Who’s Sinning and Who’s Settling Old Scores?

New Sins for Old Scores is my latest murder mystery with a paranormal twist—the twist is that one of the lead characters is dead. Yup, read it again. He’s dead. And this story is packed with a band of characters, each with their own agenda, and each trying to either...

The Real Sins in New Sins for Old Scores

Murder, like history, often repeats itself. And that, my friends, is the premise for my new murder mystery, New Sins for Old Scores from Black Opal Books. My fourth mystery follows similar footsteps of my last series—a murder mystery with a paranormal twist that...

New Sins and Late Nights

Nighttime belongs to mystery and intrigue—evil, too. I could say it belongs to love, but I write mysteries and thrillers, not romance novels. For me, I do my best thinking around midnight. I also do my best panicking and second-guessing. Don’t we all? It’s not...

Dying and Whining … Oh the toils of being an author.

And once again, the calendar tells me I’m late …   These days, consulting eight or ten hours a day and writing all my waking hours is starting to take its toll. This morning, I was up late and assailed by my two Labs, two visiting canines—including a 165-pound...

Dying is Toughest When It’s Your Best Friend

By Tj O’Connor, author of Dying to Know, Dying for the Past, and Dying to Tell   As a mystery writer, death becomes almost cliché—at least, fictional death. It’s the heart of a story and everything surrounds it. We treat death as no more than a plot and the...