Guest Chick: Hank Phillippi Ryan, and #Giveaway

We are so excited to welcome the incomparable Hank Phillippi Ryan to her first post as a Chicks guest. If you’re wondering what took so long – so are we! And not only is Hank visiting with us today, she’s giving away a copy of her incredible new mystery, The First to Lie to one lucky commenter… BOOK LAUNCH CRAZIES I was trying to look at … Continue reading Guest Chick: Hank Phillippi Ryan, and #Giveaway

A Memory of Chicks

Kathleen (aka Kathy) Valenti here, and I’m pleased as punch to welcome Victoria Gilbert to the roost today. Victoria is the author of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery Series and the Book Lover’s B&B Series, the first book of which releases in a few short days (August 11th, to be exact). To celebrate, Victoria is giving away a hardcover copy of the series’ debut, BOOKED … Continue reading A Memory of Chicks

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: Alexia Gordon

Cynthia here, and I’m thrilled to welcome back to Chicks on the Case the wonderful Alexia Gordon, author of the fabulous and award-winning Gethsemane Brown mystery series! Her latest book, Execution in E, just launched yesterday, and we all can’t wait to read it. Many thanks to Alexia for generously offering a giveaway today as well–please read through her terrific post for more details.  If I … Continue reading Guest Chick: Alexia Gordon

Guest Chick: Julia Henry

And Julieanne Holmes, and J.A. Hennrikus, and… I think that’s it? Ellen here, welcoming Julie to the Chicks, AND she’s offering a giveaway! I can’t believe it’s only her first visit, considering how prolific and wonderful she is. Today’s she’s going to share about the genesis of her latest work, The Garden Squad Series. Thank you to the Chicks on the Case for having me … Continue reading Guest Chick: Julia Henry

Guest Chick: Elizabeth Wilkerson

We are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Wilkerson, author of Tokyo Firewall–and she’s offering a wonderful giveaway! Read on for more… Poisoning my dinner party guests wasn’t my intention… I moved to Tokyo in the late ‘80s to study butoh dance. I didn’t speak Japanese, but I figured I could learn the language by osmosis just by being in the flow of everyday life. I was … Continue reading Guest Chick: Elizabeth Wilkerson

Guest Chick: Mary Lee Ashford

We’re thrilled to have the delightful and talented Mary Lee Ashford visit today as our Guest Chick! To celebrate the release of GAME OF SCONES, the first book in the Sugar and Spice Mystery series, Mary Lee is doing a GIVEAWAY OF a copy of the book (ebook or print, winner’s choice), plus a GAME OF SCONES T-shirt to one lucky commenter (Please include your … Continue reading Guest Chick: Mary Lee Ashford

Murder Mystery Haiku (and a Giveaway!)

This seems to be a week for poetry on the Chicks! Today, I’m discussing the fun, Japanese poetic form of haiku. I was first introduced to haiku back in 1977, when my law professor father initiated the Federal Jurisdiction Haiku Festival at the UCLA School of Law, inviting students and professors to submit original poems on this arcane subject. This was long before I became … Continue reading Murder Mystery Haiku (and a Giveaway!)