Itâ€™s not about the money. Itâ€™s about getting away with the money. Itâ€™s about fooling them. Itâ€™s about letting them know that youâ€™re smarter, faster, and always one step ahead.
Think about your garden-variety heist movie. Do the heroes ever get caught? Do they bail, try and escape, abandon their plan, and move on? If they do, chances are it was a bad film. More than likely, youâ€™ve forgotten about it, or worse, it left you wishing for your eight dollars and two hours back. The Read the rest of this entry »
The mystery genre has delighted and engaged readers for nearly two hundred years. There’s even a mystery surrounding who the true first mystery writer was, with debates ranging from Wilkie Collins and Edgar Allan Poe to largely unknown Charles Warren Adams. In any case, mystery provides readers not only an escape into another world, but a puzzle to solve as well. Readers appreciate this added level of involvement, and a good mystery will stimulate the mind in numerous ways.
During the Victorian era, Read the rest of this entry »
When people go to see a movie or a play, they expect to be entertained. Finding quality entertainment can be very difficult, especially if one does not read into what people are saying about current screenplays or productions. Luckily, there are critics and people in general who are more than willing to give their opinion on certain facets of the entertainment industry in order to alert those who are avid moviegoers or regulars to Broadway Read the rest of this entry »
January 10, 2012 - 12:00 am
Mystery novels aren’t always known for their subtlety and have consistently used Nevada as a backdrop for their stories. To date, over 100 contemporary mystery novels have taken place in Nevada, and for good reason. Nevada’s got some mysterious features: Area 51, atomic testing, a rich Basque heritage. All of these reasons and more make Nevada one of mystery’s favorite subjects.
Most Nevada mystery novels take place in and around Las Vegas, although some venture out to Reno as well. (Note to readers, the Reno mystery genre is particularly gory, so set your adt reno alarm before heading to bed with a good read) Las Vegas’ most preeminent mystery author is Carol Nelson Douglas who has published dozens of related mystery novels since her opener, “Cat Nap.”
Some of the favorite Nevada subjects mystery authors like to tap into include the annual Burning Man festival, held in the Nevada desert, the 1950 Rat Pack culture that included mob ties, and general casino debauchery that often leads to readers wondering whodunit? Whatever your favorite type of mystery novel, rest assured there’s something to love for everyone in the Nevada Mystery Novel genre.
August 7, 2011 - 12:00 am
A jury trial is a trial in which a panel of jurors makes a determination on whether a criminal defendant is guilty of the crimes of which he or she was accused. Jurors are selected randomly by the state and then narrowed down through a selection process. The process is necessary so that no one will be biased neither toward or away from the accused.
There are usually twelve jurors chosen. All these members must appear in court every day until the trial is over. What normally happens is both the prosecution and the defense will come in and Read the rest of this entry »
Mayhem. A word that conjures up images of the dark underworld in England. Victorian England with all the surface morality carried a dark tradition that lingered right underneath. This was especially prevalent in the writings of detective stories during this time period. The stories were often filled with treacherous villains, many times working in conjunction to commit terrible crimes. The types of crimes which the individuals in literature would find such a murder, fraud theft etc were all given colorful terms covered in euphemism, naturally the Victorian age was Read the rest of this entry »
Withen every community there is an issue of respect that is often not spoken of. Whether it is in matters of love or war, there are many who feel left out of the deepest bonds of trust due to their profession.
Law enforcement officers are rarely seen as fathers, husbands, brothers and sons when being reviewed by the general public. They are most often viewed in the light of the negativity their jobs reflect than as normal men.
There may be some who are zealous in their Read the rest of this entry »
As the second anthology collection from Nightfall Publications, “The Wrong Side of the Law” is in its first edition. It is a collection of mystery and crime stories from some of today’s hottest and best writers. The collection includes an array of stories that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will come next. Notable writers in this “The Wrong Side of the Law” first edition anthology are Randy Rohn, Jack Miller, Darlien C. Breeze, Dougles Allen Read the rest of this entry »
April 17, 2011 - 12:00 am
In the mystery genre, few writers excel at creating likable crooks and imaginative crimes like Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008). Over his career, Westlake offered a who’s who of recognizable characters (including John Dortmunder), award winning titles (including the Edgar Award winning God Save the Mark), and films (including The Stepfather).
Though he began as a hard boiled mystery writer (and maintained this terse style under his infamous pseudonym Richard Stark), Westlake’s forte was in creating sympathetic Read the rest of this entry »
Writing for any genre can prove to be a challenge. However, it is my opinion that writing for the mystery field can be the most difficult. There are many factors to think about when you are considering a mystery story. How you approach each story will differ, depending on the subject matter. Today, we will discuss the murder-mystery.
Murder mysteries are perhaps the most widely read faction of the genre. They are cleverly woven, and if the author is good, he or she can keep the reader guessing right up the very end! Read the rest of this entry »