We are delighted to welcome Tracee de Hahn, author of the Agnes Lüthi Mysteries! Tracee has kindly offered to give away a copy of Swiss Vendetta and A Well-Timed Murder, so be sure to leave a comment below today to be entered. Who is ready to travel? I’d say everyone, whether it is across town to spend an unmasked day with friends and family or … Continue reading Guest Chick: Tracee de Hahn (and a giveaway)
Please join us in welcoming Lorie Lewis Ham, magazine publisher, mystery author, and podcaster! We were delighted to have the opportunity to ask some questions about the fascinating world of Mysteryrat’s Maze Podcast… How did you get into podcasting? I have enjoyed listening to podcasts for a long time. Several years ago I had a dream to create a web series but it was just too large … Continue reading Guest Chick: Lorie Lewis Ham
Jennifer here. Welcome to Chicks on the Case, Nekesa! Thank you for sharing the drive and inspiration behind your debut, Dead Dead Girls! Do you know when you have, maybe accidentally, created a brand with clear interests? It’s when a TV show premieres and seven separate people message you on three different social media websites saying, “Nekesa! This show is set in the 1920s, it’s … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nekesa Afia
We are very excited to have author Kia Dennis, writing as K.D. Richards, as our guest today. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome! Character Names What’s in a name? Well, a lot if you are looking for names for the character in your novel. Just as in real life names are important. There are several resources out there that will give you … Continue reading Guest Chick: K.D. Richards
Everyone has Significant Others in their lives, but today the Chicks are looking back on how we met our Publishing Significant Others. Continue reading “Chick Chat—How we met our agents/editors/publishers”
Leslie Karst here, pleased to bring you another fun post from my pal, Mary Keliikoa, author of Denied, the terrific new (released yesterday!) mystery featuring PI Kelley Pruett, sequel to her Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony award-nominated Derailed. And one lucky commenter will win a copy of Denied! Take it away, Mary: Monday–Fun Day? Okay – I have a confession to make. I’m one of those … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mary Keliikoa
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” —Anna Quindlen
Reading is the best, even if it’s just the back of a cereal box! Today, we talk about what we’re currently reading and enjoying.
Ellen here and I’m so happy to welcome my pal Terrie Farley Moran as a guest Chick. In addition to her impressive career as a solo mystery author and co-author of Laura Childs’ New Orleans Scrapbooking Mysteries, she’s now joined forces to write with “Jessica Fletcher!” Today, she’s going to tell us how she scored this awesome honor… MURDER, SHE’S WRITING My name is Terrie … Continue reading Guest Chick: Terrie Farley Moran
Jennifer here. Super excited to introduce you to Mia P. Manansala, whose debut book, Arsenic and Adobo (May 4, 2021), is getting a lot of well-deserved buzz. Filled with great food, nosy aunties, and a cute Dachshund, what’s not to love? The role of food in a murder mystery By Mia P. Manansala Food and murder. What a combination, right? Who thought to create an … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mia P. Manansala & Giveaway
Cozy readers—and especially Chicks on the Case readers—are some of the most creative folks on the planet so we’re asking you to play Chick Pic with us! Give us a couple of sentences … who is this character? What’s their back story? Victim, murderer, nosy neighbor, innocent suspect? The more ridiculous the better! Each comment can build on the next until we have a fully-fleshed … Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic
We are so excited to welcome SG Wong, author of the Lola Starke mysteries and current president of Sisters in Crime! The Lola Starke series is set in 1930s-era Crescent City, a fictionalized “Chinese Los Angeles” in an alternate history in which China established a city-state colony at the start of the Gold Rush. This alternate history also contains ghosts and magic, historically-accurate fashion, and plenty of … Continue reading Guest Chick: SG Wong
By Alicia Beckman aka Leslie Budewitz Our first Christmas together, Mr. Right and I drove over the mountains to spend the holiday with my brother, his family, and my mother. Mr. Right carefully packed two identical long narrow boxes in the car, each with a red bow on top. Into the big apple basket crammed with gifts, he tucked two small identical cardboard boxes, also … Continue reading If a Tree Falls . . .