Excerpt: “A Nice Set of Wheels”

Excerpt from "A Nice Set of Wheels" by Kathy Waller appears in MURDER ON WHEELS: 11 TALES OF CRIME ON THE MOVE, published by Wildside Press, 2015 *** When the stranger stepped through the door, everyone in the store looked up. Old men playing dominoes at the Formica-topped table beside the front window. Farmers sitting … Continue reading Excerpt: “A Nice Set of Wheels”

Join AMW for the Launch of Murder on Wheels ~ August 11

Please join Austin Mystery Writers Gale Albright, Valerie Chandler, Kaye George, Scott Montgomery, Laura Oles, and Kathy Waller & Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham as they celebrate the launch of their first crime fiction anthology MURDER ON WHEELS: 11 Tales of Crime on the Move "Eleven stories put the pedal to the floor and never let … Continue reading Join AMW for the Launch of Murder on Wheels ~ August 11

‘Shrooms

Friday Fictioneers 100 words Friday Fictioneers Prompt. Copyright Erin Leary.John ambled into the kitchen. "What's cooking?" "Mushroom gravy." Mary kept stirring. John frowned. "Toadstools. Fungi. Dorothy Sayers killed someone with Amanita." "These are morels." She added salt. "Everybody eats mushrooms." "I don't." "Suit yourself." He sat down. "Where'd you buy them?" "I picked them." "You?" "Aunt Helen helped. She knows 'shrooms." Mary held … Continue reading ‘Shrooms

A Finely Shaped Head

When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed … Continue reading A Finely Shaped Head

1st Line: The Private Patient

  "On November the twenty-first, the day of her forty-seventh birthday, and three weeks and two days before she was murdered, Rhoda Gradwyn went to Harley Street to keep a first appointment with her plastic surgeon, and there in a consulting room designed, so it appeared, to inspire confidence and allay apprehension, made the decision … Continue reading 1st Line: The Private Patient

Repost: Review of Kaye George’s CHOKE

I'm reposting this review in honor of Kaye George, author of the Agatha-nominated mystery, CHOKE. Kaye is currently in Washington, D. C. , where the Agatha Awards will be announced tomorrow at the annual Malice Domestic "fun fan" convention. Malice Domestic salutes "the traditional mystery—books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie," and "loosely defined as mysteries which contain no … Continue reading Repost: Review of Kaye George’s CHOKE

Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

I am pleased—but not surprised—to announce that Kaye George's CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The Agathas, which honor the "traditional mystery" ("loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence"), are awarded annually at the Malice Domestic convention in … Continue reading Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

Tomorrow’s Guest Blogger: Author Patricia Deuson

Author Patricia Deuson will be here tomorrow to talk about her new mystery novel, Superior Longing, which comes out September 15, 2011. Pat and I have been online friends for several years through the Sisters in Crime Guppies. Tomorrow will be an exciting day for her, and I'm honored she's sharing that excitement with me … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Guest Blogger: Author Patricia Deuson