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  • Word search for Star Tangled Murder

    Welcome to our second puzzle entry for the month of April! This is a word search for Star Tangled Murder by Nancy J. Cohen. Whether you’ve read the book or not, we’re sure you’ll have fun with this word search puzzle based on the story! […]

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Let's Talk with Lois Winston

“Everything Old is New Again"

Mid-century modern is all the rage and has been for some time now, thanks to HGTV. Then there’s the recent megahit Barbie, in part, a love letter to the fashions and music of the sixties. Women’s liberation, Flower Power, the sexual revolution, the sixties had it all and so much more. Including a plethora of crafts.

Although people have been crafting from the very beginning of time, first out of necessity, then later for beauty and pleasure, there was a huge surge in leisure-time crafting in the sixties. Tie-dye, batik, macramé, decoupage, quilting, latch hook, string art, granny squares, Shrinky dinks, and velvet painting were all popular pastimes.


Win Two Free Books – April 2024

Contest Run: April 1-22, 2024
Win Two Free Books - April 2024
  • Enter to win two free books in our April contest:

    Valona Jones—In the Wick of Time, ebook or hardcover (US only)
    Lois Winston—Revenge of the Crafty Corpse, ebook or paperback (US only)

Enter Here!

On The Bench

My most unsettling adversary

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay

It’s time to talk to our characters again, so we turned Benchie loose on them with the question of who is the most unsettling criminal you’ve ever been up against, and why? You might be surprised by their answers!

Read the complete "On The Bench"!

Latest News

  • Terry Ambrose:

    is excited to announce that the eighth Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery launched on March 28 and is now available on Amazon in Kindle and print versions.

  • Nancy J. Cohen:

    is offering Permed to Death, #1 in her Bad Hair Day series, for free at all online retail sites.

  • Debra H. Goldstein

    is excited to announce that the print version of her new short story, “Going for All the Marbles,” was published in Games People Play: Opening Gambit (Mysteries to Die For). The podcast version of the story will be released during the next two weeks.

  • Cheryl Hollon:

    is delighted to be attending Left Coast Crime from April 10-14 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Washington’s Eastside. She’ll be an attending author with Kensington’s #bookgiveaway and Autographing session at 3PM on Friday, a panelist on Saturday at 9AM, and I’ll also be at the CozyConWest event at Third Place Books on Sunday from 3PM – 6PM.

  • Diane A.S. Stuckart:

    PEACHES AND SCHEMES, third in the Georgia B&B Mystery series (written as Anna Gerard) will be a Kindle Monthly Deal, priced at $2.99 thru 4/30.

  • Maggie Toussaint:

    aka Valona Jones has sent her 4th A Magic Candle Shop Mystery to her editor. She plans to start brainstorming ideas for book 5 this month.

  • Lois Winston:

    is thrilled to announce that Sorry, Knot Sorry, the thirteenth book in her Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, is now available for preorder and will be released on June 4th. In addition, the ebook version of Stitch, Bake, Die!, the 10th book in the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries, is on sale on Amazon now through May 6th for only .99 cents.