Alex Grecian’s THE HARVEST MAN

From the Buzz Bin Another chapter in the ongoing tales of The Scotland Yard Murder Squad from Alex Grecian, HARVEST MAN (Putnam) is another great book from this new master of historical mysteries. The team is in disarray as DI Day is out with an injury and Hammersmith has been released from the force. This makes it a bit hard for them to chase a new serial killer who is proving to be relentless. And Hammersmith might be onto a case that proves the Ripper is back. Grecian builds suspense like a mast architect designing a skyscraper leaving no detail out. One of our favorites of the year so...

Mystery Cookbooks Apr23

Mystery Cookbooks

Two cookbooks out now from mystery authors. One is THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK and the other is THE COZY COOKBOOK. Quirk books did a beautiful job with the MWA book, hardcover, a bit oversized and filled with photo it has more than enough authors involved to fill a large kitchen. As you might expect the recipes run the gambit. We’ve already samples some of the recipes and they are outstanding. The added benefit of having a book like to get signatures in makes it a must have.       THE COZY COOKBOOK form Berkeley Prime Crime is an oversized trade and is filled with recipes that have run in the cozy mysteries of...

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59 Apr14

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 59

Issue 59 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Dana Cameron, should be shipping late April. The Crimespree crew threw a bunch of questions at Dana, and she also wrote a great piece just for us.  The issue also has an interview with Kristi Belecamino and all our regular features. This looks to be a really fun issue we think you’ll love! The cover photo was by James Goodwin, a friend of the Crimespree family and all around great guy.     If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE     And you can order the COOKING WITH CRIMESPREE cook book RIGHT...

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay Reviewed

Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn McKinlay Cupcake Bakery Mystery #7 Berkley Prime Crime April 7, 2015 The owners of Fairy Tale Cupcakes – Melanie Cooper, Angie DeLaura, and Tate Harper – figure donning costumes and hawking their wares at Scottsdale’s first annual zombie walk is a great way to have some fun while turning a profit. But when a dead body resembling Angie is dumped in front of the bakery’s food truck, fun quickly turns to fear. Could the likeness and location be a coincidence? Is somebody trying to send Angie a message? Was Angie the intended target? Only the killer knows for sure… If you’re a fan of Jenn McKinlay’s Cupcake...

Interview with J.D. Rhoades

Interview with J.D. Rhoades Jon: So we’ve known each other almost 20 years, going back to when I first started posting on the rec.art.mystery newsgroup. I always knew you as Dusty. What does the J.D. stand for? J.D. Rhoades: My birth certificate name (or as a friend calls it, my “government name”) is Jerry Delano Rhoades, Jr. My grandpa was a big admirer of FDR. So J.D. is the first two letters of that. I’ve been known as “Dusty” all my life, but when I published my first novel, the editor thought “Dusty Rhoades” lacked the gravitas they wanted for a “serious” crime novelist, so we went round and round on that for a while before settling on...