Friday, November 06, 2009

Mystery Bestsellers for November 06, 2009

Mystery Bestsellers

A list of the top 15 for the week ending November 06, 2009 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

A quiet first week of November, with no new titles entering the top 15. Dan Brown's third Robert Langdon thriller, The Lost Symbol, retains the top spot for the 7th straight week. For the rest of the top 10, it was just a couple of notches up or down.

The rest of November promises to be exciting though, with several new titles by bestselling authors scheduled for publication.

The top four mystery bestsellers this week are shown below:

The Lost Symbol by Dan BrownNine Dragons by Michael ConnellyThe Scarpetta Factor by Patricia CornwellRough Country by John Sandford

Please visit the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books where we are committed to providing readers and collectors of with the best and most current information about their favorite authors, titles, and series.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Box, based on the Short Story Button, Button by Richard Matheson, Opens Tomorrow

Button, Button by Richard Matheson

The Box, a thriller based on a short story by Richard Matheson, opens tomorrow, Friday November 6th.

In The Box, a mysterious man (played by Frank Langella) presents a wooden box with a button to a couple (Cameron Diaz, James Marsden) which, when pressed, does two things: the couple will receive $1 million and someone, somewhere in the world will be killed. The couple has 24 hours to decide whether or not to push the button.

Button, Button was first published in Playboy in 1970, and later adapted as an episode for the television series The Twilight Zone in 1986.

The film has been heavily promoted on television, but if you haven't seen the commercials, you can watch the trailer below:

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Games of Mystery: The Return of Monte Cristo, New from Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

The Return of Monte Cristo
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The romantic hero Edmond Dante is on a quest to discover Mercedes’ killer, and bring them to justice, in this gripping hidden object game and a sequel to The Count of Monte Cristo. Explore gorgeous scenes as you piece together valuable clues and solve the murder of Dante’s beloved. Travel to Paris while figuring out perplexing puzzles and experiencing an immersive, atmospheric plot.

See also the first game in this series, The Count of Monte Cristo.

Also available: The Return of Monte Cristo Strategy Guide and The Return of Monte Cristo Game Walkthrough.

The Return of Monte Cristo, a Big Fish Game Club Exclusive, may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (44.73 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

Watch a preview video below:

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Other popular games on our page include several and games, games in the series and in particular the latest, Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure, Enlightenus, Cate West: The Vanishing Files, Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate, and Nick Chase: A Detective Story.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Latest Sherlock Holmes Trailer Debuts on MTV.com

Sherlock Holmes

MTV.com unveiled an exclusive trailer for the Sherlock Holmes today, one that has considerably more new footage than shown in previous trailers (the most recent of which, a television version, was released just a couple of weeks ago).

Robert Downey Jr. stars as Sherlock Holmes with Jude Law as Dr. Watson. The film's screenplay is adapted from a graphic novel story idea by producer Lionel Wigram (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), and is directed by Guy Ritchie (Revolver).

Sherlock Holmes will be in theaters Christmas Day 2009. Watch the exclusive MTV trailer below:

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Mystery Book Review: Collision of Evil by John J. Le Beau

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of Collision of Evil by John J. Le Beau. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

Collision of Evil by John J. Le Beau

by
Non-series

Oceanview Publishing (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 1-933515-54-6 (1933515546)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933515-54-0 (9781933515540)
Publication Date: September 2009
List Price: $25.95

Review: John J. Le Beau's debut novel, Collision of Evil, is a multi-national, multi-generational thriller that blends historical fact with present day reality.

CIA operative Robert Hirter travels to Germany following the murder of his brother Charles, found dead after a hike through the Bavarian mountains. What troubles the local police is how inconceivable the crime is. "There are no witnesses, none," Kommissar Franz Waldbaer tells Robert. "The place where the murder took place is entirely unpopulated. No weapon has been recovered. We have no motive." Piece by piece, however, the two men begin to construct the puzzle surrounding Charles Hirter's murder, and in the process uncover a plot to inflict widespread carnage during the soon to be held Oktoberfest in Munich.

Collision of Evil is written in third person omniscient, which can be tricky for a suspense novel. After all, the "dunits" -- who, how, and why -- are known to the reader, leaving little to the imagination. Yet the author handles the narrative exceptionally well, unfolding key plot points in a measured, controlled manner while maintaining a brisk pace (helped, in part, by rather short chapters that frequently alternate points of view).

