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MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

MTW review of Choke and interview with Kaye George

It’s my pleasure to have author Kaye George on my blog today. Her book Choke was the first one I picked to review for Mystery Thriller Week because the excerpt cracked me up! This enjoyable cozy mystery did not disappoint. Read my 4 star review and a fun interview with this Agatha nominated short story and novel writer.   My review of Choke by Kaye George Imogene Duckworthy is a feisty, twenty-two-year-old unwed mother and amateur sleuth. When her uncle is…

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MTW Interview with Janice J. Richardson

MTW Interview with Janice J. Richardson

Today I’m pleased to welcome Janice J. Richardson, author of The Spencer Funeral Home Niagara Cozy Mystery Series. The first book in her series, Casket Cache, is already on my Kindle! I love her unique take on the cozy mystery genre and Canadian setting. Now lets take a few minutes to get to know Janice and her books a bit better… ***Updated with my review on March 19, 2017***   My 5 Star Review of Casket Cache Casket Cache is an…

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MTW: A Tale of a Dinosaur Tail by Catherine Dilts

MTW: A Tale of a Dinosaur Tail by Catherine Dilts

I’m pleased to welcome Catherine Dilts to my blog, author of the Rock Shop Mystery series, set in the mountains of Colorado. Today, Catherine shares with us some of the stories that inspired her novels, fascinating real-life discoveries involving million-dollar fossils, dinosaur poop and a tail bone found in Myanmar. “Like geodes, those dull round rocks that reveal beautiful crystals when cracked open, most rock shops don’t look like much from the outside. Step inside, and you can discover amazing treasures.” A Tale…

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MTW: Literary Heroes and Amateur Sleuths by Colin Garrow

MTW: Literary Heroes and Amateur Sleuths by Colin Garrow

I’m pleased to have author Colin Garrow as a guest on my blog today. He’s a successful middle-grade author and has recently released his first adult fiction novel, Death on a Dirty Afternoon. It’s already on my Kindle! Colin shares with us some of the amateur sleuths he regards as literary heroes and their influence on his writing. As he puts it, “although we don’t often hear about ordinary people solving crimes in the real world, it’s important to remember…

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MTW: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

MTW: Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme

Welcome to the fourth themed post about Mystery Thriller Week, an annual event celebrating the Mystery and Thriller genres! Over two-hundred authors are participating in this global event. To help readers and authors better connect, a variety of themed lists – sub-categories of both genres – have been created. Today I’m thrilled to share with you eight books from the Amateur Sleuth Mysteries and Thrillers Theme. Authors Ritter Ames, Mary Angela, Colin Garrow, Kaye George, Tomasz Chrusciel, Joynell Schultz, Judy Penz Sheluk, and…

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‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway!

‘Name the Character’ Mega Giveaway!

January 24, 2017 – February 21, 2017 Win the Grand Prize Swag Bag or 1 of 20 eBooks! Okay creative types, now is your chance to name a character in my upcoming art mystery, The Anthropologist (working title), and see your own name immortalized in the book’s acknowledgements! The entrant with the ‘best’ name wins an extremely cool Grand Prize swag bag: Signed paperback copies of The Lover’s Portrait and Down and Out in Kathmandu (the first two books in…

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