Novels by Vincent H. O'Neil

Mystery, Horror, and Science Fiction

Blogs From Exile

When your characters misbehave

October 19, 2010

Tags: plot, writing, characters, inspiration, murder, Florida

The studio guy told me, “Kid, you have no future in this business.”
So I asked him, “Why?”
He said, “When Tony Curtis first walked onscreen carrying a bag of groceries—a bag of GROCERIES—you took one look at him and thought, THAT'S a movie star!”
So I asked, “Weren't you supposed to (more…)

Because (some of) you asked for it . . .

September 19, 2010

Tags: ebook, Florida, murder mystery, Frank Cole, beach read, new series

I'm very pleased to announce the release of a paperback version of the newest Frank Cole mystery novel, CONTEST OF WILLS. I had originally planned to keep CONTEST OF WILLS as just an ebook, but received enough feedback from fans of the series that it is now out in paperback.

When we last saw (more…)

Mystery Novelist Finds New Venue with Electronic Books

September 8, 2010

Tags: ebooks, murder mystery, Florida, author

Not long ago, the only places to find out-of-print books were rare book stores and libraries. Luckily, that’s no longer the case.

With the growing popularity of electronic books (e-books) and the increasing number of venues that support them, many out-of-print books have found a new life. More and more authors have discovered (more…)

Just released – the new Frank Cole mystery, Contest of Wills

September 2, 2010

Tags: new release, mystery series, Florida, murder mystery

Hey gang,

I’m very pleased to announce that the new Frank Cole mystery, CONTEST OF WILLS, is now available on Amazon as a Kindle eBook (No Kindle? No problem; you can read this book on just about any device, from your PC to your Blackberry, using the free downloads available on the same (more…)

Who should play the characters in the "Exile" series?

November 11, 2009

Tags: Florida, mystery, murder, murder mystery, novel, amateur sleuth

Marshal Zeringue runs a great series of book-related websites, and he recently asked me to write an article about who should play the characters in my "Exile" mystery series for his "My Book-The Movie":

A pair of book reviews first prompted me to think about the possible casting of my "Exile" mystery novels. Both (more…)

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Military Science Fiction
Death Troupe Mysteries
Frank Cole Mystery

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