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Kate lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two cats. Kate loves vintage things, old-time radio, Korean dramas, rollerskating, notebooks, pens/pencils, and cookie dough ice cream. She gained her love of mystery novels from her mother, a former librarian who always had copies of Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton novels stashed around the house. Her first mystery short story, "Murder Takes The Cupcake", was recently included in Malice Domestic 14: Mystery Most Edible.

  • Anthony Horowitz // The Word Is Murder

      Diana Cowper had planned her own funeral and she was going to need it. She was murdered about six hours later that same day.   Title: The Word is Murder Author:  Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Century, August 24, 2017 Format/Source: Hardcover, Bookstore ISBN:  9781780896847   … Read More ›

  • Q & A with Tina Kashian, Author of the Kebab Kitchen Mediterranean Mysteries

    STABBED IN THE BAKLAVA, the latest Kebab Kitchen Mediterranean mystery, is on bookstore shelves today!  Lucy Berberian has taken over her family’s Mediterranean restaurant on the Jersey Shore after an unsatisfying stint at a Philadelphia law firm. It’s great to… Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – July 2018

    Travellin’ Shoes  by  V.M. Burns Release Date: July 01, 2018     ISBN:  9781603816892 First Lines:  You have to be nuts to run at 2 a.m. That’s when all the crazies came out.  

  • New Mysteries – June 2018

    The Spook In The Stacks by Eva Gates Release Date: June 12, 2018     ISBN: 9781683315803 First Lines: My colleagues burst through the library doors, weighted down by gravestones, skeletons, and a giant black spider. I’ve never been a big lover of… Read More ›

  • Kate White // Even If It Kills Her

    I replaced the cover and was about to press it back into a locked position when I heard what I thought were footsteps, the scuff of shoes on gravel. I cocked my head toward the sidewall, trying to listen. Was someone out… Read More ›

  • Naomi Hirahara // Murder On Bamboo Lane

    Yellow crime tape has already been stretched across the narrow street by the time I arrive. My colleagues, on bikes and in black and whites, are already there. Curious onlookers loiter before they are told to move on. In the… Read More ›

  • Simone St. James // The Broken Girls

    Fiona walked slowly into the middle of the room. The hair on the back of her neck felt cold. Suddenly she didn’t want to take pictures. She didn’t want to be here at all anymore.    Title: The Broken Girls… Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – May 2018

    Title:  Down the Aisle With Murder   Author:  Auralee Wallace Release Date: May 1, 2018     ISBN:  9781250151476 A murdered maid of honor causes complications for Erica Bloom when she is tasked with both standing in as the young woman’s… Read More ›

  • Craig Rice // 45 Murderers

      That darling old lady next door tenderly spraying her roses…has she just sponged blood from the badly beaten bullet-blasted body of her boarder?     Title:  45 Murderers  Author:  Craig Rice Publisher: Graphic Publishing Company, Inc, 1954   Prolific writer Craig Rice… Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – April 2018

    Title:  Lost Books and Old Bones  Author:  Paige Shelton Release Date: April 3, 2018    ISBN: 9781250127792 When a medical student is murdered near her bookshop, bookseller Delaney Nichols investigates and discovers the student’s murder might be linked to the death of… Read More ›