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 July!

July 4th Christopher Huang, A Gentleman's Murder

July 11th V. M. Burns, The Plot Is Murder

July 18th Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), Death Over Easy

July 25th Shari Randall, Against The Claw

Our July Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 7/7--Mary Feliz, 7/14--Annie Hogsett, 7/21--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/28--Kait Carson.

Our special bloggers for the fifth Monday and Tuesday of July--Kaye George and Paula Gail Benson.

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.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Ask A Policeman: A review by Warren Bull

Ask A Policeman published in 1933 was a work by members of the Detection Club. The authors are Anthony Berkeley, Milward Kennedy, Glayds Mitchell, John Rhode, Dorothy L. Sayers and Helen Simpson.

John Rhode wrote the murder scene with an almost impossible crime and several suspects who had more than ample reason to wish the victim ill. Each author then wrote a possible solution detected by popular sleuths. Just to add interest each author wrote about another author’s character. Milward Kennedy wrote a final chapter offering yet another ending.

Once again I am reminded about how many really excellent mystery writers there were during the Golden Age of mystery writing.

I enjoyed the book very much. If I were a better student of mystery writers of the time, I would have enjoyed it even more. I could detect the fun Anthony Berkely had writing about Lord Peter Wimsey, but I did not know enough about other characters to get the “inside” jokes. Every author plays fair and each offers a credible but different take on the common information.

The few times I have been able to write about another author’s characters, always with permission, of course, I found the experience to be a hoot. 

If you were going to write about a popular sleuth today, which character would you choose and why?


Kait Carson said...

I would choose Rita Mae Brown's Miss Marple. I have always wanted to write a convincing cat!

Shari Randall said...

I would choose Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, or one of her sidekicks, Lula or Grandma Mazur. Such fun, over the top characters.

Carla Damron said...

Holmes. Absolutely Holmes. If only I could do him justice!

Gloria Alden said...

I would have fun with Lord Peter Wimsey.