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By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 22 May 2013

Learn more about authors contributing to our story (and buy their books!). The story is tentatively called Who's Murdering Crime Fiction? Here are our authors —

Bryson, Tom
de Valence, Theresa
Drier, Michele
Ferrigno, Robert
Griffin, Gerald
Griggs, T.D.
Hallinan, Timothy
Lloyd, B
Morin, Pete
Robinson, Linton
Shaw, June
Smith, J. Edward
Walker, Jo
Waters, Dick C.
Winebrenner, Larry


Our writers in contribution order:

Timothy Hallinan is the Edgar- and Macavvity-nominated author of fifteen highly praised novels, including two current series: the Poke Rafferty Bangkok thrillers (most recently, THE FEAR ARTIST) and the Junior Bender mysteries, the third of which, THE FAME THIEF, will be published on July 2 by Soho. Hallinan also edits the "Twenty-One Writers" project of books about writing, beginning with MAKING STORY: TWENTY-ONE WRITERS ON HOW THEY PLOT, and he conceived and edited an ebook that raised tens of thousands of dollars for Japanese tsunami relief, SHAKEN: STORIES FOR JAPAN. Visit Timothy Hallinan's website.

Robert Ferrigno is a NY Times best-selling thriller writer, an Edgar finalist for SINS OF THE ASSASSIN, and winner of the Silver Dagger, Best Short Story by the Mystery Writers Association. His novels have been published in fifteen languages and his house was paid for with film options that never made it onto the screen. His newest book is THE GIRL WHO CRIED WOLF, an ebook about three knucklehead environmental terrorists who kidnap an heiress and find out that she’s a lot tougher and smarter than they are. Fun ensues. Visit Robert Ferrigno's website.

B Lloyd is a Bustle attached to a keyboard, occasionally to be seen floating on a canal ... After studying Early Music in Italy followed by a brief career in concert performance, the Bustle exchanged vocal parts for less vocal arts i.e. a Diploma from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Her inky mess, both graphic and verbal, can be found in various regions of the Web, and appendaged to good people's works (for no visible reason that she can understand). Her mystery novel GREENWOOD TREE is the first in the Julia Warren series, featuring not only the 1920s crime novelist, but her typewriter, a haunted glade, an 18th century journal, the Green Man and lashings of tea and scones. Visit B. Lloyd online, blog and Facebook. For Twitterers, drop by @AuthorsAnon.

T.D. Griggs is the British author of REDEMPTION BLUES now available for the first time as an e-book. A million sales in hard copies overseas - but it's hardly been read in English. Find REDEMPTION BLUES in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy. If you liked DISTANT THUNDER (in the UK, US, Canada,
Germany, France, Italy) and THE WARNING BELL by pen-name Tom Macaulay (in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy) then let him brighten your universe once again! Visit T.D. Griggs website. Follow him on Twitter @TDGRIGGS1.

Theresa de Valence promises to write her blurb soon.

Linton Robinson spent years as an award-winning freelancer for magazines like "American Photographer", "Penthouse", "Hustler", "Harpers" and "Science" before switching to novels. Many of his crime/politics books, like "Sweet Spot", "Boneyard 11", and "Mayan Calendar Girls" are set in Mexico or border regions. But some are just for goofy fun and romance, like ‘Bailin’." See all titles on Lin's Amazon Author’s Page

June Shaw has a well-received mystery series featuring a spunky widow who "thinks" she wants to avoid her hunky lover so she can rediscover herself. But he opens Cajun restaurants wherever she travels – and she is so bad at avoiding tempting dishes and men. June’s books are all in print and will be released as e-books in July, August, and September. Living near a lazy bayou that’s home to few alligators that she notices, June represents Louisiana on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter and is the published author liaison for the South Louisiana chapter of Romance Writers of America. She’s written other books, including her suspense APPROACHING MENACE . Visit June Shaw’s website.

Josephine Walker, a.k.a. Jo Walker, is the author of the soon to be released non-fiction Willing to Die, the true story of a man of simple but strong faith who brought the communist government of Ceausescus to its knees and forced open the doors of emigration from Romania in 1980. She plans to coordinate the release of her first fiction book, in a series called Hope, as an e-book alongside the release of Willing to Die.

