A reminder that the spotlight special price for WICKED AUTUMN at B&N ends in two days!
I blogged the other day at "Something's Going to Happen," the official blog for the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. My topic? My love affair with England. It's called "When Bob's Your Uncle."
Monthly Deal on Kindle
For the month of March 2017 only, WICKED AUTUMN is being offered as a Kindle deal of the month. You can download the first book in the series for $2.99.
My short story appears in the current issue of EQMM. From their Mystery Place website:
"Murder, mayhem, and mystery appear to be occupational hazards in EQMM’s March/April 2017 issue. Doctors are enlisted in the body-counting in Andrew Klavan’s post-WWI psychological thriller “All Our Yesterdays” and in Robert Shepherd’s clever “Just Below the Surface” (Department of First Stories). Environmental scientists assist in “Oh, Give Me a Home” by Gerald Elias, and an academic tackles a poisoning in G.M. Malliet’s “The Oxford Tarts.” At another table, a romantic meal is disrupted by violence in “Le Bernadin,” Alaric Hunt’s hardboiled EQMM debut."
The issue has even more stories from Carl Robinette, Tim L. Williams, O.A. Tynan, Beatrix Kramlovsky, William Dylan Powell, Dave Zeltserman, Peter Tremayne, Charlie Hughes, Judith Cutler, Antony Mann, Bill Pronzini, and Cath Staincliffe.
You can read the full description here.
At the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine blog yesterday, I wrote about being a stranger in a strange land (the UK). My short story, "The Oxford Tarts," is appearing in the March/April issue of their magazine. The setting is (no surprise here) Oxford, England, UK. The time period is the early 20th century. It's a departure for me to write an historical story, but that is what suited this particular case of detection. I hope you seek out the story (subscribe for home delivery, ask your librarian, or buy a copy in bookstores). For "The Oxford Tarts" and a ton of great reads in this issue.
Thanks to Kirkus Reviews for this lovely review of DEVIL'S BREATH:
“It’s great to see the return of Malliet’s wit in a high-seas whodunit that deftly skewers the Hollywood high life."
You can pre-order now, in all formats.
I just attended a lecture by the editor of this book, Dana Prescott, who lives much of the year in gorgeous Umbria. Now I can't wait to get to Italy again. From the Amazon website:
In this exquisite anthology, esteemed poets from America, Italy, and elsewhere follow the renowned Piero Trail, a route through Tuscany and Umbria that features some of the most acclaimed frescoes by the legendary Renaissance painter, Piero della Francesca. The resulting poems―including ones by Henri Cole, Jorie Graham, Charles Wright, and Patti Smtih―capture Piero’s incomparable influence in the artistic, literary, and spiritual worlds, generated as they are by the transcendence of Piero’s timeless powers. Including twelve reproductions of Piero’s frescoes, a foreword by Rosanna Warren, and an introduction by anthologist Dana Prescott, Feathers from the Angel’s Wing is unforgettable collection, a book to be cherished by lovers of art, artists, and the spirits that move them. 12 color reproductions
Bookstore, that is. In the urban area where I live, you have to drive a far ways to find a bookstore any more. One More Page is a great store where book clubs gather. Here is the upcoming book club schedule. I wish I could make it for the Ruth Rendell book, in particular. She is a writer much missed.
FICTION: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - Tues, Feb 7 @7PM
NON-FICTION: The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America by D. Watkins -
Mon, Feb 13 @7PM
DAYTIME: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra - Fri, Feb 10 @11PM
BOOK WORMS (Ages 9-13): The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin - Sun, Feb 12 @ 1PM - NOTE EARLIER START TIME
TEEN (Ages 14 - 18):
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton - Sat, Feb 18 @ 2PM
MYSTERY: Road Rage by Ruth Rendell - Tues, Feb 21 @7PM
Reviews for DEVIL'S BREATH (Max 6) are starting to come in. This is always "breath-holding" time for an author; no matter how long he or she may have been at this game, it is nice to emerge from isolation to hear a little applause. The reviewer seems honestly to have enjoyed the read, for which I am so grateful. (Exhale.)
"It's great to see the return of Malliet’s wit in a high-seas whodunit that deftly skewers the Hollywood high life."
Many thanks to Kirkus for this review:
Agatha Award-winning author of the DCI St. Just mysteries and the Father Max Tudor series. All books available everywhere and in all formats, including large print, e-Book, and audio. Standalone suspense Weycombe arrives 9-2017.