Time for a Chick Pic!

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 out … Continue reading Time for a Chick Pic!

Guest Chick: Donnell Ann Bell

Lisa here, delighted to welcome Donnell Ann Bell as our guest today on Chicks. I was delighted to meet this wonderful mystery author in person at Left Coast Crime last spring–we had plenty to chirp about over coffee! Here Donnell makes a case for coincidences–and tells us more about her latest, UNTIL DEAD: A Cold Case Suspense. Just look at that chilling cover, brrr… Continue reading Guest Chick: Donnell Ann Bell

Guest Chick: Susan Kimmel Wright

The Chicks are excited to welcome Susan Kimmel Wright for a return visit to the blog today. (But we’re glad it’s not Friday the 13th!) Susan has generously offered one lucky US commenter—chosen at random— to receive a candle from the iconic Mystery Lovers Bookshop in Oakmont, PA, in their signature “Bookshop” scent, which sounds heavenly to us Chicks! Not (Very) Superstitious My daughter Maria … Continue reading Guest Chick: Susan Kimmel Wright

Guest Chick: Leslie Budewitz

The Chicks are tickled to welcome back Agatha award-winning author pal Leslie Budewitz as our guest chick today! The sixth entry in Leslie’s wonderful Spice Shop Mysteries, Peppermint Barked, is just out. And she is giving away a fab swag package to one lucky commenter on today’s blog! Take it away, Leslie! Killing it on the village streets “When people get arrested in your books,” … Continue reading Guest Chick: Leslie Budewitz

Guest Chick: Jonathan Dunsky

Ellen here. I discovered Jonathan’s terrific Adam Lapid Mysteries when a woman at my gym who knows I’m a mystery writer handed me one of his books, along with a well-deserved glowing recommendation. The series is set in the late 1940s and early 1950s Israel, when the newly formed nation is struggling to find its feet and survive. Protagonist Adam Lapid, a detective in Hungary, … Continue reading Guest Chick: Jonathan Dunsky

Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker

We are so pleased to welcome Laura Jensen Walker back to Chicks on the Case! Today, we’re taking a departure from our typical lighthearted posts as Laura shares her journey from memory to memoir about trauma, secrets, and healing. We’re so incredibly grateful that Laura is sharing her experiences with us and the world. ❤ Writing the Hard Stuff Thanks to Ellen and the Chicks … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Jensen Walker

Guest Chick: Laura Bradford

We are beyond thrilled to welcome Laura Bradford, bestselling author of the Amish Mysteries, the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, the Tobi Tobias Mysteries, the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries (written as Elizabeth Lynn Casey), and the new A Friend for Hire Mysteries!   When Business Cards Are Best As all cozy readers know, the amateur sleuth is your average, run-of-the-mill “Joe” who tends to stumble upon … Continue reading Guest Chick: Laura Bradford