Saturday, June 18, 2016

STEALING THE COUNTESS by David Housewright

I thoroughly enjoyed my first by Housewright. It’s an almost British-like PI novel that kept me turning pages but not losing sleep. The “countess” is a $4 million Stradivarius violin which St. Paul unlicensed private detective Rushmore McKenzie is hired to find. The characters are well defined and the story has many twists, turns, and red herrings. Perfect vacation reading!

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Coming to Mcintyre's • Fearrington Village

Straight from the pen of  Mcintyre's book buyer and mystery guru Pete Mock. Don't miss these events--and say howdy to me!

Wednesday, June 22, 6:30
Brian Panowich gets down and dirty with his superb debut Bull Mountain that pits brother against brother on the Georgia/Florida border. Throw in a vengeful state cop who skews the story in ways that left me in awe and you have a book that stands with the best of Harry Crews, Larry Brown and others.[Brian has been nominated for a boatload of best first awards. He's definitely a new writer to watch!]

Saturday, July 23, 11:00
THE MAN, Ace Atkins. I’ve been a big fan of his ever since reading his first novels featuring a Blues Musicologist at Tulane. Now he’ll be here July 23rd at 11am with The Innocents, his latest in his series featuring Quinn Colson and tiny Tibbehah County, Mississippi where the line between right and wrong is mostly invisible. Quinn is the avenging knight, coming in to clean up the mess, but as so often is the case, slime sticks. . . leading to another book and more good reading. [Not only is Ace a great writer, he's also an excellent speaker!]

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Sisters in Crime Awarded MWA Raven Award

It's a delight for me to talk about the great recognition Sisters in Crime was given by the Mystery Writers of America last week! Take a look and a listen to the brief presentation by Donna Andrews and acceptance by SinC president Leslie Budewitz.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Love Boat (Mystery) Giveaway Cruise

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Giveaway Cruise Sets Sail TODAY on Facebook

How it works: 50 authors, 50 ports, 50 prizes worth over $1100, including ebooks, gift cards, and swag! Each author's page is a port for the Love Boat with a brand new giveaway. Visit and comment on each Love Boat post to enter, and see who's next on the hop.

The cruise runs from 
12:01 a.m. CST on Feb. 10 until 11:59 p.m. CST on Feb. 11. All winners will be chosen at random.

Our Facebook page is the first port: pop over now to enter the first giveaway and to see a full list of participating authors. The Love Boat promises something for everyone... 

Yes, I've entered, but don't let that stop you—I never win!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

YA Writer Joelle Charbonneau

I'm looking forward to seeing my friend Joelle Charbonneau in Raleigh Saturday, November 7. She'll be at Quail Ridge Books and Music at 3:00 talking about her great new stand-alone thriller Need from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Readers will probably want to check out the book's website to get a taste of what the book is like.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mystery Author Tour

A dynamite South Carolina duo will join us in the Triangle later this month! Agatha Award winner Susan M. Boyer and David Burnsworth will join me at several venues. I do hope you'll find time to come to one of more events! (Remember, I always ask different questions, so no two programs are exactly the same.)

Thursday, June 25, 4:00 • Cambridge Village, Hughes Street, Apex

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 • Page-Walker Cultural Arts Center, Ambassador Loop, Cary

Friday, June 26, noon • The Halle Center, Salem Street, Apex (Bring your lunch if you'd like! Iced beverages provided.)

Saturday, June 27, 11:00 • McIntyre's, Fearrington Village

Sunday, June 28, 2:00 • The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines

As always, books will be available for signing!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Do You Have a Favorite Agatha Christie?

Katherine Turro, marketing coordinator for William Morrow sent me this notice:
It's the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie, and her estate is on a mission to discover the "World's Favorite Christie Mystery." You can be a part of this selection. Check out World's Favourite Christie to browse books, watch videos, and vote for your favorite Agatha Christie mystery.

Careful—you get only one vote!

Happy reading!