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The best novels about friends hiding dark and dirty secrets – Shepherd Books

Why am I passionate about this? I moved around non-stop as a kid, attending a dozen schools by age eleven. As a result, once I stayed put long enough to make real friends, I stuck to them like glitter glue. As a reader and writer, I can’t get enough stories…

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Elka Ray In The Strand Magazine

‘How to Nail a Twist by’ Elka Ray – The Stand Magazine

‘How to Nail a Twist’ by Elka Ray February 16, 2024 Twist and shout How do you nail a twist? For Thriller readers, the only thing worse than a twist you saw coming is a twist so out there it feels tacked on from a whole other story. I’m not…

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Why Do We Write? Elka Explains Some Of Her Reasons On Books By Women

Why do we write? Elka explains some of her reasons on Books By Women

Why We Write November 18, 2020 | By Elka Ray | Reply As a writer and reader of mysteries, it’s always the why that intrigues me. So many things humans do – including murdering each other, in many cases – defies common sense. The urge to write seems equally illogical.…

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Elka Chats About Divorce Is Murder And The Writing Life With The PNW Kings River Life Magazine

Elka chats about Divorce Is Murder and the writing life with the PNW Kings River Life magazine

Divorce is Murder By Elka Ray: Review/Giveaway/Interview Nov 2, 2019 | 2019 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy by Sandra Murphy This week we have a review of Divorce is Murder by Elka Ray, and an interesting interview with her. Details at the end of this post on how to enter…

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Writer Elka Ray In Vietnam - Endless Material In Southeast Asia

Elka discusses books and expat life with Thailand’s Phanganist Magazine

Writer Elka Ray in Vietnam - Endless Material in Southeast Asia Elka Ray writes fast-paced romantic mysteries and scary thrillers – a dichotomy that reveals her belief in Yin and Yang, or the balance of opposites. A great lover of scientific facts, she may be found clutching crystals for good…

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She Kills Lit - Interview With Elka Ray

The fab horror and mystery author and book critic C.S. O’Cinneide interviews Elka about writing and so much more

Interview with Elka Ray January 28, 2019 Off By C.S. O'CINNEIDE Elka Ray is a Canadian/UK author, editor, and illustrator. For adults, Elka writes crime, and is the author of three novels – the upcoming romantic mystery Divorce is Murder, due out with Seventh Street/Prometheus in June 2019; Saigon Dark…

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The Crime Cafe with Elka Ray

Elka joins author best-selling author Debbi Mack in The Crime Café to discuss Divorce Is Murder and its pretty seaside setting of Victoria, British Columbia:

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What Is Noir Elka Ray

What is Noir? Get Elka’s take on The Librarian Reads:

Guest Post: What is Noir? by Elka Ray As an author, editor and avid reader, I’m excited to have been invited to write a guest post for The Librarian Talks. My name’s Elka Ray. I write crime fiction, mystery, suspense and noir. If you’re like me, up until fairly recently, I…

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Elka Ray On VTV

Elka Ray: detailing her life, loves, and books

Watch Elka sweat (literally!) in a 40-minute documentary with Vietnam’s national broadcaster VTV, detailing her life, loves, and books:

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Back on CrimeReads, Elka examines traditional motives for fictional murders: Love, Lust, Loathing, and Loot:

  Has Greed Fallen Behind as a Motive for Murder in Modern Crime Fiction? A look at the traditional motives for killing: Love, Lust, Loathing, and Loot. Four motives are typically given for murder, namely Love, Lust, Loathing, and Loot. Researching this, I discovered a 2017 FBI report that claimed…

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Join Elka On CrimeReads For An Exploration Of Mystery Stories, Homesickness, And Belonging:

Join Elka on CrimeReads for an exploration of mystery stories, homesickness, and belonging:

Crime fiction can take us outside ourselves—and in resolution, return us home. When I was three-months old, my German mother took me from England, where she’d gone to give birth, to a remote camp in Uganda, where my British geologist father was searching for gold.  Both my parents endured miserable…

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