Monthly Archives: September 2011

Writing With … Joelle Charbonneau

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Today, I’m pleased to welcome Joelle Charbonneau whose second Rebecca Robbins mystery, SKATING OVER THE LINE, was released yesterday. An accomplished singer, Joelle has performed in a variety of operas and musical theatre productions across the Chicagoland area. She now teaches private voice lessons and uses her stage experience to create compelling characters in her books. The first Rebecca Robbins mystery, SKATING AROUND THE LAW, came out last year, and the first in her new Paige series Marshall will be …

The Girl With the Movie Trailer

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I’m not ashamed to admit that I didn’t get into the book THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. I started reading it in the airport and gave up about 75 pages in. I know I’m alone in this. The book has been devoured by millions of people around the world. Friends, whose opinions I respect and admire, have told me to stick with it, that it gets much more interesting later on. Yet I just never felt compelled to pick …

Ten Crime Gems

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Last week during Bouchercon, I was lucky enough to be part of a panel discussion about great crime movies in film history. It was a rowdy good time, and the audience really seemed to be having fun. Toward the end of the panel, we opened it up to audience questions and one of them — Tell us an underrated, overlooked gem — had me stumped. It’s not that I didn’t know of any. I just couldn’t think of one at …