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Karla Brandenburg is preparing her next in the Epitaph series for release this fall.

Tina Whittle is excited to be on the Mystery Machine panel at Bouchercon in September, where she’ll be discussing the amateur sleuth as detective.

Hair Brained by Nancy J. Cohen is a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards. This title is now available in a large print edition from Wheeler Publishing.

Maggie Toussaint’s Dadgummit is up for a Reader’s Choice Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville, with voting live at the conference website.

James M. Jackson’s sixth Seamus McCree novel, Empty Promises, will be back from his beta readers later this month and is scheduled for publication late 2018.

Terry Odell is putting the final touches on Deadly Assumptions, a Mapleton Mystery Novella, and is looking for people to join her Early Reader Team.










Let’s Talk with Nancy J. Cohen

Character Quirks by Nancy J. Cohen I greatly admire authors who can make each character distinctive through a unique quirk of personality. As I recently watched an episode of The Brokenwood Mysteries (see the Acorn Channel on TV), I admired the writers’ ability. The background setting for this story took our detective team to an old age home where most of the residents had dementia. Yet … [Read More...]