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


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

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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

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Friday, June 14, 2013

A Review of Sue Grafton's KINSEY AND ME



A Review of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey and Me

Kinsey and Me is more than a collection of short stories.  There are nine remarkable short stories about Kinsey Millhone that include the elements which make Sue Grafton’s novels so memorable — well defined characters, ingenious plots, a likeable heroine, credible writing about the time and setting, and a sense of humor that sneaks up on the reader.  The author includes her thoughts on short stories, hard-boiled private investigators and other aspects of writing.

My personal favorite among the short stories is, “Long Gone,” which I read when it was published in P I Files. Apparently it was first published in Redbook.

To me Sue Grafton proved her bravery by blogging about her current work as she was writing it.  Even more courageous is that in Kinsey and Me Sue Grafton shares thirteen stories written after her mother’s death as part of coming to terms with her grief.

I have admired Sue Grafton’s writing for quite some time.  I am a fan. With Kinsey and Me I can honestly say that I admire Sue Grafton herself.

7 comments:

Gloria Alden said...

Nice review, Warren. I'll have to get this book. I didn't know she had a collection of short stories, too.

E. B. Davis said...

I didn't know either. Creating and reading shorts are favorite pastimes for me. Thanks for letting us know, Warren. I'll put it on my list.

Shari Randall said...

I did not know about Sue Grafton's other work - and I definitely want to check out the blog posts.
I still remember how blown away I was by A IS FOR ALIBI. She is a treasure.
Thanks, Warren.

Paula Gail Benson said...

I picked up a copy of this book at the SC Book Festival and haven't had a chance to read it yet, but am looking forward to it. Thanks for the insightful review, Warren. Great news about what I have to look forward to!

Anita Page said...

Glad to read your review, Warren. I'm also a Grafton fan for the reasons you mention and look forward to reading this book.

Linda Rodriguez said...

Nice review, Warren. I wasn't aware of this Grafton book. Will have to get it since I love her work. Thanks!

Lou Allin said...

Sue Grafton is a pro. There is no other word. Not only that, she has been evolving in her style. She deserves the Mystery-Writer's Medal of Honor, if she already doesn't have a lifetime award.