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

July Interview Schedule:
7/3 Jean Stone A Vineyard Summer
7/10 Mark Bergin
7/17 Christin Brecher Murder's No Votive Confidence
7/24 Dianne Freeman A Ladies' Guide to Gossip
7/31 J. C. Kenney A Genuine Fix

Saturday Guest Bloggers: 7/6 V. M. Burns, 7/13 Joe Amiel,

WWK Satuday Bloggers: 7/20 Gloria Alden, 7/27 Kait Carson


Congratulations to our writers for the following publications:

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

KM Rockwood's "Frozen Daiquiris" appears in The Best Laid Plans: 21 Stories of Mystery & Suspense, edited by Judy Penz Sheluk. The anthology will be released on June 18th.

Congratulations to Margaret S. Hamilton for being a finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier contest. Margaret competes in the Unpublished/Mainstream mystery/suspense category.

Congratulations to Shari Randall for WINNING the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her book, Curses, Boiled Again was published by St. Martin's last year. Read the interview about the book here. Yay, Shari!

Fishy Business anthology authors include KM Rockwood, Debra Goldstein, and James M. Jackson. This volume was edited by Linda Rodriguez.

Please read Margaret S. Hamilton and Debra Goldstein's short stories (don't ask about their modus operandi) in a new anthology, Cooked To Death Vol. IV: Cold Cut Files

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

Grace Topping's mystery, Staging is Murder was released April 30.

James M. Jackson extends the Seamus McCree series with the May 25th publication of #6, False Bottom.


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.


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 :)