A Day in
the Life

A day in the life of Rupert by Elizabeth J. Duncan

In the gray light before dawn, Rupert stood by the bed, watching and waiting. His patience was rewarded when Ray slid his legs over the side of the bed. A moment later when the bathroom door clicked shut, signaling Ray was getting ready to report for the early shift,...

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A day in the life of Holly Miller by Krista Davis

We’ve had a prosperous year in Wagtail. It’s the premier resort for vacationing with dogs and cats. So instead of giving gifts and having secret Santas, we decided to help the less fortunate in the community and give them a merry Christmas. Merchants are making...

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A day in the life with Meg Corey Chapin by Sheila Connolly

When I arrived in Granford, Massachusetts, I was ready to turn around and run after a week. My mother wanted me to fix up and sell a family home she’d inherited, that I’d seen only once in my life. It was the middle of a New England winter, and it was cold and damp...

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My Musing ~ Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson

Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson is the third book in the "Greenhouse" mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, coming November 14, 2017 Smell the crisp pines and baking cranberries as you sip your hot apple cider. It may be the season, but the mood in Winsome is...

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My Musing ~ Double Deck The Hall by Gretchen Archer

Double Deck The Hall by Gretchen Archer is the second book in the "Bellissimo Casino Crime Caper" Short Story series. Publisher: Henery Press, November 2017 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The...

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My Musing ~ 16 Millimeters by Larissa Reinhart

16 Millimeters by Larissa Reinhart is the second book in the “Maizie Albright Star Detective” humorous mystery series. Publisher: Past Perfect Press, October 2017 #StillAWannabeDetective In continuing her career-makeover quest as a for-real detective, ex-teen and...

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My Musing ~ The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams

The Secret, Book, & Scone Society by Ellery Adams is the first book in the NEW “Secret, Book & Scone Society” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, coming October 31, 2017 From New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams comes the first in an intriguing new series...

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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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& 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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2017 MWA Raven Recipient


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