Political thrillers often have a complex matrix of interpersonal relationships, but the improbable connection between the men of Nazi Germany in the 1940s and Islamic fundamentalists of today, a central plot point, is handled in a deceptively simple, clever manner here. The number of principal characters is also kept to a minimum, a welcome development. Not only do these factors make reading the book more engaging and enjoyable, it opens it up to potential readers who may shy away from the genre. Finally, the crisply written conclusion is quite suspenseful, a thrilling, as it were, way to end a most satisfying novel.

Special thanks to Oceanview Publishing for providing a copy of Collision of Evil for this review.

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Synopsis (from the publisher): As evening falls against the majestic backdrop of the Bavarian Alps, Charles Hirter, an American tourist, is savagely murdered. In the peace, quiet and pastoral splendor of this magnificent setting, Charles Hirter draws his last breath. Was Charles simply in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Kommissar Franz Waldbaer, the German detective in charge of the case, faces an investigation that yields neither clues nor suspects nor motives. A gruff, go-it alone detective, Waldbaer is dismayed by the arrival of Robert Hirter, the victim's brother, who insists on joining the investigation. But there is more to Robert than meets the eye.

As Robert and the Kommissar uncover a nefarious nexus of evil past and evil present, they find themselves probing dark, long-forgotten episodes from the Third Reich in order to identify the present threat.

Thrust into a violent world of fanatic passions, malevolent intentions and excruciating urgency, Robert Hirter and Kommissar Waldbaer must race against the clock to stop a sophisticated, covert, and deadly plot.

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Purchase Games during November from Big Fish Games and Receive up to 2 Games Free!

NovemberFest at Big Fish Games

Earn free games during NovemberFest at Big Fish Games!

It's easy: Buy any 6 games during November 2009 and receive a free credit for an additional game. If you buy 9 games, you'll get 2 free credits! Every game on the site is eligible, but only purchases made by 11:59 PM on November 30th count!

No coupon code is required. Big Fish Games will keep track of your purchases and issue your credit(s) in early December.

Fans of mystery games can visit our page on Games of Mystery for a complete list of all mystery- and suspense-themed adventure and hidden object games available from Big Fish Games.

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Games of Mystery: Wisegal, New from Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

Wisegal
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Take the role of Patty Montanari, a real life Mafia mom, who, fearing the influence of the "family" on her children, flees to Florida to start over. When her son Nino returns to Brooklyn under mysterious circumstances she struggles to track down her son from the world of the Wiseguys. Tough out 24 hidden object levels and follow the clues as they guide you through and the Mafia underworld. Use your rusty "Wisegal" wits to piece together evidence and save your family!

The storyline in the game acts as a sequel to the Lifetime original made-for-television movie Wisegal, upon which the game is based.

Wisegal may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (65.47 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

Watch a preview video below:

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Other popular games on our page include several and games, games in the series and in particular the latest, Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure, Enlightenus, Cate West: The Vanishing Files, Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate, and Nick Chase: A Detective Story.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Mystery Book Review: Loot the Moon by Mark Arsenault

Mysterious Reviews, mysteries reviewed by the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books, is publishing a new review of Loot the Moon by Mark Arsenault. For our blog readers, we are printing it first here in advance of its publication on our website.

Loot the Moon by Mark Arsenault

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A Billy Povich Mystery

St. Martin's Minotaur (Hardcover)
ISBN-10: 0-312-55576-8 (0312555768)
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-55576-4 (9780312555764)
Publication Date: October 2009
List Price: $24.99

Review: Former investigative reporter, now a writer of obituaries, Billy Povich is asked by his old friend Martin Smothers to look into the murder of a judge in Loot the Moon, the second mystery in this series by Mark Arsenault.

Smothers is known to his colleagues as the "Patron Lawyer of Hopeless Causes". Says something about the case he hires Billy to investigate. Superior Court Judge Gilbert Harmony was, according to official police documents, killed when he interrupted a thief in an attempted robbery of his home. The thief didn't get away, though; he was killed in a car crash during his escape. Smothers doesn't believe it, though. A small time crook wouldn't risk killing a judge. His theory is that someone paid the thief to do it. When Billy begins his investigation, he immediately comes across more than one person who would have a strong motive for murder. There is a mobster who threatened the judge when he imposed a very stiff sentence on his son, the judge's alcoholic brother who lived in Harmony's shadow and is jealous of his accomplishments and lifestyle, and, of course, Harmony's wife, who had recently found out about his mistress and condo in New York City. Any of these people would have ample money to hire a hit-man ... but did they?

The mystery plot of Loot the Moon is well developed, but what elevates the story above a mere whodunit is the character of Billy Povich. Three generations of men live in his small house. Billy's father is on dialysis three days a week to keep him alive, but he wants to quit. He just wants to die. Billy is also a single father to his son Bo since the death of his ex-wife. He wants to do right by his father, but also set an example for his son. His situation becomes infinitely more complex when, during an investigation that zeroes in on the truth, a killer sets his sights on his family.

