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


Here are the upcoming WWK interviews for the month of June!

June 6 Maggie Toussaint, Confound It

June 13 Nicole J. Burton, Swimming Up the Sun

June 20 Julie Mulhern, Shadow Dancing

June 27 Abby L. Vandiver, Debut author, Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies


Our June Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 6/2--Joanne Guidoccio, 6/9 Julie Mulhern, 6/16--Margaret S. Hamilton, 6/23--Kait Carson, and 6/30--Edith Maxwell.


Please welcome two new members to WWK--Annette Dashofy, who will blog on alternative Sundays with Jim Jackson, and Nancy Eady, who will blog on every fourth Monday. Thanks for blogging with us Annette and Nancy!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Annette Dashofy's Uneasy Prey was released in March. It is the sixth Zoe Chambers Mystery. The seventh, Cry Wolf, will be released on September 18th. Look for E. B. Davis's interview with Annette on September 19th.

Carla Damron's quirky short story, "Subplot", was published in the Spring edition of The Offbeat Literary Journal. You can find it here: http://offbeat.msu.edu/volume-18-spring-2018/


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), was published on April 3, 2018. Purchase links are here. He's working on Seamus McCree #6 (False Bottom)


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. 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 July 31, 2018.

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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 Turkevich 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.