Island Confidential

It’s a man’s, man’s world. By L.A. Chandlar, author of The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)

November 1936. Mayor La Guardia’s political future buckles under a missing persons case in New York City. Simultaneously, Lane unravels devastating secrets in the outskirts of Detroit. As two crimes converge, judging friends from enemies can be a dangerous game . . . Finally summoning the courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away … Continue reading It’s a man’s, man’s world. By L.A. Chandlar, author of The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)

Mystery, Mythology, and Magic: Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Nine Worlds

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Hold your flying horses! Barnabas Tew and Wilfred Colby are back, and, once again, they’re in a bit of a pickle.   Barnabas and Wilfred, two earnest but bumbling Victorian detectives, travel through the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology, trying to stave off the impending end of the world – an event which the locals … Continue reading Mystery, Mythology, and Magic: Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Nine Worlds

In Cold Chocolate: A new Southern Chocolate Shop mystery by Dorothy St. James with #Giveaway

In Dorothy St. James’s third delectable Southern Chocolate Shop mystery, a new batch of chocolate and troubles of the heart cause a string of disasters for the Chocolate Box’s new owner, Charity Penn.

A new Washington Whodunit and Giveaway: K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan

Another Washington Whodunit from Colleen Shogan, author of the wonderful Calamity at the Continental Club! It’s the height of campaign season, and instead of relishing newlywed bliss with her husband Doug Hollingsworth, Capitol Hill staffer Kit Marshall is busy with a tough reelection fight for her boss, member of Congress Maeve Dixon. Before Maeve and her … Continue reading A new Washington Whodunit and Giveaway: K Street Killing by Colleen J. Shogan

A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn

As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans—and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.

A New #Whisky Business Mystery: Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet

Distillery owner Abigail Logan discovers that high spirits are no match for a cold-blooded killer as the Whisky Business Mystery series puts a fatal twist on stiff competition. It’s been a year since globe-trotting photojournalist Abi Logan inherited Abbey Glen, a whisky distillery in the heart of the Scottish countryside. To her surprise, the village … Continue reading A New #Whisky Business Mystery: Deadly Dram by Melinda Mullet

Stabbed in the Baklava (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

Lucy Berberian has taken over her family’s Mediterranean restaurant on the Jersey Shore after an unsatisfying stint at a Philadelphia law firm. It’s great to be back in her old beach town, even if she’s turning into a seasoned sleuth . . . Catering a high-society wedding should bring in some big income for Kebab … Continue reading Stabbed in the Baklava (A Kebab Kitchen Mystery) by Tina Kashian

Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries

Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries. I love reading them and writing them. What is it about academia that sparks thoughts of murder? Of course there's the old saying that "campus politics are so nasty because the stakes are so small." But that's more of an observation than an explanation. I have some ideas: Clashing … Continue reading Let’s talk about campus murder mysteries