Arsenault blends the right amount of suspense, compassion, humor, investigative prowess and deductive reasoning into Loot the Moon, a book that can simply be described as a first-rate mystery.

Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Loot the Moon and to St. Martin's Minotaur for providing a copy of the book for this review.

Review Copyright © 2009 — Hidden Staircase Mystery Books — All Rights Reserved

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Synopsis (from the publisher): Former journalist and beaten-down gambler Billy Povich returns to aid Martin Smothers, the Patron Lawyer of Hopeless Causes.

Martin’s old law partner, the well-respected superior court judge Gilbert Harmony, has been shot by a thief who dies in a car crash. The cops close the case, but Martin doesn’t believe a two-bit shoplifter would suddenly kill a judge -- somebody must have paid him to do it.

The suspects range from a vengeful mobster to a jealous brother to the judge's widow, and -- oops -- his mistress and her son. And as Billy comes closer to the truth, it isn't long before the killer takes aim at him.

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Diagnosis Murder and Criminal Minds to be Developed into Casual Games

Diagnosis: Murder

In a press release today, Merscom Games announced that it is developing a casual game based on the CBS series Diagnosis: Murder. The downloadable game, expected to be available in late 2010, will be published for both Windows-based PCs and Macintoshes.

In the game, the player is a young doctor who helps Dr. Sloan solve a series of murders. The game uses classic hidden object gameplay coupled with adventure elements.

Merscom Games is also the publisher of another tie-in series game, Blood Ties based on the Lifetime paranormal drama Blood Ties, which features private investigator Vicki Nelson and is based on the novels by Tanya Huff.

Another CBS series getting a casual game is Criminal Minds. Last week, Legacy Interactive announced they have signed a licensing agreement with CBS Consumer Products to develop a video game based on the popular crime drama series.

In the Criminal Minds game, players delve into the criminal mind with clever puzzles and immersive hidden object gameplay. The game will include characters and themes taken directly from the hit television series. In the game, fans will be able to take on the role of different members of the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to solve a series of five shocking crimes. In order to track down the killers and solve each case, players will need to examine crime scenes for clues, interview witnesses and suspects, analyze evidence and build a profile based on real-life criminal profiling techniques.

The release date of the Criminal Minds games is also expected to be late 2010.

A Legacy Interactive casual game based on the CBS series Murder, She Wrote is scheduled for release this month.

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Helen Mirren Joins Cast of Red, based on the Graphic Novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner

The casting news for this project just keeps getting better: ScreenDaily.com is reporting that Helen Mirren has joined Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman in the screen adaption of the graphic novel Red by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Shooting is scheduled to begin in January 2010 with a release date of November 2010. Brothers Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber (Whiteout) wrote the screenplay.

About Red: Paul Moses (Bruce Willis) is a man with too much blood on his hands. For years, masquerading as a low-level clerk, he has travelled the world as a CIA agent, coldly and mercilessly killing America's enemies. Now, Moses is old, retired, and wants nothing more than to grow old and die in peace. But when a new, politically-appointed CIA director (Morgan Freeman) discovers Moses' existence and history, he gives the order for Moses' death, setting a chain of events in motion that nobody could have predicted.

According to ScreenDaily.com, Mirren's specific role is currently unknown, though it's likely that she'll play the role of Willis' former handler, a character that is largely heard over phone calls rather than seen. Whether the role is elongated for the film remains unclear, as does Mirren's attachment to that particular character.

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TNT Picks up Crime Drama Series Southland

Southland

In a press release yesterday, TNT officially announced it was picking up the crime drama Southland, recently canceled by NBC before airing even a single episode of the second season.

According to the release, TNT has obtained exclusive rights to air all six episodes that have been shot for the second season, as well as the seven episodes from the series’ first season. Southland will air on TNT Tuesdays at 10 PM (ET/PT), beginning with the first episode of the series on January 12th, 2010.

In Southland, John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) is a veteran cop assigned to train young rookie Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie). Cooper attacks his job with a no-nonsense firmness that sometimes leaves Sherman wondering if he’s really cut out to be a cop. The ensemble cast also follows Detective Lydia Adams (Regina King), who spends her off-work hours serving as her mother’s primary caregiver. Her partner, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott), is a father struggling with an unhappy marriage. Detective Daniel “Sal” Salinger (Michael McGrady) oversees a unit of gang detectives, including Nate Moretta (Kevin Alejandro) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy). And patrol officer Chickie Brown (Arija Bareikis) is a single mom determined to make her mark as the first woman in the SWAT unit.

