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

Comedy is Crime Plus A Cat

Kathleen here, and I’m so pleased and honored to welcome Gabriel Valjan today. Gabriel is not only a wonderful, Agatha (and other!) award-nominated author, but also one of the biggest champions of the writing and reading community, continually promoting, encouraging, and cheering on his crime fiction brethren. But enough fan-girling from me. Let’s get into what Gabriel has to say about comedy and crime. Crimes … Continue reading Comedy is Crime Plus A Cat

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

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: Keenan Powell

Kathleen here, and I’m SO thrilled to welcome the talented, award-nominated and all-around amazing author of the Maeve Malloy Mystery series, Keenan Powell. Take it away, Keenan! Day Trip to Seward: Trains and Whales Before I started writing Hell and High Water, I had a clear picture of the first scene. Maeve’s fed up with law, so she decides to take a summer job in … Continue reading Guest Chick: Keenan Powell

Guest Chick: Julie Mulhern

We are so delighted to have bestselling author Julie Mulhern back to Chicks on the Case! Julie writes the Country Club Murders series and the Poppy Fields Adventures. Read on for an inside look at her latest book, Stayin’ Alive… “I thought it would be bigger.” My best friend Libba sighed. “That’s the story of my life.” Unlike me, she wasn’t referring to the bronze horse … Continue reading Guest Chick: Julie Mulhern