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Our May author interviews: Marla Cooper-5/3, Rhys Bowen-5/10, Cindy Brown-5/17, Martha Reed-5/24, Sherry Harris--5/31.

Saturday Guest Bloggers in May--Paty Jager-5/6 and Maren Anderson-5/13. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 5/20--Margaret S. Hamilton and on 5/27--Kait Carson. E. B. Davis blogs this month on 5/30.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

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. Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

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 October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

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, November 20, 2015



                                 Review of Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham
                                                         By Warren Bull

In an effort at full disclosure I must admit I heard of Margery Allingham long before I read this book.  It is the first work of hers I have read.  I knew of her and Ngaio Marsh through their mention with their more famous contemporary, Agatha Christie as “Queens of Crime” during the golden age of mystery writing. Now that I’ve read Allingham, I’m determined to read March also to see if her work is as good as her peers.

In Death of a Ghost the author used an interesting hook on the first pages, which set the tone of suspense she sustained throughout.  Her protagonist, Albert Campion, is a modest figure who shuns the limelight and feels no need to trumpet his successes and skills.  He gets along well with the police detective who is his friend. The mystery is not a “who done it” but a “how can it be proven in a court of law.”

The characters are interesting and sympathetically portrayed.  Campion is the sort of person you might have a quiet lunch with to get his perspective on some problem that has been troubling you.  His foil is a flamboyant and deceivingly intelligent person who creates first impressions that require time and consideration to see through. 

As a reader I often told myself “Ah ha, that has to be a important” at times when I was reading. I was correct but the author was clever enough that I was never able to tell ahead of time why it would be important.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. 


4 comments:

Margaret Turkevich said...

I'll have to root around the bookshelves and uncover my yellowed copies of books by Tey, Marsh, and Allingham. Thanks for the reminder.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, I read her books years ago. I'm sure I still have some of them somewhere on my shelves as well as those by the others you mentioned. Sometimes it's good to read the older writers.

Kait said...

Sounds wonderful. I remember reading one of her books a number of years ago and loving it. I can't imagine why I didn't follow up with more of her reads. Thank you for reintroducing me.

KM Rockwood said...

Always good to be reminded of some of the classics! They are classics for a reason, and well worth reading. Or, more likely, re-reading.