New paramedic mystery, giveaway, and character interview: Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy

On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the … Continue reading New paramedic mystery, giveaway, and character interview: Uneasy Prey by Annette Dashofy

#Giveaway and Guest Post: Annette Dashofy, author of With a Vengeance

>>Enter to win a signed copy of With a Vengeance<<< Paramedic Zoe Chambers and the rest of rural Monongahela County’s EMS and fire personnel are used to wading into the middle of trouble to rescue the sick and the injured. But when someone with an ax to grind seeks retribution by staging accident scenes and … Continue reading #Giveaway and Guest Post: Annette Dashofy, author of With a Vengeance

Spotlight and #Giveaway: Shards of Murder

When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind… As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative … Continue reading Spotlight and #Giveaway: Shards of Murder

Interview and Giveaway: N.J. Thames, Happy Homicides, Thirteen Cozy Mysteries

Love can be deadly. As proven by these traditional mysteries, cunningly crafted by thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors. Nearly 500-pages of heart-warming, brain puzzling, and character-driven reads. Your purchase includes a free gift, a file with recipes and craft ideas sure to put you in a romantic mood any time of the year! >>>Enter here … Continue reading Interview and Giveaway: N.J. Thames, Happy Homicides, Thirteen Cozy Mysteries

Interview and Giveaway: Marla Bradeen, author of Murder in White Sands

One dead body, one interrupted marriage proposal, and too many suspects to count. On the night of her engagement, Rae Lynn Dobbs stumbles across a dead body on the beach of White Sands, Florida. Not only does she recognize the murder victim as one of the retirement-home residents where she serves dinner, but it looks … Continue reading Interview and Giveaway: Marla Bradeen, author of Murder in White Sands

The Good Bad Review

Before I was a mystery author, I was a college professor, so I'm no stranger to reviews. We professors have end-of-semester student evaluations, as well as public websites that invite students to rate their professors on such criteria as easiness, helpfulness, and –Heaven help us—hotness.  Some reviews are more helpful than others. The negative ones can be among the most … Continue reading The Good Bad Review

Bad book reviews = great sales?

Maybe the one-star review, that bane of every author's ego, isn't such a bad thing after all. Stanford Daily reports that the only thing worse than bad publicity is no publicity. By measuring the size of sale spikes in the week following the release of each book review, the study showed two main points: positive publicity benefited all … Continue reading Bad book reviews = great sales?

Library Journal: “Certain to appeal to readers who love well-drawn settings or academic cozies”

Library Journal Reviewed on JULY 1, 2015  |  Mystery Molly Barda is a faculty member at Mahina State University, teaching at the College of Commerce in Hawaii. All she wants to do is lay low and work until she is granted tenure. Fast-food guru Jimmy Tanaka makes a donation to the college but fails to show up … Continue reading Library Journal: “Certain to appeal to readers who love well-drawn settings or academic cozies”

Publishers Weekly reviews THE MUSUBI MURDER by Frankie Bow

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“ . . . winning first mystery. . . Bow, who teaches at a public university, uses wry humor to alleviate the horror of her heroine’s situation and is familiar enough with island culture to know the popularity of Musubi rice balls with a heart of Spam.”