Sneak Peek: Murder Over the Border

Today we have a sneak peek from the mystery/thriller by Richard Steinitz: Murder Over the Border.

Israeli policeman Yossi Abulafia is on army reserve duty, watching military movements on the other side of the Jordanian border. Through his telescope, he witnesses what appears to be a murder – in Jordan. While seeing this crime take place, his lookout post collapses and he is seriously injured – enough so that he is invalided out.

Taking a new job in the Prime Minister’s office, he gets sucked into the Oslo Peace Process, and uses his position to try to find the killer from over the border. Who is the ‘shooter’ and how is he connected to Yossi?

Murder Over the Border is available from and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Murder Over the Border

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Improve Your Writing and Make a Few Bucks


Most everyone we encounter blogs on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Blogging has become the go-to method of getting the word out and sharing your writing style with anyone who might stumble upon your content—or if you’re lucky—follow your content.

How do you know if you are any good at blogging? I suppose you can look at your page views and follower counts, however, E.L. James may be enough proof to throw that theory out the door. Do you blog to keep your writing sharp? Do you blog for exposure? Continue reading “Improve Your Writing and Make a Few Bucks”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Witness Prevention Program

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Millie heard the shots and had gone to the window in time to see the two thugs standing over the lifeless body of their victim.

One of them had looked right at Millie. He smiled maliciously at her and raised a finger to his lips, as if to tell her to be silent.

The other man turned and saw her frozen with fear there in the window.

The two men exchanged some words. The smiling man dragged the body into the alley. The other man crossed the street, headed for Millie’s apartment building. She knew what that meant. Time was short.

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted. See HERE for additional information and terms.