A Day in
the Life

Gia Morelli and a day in her life by Lena Gregory

Hi, I’m Gia Morelli, owner of the All-Day Breakfast Café. Until recently, I spent my days working behind the counter of a busy delicatessen in the heart of Manhattan. But that was before a series of unfortunate circumstances sent me fleeing to central Florida in an...

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Jason Stafford and a day in his life by Michael Sears

The first thing you should know about me is that I served three years in federal prison for various charges stemming from an accounting mistake. I had ample time to correct that mistake, but I chose to compound it. I tried to hide it. I wasn’t stupid so much as...

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Angela Cray and a day in her life by Dara Carr

My day begins with a philosophical question: does morning arrive too early or is night too short? I've yet to come up with an answer but today the rumination is good for another sixty seconds in bed. At the crack of eight thirty-one, I get up for work. A potential new...

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Mickey Paxton and a day in his life by Zoe Burke

Not so long ago, I was an NYPD detective on a case, undercover, in Chicago. The plan was, I’d show up, gather the evidence, and go home. But then I saw her. Had to meet her. Made sure I did. Everything changed. She seemed solid. Fun. Easy going. Sweet but not too...

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My Musing ~ Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall

Curses, Boiled Again! by Shari Randall is the first book in the NEW “Lobster Shack” mystery series. Publisher: St. Martin's Press, coming January 30, 2018 Welcome to the seaside hamlet of Mystic Bay, where the fish is always fresh, the folks are ever-friendly, and...

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My Musing ~ Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton

Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton is the first book in the NEW “Deputy Donut” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, coming January 30, 2018. Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law...

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My Musing ~ Lethal Tide by Beth Prentice

Lethal Tide by Beth Prentice is the second book in the "Aloha Lagoon Samantha Reynolds" mystery series. Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing, coming January 30, 2018 Samantha Reynold's new life in Aloha Lagoon is awesome. She has a great job as a surf instructor at...

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My Musing ~ Vanished by Karen E. Olson

Vanished by Karen E. Olson is the fourth book in the “Black Hat” thriller series. Publisher: Severn House, coming Feb 2, 201 Computer hacker Tina Adler heads to Paris, France in search of the truth but discovers that someone is close on her trail in this tense and...

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February 2018 Releases

Six new series debut this month Print copy here February 1 The Identity Thief by R. Franklin James (Hollis Morgan #6) Vanished by Karen E. Olson (Black Hat #3) February 6 The Blasphemers by Annamaria Alfieri (Vera & Tolliver #3) Pressing The Issues by Daryl Wood...

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New Releases: Week of January 21, 2018

Here are eight new titles for your reading pleasure. From Bella Books, Brakelight Press, HarperCollins, Kathi Daley Books, Level Best Books, Lyrical Underground, Mona Marple, Opus Nine Books Two debut series (Mona Marple, Keenan Powell) One debut author (Mona...

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Cover Reveal ~ In Cold Chocolate by Dorothy St. James

I am thrilled to host the cover reveal for the third book in the “Southern Chocolate Shop” mystery series from Crooked Lane Books, coming September 11, 2018. Title: In Cold Chocolate Series: Southern Chocolate Shop #3 Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Crooked Lane Books...

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Cover Reveal ~ S’more Murders by Maya Corrigan

I am excited to share with you the cover for the fifth book in the “Five-Ingredient” mystery series from Kensington Books, coming July 31, 2018. Title: S’more Murders Series: Five-Ingredients #5 Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Kensington Books Website: mayacorrigan.com...

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Upcoming 2018 Mystery Conventions

Every year I look forward to attending reader/fan mystery conventions. Below is a partial list of 2018 conventions being held in the United States and abroad. You will always find me at two or more conventions each year. This year was the first time I attended more...

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New England Crime Bake Recap 2017

2017 Guest of Honor: Lisa Gardner Location: Woburn, Massachusetts Hotel: Hilton Boston/Woburn Date: November 10 – 12, 2017 The New England Crime Bake is the premier conference for writers and lovers of crime writing in New England. Held every Veteran’s Day weekend,...

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The reclusive figure of Dru reportedly spends her working hours at the mysterious daytime situation doing “research.” Her non-working hours are spent less reclusively on her blog, dru’s book musings where the main goal is to introduce readers to authors and their work.

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2017 MWA Raven Recipient


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