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By Its Cover: Jonathan Kellerman’s Killer

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27 May 2015 • Mystery, Reviews

Does the type of book you prefer impact what covers you give a second glance? Looking past the very large, bold letters revealing author and title and focusing solely on the cover image, we see a lone figure on the steps of a columned building. The architecture of this scene calls to mind the type… Read More ›

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Blog Week VI (March 8 – 14)

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It’s been a long while, but it’s time for the return of Blog Week! Now you might be asking: what’s Blog Week?  Think of it like TV’s sweeps, the time of year when you really want to tune into watch.  All week long, there will be something new to see, read, or experience here at… Read More ›

Mystery »

By Its Cover: Jonathan Kellerman’s Killer

(0) Jonathan Kellermans Killer

Does the type of book you prefer impact what covers you give a second glance? Looking past the very large, bold letters revealing author and title and focusing solely on the cover image, we see a lone figure on the steps of a columned building. The architecture of this scene calls to mind the type… Read More ›

Stories »

Deleted Scenes

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You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

Martinis »

Cocktail Special

(0) Income Tax cocktail

April 15th. By now, you’ve filled your taxes–hopefully–so it’s time to enjoy this cocktail special, an Income Tax cocktail! Seriously, it does exist.  It appears in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide.  It may not be as old as death and taxes, but it’s far more pleasant.  I love… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Live Read: That Thing at the Zoo

(0) That Thing at the Zoo

Today, The Poisoned Martini is reading James R. Tuck’s novella, That Thing at the Zoo. Monster slayer Deacon Chalk faces an unknown assailant or “whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops.”  Now with the zoo in lockdown, Deacon and a handful of zoo staffers must survive… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 41

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It’s time for a Writing Challenge! Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe even a novel.  Consider… Read More ›

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