A Day in
the Life

Meet Death Bogart by Loretta Ross

Want to know more about Death? Check out his answers to my questions. What is your name? - -  Death Bogart. (It's pronounced "Deeth".) How old are you? - -  Mid-30s. What is your profession? - -  I'm a private investigator and occasionally a surety recovery agent...

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Jim Bean and a day in his life by J.D. Allen

I worked hard to create this new identity in Las Vegas. My life’s on cruise control, destination nowhere. I got clients enough to pay bills, a cat, and a stash of good Scotch. I start my day over at the Coffee Girl. It's across the street from my townhouse and there’s...

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Dorie Slaughter and a day in her life by Mona Marple

I remember when I was their age, you know. When my only worry in life was what dinner to make for him at home. Before my Jim arrived. Back when my body and my mind were still my own. I’d turn the radio up while I dusted and plumped up cushions. Women were starting to...

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Meet Penelope Sutherland by Shawn Reilly Simmons

Get to know Penelope with her answers to my questions. What is your name? - -  Penelope Sutherland How old are you? - -  I'm in my late twenties. What is your profession? - -  I'm chef-owner of Red Carpet Catering. My crew mainly caters behind the scenes on movie...

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My Musing ~ Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein

Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein is the first book in the NEW “Poppy McAllister” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, January 30, 2018 For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn’t just awkward—it’s...

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My Musing ~ Silenced by Sugar by Catherine Bruns

Silenced by Sugar by Catherine Bruns is the fifth book in the “Cookies & Chance” mystery series. Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing, January 2018 Full-time baker and sometime-sleuth Sally Muccio is enjoying life as a new bride and only wishes that sales in her...

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My Musing ~ 19 Souls by J.D. Allen

19 Souls by J.D. Allen is the first book in the NEW “Sin City Investigation” private investigator series. Publisher: Midnight Ink, coming February 8, 2018 Private Investigator Jim Bean is a straightforward, to-the-point man. When his latest client, Sophie Evers, asks...

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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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New Releases: Week of February 4, 2018

Here are ten new titles for your reading pleasure. From Chestnut Street Press, Diana Orgain, Felony & Mayhem, Henery Press, Midnight Ink, Penguin Random House, William Morrow Two debut series (J.D. Allen, Lissa Marie Redmond) One debut author (Lissa Marie...

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New Releases: Week of January 28, 2018

Here are fifteen new titles for your reading entertainment. From Ballantine Books, Camel Press, Carina Press, Dutton, Gemma Halliday Publishing, Henery Press, Kensington, Severn House Publishers, St. Martin's Press Four debut series (Ginger Bolton, Sarah Graves, Libby...

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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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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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MWA 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

The Edgar® Awards were presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Winners of the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honored the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or...

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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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