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New Release: Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce the Sept. 11 release of Burning Ridge, the fourth episode in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery series. Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret....

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New Release: American History by J.L. Abramo

American History, a novel by Shamus Award-winning author J.L. Abramo, will be released by Down & Out Books on Sept. 3, 2018. Join Joe at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, on Sept. 19 for a launch reception beginning at 6 PM, followed by readings...

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Launch Event: Manuel Ramos and Mark Stevens

Manuel Ramos and Mark Stevens are teaming up to launch their new books on Monday, Oct. 22 at The Tattered Cover (Colfax store). The event begins at 7 p.m. Ramos’ new book is The Golden Havana  Night—A Sherlock Homie Mystery. Stevens’ novel, the fifth in The Allison...

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The Ups and Downs of the Publishing Business

By Kathleen Donnelly In August, authors Chris Goff and Kevin Wolf and literary agent Terrie Wolf gave a wonderful panel discussion about their writing journeys including the ups and downs of their publishing careers. Each person had a unique story, but all came back...

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June 2018 Mystery Minute

By Z.J. Czupor The Mother of American Mystery: Anna Katharine Green Every member of Mystery Writers of America knows well the father of the American detective story – Edgar Allan Poe, whose 1841 story Murders in the Rue Morgue introduced C. Auguste Dupin, the...

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March 2018 Mystery Minute

By Z. J. Czupor Before he writes a single word, he spends eight months outlining the story. His outlines are generally 150 pages long. Why? Because he wants the plots of his books, which usually include four or more subplots, to be perfectly choreographed. Then, he’s...

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Bone Stories Recap

Bone Stories: Forensic Anthropology for Mystery Writers Ann Allsopp The table is littered with bones. A yellowed femur rests near a skullcap, sawed off with surgical precision. A jawbone, ripped from the rest of its skull, hangs open in an eternal scream. Toward the...

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New MWA Anthology

NEW MWA ANTHOLOGY TO FEATURE UNLIKELY PAIRS SOLVING A MYSTERY BY BARRY T. ZEMAN AND LAURIE L. KING, CO-CHAIRS, MWA PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE On behalf of MWA’s Publication Committee, it is our pleasure to announce that a new original anthology, Odd Partners, edited by...

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April Mystery Minute

Stop! You're Killing Me! I believe we are the only organization which lionizes murder, death and whodunits. On April 27, Mystery Writers of America will host its 71st annual gala banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to present the Edgar Awards. The...

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March Mystery Minute

EVEN REAL EVENTS MAKE FOR GREAT MYSTERIES On July 17, 1996, about 8:30 p.m., EDT, TWA 800, a Boeing 747, took off from JFK Airport in NYC bound for Rome, Italy with a stopover in Paris. About 12 minutes later, TWA 800 exploded and then crashed into the Atlantic Ocean...

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