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Do You Judge a Book by Its Cover?

How much does the cover of a book influence your decision, if not to buy, then at least to pick it up and take a look? Although we’d like to think otherwise, covers strongly influence our choice of reading.  Sure, … Continue reading

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Introducing the But-Fan

Most of the email I get is just lovely, but every rule has its exceptions.        

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The Inexplicable Thought Processes of a Mystery Writer

It dawned on me recently that mystery writers do not think the same way that normal …um, I mean other … people think. It’s the little things: scanning the local crime reports and feeling a little disappointed that nothing eventful … Continue reading

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Why We Love Crime Fiction Even Though We Hate Crime

Even when the headlines are not full of tragedy, it’s not always easy being a crime writer. I worry about the moral implications of contemplating violent death. I sat at my keyboard with tears running down my face while writing … Continue reading

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DEATH MAKES THE CUT arrives in style!

DEATH MAKES THE CUT arrives in bookstores today. So very excited! And it’s getting some lovely reviews: bestsellersworld.com Criminal Element Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews  

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Win a copy of DEATH ON TOUR from Goodreads!

To celebrate the upcoming release of my second book, I’m hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for my first novel, DEATH ON TOUR.   Goodreads Book Giveaway Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick Giveaway ends July 20, 2012. See the giveaway … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic – Not just the feeling you get when your kids won’t take out the trash

I describe attending the Malice Domestic Mystery Convention in my guest post on the Book People/ Mystery People blog … Contrary to what its name might suggest, Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention “saluting the traditional mystery”. Think Agatha … Continue reading

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Have You Been to Egypt – Part 2

My first novel DEATH ON TOUR would never have happened without the trip I took to Egypt. The second day in Cairo was packed with enough activities to have filled an entire week – a visit to the pyramids of … Continue reading

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Mysterious beginnings…the books that made us fans

Part 1 – Trixie Belden Mystery writers are first and foremost mystery readers. We all owe so much to those who have gone before us – in my case, Agatha Christie, Ellis Peters, Sue Grafton, and so many more have … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic: Lessons for a New Writer

I needed to learn how to act like an author…and quickly! But how? Before I finished my first novel, I thought that publication was the end the journey.  I rejoiced, I celebrated, I did the happy dance (and trust me, … Continue reading

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