Welcome Wednesday guests for November:
11/05 Maya Corrigan's Five-Ingredient Mystery, By Cook or By Crook.
11/12 Death by Blue Water, a scuba-diving adventure-mystery by scuba-diving author, Kait Carson.
11/19 Susan Van Kirk--Three May Keep A Secret.
11/26 Tagged for Death, a garage sale mystery by Sherry Harris.

Gloria Alden has released the fourth book, The Body in the Goldenrod, in her Catherine Jewel series. It's available in print and in eformat. Here are two links to the book: Amazon and Kobo. Put it on your "TBR" or Christmas list!

Carla Damron's latest project, THE STONE NECKLACE, a literary novel about five lives that intersect, and are forever changed, by a senseless accident, has been picked up by Story River Books for publication in 2016. Story River is an arm of the University of South Carolina Press and is under the leadership of editor-in-chief author Pat Conroy. Congratulations, Carla!


A great stocking stuffer, Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays is available at Wildside Press or Amazon. This anthology includes short stories by WWK bloggers Shari Randall ("Disco Donna") and E. B. Davis ("Compromised Circumstances").

KM Rockwood's short stories will appear in two anthologies. They are: "The Lure of the Owl" in Swamp Mansion and Other Dark Stories, to be released as a ebook, (great cover, KM!) and "Aunt Olga and the Werewolf" will be included in the third Creatures, Crimes and Creativity anthology released by Intrigue Publishing.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Read Kaye George's new novel Choke

Reading Kaye George’s Choke, her long-time-comin’ first published novel, was a breath of new idiosyncratic characters, small-town realism and personal mission. Here’s my synopsis and review of Choke, written by an Agatha nominated writer, well known for her short stories, and now, novel. I hope to read many more sequels to this fine debut. E. B. Davis


Can’t put it down because Immy’s mom is in trouble, and they go on the lam.

   “Immy had never seen her mother look so demoralized and bedraggled. ‘It’s part of my plan to get you out of here, Mother, my plan to spring you.’”

   “’Darling,’ she whispered back, ‘they think I killed Hugh. I really think that they really think that.’ There was fear in her wide eyes.”

Hope you like these lines as much as I did.

   “’We have to go to Sonic,’ Immy said, ‘so I don’t get made.’”
   “’Immy you won’t get laid just by going to lunch with me.’”

Operandi, modus

   “Hugh Duckworthy was found murdered this morning. Someone gagged him to death. A package of raw  sausage was stuffed down his throat.”

Karmic justice implicates other characters when Immy inadvertently solves two crimes while trying to solve the murder. Sh*t happens, but then maybe there really is a reason behind randomness.
  
Every good detective knows how to disguise himself, and The Moron’s Compleat PI Guidebook explains how, but Immy’s disguises get her into continuous trouble.

Buy the paperback and find out for yourself why I liked it so much. Choke is available for purchase at:
Barnes and Nobel and Amazon.

Choke will be released in electronic format in June.

6 comments:

Donnell said...

A very fun read and a great study in characterization. I was in awe.

Pauline Alldred said...

I enjoyed Kaye's short stories and look forward to reading CHOKE.

Warren Bull said...

It sounds like a hoot.

E. B. Davis said...

I loved Kaye's book and hope that everyone buys and reads it. It took her a long time to get published. She didn't rush out and self-publish, which I think is a mistake. When you read the book, you'll see that she is an experienced and gifted writer, who has honed her craft and paid her dues. My hat is off to her (especially that big straw one I wear for happy hour at the beach!)

Polly said...

I admire anyone who can write humor and make it work. Hats off to Kaye. I wish you much success.

Kaye George said...

Thanks for the kind words! Elaine, talk about talent. I LOVE your poem/ad/tribute. I hope you guys who haven't read CHOKE will like it (also hope you buy it, of course :)).