Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark is a novella, part of a new series set in Dallas that begins with The Conspiracy.  Chase Garrett is the mega rich owner of Maximum Security, a company whose clients cater to the Dallas elite.  The office is staffed by private detectives, bail enforcement agents, and personal security specialists.  Chase also owns… Read More

A Dark and Stormy Night

By Elizabeth Goddard “It was a dark and stormy night” is cliché, as they say, but when you read or hear that familiar phrase it immediately creates an image in your mind. Close your eyes now and think on the phrase. What do you see? What do you feel? A chill crawling up your arm?… Read More

Are YOU a Psychopath?

by Brenda Novak Dr. Evelyn Talbot, the psychiatrist heroine of my suspense series, which began with HANOVER HOUSE, HER DARKEST NIGHTMARE and HELLO AGAIN, studies psychopaths at a remote facility in Alaska. Creating this unusual prison, where so many inmates are serial killers, has been a fascinating project for me, probably because Evelyn’s desire to… Read More

Psst! Wanna Write a Killer Book?

Of course you do! Whenever I meet people and tell them that I write historical mysteries, they often say “I’ve always wanted to write a mystery!” or “I have a great idea for a mystery; if only I knew how to write it all down!” Here’s the good news about all that…if you want to… Read More

1 Death by dancing…what a way to go!

One of the joys of writing historical mysteries is the research. I love it! And as I write the sequel to my award-winning FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER, I’m still on the hunt for unsavory snippets about barroom brawls, riverboat rivalries, and Canal Street cutthroats in Gilded Age New Orleans. In addition, I’m… Read More

The Texas Mystique

by Kat Martin Since my new book, BEYOND CONTROL–Josh Cain and Victoria Bradford’s story–is set in Texas, I thought it might be fun to talk about one of my favorite places. There is something special about Texas.  My husband and I lived in Houston for a couple of months one summer and it was a… Read More

A Little Time At The Beach

Everyone loves the beach.  Though I live in Montana, I’m fortune to spend my winters at the beach in sunny California.  My writing space looks out on a boat channel that leads to the harbor so I watch the tide go up and down several times a day. A bicycle-ride away, a sandy beach slopes… Read More

It’s Historical Mystery Award Season!

Spring seems to be the season for historical fiction and mystery writing awards: the Lefty (awarded at Left Coast Crime), the Agatha (Malice Domestic), the Edgar (Mystery Writers of America), and my new favorite, the Benjamin Franklin (Independent Book Publishers Association, aka IBPA). I’m excited to share the news that FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE IRISH… Read More

Imagine that…

If you were a cat, and not just any ordinary cat, but a sleek, black cat detective who rivals Sherlock Holmes in his ability to ferret out crime and solve murders, what would you sound like? Well, Benedict Cumberbatch, of course. Writing about anthropomorphic characters is a new twist for me but I find I’m… Read More

Picks and Chews

by Linda O. Johnston Happy May, everyone!  I’m certainly happy.  My latest Barkery & Biscuits Mystery, Pick and Chews, is a May release.  It’s the fourth book in my Barkery & Biscuits mystery series for Midnight Ink. I just attended Malice Domestic, a wonderful conference for writers and readers of traditional mysteries, held each year… Read More