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Genre: mystery and crime
|Heartless||Janet Taylor-Perry||Novel||1||n/a||Dec 11, 2013|
Summary:From the author of the critically acclaimed Pirates’ Alley Faulkner Wisdom semi-finalist, Lucky Thirteen, comes the second book in The Raiford Chronicles. Police Chief Raiford “Ray” Reynolds did not think there could be a more brutal, heartless killer than Latrice Descartes whom he had encountered fourteen years earlier, but when his thirteen wedding anniversary dinner is interrupted by one of his detectives to tell him an old married acquaintance who also happens to be a United States’ senator has been found murdered in the presence of a much younger woman and that both are missing their hearts, Ray becomes embroiled in another murder mystery that touches even closer to him than the one involving Latrice Descartes. Lucky Thirteen is about to be released. This is the sequel, hopefully to come on 2/14/14. All critique welcome.
|Folded dreams||mikekpilot||Novel||2||n/a||Dec 4, 2013|
Summary:A re-write of one of my first attempts at a full length novel. Paperback trash style not Pulitzer material but I hope enjoyable.
|Bluenose Intrigues: A Body in the Sacristy||alkemi||Novel||1||n/a||Dec 3, 2013|
Summary:Another Bluenose intrigues mystery. This one is a novella (30000 words) that takes place a few months before the other Bluenose Intrigues story I posted. It introduces the detective and some of other main characters with a mystery about a body hidden away many years earlier.
|Translate Slowly (a John and Liz Collier mystery)||Don_P_Chambers||Novel||1||n/a||Dec 1, 2013|
Summary:Unlike the other two novels I've posted, this is very much a work in progress and still in the early first draft stage. I'm about a third of the way through, but wanted to get some feedback on the early chapters to make sure I'm headed in the right direction. This story involves John and Liz Collier from "Save a Penny for the Ferryman" and is set about 6 years later. There's another novel in between, but you don't need to have read it (or the first one) to follow this story. If you want to read the second one, though, shoot me an email and I'll send you a PDF. I'm challenging myself with this one, having them deal with two mysteries at one time - one a case Liz is called into, the other personal. They are unconnected, but will both lead to St. Petersburg, FL (my new town). I welcome all comments/opinions/suggestions. I've tried to write this so you don't need to know the previous books, so I welcome input from new readers on places where I need to describe characters better or give some more background. Right now, I don't have as much descriptive narrative in some places as I'd like to have, so comments on places where I could add/expand that are especially desired. Hope ya'll enjoy.
|Murphy's Adventure In Alaska||JudyS781||Novel||3||n/a||Nov 24, 2013|
Summary:Nora Carroll marries Bob Dillon and together with her Irish wolfhound, Murphy, head for a dream honeymoon in Alaska at a remote lodge above the Arctic Circle. The honeymoon turns into a mystery when the village mayor is found dead. A storm forces all flights in or out grounded, leaving them stranded. As the only person with law enforcement background, Dillon is put in charge by the village elders. This is my first chapter for the next Murphy adventure. All input is most welcome.
|Car Troubles, Revision 2||dome builder||Novel||1||n/a||Nov 22, 2013|
Summary:Synopsis Benji Jensen is a young man with a bright future, doted on by his wealthy grandmother. So when Grandma Ruth asks him to exact revenge for an old family wrong, the death of Benji’s father, Benji readily agrees. Grandma Ruth had done all the planning, and found the perfect opportunity – what could go wrong? Benji is plunged into an increasingly bizarre set of adventures mirroring Murphy’s Law, where the simplest things go wrong; where nothing is ever quite as it seems, and where everyone keeps secrets. Desperate to make sense of the confusion that has become his life, Benji seeks out an elderly aunt who had been estranged from his family. From his aunt, Benji learns of his family’s checkered past, and that Grandma Ruth has a very personal reason to hate the man she blames for Benji’s father’s death. This is being rewritten after the first draft showed me what the story actually was.
|**THE PEARL DIVER**||maxkeanu||Novel||2||n/a||Nov 22, 2013|
|Taken In By Wolves||sisterwolf||Novel||0||n/a||Nov 19, 2013|
Summary:Jessica is a journalist for a nature magazine. She takes a new mysterious story about wolves. She is excited about taking on a new adventure. She has always been interested in wolves. Little does she realize what this new adventure has in store for her and that it will change her to the very core of her being. This is my first attempt at a novel. Would like to get as much constructive criticism as possible. I am trying to study my grammar and get better at it. Please be kind.
|When Stars Fall||dagnee||Novel||3||n/a||Nov 12, 2013|
Summary:This is Johnni and Frances' first adventure, and it was a struggle to get going and went back and forth about whether I could pull it off or not. I retitled it When Stars Fall and have rewritten and condensed. I want to know if it keeps your attention. It also explains what Johnni does better than the first draft. Since a lot of reviewers had a problem with her cold blooded attitude, she will be a kinder and gentler Johnni in up coming chapters. Frances changes little other than I stopped hitting the reader over the head with the fact she's gay. They are still two women on a mission from God to protect the innocent by any means possible.
|Resurrection, Colorado||Don_P_Chambers||Novel||3||n/a||Nov 4, 2013|
Summary:Resurrection Kristin Culpepper is a reporter for the Denver Post, sent to do a fluff piece on a the sheriff of Las Animas County, Tyler Young, who also happens to be stinking rich and owns a ghost town, Resurrection, which he has rebuilt into an environmental paradise. When they are attacked by four gunmen and barely survive, she decides the story may be more interesting. Then they discover the men were not after Tyler, and the clues they follow lead them to Las Vegas and a secret from Kristin's father's past. *** This is my third novel. Note, the title will be "Resurrection" but I could not post with that because the forum tell me "Content Exists with the given title." I am quite happy with the first two novels and have already published them on the Kindle, but I'm a little ambivalent about this one. Parts I like, parts I don't. I'm hoping for any feedback to help me get it in a shape I like. Any feedback is appreciated. In particular, let me know of any places in the first chapter you think I can cut or shorten. I would like to bring the action from Chapter 2 into Chapter 1 to really draw readers in. As is stands, I'm afraid too many will find the first chapter a bit boring.
|Henry's Shadow||tallow||Short Story||5||2.34||Nov 3, 2013|
Summary:A recently divorced middle-aged man moves into a new small town and discovers to his surprise and confusion, that there is already someone living there who looks and sounds exactly like him and is apparently far more violent and cruel as well...
|Save a Penny for the Ferryman||Don_P_Chambers||Novel||3||n/a||Oct 21, 2013|
Summary:Texas Ranger John Collier plans to spend a relaxing Labor Day weekend alone in Palo Duro Canyon, trying not to think about the anniversary of his son’s death or his ex-wife, Liz, the county public defender whom he still loves. But when a young woman is found brutally murdered the next morning, Collier’s entire world is upended. Then his ex-wife finds a connection to a case she is working on, and Collier and Liz have to team up to search for the killer, discovering along the way that their passion for each other may not be as dead as they thought. Feedback Desired: This was my first novel, written last year before I discovered this website. After the great help on my other novel, "Resurrection", I've gone back and edited it to fix a lot of the problems identified in my writing. I've decided to post it here to check if any of you can find any more problems I've missed while I work on my new novel. Thanks in advance, Don