If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our March author interviews: Karen Pullen (3/1), Lowcountry Crime authors: Tina Whittle, Polly Iyer, Jonathan M. Bryant, and James M. Jackson (3/8), Annette Dashofy (3/15), Edith Maxwell (3/22) and Barb Ross (3/29).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in March: Maris Soule (3/4), and Virginia Mackey (3/11). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 3/18--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 3/25--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for pre-order.

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Reviews of The Science of Paul and Kane



The Science of Paul by Aaron Philip Clark

From the opening paragraph to the unexpected ending, Aaron Philip Clark presents a gripping portrayal of Paul Little, an ex-con struggling to escape his past and the survive the dangers of a hot summer in Philadelphia.  Mr. Clark’s description of the city and the various subcultures within Philadelphia left me experiencing, almost smelling, the very disparate environments within the city.  In this noir novel the cops are racist when they aren’t corrupt.  Paul would make a convenient scapegoat for any or all of the murders that happen around him. Guilt about his past will not allow him to accept the love of a good woman.  Everyone he meets has a hidden agenda, which does not include looking out for Paul.  His attempts at helping others get him into ever deeper trouble and even more closely involved with a stone cold killer.  The prose is powerful and poetic.  I highly recommend this book.






Kane by Steve Gannon
This novel introduces an interesting and compelling character, Dan Kane, a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department.  The author created a likeable but flawed character and gave him a family, which rounds out the main character.  Dealing with a possible serial killer at work is balanced with having to handle problems at home.  When we meet Kane he is mourning the death of one of his children.  He realizes he has neglected his wife and children just as demands at work escalate.  He feels pulled in several directions at once and there are no simple solutions to his problems. This is an author and a character well worth following. 

What did you read over the holidays that you can recommend?

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