by Linda O. Johnston Are you lucky? I’m not always sure that I am, but one lucky thing for me is that my third Superstition Mystery, UNLUCKY CHARMS, is now available. It’s an October 2016 release from Midnight Ink. My Superstition Mysteries feature Rory Chasen, a pet lover who managed a pet store in Los… Read More
Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time
writer, currently writes two mystery series for Midnight Ink
involving dogs: the Barkery and Biscuits Mysteries where the
protagonist, a veterinary technician, owns a barkery and a
bakery, and the Superstition Mysteries, where her
protagonist runs a pet boutique. She has also written the Pet Rescue Mystery Series, a spinoff from her Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter mysteries for
Berkley Prime Crime---also involving dogs. Linda additionally writes for Harlequin. She also writes the Alpha Force paranormal romance miniseries about shapeshifters---including canines---for Harlequin Nocturne.
I tend to put books — and the authors who write them — on a pedestal, but the truth is that a good many are as susceptible to trends or gimmicks as your average teenager. Think vampire novels. Dystopian series. And various shades of gray. In recent years, this has given us the anti-hero and… Read More
by Alexandra Sokoloff So the holiday season has started. What were the Black Friday death toll numbers, exactly? Well, you’re not going to catch me out there shopping! Instead I thought I’d blog a little about holiday books. But not exactly the way you think. It’s a little strange for me to think of myself as a holiday writer, first… Read More
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Left Coast Crime, anyone?
I’m head over heels in research for my second Fanny Newcomb historical mystery (working title…FANNY NEWCOMB AND THE FRENCH QUARTER LAUDANUM LOVER). And I’m loving it! I’m investigating historic poisons, studying Italian immigration to New Orleans, and inspecting French Quarter Sanborn Fire maps online (courtesy of the fabulous Library of Congress). And here are some… Read More