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June Interviews













6/3 Gretchen Archer, Double Trouble
6/10 Kaye George, Deadly Sweet Tooth
6/17 Annette Dashofy, Til Death
6/24 Adam Meyer


Saturday Guest Bloggers

6/6 Mary Keliikoa
6/13 William Ade
6/20 Liz Milliron


WWK Bloggers:

6/27 Kait Carson
6/30 WWK Writers--What We're Reading Now

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Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.


KM Rockwood's "Burning Desire," and Paula Gail Benson's "Living One's Own Truth," have been published in the anthology Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Congratulations to all of the WWK writers.


Please join Margaret S. Hamilton's Kings River Life podcast of her short story "Busted at the Book Sale" here. Congratulations, Margaret!


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, and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination! All are winners but without Agatha Teapots. Onto 20121!


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."


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


Kaye George's second novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Deadly Sweet Tooth, was released on June 2. Look for the interview here on June 10.


Annette Dashofy's 10th Zoe Chambers mystery, Til Death, will be released on June 16th. Look for the interview here on June 17.


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!

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Friday, August 21, 2015






MURDER ON WHEELS: A REVIEW




You can’t take a mystery writer anywhere.  He or she will just imagine how and why a murder would happen there.  The Murder on Wheels anthology is just another example.  In the introduction Kaye George tells us she was on the Megabus when she started to imagine the how, the why and the where to hide the body on a bus.  She talked to Austin Mystery Writers who started spinning out stories, invited Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham along for the ride and picked up Ramona DeFelice Long as the editor (who knows maybe she was hitchhiking.) Wildside, which is where you walk if you don’t have wheels, published the conglomeration of crime on the move stories.

The very accomplished authors in the anthology bounce the reader from the present to the past and back again against landscapes from Texas to the imagination with wheels of just about every possible description.  Reading preferences vary.  You may rate the stories in a very different order than I would but there is something for everybody here.  The writing is of very high quality. 


Do you have other anthologies you’d recommend?

6 comments:

Gloria Alden said...

It sounds like a good mystery anthology, Warren. I'll have to get it.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

It must have been fun to write the stories. On the move, what a great prompt.

Grace Topping said...

Congratulations to the writers who were published in the anthology, especially Kaye George who mastermind it. It's good to know that there is a market for mystery short stories.

Kara Cerise said...

Murder on Wheels sounds like a good mystery anthology. It is now on my "must read" list.

Earl Staggs said...


Thanks for the mention, Warren. I felt privileged to be part of this anthology. My story, DEAD MAN ON A SCHOOL BUS, is special to me because I've never before used a school bus in a story. I'm a part-time school bus driver but could never bring myself to mix crime with kids. In this story, I cleverly (I feel)avoided having kids involved.

KM Rockwood said...

Those are some of my favorite authors!


I like short stories (on my kindle) for medical waiting rooms, airports, etc. I find them much better than pieces of a longer work, esp. when I'm somewhat distracted. I will have to add this to my supply.