Member Appearances

  • Tuesday, May 31st
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Tupelo Bar and Grill
    Whitefish, Montana
    5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 31
    Craig Johnson
    Cherokee Ranch & Castle
    6113 Daniels Park Road
    Sedalia, Colorado
    Discussing The Highwayman; $30 includes hardcover copy of the book, refreshments, tour of the Castle
  • Friday, June 3rd
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Fact & Fiction
    Missoula, Montana
    5:30 p.m.
  •  Saturday, June 4th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Country Bookshelf
    Bozeman, Montana
    5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Poisoned Pen
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    7 p.m.
    With Todd Scott
  • Wednesday, June 8th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Clues Unlimited
    Tucson, Arizona
    7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 11th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Seattle Mystery Bookshop
    Seattle, Washington
  • Saturday, June 11th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Third Place Books
    Seattle, Washington
    6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23
    Gwen Florio

    Reading and signing Disgraced
    Tattered Cover-Colfax
    7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 24th
    Christine Carbo
    Reading and signing Mortal Fall
    Mysterious Galaxy
    San Diego, California
    7:30 p.m.

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Gwen Florio

Mortal Fall

Christine Carbo

The Better Part of Valor

Rex Burns

The Semester of Our Discontent

A Lila MacLean Mystery

Cynthia Kuhn

The Reckoning Stones

Laura DiSilverio

Brooklyn Justice

J.L. Abramo

In Hot Water

A Triple-D Ranch Romantic Suspense

Terry Odell

Forensic Plant Science

Jane H. Bock and David O. Norris

The Comfort of Black

By Carter Wilson

Perfect Liars

Kimberly Reid

Murder by Kindness: The Gift Quilt

A Quilted Mystery

By Barbara Graham

Murder on the Tracks

By Bruce Most

Killing Trail

A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

By Margaret Mizushima

Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo

By C. Joseph Greaves.

Daisies for Innocence

The first Enchanted Garden mystery
By Bailey Cattrell (a/k/a Bailey Cates)

Deep Night

By Kathy Clark

The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories

By Manuel Ramos

A Parliament of Owls

A Birdwatcher Mystery

Christine Goff

Lake of Fire

An Allison Coil Mystery.
By Mark Stevens

Dark Waters

By Chris Goff

Borderland Noir

An Anthology of Crime Writing.
By Manuel Ramos.


By Joan Johnston

The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

By Jennifer Kincheloe

Rescue From Planet Pleasure

Mario Acevedo


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Black-Coffee-Front-Cover-1800x2700-300dpiSteve Pease’s crime story “Hotel Hate” was just published in the Darkhouse anthology “Black Coffee,” now available on Amazon in both paper and electronic formats. The story centers around a disturbance at a hotel for wanted criminals deep in the Michigan woods during the 1920s.

Colorado Book Awards

Congratulations to Colorado Book Award winners Laura DiSilverio (The Reckoning Stones, Mystery) and Carter Wilson (The Comfort of Black, Thriller). Winners were announced May 21 at a celebration held at the Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center.

Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction

Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo (Bloomsbury), Chuck Greaves‘s historical/true crime novel of mobsters, madams, and lawyers in Depression-era New York, already a Wall Street Journal “Best Books of 2015” selection, has been named one of three finalists for the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, to be awarded in conjunction with the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington D.C. in September.

Colorado Authors League awards

Congratulations to Bruce Most, whose novel Murder on the Tracks (Black Opal Books) won the Genre Fiction category of the Colorado Authors League 2016 awards! The award was presented at the CAL awards banquet May 6. Also congratulations to the other RMMWA finalists in that category, Christine Goff and Jennifer Kincheloe.

Upcoming Meetings

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

Next meeting: September 8


Check out the full Articles Archive.

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

New Releases

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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

The Semester of Our Discontent

April 2016

Cynthia Kuhn

The Semester of our Discontent6x9English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University until she finds one of her colleagues dead.  She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer. More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol found at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.

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