Home is where the heart is…
Ever since she was a little girl, brilliant cardiac surgeon Heather Preston has invested everything to achieve her dream of working at a world-renowned hospital. When an unsettling call brings her back to her childhood lakeside home, she rediscovers the joy of friends, family, and a free-spirited youth. ... [Read More...]
If you’re a mystery, thriller, spy or crime fiction author you’ve probably looked for blogs, at some point, that are willing to review your book. Mystery blogs not only offer editorial reviews, but they can also publish your guest posts, or even interview you. Getting your book reviewed by a good blog is just one piece in the larger book promotion process. But it’s an important piece because avid readers in the mystery genre converge on blogs to find and discover new books.
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As the days become shorter and colder this winter, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book. With familiar characters, quaint settings, and a happy ending every time, you can escape from the busy holiday season with the perfect cozy mystery novel.
Common Elements of Cozy Mysteries
Cozy mysteries, a sub-genre of the mystery genre, are well-named due to their common tropes and themes. In a cozy mystery, the protagonist is usu... [Read More...]
New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch excitedly told one writer that, “The techno-thriller will become the genre of the 21st Century.” He might not be wrong; techno-thrillers are thriving and selling well around the world, but they’re often mistakenly categorized as different genres. It’s not uncommon for readers, or even literary agents, to classify techno-thriller novels as other genres.
Distinctions Between Science Fiction and Techno-thrillers
Both of these genres have severa... [Read More...]
Although legal thrillers and police procedurals are exciting sub genres in mystery fiction, sometimes readers want a protagonist that isn’t a detective or a member of law enforcement. Amateur sleuth mysteries feature an ordinary protagonist with a relatively normal life who tries to solve a crime that’s typically far out of their realm of knowledge. There’s something endearing about a main character, who has no expertise or experience, investigating and solving crimes before those trained ... [Read More...]