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C.S. O’Cinneide

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C.S. O'Cinneide (oh-ki-nay-da) is a writer and a blogger on her website, She Kills Lit, where she features women writers of thriller and noir. Her debut novel, Petra’s Ghost is a dark thriller set on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, where a woman has disappeared. The book was inspired by real events that occurred when the author walked the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage in 2015.
Her second novel, The Starr Sting Scale, is a tongue in cheek noir and the first book of the Candace Starr crime series. It follows the adventures of a six-foot-three former hitwoman who is enlisted to solve a murder she may well have committed herself.
C.S. O'Cinneide lives in Guelph, Ontario with her husband, an Irish ex-pat who remains her constant muse.

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C.S. O’Cinneide Music. I can't play it when I am actually writing, but each character in my books has their own theme song that I like to listen to before I start. Ca…moreMusic. I can't play it when I am actually writing, but each character in my books has their own theme song that I like to listen to before I start. Candace Starr, the six foot three hitwoman featured in my tongue-in-cheek crime novel,The Starr Sting Scale (Feb 2020) really likes grooving to Bad to the Bone.(less)
C.S. O’Cinneide Just start writing, even if you think it is stinks. Somewhere in that heap of dung will be a whiff of brilliance.
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ERIN RUDDY is a writer, editor, and award-winning journalist. She is currently the executive editor at MediaEdge Communications. She lives in Toronto.


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Your debut novel, Tell Me My Name, is a nail-biting, domestic noir set in cottage country. What inspired you to write a story in this genre and this setting?


The idea came to me shortly after we’d purchased our new cottage in the sum

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In The Swap, Harding doesn't disappoint in her well-honed ability to mix a good dose of sex into the twisted elements of thriller. But the couple swapping from which this novel derives its name is not as tantalizing has the love triangle experienced ...more
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I like books that walk the fine line between horror and crime fiction, so often described as psychological thrillers to distinguish themselves from the thorny expectations of those two genres. Behind the Red Door is such a book. The protagonist is a ...more
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"From the moment I started reading I was stung!!! Candace Starr is one bad ass gal. I wouldn't want to be on her bad side or even on her good side for that matter!!! I've never encountered such a raw strong female character in any booknive read. C.S O" Read more of this review »
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This book was poetry in motion for me. The characters, the dialect, the setting, all so artfully rendered that I was lost for days in the stark and sheer beauty of it. A novel that made me thankful for the author who wrote it. Highly recommended.
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At once both touching and suspenseful, After Elias tells the story of a man left at the altar in the worst possible way. Coen's fiance, Elias Santos, is killed when the plane he was piloting crashes only days before their wedding. And to add horror t ...more
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"''The Starr Sting Scale' by C. S. O'Cinneide (2020), kicks off a new slick, hard-edged but witty crime series about Candace Starr, a former professional hitwoman, trying to retire and not quite getting there.

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"I don't think I have ever read a novel such as this one with a character like Candace Starr. Her world is so full of vicious and degenerate individuals it is a wonder she is still alive. There is something engaging about her and I look forward to rea" Read more of this review »
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