NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS

A group blog featuring an international array of killer mystery, suspense, and romantic suspense writers. With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.

We find our genre delightfully, dangerously, and deliciously exciting - join us here, if you do too!


Julie Moffet . Clare London . Cathy Perkins . Jean Harrington . Daryl Anderson . Nico Rosso . Maureen A Miller . Sandy Parks . Lisa Q Mathews . Sharon Calvin . Lynne Connolly . Janis Patterson . Vanessa Keir . Tonya Kappes . Julie Rowe . Joni M Fisher . Leslie Langtry

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Try A New Genre: Read a Mystery Today!

What? You’ve never read a mystery? No problem. We’re here to entice you to the dark side…

Check out our mystery authors, read their book snippets and enter the contest below to go into a draw to win one of their titles.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS by Wendy Soliman

“There you are then. Weymouth is far enough away to put the boat—” she stood and leaned over the transom, reading the name upside-down, “—the No Comment through her paces. Unusual name,” she added with a lilting smile that immediately put me on my guard.

“Kara, just so we’re clear. I am not going to take you to Weymouth.”

THE TUXEDOED MAN by Marcelle Dubé

A layer of frost covered the body, obscuring the features and turning the black pants white in spots.

A half dozen people stood looking down at the body in silence. Their flashlights barely cut through the ice fog swirling around them, first hiding, then revealing the body. Kate couldn’t even tell if there was a paramedic among them.

“You’re sure he’s dead?” she asked.

CAT BURGLAR IN TRAINING by Shelley Munro

“Tell me what?” I asked.

My father exchanged a doubtful glance with Ben before returning his attention to me. He rubbed his chin, the guilty silence broken by the loud rasp of his whiskers.

“Maybe once Amber is at school,” Hannah said, turning away to deftly flip a pancake.

The fishy stench wasn’t my imagination.

SCENE STEALER by Elise Warner

For a moment our eyes met; his were frightened, seeking help. Was it my imagination gone wild? No. After all those years of teaching elementary school, I knew this child was afraid.”

DYING ART by Shirley Wells

"Furniture had been knocked over and there were papers everywhere. She was scared so she called the police and they found Prue lying at the bottom of the stairs. She was wearing a pair of pink pyjamas." Her voice cracked on that last statement.

MURDER COMES ASHORE by Julie Anne Lindsey

“Uh-uh. No you don’t. You can’t tell me a toddler found an ear on the beach and look at me like I’m the crazy one. Like this is everyday news. ‘Oh, I almost forgot. For lunch today I found a finger in my French fries.’” 

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