Category Archives: Jim’s Posts

A Moving Experience

James Hayman:  Last week my wife Jeanne and I sold our house on Peaks Island and simultaneously bought another house in the Back Cove area of Portland. The closing on the Peaks house was at 11 AM on Tuesday.  The … Continue reading

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The Problem With “Nice.”

James Hayman:  At the risk of appearing Scrooge-like in this season of Merry, Happy and Ho-Ho-Ho, I’d like to add my two cents to a kerfuffle over book reviews that’s been brewing both in the print media and on the … Continue reading

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My Interview on 207.

James Hayman:  Rather than write my blog today I’m going to provide a link to my interview with Rob Caldwell on the WCSH6 talk show “207” in which I discuss the launch of my third thriller Darkness First  as an … Continue reading

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Roxana Robinson’s Sparta: A Brilliantly Told Tale of the Costs of War.

James Hayman:  I just finished reading Sparta, a novel by a writer named Roxana Robinson that initially attracted me because I’d been so impressed by her previous novel, Cost.  Cost told the story of a mother’s struggle to save the … Continue reading

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“Darkness First” Out Today

James Hayman: My third McCabe/Savage thriller, Darkness First comes out today, October 1st, as the lead title from Harper Collins brand new ebook-first digital imprint Witness/Impulse. As luck would have it,  the introduction of Darkness First is being upstaged by … Continue reading

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Firing Blind in Iowa

James Hayman:  Imagine a blind cop or maybe a private eye whose sense of hearing or maybe smell is so acute he/she can use it to ferret it out a bad guy and make the arrest. It makes an appealing … Continue reading

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Crime Writers Beware: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

James Hayman:  In my last post I wrote about unusual ways of knocking off victims in crime novels.  This post I’ll be writing about one of the weirdest reasons to kill anyone I’ve ever come across. Karaoke. And guess what?  … Continue reading

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