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

Our July author interviews: Ellen Byerrum (7/5), Day of the Dark anthology authors (7/12 and 7/19), and Nancy Cole Silverman (7/26).

Saturday Guest Bloggers in July: 7/1--Fran Stewart, and 7/8--Nancy Cole Silverman. WWK Saturday bloggers write on 7/15--Margaret S. Hamilton, 7/22--Kait Carson, and 7/29--E. B. Davis.


“May 16, 2017 – The Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA) today announced the finalists of the second annual Star Award, given to authors of published women’s fiction. Six finalists were chosen in two categories, General and Outstanding Debut. The winners of the Star Award will be announced at the WFWA Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 23, 2017.”

In the general category, WWK’s Carla Damron was one of three finalist for her novel, The Stone Necklace. Go to Carladamron.com for more information. Congratulations, Carla!

Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

Warren Bull's new Lincoln mystery, Abraham Lincoln In Court & Campaign has been released. Look for the Kindle version on February 3.

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.

In addition, our prolific KM will have the following shorts published as well: "Sight Unseen" in Fish Out of Water, Guppie (SinC) anthology, just released, and "Making Tracks" in Passport to Murder, Bouchercon anthology, October 2017.

Margaret S. Hamilton's short story, "Once a Kappa" was published as a finalist in the Southern Writer's Magazine annual short story contest issue. Mysterical-E published her "Double Crust Corpse" in the Fall 2016 issue. "Baby Killer" will appear in the 2017 solar eclipse anthology Day of the Dark to be published this summer prior to the eclipse in August.

Linda Rodriquez has two pending book publications. Plotting the Character-Driven Novel will be released by Scapegoat Press on November 29th. Every Family Doubt, the fourth Skeet Bannion mystery, is scheduled for release on October, 18, 2017. Look for the interview by E. B. Davis here on that date!

James M. Jackson's 4th book in the Seamus McCree series, Doubtful Relations, is now available. His novella "Low Tide at Tybee" appears February 7 as part of Lowcountry Crimes: Four Novellas, which is available for order.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

At One Fell Swoop by Stuart Palmer: A review by Warren Bull



At One Fell Swoop by Stuart Palmer: A review by Warren Bull

Published in 1951, At One Fell Swoop is one of a series of book with Hildegarde Withers, a retired maiden schoolteacher as an amateur sleuth and her friend and antagonist police detective Oscar Piper. He puts up with her schemes but benefits in the end from her insights. The pairing lasted through fourteen novels, three motion pictures and a made-for–television movie.

Palmer has a deft hand at writing. The plot is tight with a justified, satisfying ending. It plays fair with the reader. The heroine is caustic and comedic. The hero is amusingly frustrated and aware of Miss Wither’s ability to unravel riddles. The novel zipped along with action, humor and surprises. Palmer was considered one of the best writers of the time. One year he was the president of Mystery Writers of America. 


His characters and writing stands the test of time. I highly recommend this mystery.

5 comments:

Carla Damron said...

I've never heard of this series. So glad you are introducing us to these gems.

Linda Thorne said...

I never heard of it either. I wonder if I've seen any of the movies made from this series. You gave us some history on the author and this old series that is an interesting story in itself. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Alden said...

Warren, I've never heard of this series, and it's just one more to add to my list to check out. I'm hoping I can find his books on Amazon or at least in the library, although most
libraries start deleting books that are too old.

Shari Randall said...

I Googled this and didn't find the books but found a movie series I am going to check out. Thank you!

KM Rockwood said...

Another new author to check out! Warren, your research is wonderful, but it does keep my TBR list growing.