannah goneAuthor Doug Keeler joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the first in his Ray Fountaine Mystery series, SAVANNAH GONE.

Show Notes

Doug shares the story of his protagonist, Ray Fontaine. Doug describes him as a former newspaper man turned tough guy private eye with a far out sense of humor.

Doug shares the storyline of Savannah Gone, where Ray is hired to find Marine Biologist Claire Robertson.

Doug says that Savannah Gone has been on the Amazon bestseller lists since it launched in April.

The city of Savannah serves as a secondary character in the book. We discuss the city and what makes it such a great setting for a series.

SAVANNAH GONE is Doug’s first novel. We discuss Doug’s writing process and what he’s working on now, which will be the second in the Ray Fontaine series.

From the Publisher:

679733Everyone in the state of Georgia believes expanding the Savannah Port is the single-most important economic development project in the entire state. Everyone except Marine Biologist Claire Robertson that is. When Claire goes missing, Private Investigator Ray Fontaine agrees to search for her. At first Ray thinks finding her will be an open and shut case.

But behind Savannah’s Gothic facade, everyone has a secret. As Ray begins to peel back the layers, he uncovers a growing list of suspects. To solve the case, Ray must put himself, and those he cares about, in mortal danger.

Links

Purchase SAVANNAH GONE at Amazon

Author’s Website www.dougkeeler.com

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The Sound of Murder, by Cindy Brown

Sound of MurderAuthor Cindy Brown joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss her new book, the second in her Ivy Meadows Mystery series, THE SOUND OF MURDER.

Show Notes

Cindy shares the background of her heroine, Ivy Meadows, a struggling actor, who combines a love of theater with a desire to work as a private investigator.

We discuss the storyline of THE SOUND OF MURDER, which is set in an Arizona retirement community.

Cindy shares her love of theater, both on the stage and in the audience. One of the fun aspects of her series is the behind the scenes look at local theater.

Since Cindy has a theater background she performs the first page of THE SOUND OF MURDER.  That opening page won third place in the 2013 international Words with Jam First Page contest, judged by the amazing Sue Grafton; and that award bumped her up from the slush pile to catch the eye of her now-editor Kendel Lynn at Henery Press.  (Note: I had to mute my microphone because I was laughing so hard while she was reading.)

Cindy explains her theater based release party in Portland Oregon, on October 8th, at O’Connors Vault in Portland.  (See her events page here for details.)

From the Publisher:

Cindy Brown

“The setting is irresistible, the mystery is twisty, and Ivy is as beguiling as ever, but what I really loved was the depth and complexity of painful human relationships right there in the middle of a sparkly caper. Roll on Ivy #3!” – Catriona McPherson, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award-Winning Author of The Day She Died

“It is not easy to combine humor and murder, but Cindy Brown does it effortlessly. Who else would think of combining The Sound of Music with Cabaret with a serial killer? The result is such fun.” – Rhys Bowen, New York Times Bestselling Author of Malice at the Palace

Links

Purchase THE SOUND OF MURDER at Amazon

Cindy’s website www.cindybrownwriter.com

Henry Press website www.henerypress.com

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Arizona Deadline, by Bill Craig

Arizona DeadlineBestselling author Bill Craig joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, the 10th in his Decker PI Mystery series, ARIZONA DEADLINE.

Show Notes

Bill shares the background of Sam Decker. He’s an ex-DEA agent turned private investigator who lives in the Florida Keys and the lead character in the Decker PI series.

The storyline of ARIZONA DEADLINE takes Sam away from Florida. Bill explains why and how a Google search by a real life Private Investigator named Decker led to the location for this book.

We discuss the different series that Bill is currently writing.  Some are traditionally published and some are self-published, making Bill a very busy hybrid author.

From the Publisher:

BillCraigDecker P.I. Arizona Deadline A call from the wife of an old friend summons ex-DEA agent turned Private Investigator Sam Decker from the islands of the Florida Keys to the desert sands of Arizona.

Former colleague Frank Delvecchio has gone missing while tracking down missing heroin from the company he works for. Decker arrives only to find that Delvecchio’s employer has hired a local P.I. to look into it as well. Figuring two heads are better than one, Decker teams up with Scott Decker, a long lost cousin, and Feisty Border Patrol agent Bridget O’Malley to find his old friend and bring him back alive before the Cartels kill him…

Links

Purchase Arizona Deadline at Amazon

Bill’s Facebook Author Page:  https://www.facebook.com/BillCraigAuthor  
Sam Decker PI Series
Circle City Mystery Page
The Marlow Mysteries
The Caribe Espionage Series
Hardluck Hannigan mystery series.
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The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes, by the Legendary Lawrence Block

Lawrence BlockLegendary crime author Lawrence Block joins us in this episode of CrimeFiction.FM to discuss his new book, a gritty noir story set in Florida, THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES.

Show Notes

Lawrence shares the setup for THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES.

His Hollywood agent describes the new book as James M. Cain on Viagra.

WE discuss a book Lawrence released earlier this year called THE CRIME OF OUR LIVES, which is a collection of his observations and personal reminiscences of the crime fiction field and some of its leading practitioners.

Lawrence shares his thoughts on the nature of publishing in today’s world.

From the Publisher:

The-Girl-with-the-Deep-Blue-EyesCashed out from the NYPD after 24 years, Doak Miller operates as a private eye in steamy small-town Florida, doing jobs for the local police. Like posing as a hit man and wearing a wire to incriminate a local wife who’s looking to get rid of her husband. But when he sees the wife, when he looks into her deep blue eyes…

He falls – and falls hard. Soon he’s working with her, against his employer, plotting a devious plan that could get her free from her husband and put millions in her bank account. But can they do it without landing in jail? And once he’s kindled his taste for killing…will he be able to stop at one?Links

Purchase THE GIRL WITH THE DEEP BLUE EYES at Amazon

Author’s Website www.lawrenceblock.com

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