A Day in
the Life

A Conversation with Katherine Hall Page

The Body in the Casket brings together two passions of mine: traditional country house murder mysteries and Broadway musicals. Many months ago as the idea for this book was percolating in my mind the big question was how to stage the book. A house party—or as the...

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A day in the life of Amy Flowers by Gayle Leeson

Hi, lovely Dru! And Dru’s lovely readers! Dru asked me to stop by and give you guys a look into my day. Well, don’t get too excited—I live in a small rural Virginia town called Winter Garden, and not a lot happens here. . .well, unless you count the murders. So, I try...

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Five-Year Anniversary Giveaway from Seventh Street Books

Before Seventh Street Books’ Five-year anniversary comes to a close, they are giving away a copy of their first book published, The Bookseller by Mark Pryor, along with a “special surprise gift” to FIVE lucky readers. Leave a comment below for your chance to win. U.S....

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Reviews

My Musing ~ The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns

The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns is the first book in the NEW “Mystery Bookshop” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, coming November 28, 2017 The small town of North Harbor on the shores of Lake Michigan is about to have a new mystery bookstore. But before the...

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My Musing ~ Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon

Etched in Tears by Cheryl Hollon is the fourth book in the “Webb's Glass Shop” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, coming November 28, 2017 When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner...

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My Musing ~ A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes

A Fatal Collection by Mary Ellen Hughes is the first book in the NEW "Keepsake Cove" mystery series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, November 2017 Callie Reed pays a long overdue visit to her aunt, Melodie, at her fairy-tale cottage in quaint Keepsake Cove, which is home to...

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My Musing ~ Cremains Of The Day by Misty Simon

Cremains Of The Day by Misty Simon is the first book in the NEW "Tallie Graver" mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, October 2017 There's no reverse on the hearse . . . For Tallulah Graver, marrying wealthy Waldo Phillips seemed like the best way out of the family...

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New
Releases

December 2017 Releases

Print copy here December 1 The Importance of Being Urnest by Sandra Balzo (Maggy Thorsen #10) Three Deep Divers by Keith Donnelly (Donald Youngblood #7) Monument Road by Michael Wiley (Franky Dast #1) December 5 And Death Goes To. . . by Laura Bradford (Tobi Tobias...

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Cover
Reveals

Cover Reveal ~ Playing With Bonbon Fire by Dorothy St. James

I am excited to share with you the cover for the second book in the “Southern Chocolate Shop” mystery series from Crooked Lane Books, coming March 13, 2018. Title: Playing with Bonbon Fire Series: Southern Chocolate Shop #2 Genre: Cozy Mystery Publisher: Crooked Lane...

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Cover Reveal ~ Bones To Pick by Linda Lovely

I am excited to share with you the cover for the first book in the NEW “Brie Hooker” humorous mystery series from Henery Press, coming October 24, 2017. Title: Bones To Pick Series: Brie Hooker #1 Genre: Humorous Mystery Publisher: Henery Press Website: Linda Lovely...

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Conventions
& Polls

Anthony Award Nominations 2017

The Anthony Award nominations for 2017 have been announced on the Toronto Bouchercon website. Winners will be announced in Toronto at Bouchercon's Passport To Murder in October.  Below is the list of nominees. Congratulations to them all! Best Novel You Will Know Me –...

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Malice Domestic Recap 2017

Event: Malice Domestic 29 Location: Bethesda, MD Hotel: Hyatt Regency Bethesda Date: April 27 - May 1, 2017 Malice Domestic is an annual fan convention in the metropolitan DC area that celebrates the traditional mystery, books best typified by the works of Agatha...

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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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Accolades

2017 MWA Raven Recipient

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