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February Interviews

2/5 Heather Weidner, Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
2/12 Rhys Bowen, Above The Bay of Angels
2/19 Elizabeth Penney, Hems & Homicide
2/26 Annette Dashofy, Under The Radar

Saturday Guest Bloggers:
2/1 Valerie Burns
2/8 Jeannette de Beauvoir
2/15 Kathryn Lane

WWK Bloggers: 2/22 Kait Carson, 1/28 & 1/29 Special Interviews with Agatha Nominees by Paula Gail Benson


WWK is proud of our four Agatha nominees. Kaye George for Best Short Story--not her first time to be nominated, Connie Berry and Grace Topping for Best First Mystery Novel (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Look for Kaye George and Margaret S. Hamilton's short stories in the new Mid-Century Murder by Darkhouse Books. Kaye's story is "Life and Death on the Road" and Margaret's story is titled "4BR/3.5BA Contemporary."

Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.

Grace Topping's second novel in Laura Bishop staging series, Staging Wars, will be released by Henery Press on April 28th. Look for the interview here on April 29th.

Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!

KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.

Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.

Shari Randall will be writing again for St. Martin's, perhaps under a pseudonym. We look forward to reading Shari's Ice Cream Shop Mystery series debuting next year. Congratulations, Shari!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p


Friday, July 27, 2012

Review of Books, Crooks and Counselors by Leslie Budewitz

Review of Books, Crooks and Counselors by Leslie Budewitz
Although I found no disclosure requirement in the law, I wouldn’t want you to dismiss this review with prejudice or to feel that I was negligent, so in the interest of full disclosure I admit that I had high hopes for Books, Crooks and Counselors by mystery writer and attorney at law Leslie Budewitz even before I read it.  Still I allege this review is as much pro bono as pro se. 

Books, Crooks and Counselors won the 2011 Agatha Award for the best non-fiction award of the year. It is a 2012 Anthony and Macavity Nominee.   I considered those “solid clues” whether or not a court would accept them as evidence. But after reading the book, I can recommend it ipso facto.  Albeit the author covered a wide range of legal procedures and definition, nevertheless  in the process she included examples of the concepts discussed which kept things interesting.  For real fun you can watch the latest movie of the week legal thriller while thumbing through the book and counting up the mistakes.

Of course checking your own work before you present it to anyone else can help you avoid making those same embarrassing errors.  


Linda Rodriguez said...

Thanks for this, Warren. I remember how happy Leslie was when she received the Agatha. She has given us another solid resource to use. And she's working on her own mystery novel.

Warren Bull said...

This is a reference well worth buying.

Leslie Budewitz said...

Thanks, Warren and Linda!

Leslie Budewitz said...

BTW, you can read an excerpt and more articles for writers on my website, http://www.LawandFiction.com and blog, http://www.LawandFiction.com/blog

Warren Bull said...

Thanks, Leslie for writing a really helpful book for writing.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

OH,, this is such a terrific book--and Warren, you are too clever!

(And thanks for the scoop Linda--I didn't now Leslie was working on a book! Leslie--that's terrific.)

Leslie Budewitz said...

Hank and friends --

The Food Lovers' Village Mysteries debut from Berkley Prime Crime in summer 2013. They're set in Jewel Bay, Montana, a small lakeside resort community on the road to Glacier Park, and feature Erin Murphy, the manager of a specialty regional food market, with a passion for retail, pasta, and huckleberry chocolates -- and a talent for murder.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Hurray hurray Hurray, Leslie! You''ll come blog at Jungle REd and tell us all about it, right? I get dibs on you for my week...


Warren Bull said...

I can also highly recommend Hank Phillippi Ryan's book THE OTHER WOMAN.

Hank Phillippi Ryan said...

Warren! Thank you! I am..so thrilled! xo

Linda Rodriguez said...

Looking forward to the Food Lovers Village mysteries, Leslie. I have been ever since you talked about them at Malice. They sound full of good stuff!

E. B. Davis said...

I'm looking forward to Leslie's series, too! I often use legal problems as a source of conflict in my work, so I'm looking at Leslie's nonfiction as a great resource. Thanks Warren for the review, and of course Leslie for the writing.

Terry Ambrose said...

The great thing about a resource like this is that you can refer to it as problems arise. Leslie's done a great job of making this an easy-to-use resource.

Also, Leslie, if you get a chance to go on Jungle Red, DO IT! Hank's a great host (hostess? is that politically incorrect these days?)

Polly Iyer said...

I've referred to Leslie's book often. It's a must for any crime writer's bookshelf.