Tag Archives: Machias

Going to the Source of Inspiration

In Cover Story, the second book in the Joe Gale series, my newspaper reporter protagonist finds himself on deadline without a computer. Does Joe panic? Nope. He goes to the local library. He’s covering a high-profile murder trial in Machias during the brutal winter of 2015. His laptop … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Find a Bad Setting in Maine . . .

By Brenda Buchanan Maine is chock-full of great ideas for setting a crime novel. By setting I mean something more fundamental than the particular city or town—real or imaginary—where the story unfolds. I’m talking about the places that give communities … Continue reading

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The Prankster’s Favorite Day and Thoughts on Writing Comfortably

There’s nothing better than a really well timed ‘Gotcha.’ While I’ve played my share of April Fools jokes, the best ones have come in my library career. It started with an after Halloween sale when I worked at the old … Continue reading

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Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

Hi. Barb here. I spent the weekend at the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival. It seems like a crazy thing to do with a book due in two weeks, but I had some research to complete. In Boiled Over, the second … Continue reading

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Darkness First

James Hayman:  My next McCabe thriller, Darkness First, is coming out October 1st as the lead title in Harper Collins’ brand new Witness imprint that plans on featuring mysteries and thrillers initially in Ebook format and, in most cases, later … Continue reading

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Is Sennebec, Maine, a Real Place?

Paul Doiron here— One of the questions I get asked most often is about the locations in my books. Readers want to know if there really is a Bad Little Falls (yes, it’s in downtown Machias) or an actual Square … Continue reading

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In Praise of a Perceptive Editor

James Hayman:  At the moment, I’m in the middle of making final revisions to my third McCabe/Savage thriller. Titled Darkness First the book is due out in the UK in June 2013 and, hopefully, around the same time in the … Continue reading

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