Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hooked on Endeavour

Lately, my wife and I have really gotten into a new TV murder mystery series, Endeavour. Set in 1960s Oxford, England, it follows a young Inspector Morse and his boss Thursday through some pretty awesome mysteries. Not only is the acting good and the sets realistic, but the show’s writing is pretty phenomenal too.

They basically took the idea of the old Inspector Morse series, and gave it a serious revamp with this retro 60s prequel crime thriller. Shaun Evans and Roger Allam are spectacular in this series, and many of the secondary characters are incredibly intriguing as well. If you simply enjoy a well-told mystery, plus some 1960s Britain thrown into the mix, then this is the show for you.

They just came out with the 4th season, which I’m catching up on now. I hope they make a ton more of these because the people who put this series together really know how to make a compelling mystery along with some characters that you can’t help but care about. So check it out, especially you mystery buffs and writers, I promise you’ll enjoy it! 


Friday, June 16, 2017

Call for Beta Readers


I’ve got a newly completed manuscript I’m pretty pumped about and looking for some discerning eyes to give it a read. I’ve got some of my awesome reviewers already reading it, but I wanted to ping my fellow bloggers/writers to see if any of you were interested in reading some or all of my newest MS. What’s it about?

I’ve stuck to historical fiction, but in this case it’s a murder mystery set in London during the Blitz. Below is a blurb on it. If interested, please email me at author@marknoce.com. Thanks a million!


Murder Under the Blitz

1940. London. Jane and Clive come from different worlds. She’s a proper young secretary and he’s a devil-may-care adventurer, but when their boss in British Intelligence dies under mysterious circumstances they team up to track down the murderer. Their investigation quickly turns dangerous when they discover that the unknown murderer is a Nazi spy preparing the way for an Axis invasion of Britain. Time runs short as Jane and Clive struggle to solve the case before the bombs of the Blitz and the mysterious spy threaten to destroy them both.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Reading

Summer’s almost here and I’m working on my summer reading list. I generally like to reread some of my favorite novels over the summer, in addition to new works. I’ve already started on a few.

Old Favorites I’m Rereading

- Edgar Allen Poe – short stories like The Gold Bug and The Purloined Letter.

- Hawaiian Mythology – I have a collection of these legends I intend to reread again.

- Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers, because I’ll always love Dumas’ work.


New Favorites I’m Reading

- Agatha Christie – Poirot mysteries, such as Dumb Witness and
Appointment with Death.

- Dashiell Hammett – his noir mysteries, pretty much any of the few I haven’t read yet.

- Maybe some more Lawrence Block, specially his Scudder mysteries (if I haven’t read them all).

Yeah, I guess I’m on a bit of a detective noir kick at the moment, but hey, even a “dark” summer can be a fun one.


How about you? What types of books are you looking forward to perusing this summer?