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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.

  • New Mysteries – February 2016

    Title:  The Big Brush-Off   Author:  Michael Murphy Release Date:  February 9, 2016      ISBN:  B00XG9BTC0 (Kindle) Book sales are down, and Jake Donovan’s editor is having serious doubts about Blackie Doyle’s future. Jake needs a break, so he and Laura make… Read More ›

  • Emily Arsenault // Miss Me When I’m Gone

    I glanced at the empty seat again and imagined Gretchen there, rotating her left foot around in a circle, then her right. She’d be wearing her clunky-heeled sexy librarian shoes. Picking at her cuticles. Smiling just a little in spite… Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – January 2016

    This Month’s Novels of Interest   Title:  A Song for the Brokenhearted   Author:  William Shaw Release Date:  January 19, 2016      ISBN:  9780316246910 While recuperating from an injury, Detective Sergeant Breen passes the time re-examining the open case file of the… Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – September 2015

    This Month’s Novels of Interest   Title:  Booked for Trouble    Author: Eva Gates Release Date: September 1, 2015      ISBN: 9780451470942 Lucy Richardson has happily settled into her new life on Bodie Island; at least, until her blissfully carefree world is shaken by the unexpected arrival of her… Read More ›

  • Judith Flanders // A Murder of Magpies

    I began to take stock. A roaring headache, but no blinding lights, no fuzzy vision. I probably wasn’t concussed, but checking was reasonable enough, even though I didn’t want to be reasonable. I wanted to bite somebody.      … Read More ›

  • New Mysteries – August 2015

    This Month’s Novels of Interest   Title: Crushed Velvet     Author: Diane Vallere Release Date: August 4, 2015      ISBN: 9780425270585 The opening preparations for Poly Monroe’s new shop, Material Girl, hit a snag when a man’s body is found… Read More ›

  • Q & A with Michael Murphy, Author of Wings In The Dark

    The Plot Witty and stylish in the classic Dashiell Hammett tradition: in Michael Murphy’s latest high-flying Jake & Laura Mystery, their Hawaiian honeymoon is interrupted when their friend Amelia Earhart is accused of murder. Hawaii, 1935. Mystery novelist Jake Donovan and… Read More ›