Then I discovered my dark side and began writing crime fiction.
- member since April 19, 2011
I've opened a discussion in the Mystery & Suspense group where you can post an inquiry.
Hi Susan, thx for the reply. I participated in a test in another group and have some experience. Nothing particularly deep. Please provide your full name and one of your book titles in that top Discussion. We'll try to improve our books visibility.
Hi Susan, I have your review done. If you want to read it first , e-mail me at email@example.com. I'll then post it on amazon, B&N, goodreads, facebook, my fan fb, twitter,and of course shelfari. I know I have your e-mail somewhere but I can't find it.
Hi Susan, I read and enjoyed your book and the review is written--just needs to be typed or talked into the PC with my dragon Mike. I have surgery to change my pacemaker battery early tomorrow so I won't get it to you until the weekend. Last time they did this I got stuck in the hospital for a week so . . .
Susan, nice site!! I will not be reading your book at night for sure lol. But I can take it to work with me, otherwise nightmares will attack me. It sounds very impressive, although no longer a genre I read much, after losing a child to violence, but yours sound like a good read so let's do it!!
Susan, you made me smile--a musician writing thrillers!! I have a few books to review ahead of you but since yours is short, I can slip you in. I would need it in print or kindle since I can't read books on the PC due to a bad back. I'm putting together a collection of my own slice of life, short fiction and non-fiction as well so reading yours will help see the layout, since I only wrote my non-fiction book, ... And the Whippoorwill Sang, a funny family memoir. The rest of my work is short. and I have a publisher for that book, but am self-publishing the next one--hopefully.
Let me know and I'll check your site too.
Hi, Susan. Yes, I read Havana Bay and agree it was quite wonderful. I'm assuming he was able to do research in a leisurely fashion -- I only had a week, but did quite a lot before I went. (My next thriller is set in Cuba). I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE was fascinating, but it didn't capture me as much as EVERY SECRET THING or WHAT THE DEAD KNOW. Thanks for following me. I'll have to look up your thrillers. An aside: my niece was at Brown.
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Hey, don't be sorry! I would def try other novels you'd written :)
Really glad all is going well for you. I've been drifting for a while but today bought a great new camera and am about to embark on 2 years of study (photography) - I'm full of purpose now and excited to get started!
The last few days we've felt the beginnings of that Autumn chill, though we still have hot days ahead...just that brisk morning chill. I really love each and every season, but particularly autumn as it reminds me of my Mum (and what's not to love with a new camera too)?!
We very seldom have snow, so I envy you there, though I guess it can be tiresome long term, huh?
Happy reading and writing Susan
Sorry it's been ages. Thanks for your note. I didn't actually finish Absolution, though I did really enjoy it for the most part. What I loved most were the characters, especially the killer (don't want to spoil anything for other readers!) This could have been because of where my life was heading at the time, but for me, the pace slowed towards the middle and the case didn't seem to be progressing. I hope I'm not offending you at all - certainly not my intention - and Absolution has featured on our "staff picks" list at our local library, so I'm sure many readers are enjoying it, which will probably mean the library will go on to purchase the rest of the series :)
Glad you enjoyed Australia. We're close neighbours and have a good relationship despite fierce sporting rivalries! LOL Hopefully you'll make it to New Zealand as well one day? But if you come to Christchurch, make that a long term plan once our city is rebuilt. The demolition took ages, since it was half of all central city buildings and whole suburbs, but rebuild is underway, which is encouraging if not super frustrating with endless roadworks! People ask me often if the city is all fixed yet (!!!!!) but I guess they don't realise the level of destruction. I heard somewhere it's the second most expensive natural disaster recovery in history!!! (In dollar values).
Anyway, hope all is well with you and that you're enjoying the fruit of your labours :)
Hi Susan. Definitely go for Nesbo, he's worth it. If you decide to try any Brookmyre, I'd go for The Sacred Art of Stealing first. His writing is very Scottish and he has rants about things like religious sectarianism, particularly how it relates to football in Scotland, so I'm not sure how well that sort of thing travels! I don't remember The Sacred Art of Stealing having too many rants - just that the two lead characters are wonderful! He must have agreed because there's a second book featuring them called A Snowball in Hell.
I've just downloaded Absolution to my Kindle as it wasn't available in print here. Reviews look great - looking forward to it! By the way, do you ever use Goodreads? I tend to use that more than Shelfari now.
Hi Susan. It's a long time since I read this so I can't really remember much about the plot! I have to say I just love Ian Rankin and I read everything he writes but I do prefer the Rebus books to the Jack Harveys. I was sad to see Rebus retire but I'm very much enjoying Rankin's new character, Inspector Fox, introduced in The Complaints and The Impossible Dead. I'm currently reading Chris Brookmyre's When the Devil Drives, which is the second book featuring PI Jasmine Sharp. Brookmyre is another Scottish crime writer I really love. The writer I found to fill the gap left by Rebus, by the way, is Jo Nesbo. His Harry Hole character is wonderful. I get very irritated by the publicists calling Nesbo the new Stieg Larssen - I was reading Nesbo before I'd ever heard of Larssen and I think he's so much better!