A Day in
the Life

Chatting with Toby McCall by T.C. LoTempio + Giveaway

Meow! My name is Toby McCall, otherwise known as the Wanderer. I got that nickname because of my penchant for getting out of my cage in the shelter and, well, . . .wandering! I canvassed the entire town of Deer Park, North Carolina, searching for my perfect human, and...

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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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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 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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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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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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