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

WWK's May interviews will be: 5/2--indie author Bobbi Holmes, 5/9--TG Wolff (aka--Anita Devito), 5/16--Chocolate Bonbon author Dorothy St. James, 5/23--Lida Sideris, 5/30--Food Lovers' Village (and multiple Agatha winner) Leslie Budwitz. Please join us in welcoming these authors to WWK.

Our May Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 5/5--John Carenen, 5/12--Judy Penz Sheluk, 5/19--Margaret S. Hamilton, 5/26--Kait Carson.

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Tina Whittle's sixth Tai Randolph mystery, Necessary Ends, debuts on April 3, 2018. Look for it here. Tina was nominated for a Derringer Award for her novelette, "Trouble Like A Freight Train Coming." We're all crossing our fingers for her.

James M. Jackson's Empty Promises, the next in the Seamus McCree mystery series (5th), will be available on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here.

Dark Sister, a poetry collection, is Linda Rodriguez's tenth published book. It's available for sale here:

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. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with the authors in this anthology on 4/14! Her short story "Goldie" will be published in the Busted anthology, which will be released by Level Best Books on April 25th.

Shari Randall's second Lobster Shack Mystery, Against the Claw, will be available in August, 2018.

In addition, our prolific KM has had the following shorts published as well: "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017 and "Turkey Underfoot," appears in the anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Fifth Course of Chaos.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

A Shaker of Margarias: That Mysterious Woman

Linda Fisher of Mozark Press has once again excited writers by presenting them with a topic that spurs their imaginations. A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman is the fourth anthology in this series. With the publication of each Shaker anthology, I’ve recognized more mystery writers’ names appearing within the covers. Other than the topic, Linda doesn’t dictate genre, but mystery writers are hearing the call. Each of the Shaker anthology’s theme addresses topics pertinent, and sometimes heart wrenching, to women; hot flashes, men-magnetic cougars, bad-hair days, and the mystery of women, this anthology’s theme. The authors wanted to provide a taste of their stories. Below you’ll find appetizers we hope will entice you.                                                         
                                                                                E. B. Davis

Rearview Mirror
A trip to the garage for a carburetor adjustment on her 1965 Mustang leads this woman to a very special mechanic. When he also replaces her rearview mirror, she finds looking back has more than one meaning.  
                                                                                                                                         Sharon Woods Hopkins

Chef Robbie Jordan, restaurant proprietor in scenic Brown County, Indiana, hosts a gala in “Pickled.” When one of the party-goers shows up dead in her kitchen the next morning and the local police shut her down at the height of the tourist season, Robbie has to solve the case in short order or lose the best business of the year.                                                                                                      Edith Maxwell

Wishing For Ignorance
After fantasizing about meeting her birth mother and the circumstances of her birth, a young woman tracks down her birth mother. Nothing could have prepared her for the truth.
                                                                                                                                                                E. B. Davis

At Storm’s End
After her father's death, Marcie Freeland moves to a beach community with her mom. She never anticipates that her mom's personal demons could be deadly. "At Storm's End" tells the story.                                                                                                                                                              Harriette Sackler

An Aura of Death
Experience has taught Jessica to keep secret her ability to see character-revealing auras. When an inexplicable cloud, “An Aura of Death,” over a murder victim’s grave leads her to a killer, her unusual perceptions pose a dilemma and place her in danger.                                                      Carolyn Mulford

Megan left college to be with her father in his final illness. He died over a year ago. So why is she still living at home? Why did she marry Jeremy, the doctor, who moved in to care for her father? And why does she need to be so heavily medicated? In "Sauna," when Jeremy presents her with a built-in, soundproof sauna for her twenty-first birthday, she figures it out.
                                                                                                                                                       KM Rockwood

Moving On
“Moving On” features three mysterious women connected to a murdered man: the homeless Misty, who believes she is the reincarnation of a 19th century artist’s model; nervous Lizzie, who is meeting a drug dealer the day before her cousin’s wedding; and the drug dealer, Isis, previously known as Sissy. On the sultry July evening when they come together, the truth about the murder is revealed.                                                                                                                                  Paula Gail Benson

Hot Buns of Fate
In "Hot Buns of Fate," a woman seeks solace from her best friend. But is the friendship all that it's cracked-up to be?                                                                                                                         Jennifer Jank

Bob, Old One Eye, and the Pirate Queen
When Bob celebrates “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” he goes all out—right down to the stuffed one-eyed parrot on his shoulder. And it’s fun and games for all the striped-shirt mates down at the neighborhood bar, too, including a titillating visit from a mysterious Pirate Queen. But fun and games turn deadly sweet in “Bob, Old One Eye, and the Pirate Queen.”                            Cathy C. Hall

The Disappointment of Heaven
Been there, done that. Heaven, that is. Mystery solved. Don’t bother with the sequel. Now all I have to do is solve my own little quandary. Who the heck am I? Really? Or maybe it’s still up to me. Well, when opportunity knocks…. I studied the man who had introduced himself. I stuck out my hand. "Opportunity Knox, P.I. Nice to meet you," I said.                                                               David K. Aycock

The Damn Diva
Sometimes divas can be too demanding, but if you are known as "The Damn Diva," you should be careful what you ask for.                                                                                                            Kari Wainright

Three family members. One dead body. Everyone wanted him dead. They all tried to kill him. But who is the real murderer?                                                                                                           Suzanne Lilly

These stories and more can be found in A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman, available at most book retailers, including Amazon.    



James Montgomery Jackson said...

Sounds like a good collection and I love the cover. Congratulations to all the authors included.

~ Jim

Gloria Alden said...

What a line up of good authors - many I've read or know. I think I'll wait for Malice to buy this so I can get the individual stories signed by the authors attending. They all sound like good stories.

KM Rockwood said...

What fun! This was a great project, and I am grateful to have had a story selected for inclusion.

Shari Randall said...

A lot of intriguing stories here!

Kara Cerise said...

Congratulations to all the authors! I just ordered a copy and look forward to reading about mysterious women.

Edith Maxwell said...

Thanks, everybody, and congrats to my fellow authors. I'm delighted to be in such good company!

Paula Gail Benson said...

Elaine, thank you for organizing this message. It was a privilege to have my story included . I'm still reading and enjoying the other stories by extremely talented authors. Linda Fisher is both a wonderful writer and editor. Thanks to her and everyone who contributed to this anthology.

E. B. Davis said...

Linda comes up with great concepts! I love writing for her anthologies. Female in perspective, each anthology really has attracted more and more mystery writers. Thanks for every writer who contributed a logline, and to Georgia Ruth, who sent me one, but I never received it. I toast Linda Fisher tonight with a glass!

Warren Bull said...

Excellent concept for an anthology.