MTM Presents Tracy Clark and Faye Snowden - Virtual Event

Tracy Clark is the Sue Grafton Memorial Award-winning author of the highly acclaimed Chicago Mystery Series featuring ex-homicide cop turned PI Cassandra Raines, a hard-driving, African-American protagonist who works the mean streets of the Windy City dodging cops, cons, killers, and thugs. She received Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for her series debut, Broken Places, which was also shortlisted for the American Library Association's RUSA Reading List, named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a Library Journal Best Books of the Year. Her second installment in the series, Borrowed Time, was a Lefty Award and Anthony Award finalist as well as the winner of the Sue Grafton Memorial Award at the Edgars. In addition to her Cass Raines novels, Tracy's short story For Services Rendered, appears in the anthology Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors. A native of Chicago, she works as an editor in the newspaper industry and roots for the Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks equally. She is a board member-at large of Sisters in Crime, Chicagoland, a member of International Thriller Writers, and a Mystery Writers of America Midwest board member. Find Tracy on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @tracypc6161, or visit her online at

Faye Snowden is the author of noir mysteries, poems and several short stories. Her novels include Spiral of Guilt, The Savior, Fatal Justice, and A Killing Fire, a dark, southern Gothic tale featuring homicide detective Raven Burns. A Killing Fire is first in a four-part series. Faye's short story, 'One Bullet. One Vote' was selected as one of the best American mystery and suspense stories of 2021. The story will be anthologized in the book, The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021. Her work has been called 'intense', 'pulse-pounding' and a 'solid contribution to a genre lacking in Black women authors'.


Faye has a master's in English literature. She has been awarded writing fellowships from Djerassi and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime (SinC) where she serves as Board Secretary for SinC National. She has participated on many writing panels, appeared as a guest lecture in several university writing classes, and taught information technology courses at the university level. Today, Faye works and writes from her home in Northern California. Aside from her publications, she has managed two boys, a husband, five dogs and three writing fellowships over the years. Learn more about her work at

Sara DiVello is a yoga teacher by day, mystery writer by night. She’s a life-long passionate reader and mystery-lover. Sara loves chatting all things books, the joy of reading, the craft of writing, and connecting readers to their favorite authors…or introducing them to their new favorites! She has interviewed over 100 mystery and thriller authors--from celebs to debuts--and created the “Mystery and Thriller Mavens” Facebook Group, a free, online book group where readers can watch and participate in interviews, enter giveaways, and dish about their latest books. All are welcome. You can also find out more at

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Event date: 

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
Runner (A Chicago Mystery #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496732019
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Published: Kensington - June 29th, 2021

"Lapel-grabbing and provocative...Clark writes with purpose, her sense of social justice never venturing into dogma but remaining fully rooted in Raines’s actions and personality." – The New York Times Book Review

"Clark has a unique voice in the P.I. genre, one that us articulate, daring, and ultimately hopeful." - The Washington Post

A Killing Rain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781787586116
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Published: Flame Tree Press - June 21st, 2022

Dark, Southern gothic tale of homicide detective Raven Burns, with a complicated past and a desperate case to solve.