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


February Interviews













2/5 Heather Weidner, Glitter, Glam, and Contraband
2/12 Rhys Bowen, Above The Bay of Angels
2/19 Elizabeth Penney, Hems & Homicide
2/26 Annette Dashofy, Under The Radar


Saturday Guest Bloggers:
2/1 Valerie Burns
2/8 Jeannette de Beauvoir
2/15 Kathryn Lane

WWK Bloggers: 2/22 Kait Carson, 1/28 & 1/29 Special Interviews with Agatha Nominees by Paula Gail Benson

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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 (wish they weren't having to compete against each other), and Annette Dashofy for Best Contemporary Novel--her fifth nomination!


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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."


Kaye George's first novel in the Vintage Sweets mystery series, Revenge is Sweet, will be released on March 10th. Look for the interview here on March 11.


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


Don't miss Shari Randall's "The Queen of Christmas" available on at Amazon. Shari's holiday story for WWK was too long so she published it for our enjoyment. It's available for 99 cents or on Kindle Unlimited for free!


KM Rockwood's "The Society" and "To Die A Free Man; the Story of Joseph Bowers" are included in the BOULD Awards Anthology, which was released on November 19. KM won second place with a cash prize for "The Society." Congratulations, KM! Kaye George's "Meeting on the Funicular" is also in this anthology, which can be bought for 99 cents on Kindle until November 30.


Paula Gail Benson's story "Wisest, Swiftest, Kindest" appears in Love in the Lowcountry an anthology by the Lowcountry Romance Writers available 11/5 in e-book and print format on Amazon. The anthology includes fourteen stories all based in Charleston, South Carolina.


Kaye George's "Grist for the Mill" was published in A Murder of Crows anthology, edited by Sandra Murphy on October 9th.



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!

Susan Van Kirk's A Death At Tippett Pond was released on June 15th. Read E. B. Davis's interview with Susan.

Warren Bull's Abraham Lincoln: Seldom Told Stories was released. It is available at: GoRead: https://www.goread.com/book/abraham-lincoln-seldom-told-stories or at Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/ydaklx8p

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Western Star by Craig Johnson: A Review by Warren Bull

The Western Star by Craig Johnson: A Review by Warren Bull





I had the pleasure of meeting Craig Johnson and his wife at a writing conference some years ago. He 
was friendly, approachable and he told me how to set a cowboy hat on a flat surface.  

In addition to his novels, Craig Johnson’s Longmire is on a television series on Netflix.

So I am delighted to be able to give my highest recommendation to The Western Star. The story 
presents Walt Longmire as a young man recently returned from Viet Nam and as the veteran 
Wyoming Sheriff in two parallel plot lines, either one of which could easily sustain a novel.  

The characters are memorable. The dialog is witty.  And as usual the landscape of Wyoming is one of 
a character all by itself. Guff, but sensitive, the Sherriff finds himself entangled in problems that 
reach all the way back to his trip as an uncertain Deputy to Lucian Connolly on a train carrying 24 
Sheriffs on an vintage excursion trained pulled by a steam engine — The Western Star. 
Johnson, as superior mystery writers do, writes about human nature against the background of 
physical nature. This is a great read.


10 comments:

KM Rockwood said...

I've seen the Longwire shows on TV, and enjoyed them. I will have to seek out the new book.

E. B. Davis said...

I love hearing author's success stories--he found an interesting and current plot. Is there some reason a cowboy hat doesn't sit on a flat surface?

Annette said...

E.B., you always set a cowboy hat upside-down on any surface. In theory, it's to keep the good luck from falling out. But in fact, if you set it the other way, it flattens the brim which has been carefully shaped. (I used to shape and sell cowboy hats, which is why I know this stuff.)

I love Craig Johnson and could reasonably be accused of stalking him. Just kidding. Sort of.

For anyone new to the books, I recommend starting at the beginning with The Cold Dish. Each one is better than the one before.

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

I haven't read the books or seen the TV show. On my list.

Paula Gail Benson said...

Warren, I remember being with you, Linda Rodriguez, and our dear friend Sam Morton at the conference. Wasn't Craig Johnson gracious? He and his wife were heading to Paris. He's loved worldwide!

Warren Bull said...

Annette, You know your cowboy hats!

Warren Bull said...

Paula, He was and his wife were very friendly.

Annette said...

Warren, yes I do. Have you noticed my WWK photo to the left? ;-)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

I'm having a fan moment thru you. I loved Longmire.

Loretta Wheeler said...

I am "thrilled" to learn about the latest work featuring Longmire :) I loved the series, so off I go to Amazon! Great review :)