A Day in
the Life

Lauren Riley and a day in her life by Lissa Marie Redmond

Occupation: Cold Case Detective “Why’re you so bright eyed this morning?” I asked my partner as I dumped my tote bag on my desk in the cold case homicide office and struggled out of my winter coat. Shane Reese leaned his athletic frame against the wall near the metal...

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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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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 ~ 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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Cover Reveal ~ Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy

I am happy to share with you the cover for the sixth book in the “Zoe Chambers” mystery series from Henery Press, coming March 27, 2018. Title: Uneasy Prey Series: Zoe Chambers #6 Genre: Traditional Mystery Publisher: Henery Press Website: annettedashofy.com On the...

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& Polls

The 2017 Raven Award

Tonight (April 27, 2017) is the night that I've been waiting for ever since this was announced . . . The Raven Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the mystery field outside the realm of creative writing. Dru Ann Love will receive the 2017 Raven Award. Dru Ann...

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Left Coast Crime Recap 2017

Left Coast Crime 2017: Honolulu Havoc Location: Honolulu, Hawaii Hotel: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Date: March 16 - 19, 2017 Left Coast Crime is a convention of fans and authors who gather during the first quarter of the calendar year in Western...

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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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