Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper (Minotaur)
Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon (Henery Press)
The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press)
Decanting a Murder by Nadine Nettmann (Midnight Ink)
Design for Dying by Renee Patrick (Forge Books)
I recently ran across a notebook that contained about 100 pages of my first attempt at a novel about an ill-fated road trip. I think I knew deep down that the world did not in any way need this book to exist, so I abandoned it. (I can’t wait to pour myself a glass of wine one night and see what 24-year-old me thought would be entertaining.) I actually didn’t try my hand at fiction again until I sat down to write TERROR IN TAFFETA. In between the two I wrote — well, a little bit of everything. But the novel was the first thing that I ever wrote that was 100% me. No creative brief, no template, no editorial guidelines, no client. It was just for fun — and I loved every minute of it!
Alexia Gordon has been a writer since childhood. She continued writing through college but put literary endeavors on hold to finish medical school and Family Medicine residency training. Medical career established, she returned to writing fiction. She completed SMU's Writer’s Path program in Dallas, Texas. Henery Press published her first novel, Murder in G Major, book one of the Gethsemane Brown mysteries, in September 2016. Book two, Death in D Minor, premiers July 2017. A member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Writers’ League of Texas, she listens to classical music, drinks whiskey, and blogs at www.missdemeanors.com. AlexiaGordon.net