If you are interested in blogging or want to promote your book next year, please contact E. B. Davis at writerswhokill@gmail.com

Our April author interviews: Perennial author Susan Wittig Albert--4/5, Sacsser Hill, horse racing insider--4/12, English historical, cozy author, TE Kinsey--4/19, Debut author, Susan Bickford--4/26.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in April: Heather Baker Weidner (4/1), Christina Hoag (4/8), Susan Boles (4/29). WWK Saturday bloggers write on 4/15--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 4/22--Kait Carson.

Julie Tollefson won the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter's Holton Award for best unpublished manuscript (member category) for her work in progress, In The Shadows. Big news for a new year. Congratulations, Julie.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

Shari Randall's "Pets" will be included in Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies anthology, which will be published in 2018. In the same anthology "Rasputin," KM Rockwood's short story, will also be published.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on June, 13, 2017. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Linda here in June!

Cross Genre Publications anthology, Hidden Youth, will contain Warren Bull's "The Girl, The Devil, and The Coal Mine." The anthology will be released in late November 2016. The We've Been Trumped anthology released by Dark House Press on September 28th contains Warren Bull's "The Wall" short story and KM Rockwood's "A Phone Call to the White House." KM writes under the name Pat Anne Sirs for this volume.

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

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Friday, August 21, 2015






MURDER ON WHEELS: A REVIEW




You can’t take a mystery writer anywhere.  He or she will just imagine how and why a murder would happen there.  The Murder on Wheels anthology is just another example.  In the introduction Kaye George tells us she was on the Megabus when she started to imagine the how, the why and the where to hide the body on a bus.  She talked to Austin Mystery Writers who started spinning out stories, invited Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham along for the ride and picked up Ramona DeFelice Long as the editor (who knows maybe she was hitchhiking.) Wildside, which is where you walk if you don’t have wheels, published the conglomeration of crime on the move stories.

The very accomplished authors in the anthology bounce the reader from the present to the past and back again against landscapes from Texas to the imagination with wheels of just about every possible description.  Reading preferences vary.  You may rate the stories in a very different order than I would but there is something for everybody here.  The writing is of very high quality. 


Do you have other anthologies you’d recommend?

6 comments:

Gloria Alden said...

It sounds like a good mystery anthology, Warren. I'll have to get it.

Margaret Turkevich said...

It must have been fun to write the stories. On the move, what a great prompt.

Grace Topping said...

Congratulations to the writers who were published in the anthology, especially Kaye George who mastermind it. It's good to know that there is a market for mystery short stories.

Kara Cerise said...

Murder on Wheels sounds like a good mystery anthology. It is now on my "must read" list.

Earl Staggs said...


Thanks for the mention, Warren. I felt privileged to be part of this anthology. My story, DEAD MAN ON A SCHOOL BUS, is special to me because I've never before used a school bus in a story. I'm a part-time school bus driver but could never bring myself to mix crime with kids. In this story, I cleverly (I feel)avoided having kids involved.

KM Rockwood said...

Those are some of my favorite authors!


I like short stories (on my kindle) for medical waiting rooms, airports, etc. I find them much better than pieces of a longer work, esp. when I'm somewhat distracted. I will have to add this to my supply.