RMMWA meets the 2nd Thursday from September – May, 7:00 pm
at the Denver Press Club.
Next meeting: September 8
What: September RMMWA meeting
When: Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30 p.m. socialization and cash bar
7:00 p.m. dinner
8:00 p.m. presentation
Where: Historic Denver Press Club
Computers are a fact of life in the 21st century, and they are fascinating to mystery writers as vehicles for criminal activity as well as vehicles for sleuthing out criminal activity or other interesting facts. We all know the internet is a big weird place. How much can we learn about it in an hour? Come to the September 8 RMMWA meeting and find out!
September’s program, presented by Dylan Proulx, will include a 50-cent tour of the web, address how search engines work, the surface web, the Deep Web, the Dark Web, how to find stuff, and how to cover your tracks. He’ll talk about how the internet can be used for nefarious purposes, how to use the internet safely and how to know you’re using it safely. And what on earth is cryptocurrency, and can you use it to pay for it all? In other words, everything you wanted to know about the internet but were afraid to Google.
Dylan Proulx: Dylan started programming at the age of 6, on the day that his mother made scones. His brother showed him BASIC programming on the ancient family Kaypro 1. While Dylan hasn’t had a decent scone since then, the programming stuck. He started professional programming in the late ‘90s working on Y2K projects for CARL corporation, a library-automation company. He has since worked for Amazon.com, ESPN, a bank, and most recently ADT. Although he bills himself as a general-purpose software engineer, he has a slight inclination towards information security. He has taught company-wide web-security classes at Amazon.com, and once was given a parking spot for “dedication to security” (where he was promptly ticketed for parking in a reserved spot).
Margaret Mizushima will make the following appearances to promote and sign Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery, her second in that series.
September 9, 8-10 PM
Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver, Colorado
September 15, 3-4 PM
Panel: Scooby Snacks: Mysteries with Critters
New Orleans Marriott Hotel
September 24, 1-3 P
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
4045 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, Colorado
October 4, 6:30-7:30 PM
Clearview Library District
720 3rd St., Windsor, Colorado
October 13, 7:00 PM
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd. Ste. 101, Scottsdale, Arizona
Book signing with Shannon Baker
RMMWA members Cynthia Kuhn and Barb Nickless will join Ann Meyers and LS Hawker at the Tattered Cover at 7 p.m. on August 19 to talk mysteries and sign their books—For Cynthia, The Semester of Our Discontent, for Barb, Blood on the Tracks.
Congratulations and good luck to Jedeane Macdonald, whose cozy mystery, “Deadly Prose,” is a finalist in Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Colorado Gold contest. Winner will be announced at RMFW’s Colorado Gold conference banquet on September 10.
BARK, 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.
ReAnimus 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 www.neverend.com.
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A young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can’t shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion.
In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde―both haunted by their time in Iraq―descend into the underground world of a savage gang of rail riders. There, they uncover a wide-reaching conspiracy and a series of shocking crimes. Crimes that threaten everything Parnell holds dear.
As the search for the truth puts her directly in the path of the killer, Parnell must struggle with a deadly question: Can she fight monsters without becoming one herself?
The newest winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize (for best debut mystery set in the Southwest) is a gripping crime story set in the wide open spaces of Colorado. THE HOMEPLACE by Kevin Wolf introduces readers to Chase Ford, a man returning, under an ominous cloud, to the town where he was born. Ford left Comanche County in Colorado when the NBA offered him a contract and a shot at sports stardom. But a host of problems including a bad knee put an end to that dream. Now Ford has come home. His friends are right there waiting for him. And so are his enemies.
Around the same time that Ford returns, the police discover a field in which four bison have been shot—along with Jimmy Riley, the town’s greatest high school basketball star since Chase’s heyday. And when another death is discovered—one that also shares unsettling connections to him—attention turns towards Chase, causing him to wonder just what he came home to.
Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery is scheduled for release via Crooked Lane Books on September 13, 2016. This second book in the series features Deputy Mattie Cobb, her dog Robo, and Cole Walker, DVM, as they investigate what happened to Deputy Ken Brody’s missing sweetheart; but the hunters become the hunted when they find themselves caught in a killer’s stalking ground. “Mizushima’s sophomore outing proves that her acclaimed series debut, Killing Trail, was no fluke…dog lovers will want to read this thriller.” – Library Journal
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