Reed Coleman: The THE DEVIL WINS Interview

Two books ago, The Devil Wins, Jesse struggled to capture Mr. Peepers who eventually escaped. Now, after a major crime boss is murdered, Jesse suspects it’s the work of Mr. Peepers, a psychotic assassin who has threatened to avenge Jesse’s broken promise by targeting those close to the Chief, particularly his ex-wife Jenn, deputy Molly, deputy Suitcase Simpson and his current girlfriend Diana. Elise Cooper: What’s in store for the quick-thinking, hard-working police chief? Reed Coleman: There will be major changes a foot. Although Jesse will not leave Paradise he will move into town; will make a serious attempt at sobriety; and people will...

2016 Shamus Award Winners Sep17

2016 Shamus Award Winners

Last night, in New Orleans, the Private Eye Writers of America handed out the 2016 Shamus Awards. Best Original Private Eye Paperback CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo. Down & Out Books Other finalists THE LONG COLD by O’Neil De Noux. Big Kiss Productions SPLIT TO SPLINTERS by Max Everhart. Camel Press THE MAN IN THE WINDOW by Dana King. Independent RED DESERT, Clive Rosengren by Moonshine Cove Publishing Best First Private Eye Novel THE DO-RIGHT by Lisa Sandlin. Cinco Puntos Press Other finalists THE RED STORM by Grant Bywaters. St. Martins/Minotaur NIGHT TREMORS by Matt Coyle. Oceanview Publishing TROUBLE IN ROOSTER PARADISE by T.W....

2016 Anthony Award Winners Sep16

2016 Anthony Award Winners

Tonight, at Bouchercon New Orleans, the 2016 Anthony Awards were handed out. There was an extremely strong batch of contenders, with Chris Holm (The Killing Kind) taking home the Best Novel Award. BEST NOVEL The Killing Kind – Chris Holm [Mulholland] Other nominees: Night Tremors – Matt Coyle [Oceanview] The Child Garden – Catriona McPherson [Midnight Ink] The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny [Minotaur/Sphere] What You See – Hank Phillippi Ryan [Forge] BEST FIRST NOVEL Past Crimes – Glen Erik Hamilton [William Morrow] Other nominees: Concrete Angel – Patricia Abbott [Polis] New Yorked – Rob...

Craig Johnson talks about AN OBVIOUS FACT

  An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson combines a mystery within a western setting.  This novel allows readers to jump on the motorcycle with the characters as they go on a wild ride in Hulett County Wyoming having to face biker gangs, neo-Nazis, gunrunners, a mega millionaire, and undercover ATF agents. Readers will have plenty of action, humor, and twists.   Elise Cooper:  Did you get the idea for the story from Sheriff Matt Dillon?   Craig Johnson:  I did not draw on any fictional characters, but based him on a lot of actual sheriffs.  I did a lot of ride alongs and started assembling the idea of Walt.  The majority of my ideas...

Pet Spotlight:Jason Miller’s Robin Clayspo

  Name: Robin Clayspo (though, like all cats, he really has somewhere in the neighborhood of fifty names, titles, and honorifics.) Breed: haha nope. Closest approximation is American short hair by way of Bedlam. Age: 8 years old. This is the story of a cat called Robin Clayspo. Robin is one of the pets who come along at just the right moment, just the right time in your life, and somehow manage to fill a gap you might not even know you had. I discovered him through one of those pet-finder Websites—you know the ones—a Nashville shelter cat. An older family cat, much adored and keenly missed, had died some months earlier, and I’d finally...

Julia Keller talks about SORROW ROAD

Sorrow Road Julia Keller Minotaur Books Aug 23, 2016 This series started when Bell Elkins abandoned her husband and high stress job in Washington DC to become the prosecutor of a made up town of Ackers Gap, Raythune County, West Virginia. In Sorrow Road, one of her high school classmates, Darlene, returns to her home town, to ask Bell to look into her father’s suspicious death at an old age home. After a worker at Thornapple Terrace Senior Citizen Home is murdered along with her best friend, Bell suspects another connection. Her investigation unravels a relationship and secrets kept between Darlene’s father and his two childhood friends who...