DOWN A DARK RIVER: The Crooked Lane to Inspector Corravan [INTERVIEW]

Karen Odden in Bournemouth, England
“I’m in Bournemouth, England… because I got on the wrong train and ended up there instead of in London. Truly the dumb American mistake.”(Photo courtesy Karen Odden)

We love stories that can transport us to another time and place. Today’s guest, author Karen Odden, is one woman who is quite adept at doing just this. Her latest novel, Down a Dark River, takes us to Victorian London where a rash of murders is causing quite the stir. Our exclusive interview with the author is one of our most in depth pieces ever, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did! —J&H

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A Letter to My Pre-Published Self [GUEST POST]

Tools of the trade

Historical mystery writer E.M. Powell offers words of encouragement to unpublished authors everywhere, including her younger self, in this candid letter. (Photo by Chris Blakeley, Flickr)

If you enjoy reading mysteries just as much as you like historical fiction, we bet you’re really going to take a shine to the work of E.M. Powell. Her new novel, The King’s Justice (published under Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint) starts a thrilling new series of medieval mysteries you won’t be able to put down. But like many writers, Powell’s career wasn’t an overnight success. Find out what she overcame on the road to publication in her guest post, “A Letter to My Pre-Published Self.” Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post