Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Please join us in welcoming award-winning author Maggie Toussaint today! The talented Maggie has written numerous books of mystery and suspense–including the most recent Seas the Day, and we’re so happy to have her visiting us today. River Holloway’s On The Case! I’m a sucker for old family photos! I love to look at faces and see what people were doing way back when. In my … Continue reading Guest Chick: Maggie Toussaint

Guest Chick: Frankie Bow, on the Great Murder Hornet Mystery Story

Leslie Karst here. Frankie Bow and I first met at the California Crime Writers’ Convention in Los Angeles about six years ago, when we sat at the same table at lunch, only to realize we both lived in Hilo, Hawai’i (me only half time). We immediately hit it off, and the rest–as they say–is history. She’s one of the funniest gals I know, so you’re … Continue reading Guest Chick: Frankie Bow, on the Great Murder Hornet Mystery Story

Guest Chick: Amy Drayer

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Drayer, author of novels and short stories today! REVELATION, the first book in her Makah Island Mystery series, debuted in March. Today, Amy offers some re-imagining of classic mysteries, updated for our current situation. The World’s Greatest Covid Mysteries The Murders at the Rue Roi Tigre Paris! It is Paris, the year 2020. We find our narrator co-housed for three months … Continue reading Guest Chick: Amy Drayer

Guest Chick: Larissa Reinhart

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome Larissa Reinhart, author of the Cherry Tucker Mystery, Maizie Albright Star Detective, and Finley Goodhart Crime Caper series, and more!  Why I Might Be Psychic. As a Writer. Not as a Human. An interesting story about a Chinese actress led me down a primrose path of ideas about murder to my latest Maizie Albright Star Detective book, 18 CALIBER. Also because … Continue reading Guest Chick: Larissa Reinhart

Guest Chick: Grace Topping

Leslie Karst here. Today we welcome Grace Topping, author of the wonderful Laura Bishop home staging mysteries, the newest of which, STAGING WARS, releases this coming Tuesday! Read on, to learn how she came up with the idea for her Agatha-nominated series. I Only Play a Home Stager Often when people learn that I write about a character who is a home stager, they begin … Continue reading Guest Chick: Grace Topping

Guest Chick: Stephanie Kane

We are delighted to have award-winning author and lawyer Stephanie Kane visiting us today! Read on for a lively discussion between Stephanie and her heroine Lily Sparks. In between murders, I thought it’d be nice to touch base with my heroine, Denver Art Museum’s Conservator of Paintings, Lily Sparks. Lily solves art-based crimes by using her so-called perfect eye, a talent her widowed dad cultivated … Continue reading Guest Chick: Stephanie Kane

Guest Chick: Jennifer J. Chow

The Chicks are so happy to welcome Jennifer J. Chow and help her celebrate Mimi Gets a Clue, the first book in her super-entertaining new Sassy Cat Mystery series. Even if you’re a dog person, you’ll love her post on “Cat-titude!” Thoughts on Cat-titude As a kid, I had a complicated relationship with cats…ever since my brother’s friend threw a cat onto my lap (and … Continue reading Guest Chick: Jennifer J. Chow

Agatha Best Short Story Nominees

We asked the Agatha Award nominees in the Best Short Story Category the following question: what can you tell us about your title? Art Taylor: “Better Days,” which appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, is the sequel to another story, “A Drowning at Snow’s Cut,” published in EQMM in 2011 and inspired by a boat trip that my dad and … Continue reading Agatha Best Short Story Nominees

Guest Chick: Edith Maxwell and #giveaway

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome back renowned mystery author Edith Maxwell (aka/Maddie Day) and help her celebrate a momentous achievement: her twentieth published book! WOW. It’s the second in “Maddie’s” fab Cozy Capers Book Group series, and to mark the occasion, Edith is giving away not one but two books: a copy of book one in the series, Murder on Cape Cod and a … Continue reading Guest Chick: Edith Maxwell and #giveaway

Guest Chick: Nupur Tustin

Please help us welcome Nupur Tustin, author of the Joseph Haydn Mystery Series, to Chicks on the Case! We are so delighted that she’s here today with a special sneak peek–an introduction to her forthcoming series featuring Celine Skye.    Two Chicks; One Deadly Secret Pssst . . . Can you keep a secret? I’ve had this on my chest for nearly a year now, … Continue reading Guest Chick: Nupur Tustin

Book Chat: My Fair Latte

There is nothing we Chicks like better than talking about books, and we think that’s true for you, too. So we decided a BOOK CLUB would be fun! Today, we’re talking about Vickie Fee’s new release, MY FAIR LATTE. We’ll kick off the discussion, then we’d love it if you’d join in. Ask questions about the book, or the process, or the research, or anything you’re curious about. We’re always trying to get our books in front of new readers, so invite a friend to visit with us by sharing this post madly in all your forums. The more, the merrier! (If you haven’t read the book yet, you can still participate–and don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers!)   Continue reading “Book Chat: My Fair Latte”