What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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An interview with Peter Bartram

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

The author of the Crampton of the Chronicle crime mysteries talks to us about his roller-coaster career and latest book, and gives his advice on how to creating a winning plot.   Tell us about yourself. I’ve been a writer and journalist all my working life. I sold my first story to a national newspaper

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An interview with Andrez Bergen

Jul 27th, 2016 | By

The author of 100 Years of Vicissitude, Small Change and the soon to be released Bullet Gal talks to us about inspiration, character and finding the time to write.   Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Andrez, though Facebook doesn’t recognize ‘Andrez’ as a real name (I kid you not) and you’ll

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Summer Giveaway. Escape to Redemption

Jun 29th, 2016 | By

We have a book giveaway arranged with Teddy Rose Book Reviews. This giveaway is for one print copy and is open to Canada, Europe, and the U.S. only.  It ends on July 8, 2016 midnight pacific time. Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.  Just enter here to win this great novel Escape to Redemption by Peter M. Parr. HOST ESCAPE

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“Dark of the Center Line” an Extract

Mar 29th, 2016 | By

Dark of the Center Line  Abraham Jacobsen is misfit for this world, cursed with a past he cannot escape, burdened with dreams he cannot explain. “It’s all darkness,” Jacob said. He swept his upturned palm in a half-circle, his arm outstretched, as though he were gesturing at something obvious, the way the maestro draws applause

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Headline Murder by Peter Bartram – eBook Promotion

Jan 9th, 2016 | By

A Crampton of the Chronicle Mystery…   Headline Murder – It’s August 1962, and Colin Crampton, the Brighton Evening Chronicle’s crime reporter, is desperate for a front-page story. But it’s the silly season for news – and the only tip-off Crampton has is about the disappearance of the seafront’s crazy-golf proprietor, Arnold Trumper. Crampton thinks the story

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The Mystery Of The Phantom Santa

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

A Crampton of the Chronicle short story by Peter Bartram “You don’t need to ask me what I want for Christmas,” said Frank Figgis. He was holding the stub of Woodbine ostentatiously between his thumb and forefinger. He eased the dog-end between his lips and took a long drag. The ash dropped off and fluttered

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Contemporary Literature and Cozy Crime e-book promotions

Dec 13th, 2015 | By

From Roundfire Books, some e-book bargains for December The Emancipation of B by Jennifer Kavanagh   B is not a child of his time. As an outsider, he hides his secrets well. Freedom is all he dreams of. But when it comes at last, it is in the most unexpected way – and at a considerable cost. I

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Two Great Thriller Giveaways!

Nov 30th, 2015 | By

Roundfire Books have two great giveaways on offer on  Teddy Rose Book Reviews Enter for a chance to win a print copy of Invisible Wounds by Dustin Beutin and Fragile Brilliance by Eliot Parker. This offer is open until 12th December. Invisible Wounds When a rogue American Special Forces unit forms a drug cartel in the

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The mystery of the single red sock

Nov 5th, 2015 | By

For the fifth of November, a Guy Fawkes themed short story by Peter Bartram. This is a Crampton of the Chronicle short story, for all you fans of Headline Murder…   When you’re a crime reporter, you have to find stories for your paper. But, just sometimes, the story finds you. It happened while I was

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