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

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

The real-life version of the “Labor Day Race”

In The Cursed Canoe, Professor Molly Barda’s best friend Emma Nakamura practices with her crew for the “Labor Day Race.” Emma’s big race was Saturday morning. I wasn’t actually planning to attend in person. If I wanted to catch Emma and her crew before they left, I’d have to be down at the water before dawn. … Continue reading The real-life version of the “Labor Day Race”

Guest Post: The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower by C. T. Collier (and a new Professor Lyssa Pennington mystery!)

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After a rough semester, Professor Lyssa Pennington just wants to post her grades and join her husband, Kyle, in Cornwall for Christmas. First, though, she’s expected to host an elegant dinner for Emile Duval, the soon-to-be Chair of Languages at Tompkins College. Too bad no one told Lyssa murder is on the menu. And, by … Continue reading Guest Post: The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower by C. T. Collier (and a new Professor Lyssa Pennington mystery!)

Paddletics

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In The Cursed Canoe, Professor Molly Barda’s best friend Emma Nakamura is the captain of a paddling crew. With seven women on the crew and only six seats in the canoe, things get a little competitive. In fact, there’s a word for this kind of infighting: Paddletics. “We call it paddletics,” Yoshi said. “When paddlers get … Continue reading Paddletics