Coming in October 2013: Taken By the Wind
This past year was an exceedingly busy one for me. My partner and I moved from a house in Minneapolis, where we'd lived in for almost thirty years, to a town home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. We're all settled in now and and very happy with our new digs. Moving is a harrowing experience. Not for the faint of heart.
As for book news, Rest For the Wicked has been shortlisted for the 2013 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery as well as the Golden Crown Literary Award in the Mystery/Thriller category. The 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards will be held Monday, June 3, 2013, in New York City. For more information, visit their site. The Golden Crown Literary Awards will be given out in late June at GCLS convention in Dallas. For more information, you can visit their site.
St. Martin's/Minotaur has once again offered me a two book contract—for the 22nd and 23rd Jane Lawless mysteries. When I started writing twenty-five years ago, I had no idea the series would run this long! I feel extremely lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive publisher in St. Martin's. The newest, Taken By the Wind, will hit stores in October, 2013. Also, Bywater Books has leased the trade paperback rights for my last four mysteries. This will be the first time they will be available in paperback. Look for The Mirror and the Mask and The Cruel Ever After to be in stores this fall.
I hope to see many of you along the promotional trail! I'm still doing events with my friends Carl Brookins and William Kent Krueger, known more infamously as The Minnesota Crime Wave. Check out the events calendar for times, locations and dates.
Good reading to all of you!!
Now Available: Rest For the Wicked
DeAndre Moore came to Minneapolis from St. Louis with a purpose, but things aren't going as he planned. When it becomes clear he's in way over his head, DeAndre can think of only one person to call for help—his Uncle Nolan's business partner, newly licensed private investigator Jane Lawless. However, by the time Jane listens to his voice mail, she's hearing a voice from beyond the grave—DeAndre left the message only minutes before he was knifed to death outside a gentlemen's club. Soon his murder isn't the only one.
With Nolan in the hospital, Jane sets out to find out who killed DeAndre, how his death is connected with the others, and what he was doing in Minneapolis in the first place.
"Absorbing... a host of complex characters—all living full, rich, and dangerous lives—bolsters the brisk, suspenseful story."
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