February 17, 2016

An Interview with Austin Camacho, author of Beyond Blue and other novels

I first met Austin Camacho at a meeting of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America. It was my first meeting and he welcomed me and made me feel at home. This past fall (2015) I got to know Austin and his wife Denise a little better at their Crime, Creatures and Creativity conference. What I liked most about the event was the level of interaction with speakers. (The 2016 conference is moving to Columbia, Maryland; register for the Sept. 30-Oct. 2 event by March 31 to qualify for an early-bird discount.) Austin grew up in Saratoga Springs––not far from my home town of Gloversville, NY––attended Union College and served in the U.S. Army. These days he handles media relations […]
February 8, 2016

A Review of Austin Camacho’s Beyond Blue: Police Procedural with a Twist

In Beyond Blue, Austin Camacho, author of nine previous mysteries, brings a new twist to the police procedural crime genre. Instead of one protagonist, there are six, all of whom work for an organization dedicated to help the NYC police department take care of problems they don’t seem to be able to handle on their own. Funded by the Arab father of a 9/11 victim, Beyond Blue Investigations takes on cases such as an officer who has been undercover for too long and one who is falling apart because his wife is threatening to divorce him. They are also investigating a smuggling operation at JFK and a lawyer who has made a career of out getting crooks off by damaging […]