Category Archives: Serial Killers
Congrats to all Inspy Awards finalists in the Mystery/Thriller category. I see all are familiar face who have engaged readers for quite a while now. You are all winners. Best wishes to all!!!
Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand, Bethany House, July, 2010
Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins, B&H Publishing, May, 2011
The Bishop by Steven James, Revell, August, 2010
Get some reality in your crime fiction writing. Register for the Writer’s Police Academy 201Where? Guilford Technical Community College and Public Safety Training Academy, Jamestown, N.C. When? September 23-25, 2011
TOP NOTCH SPEAKERS:
Key Note Speaker
Author of best selling thrillers: RULES of BETRAYAL, RULES of VENGEANCE, RULES of DECEPTION, and many more.
Author of Best Selling mysteries DEAD CONNECTION, ANGEL’S TIP, CITY of FEAR, and many more.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland
Her books include THE CSI EFFECT, INSIDE THE MINDS OF SERIAL KILLERS, INSIDE THE MINDS OF MASS MURDERERS, INSIDE THE MINDS OF SEXUAL PREDATORS, and many more.
Workshops will cover topics such as: Guns, cops, firefighters, EMS, patrol cars, K-9′s, explosives, arson,
serial killers, officer-involved shooting, bloodstain analysis, crime scene investigation, homicide, helicopters, motorcycles, fire trucks, ambulances, night vision, police, sheriffs, jails and prisons, women in police work, detectives, crash investigation, pepper spray, Tasers, computer crimes, law, bioterrorism, DNA.
Real police equipment will be used in demonstrations. Attendees will participate in simulated crime scenes with law enforcement professionals.
For more information: http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com/
It was a total blast taking the journey our committed panel of judges in the Inspy Awards 2010 Thriller/Suspense/Mystery category embarked upon. A pilgrimage into what demonstrates the highest levels literary talent in the general area of Christian crime fiction — and what constitutes Christian themes in literature.
Winner: Steven James ~ The Knight
The statement issued by our panel of judges: Mark Buzzard, Kim Ford, Tim George, Dee Stewart, and myself.
How does one (who has no Christian reference points) make that first step toward the Lord? Where does that first question about spirituality come from? How does the author make it believable? Steven James makes it believable. This question encapsulates many of the judges’ thoughts about Patrick Bowers as he struggles to solve a series of grizzly crimes in the INSPY Award winner for the Thriller/Suspense/Crime Fiction category. The literary skill employed by James creates a story that steals the reader’s sleep while also stealing their breath. Creating an unforgettable set of characters who face an unimaginable and escalating series of terrifying crimes, James captures both the imagination and heart of the reader as he spins his tale.
Steven Jame’s website: http://stevenjames.net/