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April 15, 2015 – 4:40 pm | 3 Comments

Australian author Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist and ghostwriter of memoirs for celebrities and politicians, among others, before publishing his first novel, Suspect, featuring psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, who’s afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. O’Loughlin has appeared in subsequent …

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Book Review: ALICE BLISS by Laura Harrington

June 15, 2011 – 5:31 pm | 20 Comments

As I started this review, I wished I had a rating system in place to adequately express how special Laura Harrington’s Alice Bliss is. If I went by stars, I’d give it twelve. If I …

Nerd Chat with SHAKEN Authors

June 13, 2011 – 2:26 am | 4 Comments

When I heard about Shaken: Stories for Japan, the first ever charitable e-book, I knew I wanted to help spread the word. Like everyone else, I was horrified by the disasters in Japan and, because …

Stalker Award Winners

June 9, 2011 – 7:37 pm | 14 Comments

I’m happy to announce the winners of the inaugural Stalker Awards, given to crime fiction books and authors readers are obsessed with, voted on by genre fans at large. The races were extremely tight, with …

Movie Review: SUPER 8

June 8, 2011 – 1:24 am | 9 Comments
Chandler (L) with Abrams

*No spoilers*
When I read this article on Deadline.com yesterday that reported J.J. Abrams’s Super 8 is tracking softly because he’s being so secretive about it, I found it ridiculous. Moviegoers are supposedly not eager to …

Book Review: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S.J. Watson

June 6, 2011 – 9:58 pm | 10 Comments

Despite this novel’s title, do not read it at bedtime. Because you won’t sleep. Next thing you know, it’ll be 5 a.m. and you’ll be wondering how the night had vanished.
In S.J. Watson’s debut thriller, …

Nerdy Links

June 2, 2011 – 9:25 pm | 13 Comments

Got lazy busy this week despite (because of?) the short week so I’ll just post or link to a few things I found interesting around the web.
Here’s the international poster for David Fincher’s adaptation of …

The Demons He Knows: Guest Post by Author Bill Loehfelm + Giveaway

May 31, 2011 – 11:00 pm | 8 Comments

Today I’m happy to welcome Bill Loehfelm (pronounced Lów-felm), author of The Devil She Knows, to PCN. Devil, which was just released last week, has received stellar reviews, including stars from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. …

And the Stalker Nominees Are…

May 30, 2011 – 8:45 pm | 9 Comments

For the past three weeks, to coincide with May being mystery month, I took nominations for the inaugural Stalker Awards, given to authors and mysteries/thrillers published in 2010 that you’re obsessed about. Today, as the …

Reminder About Stalker Nominations

May 27, 2011 – 11:42 pm | One Comment

Since you’re probably enjoying your long weekend, I’ll keep this short. It’s a reminder to nominate your favorite 2010 crime fiction reads for the inaugural Stalker Awards if you haven’t done so. Polls close Sunday, …

Things Actors Shouldn’t Do in an Audition

May 26, 2011 – 12:53 am | 12 Comments

Mr. PCN, who’s a casting director, has been busy the last couple months with several projects. While he loves what he does, he’s occasionally subjected to the crazy things some actors do in pursuit of …

AMERICAN IDOL S10: Scotty & Lauren’s Country Duel

May 25, 2011 – 1:09 am | 9 Comments
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I couldn’t believe myself. This afternoon I read somewhere that Lauren Alaina might miss the finale and Haley would have to fill in for her. Turns out Lauren blew a vocal cord while rehearsing. …

Crumbling HOUSE

May 23, 2011 – 11:21 pm | 12 Comments

*Spoilers about House season finale ahead*
Second warning, if you haven’t watched last night’s episode, stop reading now. If you have seen it, read on and discuss!
Last week I was shocked when I heard Lisa Edelstein …

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