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Our September Author Interviews--9/6 Kathleen Valenti, 9/13 David Burnsworth, 9/20 Jeri Westerson, 9/27 Frances Brody. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

September Saturday Guest Bloggers: 9/2--Anne Bannon, 9/9 WWK Bloggers, 9/16 Margaret S. Hamilton, 9/23 Kait Carson, and on 9/30 Trixie Stiletto.

“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.

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.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ask A Policeman: A review by Warren Bull

Ask A Policeman published in 1933 was a work by members of the Detection Club. The authors are Anthony Berkeley, Milward Kennedy, Glayds Mitchell, John Rhode, Dorothy L. Sayers and Helen Simpson.

John Rhode wrote the murder scene with an almost impossible crime and several suspects who had more than ample reason to wish the victim ill. Each author then wrote a possible solution detected by popular sleuths. Just to add interest each author wrote about another author’s character. Milward Kennedy wrote a final chapter offering yet another ending.

Once again I am reminded about how many really excellent mystery writers there were during the Golden Age of mystery writing.

I enjoyed the book very much. If I were a better student of mystery writers of the time, I would have enjoyed it even more. I could detect the fun Anthony Berkely had writing about Lord Peter Wimsey, but I did not know enough about other characters to get the “inside” jokes. Every author plays fair and each offers a credible but different take on the common information.

The few times I have been able to write about another author’s characters, always with permission, of course, I found the experience to be a hoot. 

If you were going to write about a popular sleuth today, which character would you choose and why?


Kait Carson said...

I would choose Rita Mae Brown's Miss Marple. I have always wanted to write a convincing cat!

Shari Randall said...

I would choose Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, or one of her sidekicks, Lula or Grandma Mazur. Such fun, over the top characters.

Carla Damron said...

Holmes. Absolutely Holmes. If only I could do him justice!

Gloria Alden said...

I would have fun with Lord Peter Wimsey.