This month sees the publication of member Peggy Ehrhart’s sequel in her blues mystery series. In the new release, GOT NO FRIEND ANYHOW, Maxx Maxwell, the hardest-working and unluckiest singer on Manhattan’s blues scene encounters more deadly complications when she tries to get her band’s demo CD recorded at Prowling Rooster Records.
Congratulations, Peggy, on adding to Maxx’s troubles for our entertainment!
The Agatha Award nominations have been announced for the upcoming Malice Domestic convention, to be held from April 29th to May 1st of this year, and two of our local Sisters are on the rolls!
Avery Aames has been nominated in the Best First Novel category for THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE, and Elizabeth Zelvin was nominated in the Best Short Story category for “The Green Cross” which appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
As always, there’s terrific company and competition among the wonderful nominees, but we’re delighted and proud to have two local Sisters recognized in this special way, and very good luck to you both!
Our chapter members have been so busy writing and publishing short stories this year, perhaps in unprecedented numbers. In this season, there are two, particularly thematic offerings for which we wish to raise a cup of cheer. Lina Zeldovich’s Russian-holiday-themed short story “Believe” is now online at Beat to a Pulp. And, Elizabeth Zelvin’s historical “Natividad” appears in the current holiday/year-end issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.
Congratulations to them both!
And let us wish all of our Sisters and their dear ones an equally bright (and occasionally criminal) New Year!
This charitable anthology of military-themed crime stories is now available for sale, and boasts stories from 3 of our local members: Terrie Farley Moran, Lina Zeldovich, and Elizabeth Zelvin. The Women of Mystery blog, also hosted by several local members, is having a giveaway of this collection that supports a great cause. Follow the link to enter and learn more about this worthy literary project supporting disabled vets.
Congratulations to Hilary Davidson, because the day is almost here! Tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 28th, she’ll be celebrating her debut in crime fiction by carousing with the crowds and signing copies of THE DAMAGE DONE at indie fave bookstore Partners & Crime. The corks pop at 7pm. See you Sisters at the party!
On Tuesday, September 14th, at 6:30pm, chapter members will participate in a panel discussion of Murder in Manhattan at the Kips Bay Library. The event’s open to everyone who wants to find out what makes this small island such a perennial favorite for murder.
Members Elizabeth Zelvin, Lina Zeldovich, and Terrie Farley Moran have all had short stories accepted into the newest charitable anthology from Tony Burton’s Wolfmont Press. The themed collection becomes available near the holidays, and all the profits will go the charity Homes for Our Troops.
Congratulations to all on your acceptance, and on your contributions to such a worthy cause!