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Chris Pine Attached to Film Adaptation of The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey

Pajiba is reporting, and the author is confirming, that Chris Pine is attached to star in the film adaptation of Marcus Sakey's debut thriller The Blade Itself.

The novel was optioned not long after its early 2007 publication date by Ben Affleck, who had just brought Dennis Lehane's novel Gone Baby Gone to the screen. No director has been named for the film, but Pajiba says it definitely will not be Affleck (who also directed Gone Baby Gone).

Book synopsis: On the South Side of Chicago, you’re only as strong as your reputation. Danny Carter and his best friend Evan earned theirs knocking over pawnshops and liquor stores, living from score to score, never thinking of tomorrow … until, in the roar of a gun blast, everything changed. Years later, Danny has built a new life: a legitimate career, a long-term girlfriend, and a clean conscience. He’s just like anyone else. Normal. Successful. Happy. Until then he spots his old partner staring him down in a smoky barroom mirror. Now, with all he loves on the line and nowhere to turn, Danny realizes his new life hinges on a terrible choice: How far will he go to protect his future from his past?

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Games of Mystery: Valerie Porter and the Scarlet Scandal, New at Big Fish Games

Games of Mystery

, your source for mystery-themed electronic and board games, parties for kids and adults, and mystery getaway vacations, is pleased to announce the availability of a new mystery game from Big Fish Games released today. You can find out more about these games by visiting our page or by clicking on the links provided below.

Valerie Porter and the Scarlet Scandal
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Murder, scandal and your first big break! You're a young, aspiring reporter, hungry for your first big scoop in the male-dominated world of 1920’s journalism in this epic hidden object adventure game. Not settling for your role as secretary, you soon stumble upon a high-profile murder, a scandalous cover up, and the framing of an innocent man. Do you have what it takes to crack the story and finally be recognized as a top investigative reporter?

The game features 21 locations to explore across 11 chapters, and three types of hidden object searches: traditional, by category, and by description; as well as eight mini-games.

Also available: Valerie Porter and the Scarlet Scandal Game Walkthrough.

Valerie Porter and the Scarlet Scandal may be downloaded and purchased for $6.99 with a Big Fish Game Club membership. A demonstration version (79.13 MB) may be downloaded and played for free for one hour.

Watch a preview video below:

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Other popular games on our page include several and games, games in the series and in particular the latest, Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst, Adventure Chronicles: The Search for Lost Treasure, Enlightenus, Cate West: The Vanishing Files, Return to Mysterious Island 2: Mina's Fate, and Nick Chase: A Detective Story.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Mysteries on DVD Review: Midsomer Murders, Set 13

Mysteries on DVD: Mystery Books that have been Adapted into Screenplays and Made into Movies

is pleased to publish a review of a "Mystery on DVD", a movie or television series that has been adapted from or based on a mystery book, or an original screenplay written with characters created by a mystery author.

Midsomer Murders: Set 13. Original air dates: November 2006, January and February 2007; DVD release date: 09/29/2009.

Midsomer Murders

Recurring characters: Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles), Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes), Joyce Barnaby (Jane Wymark), Cully Barnaby (Laura Howard), Dr. Bullard (Barry Jackson). Episodes in this series are based on characters created by Caroline Graham.

Midsomer Murders: Set 13 includes the first 4 episodes from Series 10 that originally aired on ITV in the UK.

Review: I've seen, maybe, half dozen episodes of Midsomer Murders over the years, but possibly because of the irregular schedule that the series airs in the US, it hasn't become a regular feature for me. The episodes in Set 13 are the first I've watched in several years, and the first with DS Ben Jones as Barnaby's partner.

My overall impression is that I've been missing something special here, and I'll need to order previous sets in the series. The production values are high, the acting (including those of the guest actors) first rate, and most important to me, the storylines compelling and, well, appropriately mysterious.

Below are summaries of the four episodes presented in Set 13, which I've ordered from "best" to "least best", though none are inferior in any way.

Midsomer Murders: King's Crystal

"King's Crystal" (synopsis): Owners of an artisan glassworks, the King family harbors relationships of positively Shakespearean complexity. When the enterprise shatters into pieces and its accountant winds up stabbed, Barnaby digs into rivalries of business and blood -- while Jones explores secret Masonic rites.

This episode is certainly the most complex of the four, and in many ways the most satisfying. Red herrings abound, and it showcases the investigative, and deductive, talents of both Barnaby and Jones. The Shakespearean elements are a nice touch.

