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Black Label

My husband (an attorney) always cringes whenever we watch a courtroom drama on television. Why? Because, procedurally, they get everything wrong. I … Black Label

James L’Etoile Launches His Latest Thriller – Elena Taylor

Elena Talyor calls BLACK LABEL, “A perfect suspense novel for a society that has become all too aware of the proliferation of fake reports espoused as gospel and the people willing to believe the lies. A delightfully tense summer read.”James L’Etoile launches Black Label, a brand new thriller with his new publisher. Read my review on […]

The First Two Pages: “Billy’s Plan” by James L’Etoile – Art Taylor

The First Two Pages: “Billy’s Plan” by James L’Etoile – Art Taylor — Read on arttaylorwriter.com/2021/05/25/the-first-two-pages-billys-plan-by-james-letoile/

BURY THE PAST Earns a Killer Nashville Award Nomination

I’m honored to announce that BURY THE PAST has been nominated for the annual Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award as the best procedural mystery of 2017. The procedural mystery genre is a thriller and suspense story in which a professional protagonist (detective, journalist, attorney, physician) solves a crime, usually gruesome and with graphic detail. Subgenres […]

12 Steps to Holiday Re-Gifting

Originally posted on James L'Etoile:
‘Tis the season of giving! It is better to give than receive.  I think that’s how that goes.  I dug into my historical vaults to find the origins of this nobel sentiment.  Scholars debate the first time these words were spoken.  I found the true initial utterance of the…

AT WHAT COST Ebook SALE

To help celebrate the release of BURY THE PAST, the folks at Crooked Lane Books have sponsored an ebook sale for the first book in the series, AT WHAT COST for $1.99 Detective John Penley faces a moral turning point during his search for a serial killer who harvests his victim’s organs. Does the detective […]

BURY THE PAST Release

BURY THE PAST is officially published and out into the wild! It’s only been a year since the first book in the series (AT WHAT COST) landed and I’m feeling a mixture of elation, exhaustion, and caffeinated satisfaction.   BURY THE PAST follows the detective team of John Penley and Paula Newberry on a new investigation–one involving […]

Cover Reveal – The Leaked Edition

Originally posted on James L'Etoile:
Everyone likes a good leak, right? No, not that kind of leak–I’m talking about the information kind. They must be a popular thing, because I can’t turn on a television news broadcast without someone blathering on about leaks. It doesn’t seem to matter what the leak is about–it turns…

Shut Up And Drive

Originally posted on James L'Etoile:
Pardon me whilst I squeeze into my ranty pants. I don’t remember them being this tight. Ahem… This morning I had the occasion to venture out in public and join in the mass migration on the public thoroughfare. Interstate 5 is a sprawling mass of asphalt and cement, up to eight…

5 Life Lessons From Walking the Dog

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I had a bit of an epiphany during the morning dog walk. The act of walking is good for the dogs, good for me, but it represents much more. Like most things in life, if we rush through the walk to get it over with to cross off an item…