Call them Crime Scene Investigators, or Book Reviewers, we are here to give an honest opinion on the Crime Scenes that it is our lot, and joy, I hope, to investigate. The Investigators must themselves be writers; folk who have got the tee-shirt, who understand the murderous toil involved in committing their crimes to paper. They will have suffered the relentless onslaught of rejection slips, and have seen their creations buried under a slushpile avalanche, futilely awaiting rescue by sniffer dogs. This site has evolved from the MEAN STREETS Review blog generated by that genius creator of the WRITERS’ WORKSHOP, Harry Bingham. I cannot recommend them highly enough for the invaluable assistance they afford the aspiring writer of any and all genres. https://writersworkshop.co.uk
Not all the previous Crime Scene staff are available; thus new members will be added from time to time. Suffice it to say that for the present, Peter J. Earle with be chief pathologist.
Peter J. Earle – www.peterjearle.com – is a self-pub novelist with 6 published novels. All are available as e-novels by Kindle Direct Publishing. Soft-covers are available, if you are into destroying forests.
What crime fiction do you especially enjoy? All, but especially Pursuit – on the run, trying to prove innocence. Why do you love crime fiction? I love the puzzle, the hints and clues, means and motives and how it all ties together. My Weapon of Choice: Oh, the snake, of course… preferably the mamba. My special skills: Being a hunter and tracker, I can choose whether to kill my client by hippo chomp or buffalo stampede or lion nip. My undiscovered crime: I did it so well that I now have to wait seven years for my rich uncle to be declared dead. My next target: Seven cousins, of course! My most satisfying killing: will be cousin Cecil who used to bully me something chronic. This mamba that I know will get him while he’s poking about an anthill on safari…
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS:
Jim Nesbitt: For more than 30 years, he was a roving correspondent for newspapers and wire services in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. He chased hurricanes, earthquakes, plane wrecks, presidential candidates, wildfires, rodeo cowboys, ranchers, miners, loggers, farmers, migrant field hands, doctors, neo-Nazis and nuns with an eye for the telling detail and an ear for the voice of the people who give life to a story. He is a lapsed horseman, pilot, hunter and saloon sport with a keen appreciation for old guns, vintage trucks and tractors, good cigars, aged whiskey and a well-told story. He now lives in Athens, Alabama and is a senior member of our forensic team at BOOK POSTMORTEM to investigate the Crime Scene.
He is also the author of the Ed Earl Burch series, which includes
THE RIGHT WRONG NUMBER
and THE LAST SECOND CHANCE
New CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS of literary integrity are being interviewed as we speak. If you feel you would like to be one of these, please apply in Comments!