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 Peter-Earle1

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…



Jim Nesbitt – author of hardbitten thrillers, and spot-on reviews


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 NUMBERright-wrong-number


The Last 2nd 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!

2 Responses to About

  1. Hi BookPostmortem,

    I’m writing to ask if you’d like an advance review copy of SACRIFICED? This crime mystery is the U.S. English-language debut of bestselling African writer Chanette Paul.

    Sacrificed explores the questions of what constitutes family, and whether qualities of good and evil are innate or nurtured. These themes hold special significance for Paul, who was adopted and never met her birth parents. 

    Rejected by her parents, her sister, her husband, everyone except her extraordinary and unusual daughter, Caz Colijn lives a secluded life in her own little patch of Africa. But a single phone call from her estranged sister is all it takes to shatter this refuge. Caz learns that her elderly mother is on her deathbed in Belgium—and that the old woman isn’t really Caz’s biological mother.

    This phone call is just the first step down an ever-widening tunnel into Caz’s painful past. Jetting between Belgium and Africa, she’s desperate to learn who her biological parents are, why they gave her away, and whether this has anything to do with her daughter’s exceptional nature. Caz is so caught up in discovering the truth about the past, she almost doesn’t notice the man who is falling in love with her. Or the meaning behind the key she receives. Or the two Congolese who are following her every move in search of something they’re willing to kill for.

    Chanette Paul has published 41 romance, thriller and crime novels. In South Africa, she has won the prestigious Lekkerlit prize and the Perskor prize and has twice been a finalist in the ATKV prize. She is fluent in English and happy to do interviews by Skype or email. Please let me know if you can join the blog tour.

    I’d be happy to send you a review copy of Sacrificed. I can send you a PDF file or a print copy. It is also available on Edelweiss.

    Catalyst Press is a new independent press focused on introducing American audiences to African writers. Its first titles launch in October 2017, and it is distributed by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution (an Ingram brand). Its website is http://www.catalystpress.org.

    Best wishes,
    Shirley Vernick
    Catalyst Press

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