Sunday, August 25, 2019

Review: The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

The Killer Next DoorThe Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a book that made you go back in your mind long after the story is over, just to admire how well crafted it was? The Killer Next Door is just such a book. A cross between Murder on the Orient Express and Dexter, you won't know who the killer is until the author lets you know. All the characters are strong and 3-dimensional; my favorite is Vesta, the "matriarch" of the house. No spoilers from me. The book has mystery, romance, suspense, and a perfect ending that brought me to tears. I listened to the audible version; the narrator was outstanding. But it was truly about the story. I can't wait to read her back list and her forthcoming books. I give this book 5 sharp, shiny meat cleaver stars.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

The C3 Con is ON! Columbia MD, September 13-15, 2019.

The Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3) Con is the Mid-Atlantic’s book lover event of the year. We gather readers AND writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal fiction. This year we have Julie Hyzy and David Mack as our keynote speakers, but that’s just the beginning.

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The C3 Con is in Columbia MD, September 13-15, 2019. The registration fee includes five meals: Friday’s dinner, 3 meals Saturday and Sunday breakfast, so readers and writers dine side-by-side.

Published authors get to spend time with their fans, and to expose new readers to their writing by presenting on panels. Their books will be available in our on-site bookstore and there will be dedicated book signing times. Their name and a link will be posted on the C3 website. They will be pictured in the C3 program book. And the chance at a video interview is included (that authors can use on their own web sites after the Con.)

Readers and fans will enjoy panels and presentations from favorite authors. Each attendee will receive a goodie-bag filled with cool stuff, including our exclusive anthology filled with stories written by attending authors. Plus two giant book signings, Noir at the bar author readings, and a Twitter contest to win a Kindle Fire. If you love writers, or if you are one, this is the place to be.

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