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12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

The detective must always be memorable. Whether he (or she) is funny, misguided, inept or super intelligent, these traits have to endear the detective to the audience. Fictional detectives are expected to be slightly out of the ordinary. They must have some small habit, mannerism, eccentricity, interest or talent – something that sets them apart… Continue reading 12 Rules for writing a Detective Novel

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C. Auguste Dupin

Edgar Allan Poe is a name that most heard at school due to his classic literature fiction. His books are famous all around the world and is well known for his detective short stories. One of the characters Poe wrote about was C. Auguste Dupin; a gentleman living in Paris and by profession a detective… Continue reading C. Auguste Dupin

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Classic American Private Investigators

The hardboiled sub-genre emerged during the Golden Age of detective fiction, the 1920s. Authors such as Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Dashiell Hammett can be called its founding fathers, as they were almost exclusively responsible for the increase in the sub-genre’s popularity. The private investigators in these stories, were normally highly intuitive and not… Continue reading Classic American Private Investigators

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The Power of First Person

I’ve long enjoyed reading novels written in first-person, especially the noir tales of complex, atypical moral codes. Telling readers your story from the main character’s perspective, from inside their head, is an immensely powerful weapon that draws the audience in for the long haul. I may toy with writing the first-person point of view someday,… Continue reading The Power of First Person

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What I like

“I’m old enough to know what I like, and that isn’t gonna be it.” I’ve devoted much of my writing time this fall into a few other endeavors, one of which recently forced a re-introduction to a classic novel I haven’t read in decades. Even then, I only read it because a high school teacher… Continue reading What I like

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The Absolver Prequel – OUT NOW

I'm delighted to tell you all that The Absolver Prequel is now available to download. If you already subscribe to my mailing list you'll get a copy sent out to you today FREE OF CHARGE. The only difference between revenge and justice is the number of lives at stake. Michael Thomas is neck-deep in personal… Continue reading The Absolver Prequel – OUT NOW

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

Overview The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an American film produced in the year 1996 by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. The film is basically a musical animated drama and is based on the novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. The plot of the film is centered around Quasimodo and his… Continue reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame Film

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The Absolver Paris – OUT TODAY

The third book in the Saint Michael Thriller series is OUT TODAY!! As one of my valued followers I'm giving you all the opportunity to download a copy for just $0.99 before I increase it to the regular price of $2.99. Just click on the link below to grab your copy today!! If you're unfamiliar… Continue reading The Absolver Paris – OUT TODAY

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10 Interesting Facts About Vienna

Vienna is the capital city of Austria and is used as a symbol for intrigue, mystery, secrets and knowledge. Established as the economic hub of Austria, Vienna holds the head offices of the biggest Austrian banks, businesses and insurance firms. Vienna is a city that is also considered to be a museum in itself. Vienna… Continue reading 10 Interesting Facts About Vienna

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The Absolver Vienna – OUT NOW

I'm pleased to announce to you that the second book in the Saint Michael Thriller Series is now available! I'm holding the launch price of $0.99 for a limited period of time so download a copy while you can!  DOWNLOAD NOW Men who live above the law are never beyond wrath’s reach. Father Michael Thomas… Continue reading The Absolver Vienna – OUT NOW