Tag Archives: Historical Mystery

Location, Location, Location: Should You Go? / Author Alana White

If the book you are writing is set in your hometown, details and interesting locations are relatively close to hand: a few days will go a long way in establishing tone, mood, and finding intriguing, unusual places for scenes to … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “Rapscallion” by James McGee / Tuesday, May 28, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Rapscallion by James McGee It’s the early 1800s and espionage is alive and well in jolly old England. “Rapscallion” by James McGee is the third adventure for Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood and in this installment, without giving … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book of the Day / “The House of Special Purpose” by John Boyne / Monday, May 13, 2013 / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne If you are looking for a page-turning mixture of suspense and betrayal within a well-executed part love story, part historical epic, and part-tragedy, then “The House of Special Purpose” is … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / “Death of a Schoolgirl” by Joanna Campbell Slan / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan. Who would have thought Jane Eyre was such an excellent detective? Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Joanna Campbell Slan’s new historical series stars Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. “Death of … Continue reading

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Your Book Represented in Foreign Markets – Deadline December 5, 2012

~Reach worldwide distribution reps through Killer Nashville’s new program “American Authors Around The World”~ Registration deadline for Paris:  December 5, 2012   Killer Nashville invites you to participate with us at foreign book expos around the world.  Through an arrangement … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, November 14, 2012 / “Death in the Floating City” by Tasha Alexander / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Death in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander. Venice. Cat fights. Ill-fated love. Murder. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: With “Death in the Floating City,” Tasha Alexander has written what I think is probably her best … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, October 9, 2012 / “Don’t Ever Get Old” by Daniel Friedman / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman. Growing old doesn’t have to mean a life watching the Fox News Network. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: When you read the first chapter of “Don’t Ever Get Old,” the debut novel … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, October 8, 2012 / “A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel” by Anne Perry / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. For the brutal murder of of one woman, an innocent woman may hang. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Real. That’s the word I would use to describe … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers. Why I chose this book: THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS / Erskine Childers (1903) – Google for info, notablyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Riddle_of_the_Sands. While in my “classics” state of mind before going back to some … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Thursday, September 13, 2012 / “The Thirty-Nine Steps” by John Buchan / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915). Why I chose this book: Today’s Killer Nashville Book of the Day is one of those classics all thriller writers should be familiar with because, whether you know it or not, … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, September 10, 2012 / “What You Wish For” by Janet Dawson

Today’s featured book is “What You Wish For” by Janet Dawson. Why I chose this book: WHAT YOU WISH FOR Lindsey Page’s world is about to change: her estranged daughter comes home, her friends are not what she thought they were, and … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Friday, September 7, 2012 / “The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose” by Susan Wittig Albert

Today’s featured book is The Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose by Susan Wittig Albert. Why I chose this book: Susan Wittig Albert is a long-time writer of historicals from various time periods. Her latest series,“The Darling Dahlias” is set in the South … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / “Death in Breslau” by Marek Krajewski

Today’s featured book is Death in Breslau Marek Krajewski. Why I chose this book: DEATH IN BRESLAU Author Marek Krajewski’s set of four crime novels featuring Counsellor Eberhard Mock have been translated into 14 languages. To my knowledge, this first book in … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, September 5, 2012 / “Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes” by Laurie R. King

Today’s featured book is Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King. Why I chose this book: This is not your traditional Sherlock Holmes. In the latest novel featuring Mary Russell and her … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, August 21, 2012 / “Stealing from the Dead” by A.J. Zerries

Today’s featured book is Stealing from the Dead by A.J. Zerries. Why I chose this book: An old woman dies in her New York apartment. The apartment reveals little – in fact – too little. Detective Greta Strasser can’t leave it alone … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Friday, August 10, 2012 / “The Spymasters” by W.E.B. Griffin

Today’s featured book is The Spymasters by W.E.B. Griffin. Why I chose this book: This is number seven in Griffin’s Men at War series. Griffin, frankly, is one of the best, no matter what the subject. This is the third one he … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / “Rough Cider” by Peter Lovesey

Today’s featured book is Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey. Why I chose this book: Intricate plotting. A child witnesses a murder. Twenty years later, the bastard daughter of the murdered man finds the now adult child and seeks to uncover the truth. … Continue reading

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Notes on Nashville / Author Chris Knopf

First off, Nashville is a great town.  Coincidentally, I’d spent a long weekend there for the first time a month before last year’s Killer Nashville.  I was with a bunch of college friends.  We were a rock band back in … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / “Dead Last” by James W Hall

Today’s featured book is Dead Last by James W Hall. Why I chose this book: Serial killer using the obituaries to plan the next kill. Multiple layers. Realistic psychological behavior. Sense of humor. Author Hall is a past Edgar and … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, May 22, 2012 / “Death at the Wedding Feast: John Rawlings, Apothecary” by Deryn Lake

Today’s featured book is Death at the Wedding Feast: John Rawlings, Apothecary by Deryn Lake. Why I chose this book: Set in 1768 and based upon an actual historical figure (apothecary John Rawlings). The death does not come until late … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, May 14, 2012 / “The Constant Lovers (Richard Nottingham Mystery) by Chris Nickson

Today’s featured book is The Constant Lovers (Richard Nottingham Mystery) by Chris Nickson. Why I chose this book: I’m a history buff, so here I go back again in time. This one is set in 1732. Third in the series … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Sunday, May 13, 2012 / “The Solitary House” by Lynn Shepherd

Today’s featured book is The Solitary House by Lynn Shepherd. Why I chose this book: Well plotted like a spider web. The detective makes serious mistakes, which gives this a sense of realism. Ties in characters from Dicken’s “Bleak House.” … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Thursday, April 26, 2012 / “Cold Cruel Winter: A Richard Nottingham Mystery” by Chris Nickson

Today’s featured book is “Cold Cruel Winter: A Richard Nottingham Mystery” by Chris Nickson. Why I chose this book: Set in 1732. I love these historicals. Gives me a bit of education as well as a most joyful ride. One … Continue reading

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