Ang Pompano: Dieting can be deadly…

Congratulations to Ang Pompano, whose new Diet of Death came out last month. This fun and fast-paced amateur sleuth is the first in the “Cooking with Betty” series. But readers might recognize a familiar face...  This isn't your protagonist Quincy Lazarro's first...

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Dana Cameron’s summer shorts

Speaking of short stories, the wonderful Dana Cameron has an anthology out today – Pandora's Orphans – that already sounds like pure summer pleasure, whether you're at the beach or sitting around a campfire. While I first got to know Dana's writing through her Emma...

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“The Basement,” a short story

Want a little dark crime fiction to kickstart your holiday weekend? Here's my story "The Basement," up now in Punk Noir Magazine (free). PUNK NOIR MAGAZINE The Only Crime Is Getting Caught SKIP TO CONTENT PUNK NOIR MAGAZINEABOUT PUNK NOIR MAGAZINE THE BASEMENT BY...

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Caroline Leavitt’s WITH OR WITHOUT YOU

Finally, With or Without You is out in paperback! What happens when a young woman, desperate to appease the rock-star dreams of her partner, falls into a coma – and then wakes months later to find her world has changed? This twisty, turny psychologically complex novel...

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BLOODROOT short story news!

Woot! Woot! I am thrilled to announce that I'll have a story in the upcoming BLOODROOT: BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES 2021 by Crime Spell Books. My short story, "No Cities to Love," is a kind of futuristic take on women taking care of themselves and their own ......

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Boston Lit Crawl!

This year, the Boston Book Fest's Lit Crawl is "taking it to the streets," in that all events will be OUTSIDE! The June 10 eventincludes three evening sessions (at 6, 7, and 8 pm), and I am thrilled that I'll be part of two events, both taking place in Cambridge's...

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Celebrating Cathy’s CORPSE

Well, not exactly – but the wonderful Welsh-Canadian author Cathy Ace has a new book out, her tenth Cait Morgan Mystery, The Corpse with the Iron Will. Cathy's not only a celebrated creator of atmospheric crime fiction, the IPPY and Bony Blithe Award-winning  Ace is...

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Cover reveal!

It's here! The cover for Hold Me Down, coming Oct. 5 from Polis Books. Isn't she dark?

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Linda L. Richards isn’t faking

Linda L. Richards knows what she's talking about. I first found her through her neo-noir Kitty Pangborn books, Death Was the Other Woman and Death Was in the Picture, with their badass women, and I've just downloaded her highly anticipated (and already highly praised)...

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E. Jean Carroll rocks

Did you read E. Jean Carroll growing up? I know I did – her column (then in Vogue) helped me navigate womanhood from college onward. It wasn't until recently that I put together why: She, too, was dealing with the PTSD of rape and all the sexist bullshit aftermath...

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