Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE
Z.J. CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

It All Started on a Honeymoon by Z.J. Czupor Helen MacInnes’s first novel, Above Suspicion (1941), is based loosely on her own honeymoon in Bavaria when she encountered German Nazi atrocities. She took extensive notes and swore that one day she would write against the oppression of the Nazi...

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MEETING YOUR HERO
MEETING YOUR HERO

by Jenny Milchman My heroes don’t fly or wear tight neoprene suits or fight epic battles. They’re not fictional; they’re real. (Well, okay, Reacher—he’s fictional, and fights, and would probably look great in a neoprene suit). But for the most part, my heroes are literary ones. Authors. I’ve been...

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SEPTEMBER ROGUE ROUNDUP
SEPTEMBER ROGUE ROUNDUP

What we Rogues talked about, researched, and revealed in September… Our friend Ryan Steck, The Real Book Spy, juggles a lot between his various jobs—kids, editing, a debut thriller—the list goes on. He helped us start September off right by going rogue and telling us exactly how he checks every...

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MY BIG FAT LATINO NOVEL
MY BIG FAT LATINO NOVEL

by Isabella Maldonado The Latino equivalent of Windex is Vicks VapoRub, which is used to treat everything from a head cold to a sucking chest wound. Now you know. When I retired from police work and took up crime writing, I saw the need for a change from what usually populated bookshelves in the...

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TIPS FROM THE PROS
TIPS FROM THE PROS

by Karna Small Bodman My fellow Rogues are all bestselling thriller writers, so I’m sure they are familiar with these “Tips” for creating a great thriller. However, I figured I could always use a refresher course, or a reminder of the basics, so I recently watched a presentation on how to craft a...

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SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL GOES ROGUE!
SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL GOES ROGUE!

Kim Howe: Susan Elia MacNeal travels back in time to WWII to bring us a captivating story of a mother and daughter who went undercover as spies inside Los Angeles’ Nazi movement. This fierce twosome takes incredible risks to help save American democracy. Susan, welcome to the Rogues! Susan Elia...

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ROGUE FLASH
ROGUE FLASH

Master literary critic Oline Cogdill (left) and editor and author Laurie King How to Write a Mystery Wins 3 First-Place Awards! The monumental How to Write a Mystery, edited by Lee Child and Laurie King, has won the Agatha Award at Malice Domestic, and the Macavity, and Anthony awards at...

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