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


Here are our August WWK interviews:

August 1 Rhys Bowen, Four Funerals and Maybe A Wedding

August 8 Liz Milliron, Root Of All Evil

August 15 Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Ending

August 22 Joyce Tremel, A Brewing Trouble Mystery Series

August 29 Dianne Freeman, A Ladies Guide to Etiquette and Murder


Our August Saturday Guest Blogger Schedule: 8/4--Kelly Oliver, 8/11--Lisa Ciarfella, 8/18--Margaret S. Hamilton, 8/25--Kait Carson.


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, 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 Turkevich 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 said...

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