NEVERMORE Car Rally/Scavenger Hunt

Start Your Engines

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Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Nevermore CAR RALLY-SCAVENGER HUNT.

(It will drive you wild!)


Do you like to toss the GPS out your window?  Can you pass every gas station without once asking for directions? Does the open road shout “adventure” to you?

The RMMWA road rally combines speed (within posted limits) with a test of your ability to follow instructions, solve clues, observe landmarks, and prove your site visits. In other words, this is a race made for mystery writers.

Complete details here!


Upcoming Meetings

RMMWA meets the 2nd Thursday from September – May,  7:00 pm
at the Denver Press Club.

Special summer activity: Saturday, August 13, Nevermore Car Rally/Scavenger Hunt

Next meeting: September 8

Member News

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Killing Trail_FrontBARK, the dog culture magazine, has named Margaret Mizushima’s Timber Creek K-9 mystery series on its list of favorite summer reads. The item lists the second in the series, Stalking Ground, but shows the cover of the first, Killing Trail.  Here.

Kate Lansing is excited to announce that she’s now represented by Pamela Harty of The Knight Agency.

Deep_Quarry_John  Stith - front_cover_600highReAnimus Press is re-releasing nine titles by John E. Stith during 2016 and 2017 in paperback and ebook.  Some of the titles have been unavailable in paperback for more than a decade  The first title is Deep Quarry (July 1), which follows a private eye who uncovers a buried starship still occupied by nasty aliens. Deep Quarry won the Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Award. Sign up for giveaways at

BadBloodCover2Suzanne Proulx has reissued Bad Blood, the first book in her Vicky Lucci hospital risk manager series, as an ebook. Link.




Macavity nominees

annablancChuck Greaves‘s Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo (Bloomsbury) and Jennifer Kincheloe‘s The Secret Life of Anna Blanc are both nominees for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery award, to be presented at Bouchercon in September. Congratulations to both of them!

Book shelf: members’ cover art

New Releases

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May 2016

Twist Phelan

FAKE coverTwist Phelan’s new series just launched: Finn Teller Corporate Spy mysteries. FAKE was released in May, EXIT in June, and DOUBT in July, with two more titles coming in August and September.

Have you ever thought about buying a counterfeit product? Maybe a watch or a handbag for fun? After you read FAKE, the first book featuring Finn Teller, corporate spy, you’ll think again.

An assignment with a Milan fashion house leads Finn to an undercover investigation of a train wreck in Croatia—scene of her most tragic professional mistake and home to terrorists still out for revenge. The hunter becomes the hunted and the stakes skyrocket as Finn must win a race against the clock to stop the spread of a deadly African pandemic and escape with her life. FAKE is a page-turning mystery that will keep you guessing up to the end.

A Parliament of Owls

May 2016

Christine Goff

A Parliament of Owls - 200In A Parliament of Owls, US Fish & Wildlife Agent Angela Dimato discovers a murdered soccer mom sprawled among the prairie dog mounds on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal national wildlife refuge. With trademarked instinct, Angela digs toward the truth. But when the investigation takes a sinister twist, putting more lives at stake, Angela finds she must turn to the case’s only eyewitness—a burrowing owl—for answers. Available for Pre-Order at Tattered Cover Book Store, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and IndieBound

“You don’t need to be a bird lover to fall in love with Christine Goff’s charming Birdwatcher’s Mysteries.”  — Tony Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of the Navajo mysteries series.

Perfect Liars

May 2016

Kimberly Reid

main_Perfect_Liars_small_for_webAndrea Faraday is junior class valedictorian at the exclusive Woodruff School, where she was voted Most Likely to Do Everything Right. But looks can be deceiving. When her parents disappear, her life—and her Perfect Girl charade—begins to crumble, and her scheme to put things right just takes the situation from bad to so much worse.
“Reid presents an introspective, morally complex protagonist in Drea as well as an effortlessly diverse supporting cast. Gripping, suspenseful, and refreshingly diverse.” Kirkus starred review


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RMMWA April meeting: Threats in the wilderness

Patrolling the prairies or traipsing through mountains while wearing a badge evokes images of Marshall Dillon facing down a gunslinger on the dusty streets of Dodge or posses chasing Butch and Sundance through the San Juans. While these can still be elements of... read more

RMMWA March meeting: Dissecting Noir

Denver author Z.J. Czupor cast light on a dark subject—noir literature—at the March 2016 meeting of the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America. What is and isn’t noir is a surprisingly contentious subject lately. James Ellroy famously (and somewhat... read more

Author Marketing—Building a Platform That Fits on a Tail

by Mike McClanahan On January 14, RMMWA’s own Liesa Malik taught a roomful of writers how to develop a successful marketing program by building an Author Platform and offered practical ways to use it to market their work. Liesa is a long-time marketing consultant as... read more

Upcoming Events

  1. August 13 NEVERMORE Road Rally-Scavenger Hunt

    August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Podcast Teasers

Check out some podcast teasers. Members receive access to the full podcast.

4-9-2015 — David Morrell
3-12-2015 — Jane Cracraft PI
2-12-2015 — Sami Jo Lien Publicity 101

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