Reading, Reading, Reading

In my blog post this week at SleuthSayers, I take cues from fellow authors Cynthia Kuhn and Patti Abbott to talk about how and where and when I read—and what I’ve been reading lately or have waiting on my TBR pile.

Meanwhile, this week also brought the cover reveal for the upcoming Malice Domestic anthology Mystery Most Historical—which accounted for much of my reading this past summer! Along with Martin Edwards and Kathy Lynn Emerson, I was part of the selection committee for the book, reading and scoring more than 100 submissions in order to come up with a final slate of stories. So thrilled with the list of stories that made the grade—such a terrific group of authors here:

  • “A One-Pipe Problem” by John Betancourt
  • “The Trial of Madame Pelletier” by Susanna Calkins
  • “Eating Crow” by Carla Coupe
  • “The Lady’s Maid Vanishes” by Susan Daly
  • “Judge Lu’s Ming Dynasty Case Files-The Unseen Opponent” by P.A. De Voe
  • “Honest John Finds a Way” by Michael Dell
  • “Spirited Death” by Carole Nelson Douglas
  • “The Corpse Candle” by Martin Edwards
  • “Mistress Threadneedle’s Quest” by Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • “The Black Hand” by Peter Hayes
  • “Crim Con” by Nancy Herriman
  • “Hand of an Angry God” by KB Inglee
  • “The Barter” by Su Kopil
  • “Tredegar Murders” by Vivian Lawry
  • “The Tragic Death of Mrs. Edna Fogg” by Edith Maxwell
  • “A Butler is Born” by Catriona McPherson
  • “Home Front Homicide” by Liz Milliron
  • “He Done Her Wrong” by Kathryn O’Sullivan
  • “Summons for a Dead Girl” by K.B. Owen
  • “Mr. Nakamura’s Garden” by Valerie O Patterson
  • “The Velvet Slippers” by Keenan Powell
  • “The Blackness Before Me” by Mindy Quigley
  • “Death on the Dueling Grounds” by Verena Rose
  • “You Always Hurt the One You Love” by Shawn Reilly Simmons
  • “Night and Fog” by Marcia Talley
  • “The Measured Chest” by Mark Thielman
  • “The Killing Game” by Victoria Thompson
  • “The Cottage” by Charles Todd
  • “The Seven” by Elaine Viets
  • “Strong Enough” by Georgia Wilson

Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical, presented by Charlaine Harris and edited by Verena Rose, Rita Owen, and Shawn Reilly Simmons, will be published by Wildside Press in time for Malice 29, April 28-30, 2017.