Member News

May 2024

Daisy Bateman – My new thriller, She Left (written as Stacie Grey), will be published by Poisoned Pen Press on May 14th. Books Inc. in Alameda—1344 Park St.—will host a launch party on May 15 @ 7 PM, where I will be in conversation with our own M.M. Chouinard. Come for the murder, stay for the cake! Info here.

Heather Haven – On April 10, Bewitched, Bothered, and Beheaded, book ten of the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, was released from the Wives of Bath Press.

Owen Hill – I just signed a contract with PM Press for an omnibus edition that includes my first two novels (The Chandler Apartments (2002), The Incredible Double (2010) a new novel (Mayakovsky’s Bugatti), and a short story. Pub date spring 2025.

Laurie R. King – My three all-day celebrations of 30 Years of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Santa Cruz, Bellevue, and Bethesda) have been enormous fun, and I am looking forward to the final one, the day before Bouchercon in Nashville (August 27). Honeybees (because of Sherlock Holmes), Twenties clothing, and a conversation with Strand editor Andrew Gulli about Russell & Holmes: those and only-in-Nashville swag, details here.

Ellen Kirschman – My Dot Meyerhoff mystery series is for sale with gorgeous new covers. I am going to Bouchercon in Nashville, despite having sworn not to, and I’m happy to join the Book Passage Mystery Writer’s conference once again. More info about this wonderful conference is at here.

Nick Mamatas – I am editing a crime/noir/gothic/transgressive anthology, 120 Murders: Dark Fiction Inspired by the Alternative Era, for new publisher House of Gamut. Contributors include Cara Hoffman, Josh Malerman, and more to come.
Terry Shames – On Saturday, May 11, at 2 PM, I will be appearing with fellow Severn House author Susan C. Shea at Book Passage, at 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA, discussing my new thriller, Perilous Waters.

Booklist says, “Sun, sand, sex, and murder make Shames’ series starter the perfect escapist caper.” 
Saturday, May 19 at 2 PM I will be talking about Perilous Waters at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin St., Orange, CA.
Friday, May 31 at 8 AM, I am moderating a panel at Thrillerfest. The panel, “Conflict, Clock, or Crucible,” features John Dobbyn, Joseph LeValley, Jode Millman, Joshua Moehling, and Polly Stewart.

Susan C. Shea – Claire Booth and I will be in conversation about our newest books at Avid Reader Bookstore, 617 2nd St., Davis, California, on Thursday, May 9 @ 6:30 PM. Cookies!

Terry Shames and I will do a joint event featuring our new books at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California, Saturday, May 11, at 4 PM. Munchies!

Robin Somers – The launch date for my book Eleven Stolen Horses is September 17, 2024. This is the first book in the Wild Horses Mystery series, published by Sibylline Press. 

This contemporary story is set in the rural foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where protagonist Eleanor Wooley has begun a new life as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. When her best friend goes missing, Eleanor begins an obsessive search to find her. Along the way, she is exposed to the unfortunate fate of wild horses in the hands of kill buyers working the horse slaughter pipeline. Her quest takes her deep into northeastern Nevada’s remote wilderness, where Eleanor must decide whether to give up the search for her missing friend or save her own life.