A Spell of Murder is “charming”!

From the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library (Bristol, VA): A Spell of Murder by Clea Simon Becca Colvin has been having a rough patch.  She’s lost her job as a researcher due to cutbacks and her boyfriend Jeff has just broken up with her.  Feeling lonely and a bit...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Diane A.S. Stuckart

I met Diane when we were both assigned to a "Four-Legged Friends" panel together at Bouchercon. – between my mysterious witch cats and Diane's then-brand-new Tarot Cat series, it was a natural pairing. In fact, I was scheduled to moderate a panel after on supernatural...

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Crime Bake!

This year's New England Crime Bake (with guest of honor Walter Mosley) has long been sold out. But if you were one of the smart folks who registered early (or got in from the wait list), I'll see you there! I'll be hitting the panels and chatting with everyone – and...

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Noir at the Bar Boston

I may be best known for my cozies, but as those who came to know me through World Enough* know, I also write dark. Thanks, perhaps, in part to being named one of the writers  "taking the Boston crime novel in new directions," in the footsteps of George V. Higgins,...

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FIVE QUESTIONS for Ronald Koltnow

Ron Koltnow appreciates the finer things in life, notably good food – and cats! I knew Ron as a book person – and a book rep – long before I was aware that he was also writer. Now that he's come out, so to speak, I am thrilled to help spread the word about Barberton...

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Bunny of the day

Over on my Facebook page, I've developed a habit (perhaps it's a meme) – a rabbit habit. I post photos of the bunnies I see in my yard and around the neighborhood. Although I don't do one every day – I don't see one every day – I call each one my Bunny of the Day. I...

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E-book sale!

Great news for e-readers! I knew that Severn House had partnered with the Open Road ebook initiative but I wasn't sure what that meant till I got the notice that THE NINTH LIFE and INTO THE GREY were on sale for $1.99 each! I don't know how long these sales will last...

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FIVE QUESTIONS for Catriona McPherson

I first discovered Catriona McPherson through her cozy Dandy Gilver series – give me a light historical any day! But soon I was drawn into her dark and sinister standalone, books like the new Go To My Grave, out this month. It's no secret that I admire her range – as...

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Worlds enough?

I’m going to Boskone! Thanks to the readers who pointed out that my books – the Blackie & Care series, especially – count as speculative fiction, what with the magical cats, dystopian/futuristic worlds, and all, I’ve reached out to the organizers of this science...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Kellye Garrett

Like so many others, I discovered Kellye Garrett because of the buzz about her debut: Hollywood Homicide. Once I read the fast, funny adventures of semi-failed actress Dayna Anderson, and her new passion for detecting, I wasn't surprised when her debut outing won the...

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