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January Interviews

1/06 Sherry Harris, Absence of Alice

1/13 Jane Willan, Abide with Me

1/20 Kelly Brakenhoff, Dead of Winter Break

1/27 Jackie Layton, Bag of Bones

Saturday WWK Bloggers

1/02 V. M. Burns

1/09 Jennifer J. Chow

1/23 Kait Carson

Guest Blogs

1/16 Shea E. Butler

1/30 Gray Basnight













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Congratulations to Jennifer J. Chow for garnering a 2021 Lefty Nomination for Best Humorous Mystery Novel. We're crossing our fingers for Jennifer!

Congratulations to two WWK writers. Paula Gail Benson's "Reputation or Soul" and Keenan Powell's "Miss Millie Munz" have been chosen for Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical anthology to be released this spring.

KM Rockwood's "Stay Safe--Very Safe" appears in this year's 2020 BOULD anthology. Congratulations, KM!

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Dealing at the Dump" will appear in Cozy Villages of Death Fall 2020.

Margaret S. Hamilton's "Black Market Baby" and Debra H. Goldstein's "Forensic Magic" will appear in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories Fall 2020.

Two new books for WWK members: Jennifer J. Chow's Mimi Lee Reads Between the Lines (look for the interview on WWK on 11/11) and Judy Penz Sheluk's Where There's A Will. Both books will be released on November 10.

For The Love Of Lobster Tales by Shari Randall is now available to download free for a limited time. Go to Black Cat Mysteries at: https://bcmystery.com/ to get your free copy! Thanks for the freebie, Shari.

Annette Dashofy signed with agent Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Congratulations, Annette!

Keenan Powell recently signed with agent Amy Collins of Talcott Notch. Congratulations, Keenan!

KM Rockwood's "Secrets To The Grave" has been published in the new SinC Chesapeake Chapter's new anthology Invitation To Murder, released by Wildside Press on 10/6.

Susan Van Kirk's Three May Keep A Secret has been republished by Harlequinn's Worldwide Mystery. The WWK interview about the book can be accessed here. We're so glad another publisher picked up this series.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy Release Day to CHECKED OUT FOR MURDER by Marilyn Levinson

As Allison Brook, I write the Haunted Library mystery series. Checked Out for Murder, the fourth book in the series, was released last Tuesday, September 8th. No matter how many books an author has written, a book's birthday is always an exciting occasion and deserves a celebration.

The idea that my sleuth should be the head of programs and events of a small-town library came to me while attending a drum presentation in my library's beautiful outdoor park. As soon as the librarian in charge of adult programs presented the drummer I told myself There's my sleuth! A librarian responsible for its programs and events has colleagues and perhaps a nemesis at work as well the opportunity to meet people eager to give a library presentation. And so Carrie Singleton was born! I added Evelyn Havers the ghost and Smoky Joe the library cat along with several other characters. As for the setting, a beautiful Connecticut town I once visited came to mind and the Haunted Library series was born!

A cozy mystery series is more than a collection of books with the same sleuth and many of the same characters. Relationships develop, characters mature and each novel in my series, while showing progression also stands as an entity on its own. In Checked Our for Murder, Carrie's relationship with her mother undergoes unexpected changes, and two homicides might have a connection to a twenty-year-old murder. Mystery. Intrigue. Romance. And a touch of the paranormal. What fun it was to bring it all together in Checked Out for Murder.

 

10 comments:

Judy Penz Sheluk said...

Congrats on your latest release!

Annette said...

Congratulations, Marilyn!!!

Kait said...

Happy book birthday!

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

congrats! Looking forward to reading your latest.

Marilyn Levinson said...

Thanks, Judy, Annette, Kait, and Margaret! I love writing this series.

KM Rockwood said...

Best wishes for huge sales and great reviews! I haven't read it yet (obviously) but based on my experience with your earlier works, this should be wonderful reading.

Shari Randall said...

Congratulations Marilyn! Happy to see a new adventure for Carrie! I hope the book flies off the shelves.

Marilyn Levinson said...

Thanks, Shari! I hope so, too!

Barbara Monajem said...

Congratulations. I love that your series has a ghost. :)

Marilyn Levinson said...

Thanks, Barbara! I have a ghost in a few of my other books, too.