Midsomer Murders: The Animal Within

"The Animal Within" (synopsis): Faith Alexander's unannounced visit to her wealthy Uncle Rex's estate turns into quite a surprise, indeed. Everyone there thinks she died in a plane crash three years earlier. When Rex’s body turns up, his would-be heirs engage in a battle of wills that exposes plenty of motives for murder.

This episode was a close second for the top spot, and probably (of the four) most like an English manor house mystery. Everyone has a motive for murder, and everyone seems determined to point the finger at someone else. The outcome isn't a total surprise, but the path there is well worth taking.

Midsomer Murders: Dance with the Dead

"Dance with the Dead" (synopsis): Never mind the tube connecting the exhaust pipe to the window of the vintage automobile -- Simon Bright's death only looks like a suicide. The lovesick young man’s murder touches off a search for Laura, his girlfriend and partner in ballroom dancing classes. But who saved the last dance for Simon?

The plot of this episode starts strong, with the image of a couple in a car apparently in a pact to commit suicide but only the body of the young man ultimately found. The investigation takes some interesting turns, but in the end, it's a bit disappointing that Barnaby doesn't actually solve the case, but rather the murderer leaves behind a weapon that unmistakably identifies them.

Midsomer Murders: The Axeman Cometh

"The Axeman Cometh" (synopsis): Thirty years past their prime, the band Hired Gun aims for a comeback at the Midsomer Rocks Music Festival. With Barnaby among the legions of fans who still love the band’s music, their revival holds promise -- until someone sounds a discordant note by killing off the musicians, one by one.

This episode shows a different side to Barnaby, one who played in a rock-and-roll band in his youth. There are also more than a typical number of scenes of Barnaby with his family. But of the four episodes in this set, this has the weakest plot. There are too many "why now" questions that aren't properly set up or adequately answered. Still, it's entertaining, if somewhat predictable.

Midsomer Murders (DVD cover)
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Midsomer Murders: Set 13 runs for about 400 minutes (each episode approximately 100 minutes) and is not rated (though is comparable to TV-PG; there are, however, no instances of suggestive dialog, coarse language, sexual content, or violence).

The DVD of Midsomer Murders: Set 13 is available to purchase. The episodes on this DVD are also available to rent individually from Netflix. More information about the series can be found at Mysteries on TV: Midsomer Murders.

Reviewed on 11/02/2009 by Mr. E., television and movie critic for Mystery Books News.

Review Copyright © 2009 — Omnimystery — All Rights Reserved.

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Press Release: J. A. Jance Headlines iPulpFiction.com's Mystery Month

Chandler AZ, November 2, 2009

November is Mystery Month on iPulpFiction.com – Where The Short Story Lives.

"Death of a Snowbird", the first mystery in The J. A. Jance Casebook Series, is the featured story-of-the-month. According to iPulp publisher Keith Shaw, this series marks the first time that the best-selling author’s short stories are appearing together. J. A. Jance is known for her mystery and thriller novels featuring retired Seattle police officer J. P. Beaumont and Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady, but the characters in this collection of short stories are as genuine and compelling as those in her novels.

iPulpFiction.com also inaugurates two other new mystery series in November. Moonchases and Other Stories features short stories by multiple award-winning mystery writer Ed Gorman. Dean Koontz said this about the collection: “Quietly but with great suspense, it speaks of universal truths in a haunting voice that makes it absolutely unforgettable.”

The Bill Ferrel Mysteries are Bill Crider's lighthearted homage to the Hollywood private investigators of the 1940s. Ferrel’s hair may be thinning on top, and perhaps he's not the most heroic guy around, but he has a steady client in Gober Studios. To say the cases are a bit unusual is an understatement.

Jance, Gorman, and Crider join iPulp's growing list of authors that includes writers such as Ben Bova, Orson Scott Card, Bruce Coville, and David Lubar. In addition to mysteries, the site features sci-fi, Westerns, crime stories, romance, fantasy, and adventure stories for all ages.

About iPulpFiction.com – Where the Short Story Lives

iPulpFiction.com has updated the tradition of pulp fiction for the mobile generation. In the past, dime novels and pulp magazines provided affordable entertainment for the masses and cultivated generations of influential writers of genre fiction such as Ray Bradbury, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, and H. P. Lovecraft. iPulp offers classic and original stories by new and award-winning authors of genre fiction. Many selections are free, and none are more than a dollar. The stories can be read on Macs, PCs, touch-screen iPods, new generation Blackberries, and smartphones such as the iPhone, Droid, and Palm Pre. Kindle users can also access their iPulpFiction.com libraries through the Kindle’s web browser. For more information contact: Keith Shaw, (480) 773-8958, [email protected].

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