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News and updates about RMMWA and Our Members

New Release: Lethal Fetish

Lethal Fetish, the third in Jeff Lockwood’s mystery series is now available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Pen-L Books. In this twisted tale, Riley the exterminator is thrust in the kinky corners of 1980s San Francisco. This ex-cop’s
journey begins at a bizarre death scene with flea-collared, naked corpses. Following a twisted track through sex shops and six-legged playmates, Riley is soon over his head in terms of the human mind. He joins forces with a brilliant,  beautiful psychologist to track a chain of blackmail and extortion into the depths of the human psyche. Riley must infiltrate a secret cell devoted to a bizarre fetish involving insects which has been driven underground by a holier-than-thou district attorney. The group’s charismatic leader is building toward grisly murder to consummate their deviant desires. A gruesome climax is coming, unless Riley and his trusted gang of misfits from Goat Hill Extermination can achieve homicide interruptus.

New Release: Burning Candles

Burning Candles, by Sue Star and Bill Beatty 

An American woman hides from her past by running to Brazil, only to find that the Brazilian cop she’s married has secrets far darker than hers.  She struggles with her new identity and a culture of cults and illegal abortions, while a series of murders link her new husband’s secrets to hers.  Will she become the next victim?  

New Release: Black Pearl

Donnell Bell is pleased to announce that Black Pearl, is available for preorder and will be released on November 8, 2019. Black Pearl takes place in all of her favorite places, Denver, Colorado Springs and Montrose, and is the first in a series.

A cold case heats up when a 9-1-1 call puts police at a Denver murder scene pointing investigators to the abduction of a Colorado teenager fourteen years before. The connection? A calling card—a single black pearl—is found on the newest victim. Is the murder a copycat? Or has a twisted serial killer, thought dead or in prison, returned to kill again?

The hunt for a multi-state killer is on and brings together an unexpected team: a Denver Major Crimes police lieutenant; an FBI special agent who investigated the previous murders, a rookie FBI agent with a specialty in psychology; and the only living victim of the Black Pearl Killer is now a cop.

For Special Agent Brian DiPietro, the case is an opportunity to find answers. For Officer Allison Shannon, the case will force her to face down the town that blamed her for surviving when another did not. And for both DiPietro and Shannon, it’s a chance to find closure to questions that have tormented them both for years. www.donnellannbell.com

New Release: Tracking Game

Margaret Mizushima is thrilled to announce the November 12th release of Tracking Game, her fifth Timber Creek K-9 mystery. Library Reads named Tracking Game a Top Pick for November 2019, and Booklist said this about it: “Whether one likes stories about conflict or relationships, there’s something for everybody in Mizushima’s fine novel.” Tracking Game can be found wherever books are sold.

New Release: The Blue Pearl

The Blue Pearl by L.J. Martin will be released on 10/23/19.
There’s nothing like a relaxing cruise to reinvigorate tired bones…soak up the sun, lots of drinks with those little umbrellas, a little body-guarding. What could go wrong? That is, until Al Shabaab decides a hundred American women would be worth a C130 full of gold. From the sea to the Sahara, from a cruise to a crusade, Mike Reardon should have known he’d end up downrange in the sights of bloodthirsty suicidal terrorists. And it’s not bad enough they’ve taken his new friends, but they’ve ripped away the young singing sensation he’s paid to guard and his new girl—now it’s personal. It’s time to get serious. From London to Lisbon to the Mediterranean it’s smooth sailing, but Algeria and Libya is another thing altogether. While the White House and State Department negotiate, Reardon retaliates. Lead flies, and Mike vows to come back with the women, or not at all. 

Chuck Greaves Appearances

Chuck Greaves will be appearing at several venues in October to discuss and sign his sixth novel, Church of the Graveyard Saints (Torrey House Press), which is the inaugural choice for the 2019-2020 “Four Corners/One Book” community-wide reading program.  They include Back of Beyond Books in Moab (Oct. 3), the Dolores Public Library in Dolores (Oct. 4), the King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City (Oct. 5), the MPIBA FallCon Trade Show at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (Oct. 10-12), and BookBar in Denver (Oct. 11.)  Chuck will be joined by author Scott Graham (Arches Enemy) at the Moab, Salt Lake City, and Denver events.

Barbara Nickless to Speak at Rocky Mountain Literary Festival

Barbara Nickless will speak at the Rocky Mountain Literary Festival at the Evergreen Center for the Arts on October 19th and will be at Mountain of Mysteries: Tales of the Modern West at Front Range Community College on October 25th. 

Robert D. Hughes’ New Release Dirty Money

Robert D. Hughes’ latest novel, Dirty Money, was released August 8th. This is the second in the Brian and Darcy McKay series of thrillers. College student Darcy and her uncle, ex-FBI agent Brian, risk their lives as they investigate the murder of Darcy’s boyfriend in the office of a corrupt Chicago mega-company. A string of killings by a greedy and twisted cabal of corporate gangsters at Belcoe, Inc ensues. The McKays follow the evidence to Belcoe’s spectacular Montana ranch, where they face off against a squad of goons, a homicidal cop, a malevolent corporate bigwig and a runaway arson fire.


Chuck Greaves and Scott Graham, October 3, 2019, 7:00pm

Back of Beyond Books (Moab)

Chuck Greaves and Scott Graham, October 5, 2019, 7:00pm

The King’s English Bookstore (Salt Lake City)

Chuck Greaves and Scott Graham, October 11, 2019, 7:00pm

Bookbar (Denver)

Margaret Mizushima, October 17, 2019, 6:00pm

Eaton Public Library, 132 Maple Ave., Eaton, CO

Margaret Mizushima, October 24, 2019, 6:00pm

Mountain of Mystery, Front Range Community College Westminster, 3645 W. 112 Ave., Campus Rotunda, Westminster, CO