Tag Archives: Stephen King

Weekend Update: January 18-19, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Vicki Doudera (Monday) Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), Special Guest Jenny Milchman (Wednesday) Jim Hayman (Thursday), and Susan Vaughan (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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For Halloween – Our Scariest Books Ever

Lea Wait: I’m not a big fan of scary stories for the sake of scary .. although I love many contemporary suspense books, I don’t stay up all night to avoid nightmares. (Although I may stay up close to all … Continue reading

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For lovers of new authors, we introduce Dale T. Phillips

Tell us about your latest book, A Shadow on the Wall: In this third outing of the series, Zack Taylor’s new life in Maine is crumbling. His fledgling Portland business is in jeopardy, he’s been dumped by his lady love, … Continue reading

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Maine Visitors Ask: What, No Cabot Cove??

(Our Guest Blogger today is Paula Keeney, from Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk) It’s (almost) summer in Maine. That means the tourists are back and many are looking for some good summer/beach reads. How do you spell m-y-s-t-e-r-i-e-s? At Mainely … Continue reading

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Stephen King at UMass Lowell

Hi. Barb here. A week ago today, my husband and I went to hear Stephen King speak at UMass Lowell. It was amazing, and frankly, a bit surreal. First of all, there were more than 3,000 people there. For most … Continue reading

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The Scariest Book I Ever Read Was . . .

In honor of Halloween, one of crime writers’ favorite holidays, we’re recycling a post from the past in which we shared our own scary favorites and solicited views from some of our Sisters (and Brothers) in Crime. Just as scary … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Distraction

Kate Flora here, just back from eight days in London and Amsterdam, and scrambling to catch up, get the laundry done, and sink back into a novel that needs major tweaking before it can go to the agent who has … Continue reading

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Library Noir

Vicki Doudera here, closing up our series of posts pertaining to National Library Week, and wondering what to say that hasn’t been said by my fellow Maine Crime Writers? Should I regale you with sunny stories of libraries I have known, … Continue reading

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A Crime Writer Looks at Love

Vicki here on Valentine’s Day, letting myself count some of the ways that love and crime connect. Let’s start with crimes of passion. I have to confess a certain fascination with murders committed in jealous fits of rage or heartbreak. Maybe it’s because … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Bestselling Book Title

Paul Doiron here— The Web is a wacky and wonderful thing. Spend enough time browsing, and you’re bound to come across something weird. A while back, I stumbled across Lulu.com’s Title Scorer, an app that uses algorithms to determine whether the … Continue reading

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