The History of Crime Fiction – Part II

In Part I, I wrote about early crime fiction, its Golden Age, and Hard-boiled American crime fiction. It should come as no surprise that the favorite fiction book genre among readers is mystery, thriller and crime. With the popularity of Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayres, Dashiell Hammet, and other writers, crime fiction […]

Oh, My Gosh, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

The first post in this series revealed how I was driven to the point of writing my own fiction novel – a series of bad reads being the culprit. Now, we’ll fast forward a month or so to where you would likely hear me saying, “What have I gotten myself into?” for probably the hundredth […]

In The Beginning . . . There Was This Really Bad Book.

My name is Chrinda Jones, a blogger for Readers Unbound, a writer of fan fiction and original stories and, like a lot of people these days, an aspiring author. My editor asked me to share with you the front row view of the carnival ride that aptly describes my journey to independent authorship. You’re probably […]

Gift of Mystery

Christmas is right around the corner, and most of us are dashing madly through stores crowded with too many people and too much throbbing music looking for just the right presents.  Working in an independent book store gives me an opportunity, especially at this time of year, to suggest possible gift books for family and friends—the favorite part of […]