Sister Crime Writers

From Cozies to Noir.  Here are a half-dozen mystery-writing friends whose work I adore.  Try them.  You’ll like them.  It would be a crime not to.

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Thanks to Alexia Gordon for the concept, and thanks to her designer, Leslie Lipps.

Michigan Mini Book Tour-Good to be Home.

I met some amazing readers, librarians, and indie bookstore owners during my recent Book 2WMWIObook tour for Wake Me When It’s Over.  I had five events starting in Detroit; and then on to Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Wilder Branch Library of Detroit’s public library system invited me to chat with their book club. This vibrant group of women (and one man) were voracious and knowledgeable readers.  Librarian, Annette Stocks and book club Wilder Book Club

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Then it was on to Pages Bookshop in northwest Detroit. It’s a beautiful, neighborhood bookstore managed with care by owner Susan Murphy.  Susan had invited Detroit Author, RJ Fox to interview me.  RJ has a superb book called Awaiting Identification.

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At the Elmwood Park Branch Library, the book club asked specific questions about Book 1 in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series, Bury Me When I’m Dead, and purchased book 2. The book club members were a committed, lively, friendly group.

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In Lansing, at the Everybody Reads Books and Gift Shop (thank you Scott); I was joined by authors, David Pratt, Beth Burnett, and Marianne K. Martin.

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In Ann Arbor, Keith (the owner of Common Language Bookshop) introduced our writers & music group-we called our event Queerly Michigan-and served wine!

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My mother and my kid joined me for part of the book tour.  It was good to be home!

Motor City Mystery Thriller debut -May 22, 2018

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What happens when Charlie Mack and her small team of private investigators are asked to stop a terrorist plot against the largest automobile show in the world?

There is the unraveling of a complex set of motives, the identification of the primary players, the murder of a team member, the clock ticking toward the cancellation of the show, and a final cat-and-mouse chase to find, and disarm, dozens of lethal bombs.

Oh, and there’s No Time for Sleep.

Book small versiondiscounted eBook download available here (Bywater Books). Also available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever  you purchase your books.

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Grateful to Dru’s Musings & Michigan Chronicle: Wake Me When It’s Over

Award-winning mystery web blogger Dru Ann Love, was kind enough to post my book cover reveal for Wake Me When It’s Over, the second book in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery Series.    Drus-Book-Musings-web-site2

 

 

MC logoAlso a love shout out to the Michigan Chronicle of Detroit who posted a blurb about WMWIO in the city and lifestyle section of their online newspaper.

You can find the Michigan Chronicle post  Here.  Thank you Michigan Chronicle.

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Available where you buy your books on May 15, 2018

….and Dru’s Musing post Here.  Thank you Dru Ann!!

Provincetown Women’s Week

Wow. Did I have  a good time in Provincetown this year.

I spent a lot of time with my Bywater Books family–they are ALL talented, fun ladies.  I got to hang out with my new editor Elizabeth Andersen, who is a former editor for the nationally syndicated Doonesbury, and Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.WomensWeekLogo

How lucky am I?

I also met other amazing authors who I have admired from afar. I did readings with some of them. I read from Long Way Home: A World War II Novel, Bury Me When I’m Dead, and from a short-story in the Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars anthology whose sales will support the youth services of two LGBTQ agencies, one in Philadelphia, another in NYC. Our Happy Hours

The readers I met.  Amazing.  Discerning, supportive, wonderful people with interesting lives which include loving books.

I played Wiffle ball (look out knees, don’t fail me now).  I saw the amazing Suede, who was in a particularly sentimental mood. So was I. I met film director, Donna Deitch who screened her iconic Desert Hearts.  We all remember the first time we saw that film’s love scene.

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