Debra H. Goldstein is the author of the Sarah Blair Mysteries as well as “Should Have Played Poker,” a Carrie Martin and the Mah Jong Players Mystery and the 2012 IPPY Award-winning “Maze in Blue,” a mystery set on the University of Michigan’s campus. Her short stories and essays have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. A judge, author, litigator, wife, step-mom and mother of twins, Debra is an involved community volunteer, MWA member, and serves as a national board member of Sisters in Crime, as well as being the SinC Guppy Chapter’s President.
Becky Clark is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are "fast and thoroughly entertaining" with "witty humor and tight writing" and "humor laced with engaging characters" so you should "grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride."
Cynthia Kuhn is a professor and author of the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries. Her work has also appeared in Mystery Most Edible, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD, and other publications. Honors include an Agatha Award (best first novel), William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant, and Lefty Award nominations (best humorous mystery). Originally from upstate New York, she lives with her family in Colorado.
Scott Graham is the National Outdoor Book Award-winning author of the acclaimed National Park Mystery Series, featuring archaeologist Chuck Bender and his wife, paramedic Janelle Ortega. Scott is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys backpacking, river rafting, skiing, and mountaineering. He lives with his wife, an emergency physician, in Durango, Colorado. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal-shoveling fireman on the steam-powered Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. Active within the writing community, Margaret serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals.
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When a romantic rival opens a competing restaurant in small-town Wheaton, Alabama, Sarah Blair discovers murder is the specialty of the house . . .
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Far from a domestic goddess, Sarah Blair would rather catch bad guys than slave over a hot stove. But when a dangerous murder boils over in Wheaton, Alabama, catching the killer means leaving her comfort zone …
For culinary challenged Sarah Blair, there’s only one thing scarier than cooking from scratch—murder!
Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs.
Life Becomes Stranger than Fiction when Charlee's Latest Novel Inspires a Real Murder
There could be nowhere more fitting for English professor Lila Maclean to spend her sabbatical than in a proper Victorian mansion. The whimsical Callahan House seems to have materialized from the pages of the mystery novels she is researching, with its enchanting towers, cozy nooks, and charming library. Unfortunately, it also features a body in the study.
"The best cozy debut I've read this year.
"Graham educates while he entertains, writing with contagious enthusiasm...Evocative prose conjures vivid images of the tale's breathtaking backdrop."
--MYSTERY SCENE MAGAZINE
"A riveting mystery...Graham takes readers intimately into the setting, his knowledge of the places he writes about apparent at every turn."
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Winner: WILLA Literary Award for Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Silver Award: IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, Mystery
Finalist: Colorado Authors League, Mystery
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An RT Book Review “Top Pick” and “Best First Mystery" nominee
A Library Journal “Debut of the Month”
Fans of K-9 mysteries and C.J. Box will love this debut police procedural that introduces Colorado’s best crime-fighting duo: Mattie Cobb and police dog, Robo.