Michele Drier spent a chunk of time in newsrooms around California, assigning reporters to cover murders and other mayhem, which they paid her for! She's now writing novels--traditional mysteries and paranormal romance. Her first mystery is Edited For Death and she’s just finishing up Labeled for Death, her second. Visit Michele Drier’s website, Amazon Author page, Facebook and Twitter @MicheleDrier.

Gerald Griffin was born in Flint, Michigan. He received his MA and Ph.D in psychology from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. His professional activities including psychotherapy, marriage counseling, psychological evaluations and executive consultation. During his 18 years as a consulting psychologist, Gerald published the non-fiction, THE SILENT MISERY--WHY MARRIAGES FAIL, followed by three novels, THE CORRUPTORS, THE DEATH DISCIPLE and THE LAST COMING. Easing out of private practice to enter writing full-time, Gerald moved to Gainesville, Georgia, there producing two ghostwritten non-fiction books. Recently he published OF GOOD AND EVIL which is being turned into a movie and is just finishing the sequel A TIME OF RECKONING. Visit Gerald’s website, blog and Facebook. For Twitter see @GeraldGGriffin.

J. Edward Smith (Jack) sold his first magazine article when he was a 16-year old student at Fresno High School in California. He was over-the-top when a $25 check arrived in the mail! Now, close to 60 years later, he is still writing. During a 40+ year career in non-profit organization management, he wrote and published dozens of inspirational meditations, as well as articles about organizational and spiritual renewal (odd couple?). He and his quilt artist wife Janet live on the Southwest New Mexico Chihuauan desert, 40 miles from the Mexican border. Since retiring Jack has turned to mystery and mainstream short stories and has found the transition a challenge. He has a novel about a young Afghanistan Marine veteran and his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the works. Jack can be reached at

Tom Bryson Tom Bryson grew up in Northern Ireland, in the historic city of Derry - Londonderry aptly coined 'Stroke City'. 'So - where do you come from, Tom?' he hears people ask... He now lives in the West Midlands of England and his published novels are crime thrillers TOO SMART TO DIE in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and SARCOPHAGUS in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and short story THE ZEPPELIN OF KINVER EDGE in the UK. His latest novel soon out again features Birmingham cop DCI Matt Proctor - and murder in the world of sport's gambling syndicates. (Title 'IN IT FOR THE MONEY'). His short stories have been published in anthologies, radio broadcasts and one-act plays professionally performed. Tom has worked in engineering, HR, consultancy - he now writes full time. Visit Tom Bryson's website. Follow him on Twitter @TomBryson2.

Pete Morin has been a trial attorney, a politician, a bureaucrat, a lobbyist, and lately, an incurable curmudgeon. Now, he’s a lawyer, musician and crime fiction writer. Pete’s short story, CLUB DUES, appeared in NEEDLE, A Magazine of Noir, and other works have appeared in Words With Jam, 100 Stories for Haiti, and Words to Music. His short story, Buried Treasure, received Honorable Mention in the 2010 MWA Al Blanchard competition. All of his fiction is available in ebook. When he is not writing crime fiction or legal mumbo jumbo, Pete plays blues guitar in Boston bars, and on increasingly rare occasion, plays a round of golf. He lives in a money pit on the seacoast south of Boston, in an area once known as the Irish Riviera. Pete is represented by Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency. Visit Pete Morin's website, and Amazon page.

Dick C. Waters retired in ’09 from the materials side of the health care industry. He was a Real Estate Broker and Certified Project Management Professional. Dick held positions in Quality, Operations, and Project Management all at the director level. He enjoys staying active and can be found still hitting baseballs and golf balls on the weekend. His new passion is writing and has won awards for his Flash Fiction stories in 2012 and 2013. Dick has three published mystery novels in the Scott Tucker series with the fourth in the edit process and soon to be published. He is a contributing author to Indies Unlimited and member of Arizona Authors and Sisters in Crime. Visit Dick’s Amazon Author’s Page.

Larry Winebrenner is an eclectic writer. His publications range from crossword puzzles in Numismatic News Weekly to biography, though his first love is mystery writing. He came under the spell of James Lee Burke while they were teaching colleagues at Miami Dade College. As they crabbed together in local saltwater canals, they discussed mystery writing. Winebrenner was trapped as surely as the crabs were. TO STEAL AN ELECTION is his most recent story. Dr. Winebrenner is a retired professor emeritus at the nation’s largest college. He is not retired from writing, but he does carve out time to enjoy his wife of sixty years marriage, five children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren at his home in Miami Gardens FL. Find him on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter @wmyrral.

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