Lesa Holstine's Blog – April 2007 Archive (8)

Latest contest on my book blog

I'm offering two titles this week on my book blog at www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com. The first is an ARC of the latest Philip Dryden mystery, The Coldest Blood by Jim Kelly.



I'm offering a special opportunity with the second title.… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on April 28, 2007 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Murder with Reservations - Help Elaine Viets

Murder with Reservations - Help Elaine Viets

In the five years I chaired the Authors Programming Committee for the Lee County Reading Festival, I frequently said mystery writers are the best ones to work with. They were cooperative, easy to work with, and they enjoyed working with each other. Elaine Viets was one that was wonderful to work with. She appeared twice at the festival, and recommended other…
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Added by Lesa Holstine on April 27, 2007 at 7:37am — No Comments

New contests on my book blog

Once again, this week I'll be offering two ARCs. Wendy Howell Mills' latest Sabrina Dunsweeney mystery, Island Blues is due out in May, so I'm offering the ARC of the first in the series, Island Intrigue. I'm also offering the most recent Tarot Card Mystery by David Skibbins, The Star.

If you'd like to enter the contests, check out my book blog at www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com for details.…

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Added by Lesa Holstine on April 21, 2007 at 1:45pm — No Comments

The Killer Genre - Library Journal

The new Library Journal, 4/15/07, has a terrific

article called The Killer Genre by Wilda W.

Williams. It's about new talent and publishing

initiatives for mystery readers. Some of our

members here are mentioned, and Robert Fate (Baby

Shark), even has a Q & A done with Stacy Alesi

(Bookbitch). Tim Maleeny and Julia Buckley are

mentioned as up-and-comers.



Part of the article includes information on some

of the new and growing publishing houses, and… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on April 17, 2007 at 9:37am — No Comments

Deadman's Switch

When Barbara Seranella died, the world lost a gifted writer. In Deadman's Switch, she even makes the investigation of a train derailment fascinating.



Charlotte Lyon has been widowed for nine months. It's only her successful business in disaster-planning crisis management that keeps her going. When the Sunliner passenger train derails on the way to an Indian casino in Palms Springs, CA, Charlotte is called in. She'll not only do story control in time of crisis, but she'll… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on April 16, 2007 at 3:39am — No Comments

Invisible Shield

Scarlett Dean's Invisible Shield is a fascinating police procedural with an intriguing premise. Homicide Detective Lindsay Frost didn't believe in the paranormal at all. It's a good thing her sister, Kate, did. When Lindsay was murdered at home, she had no clue as to who killed her. She has to convince Kate, a police officer, to team up with her to find her murderer.



Lindsay is in for a shock, though. She has to learn all about her new role in the afterlife, and she's… Continue

Added by Lesa Holstine on April 15, 2007 at 9:54am — No Comments

New contests on my book blog

I hold a weekly contest on my book blog at www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com. The books offered in the latest contests will take the winners across the Atlantic. This week, you can enter a contest for an ARC of the latest Molly Murphy Mystery by Rhys Bowen, In Dublin's Fair City. If you'd prefer England's Lake District, enter the contest for Martin Edwards' ARC of The Cipher Garden. Check out my blog for details.…

Added by Lesa Holstine on April 14, 2007 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Currently reading?

Deadly Appraisal, Jane K. Cleland's second mystery, is a worthy sequel to the Agatha Award nominated Consigned to Death. Cleland's antiques appraiser, Josie Prescott, returns to find herself so deeply involved in a mystery that she doesn't know if she's a suspect or the target of a murder.

The Portsmouth Women's Guild is holding their successful Gala at Prescott's auction hall, but Josie was busy missing her boyfriend,…

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Added by Lesa Holstine on April 14, 2007 at 3:39am — No Comments

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