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: 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: Susan Elia MacNeal

It’s Valentine’s Day, and what could be a better way to celebrate here on Chicks than with a visit by New York Times bestselling author Susan Elia MacNeal? We love Susan’s books, and can’t wait to hear more about her latest, THE KING’S JUSTICE–and she’s also going to tell us about her mudlarking adventures in London. Take it away, Susan! Continue reading Guest Chick: Susan Elia MacNeal

Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

Kathleen here. I’m so thrilled to welcome Liz Milliron, author of two fabulous series: The Laurel Highlands Mysteries and the new Homefront Mysteries, which just launched yesterday(!!) with The Enemy We Don’t Know. Today she’s here to share with us her research about, well, research. Take it away, Liz! ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Thanks Kathleen and all the Chicks. It’s great to be back. As Vickie blogged about … Continue reading Guest Chick: Liz Milliron

Chasing Amy March

Whether you’ve already seen Greta Gerwig’s new Little Women movie, or you’re still planning to, I promise: No real spoilers here. Of course, the book has been out for about a century and a half, there have been multiple previous film versions, and if you weren’t exposed to the general storyline through those, you probably saw the Friends episode where Rachel spills the beans about one sister’s fate to a devastated Joey. Continue reading Chasing Amy March

The Power of Imagination

For most people, the holidays call to mind shining lights, steaming mugs of cocoa, gingerbread humanoids, and feasts that call for elastic waistbands. For me, they conjure up the memory of my friend sailing out of our second-story window. Let me explain. A few days after Thanksgiving, my mom left 12-ish-year-old me and my best friend alone for a couple of hours. She instructed us … Continue reading The Power of Imagination

Guest Chick: Sybil Johnson

The Chicks on the Case are delighted to welcome back Sybil Johnson, author of the Aurora Anderson mysteries. The fifth book in the series, Ghosts of Paintings Past, was published yesterday–just in time for the holidays! Unexpected Influences I’ve read tons of books and seen a lot of TV shows and movies over the years. Every once in a while I think about how fictional … Continue reading Guest Chick: Sybil Johnson

Guest Chick: Alexia Gordon

The Chicks are thrilled to welcome back talented and delightful author Alexia Gordon as our guest today! Fatality in F, the next book in her award-winning Gethsemane Brown series, comes out next week! Take it away, Alexia! The fourth Gethsemane Brown mystery, Fatality in F, debuts on February 26, 2019. This time out, Gethsemane has to clear her friend, Frankie Grennan, of suspicion of murdering … Continue reading Guest Chick: Alexia Gordon