- Priscilla Royal's latest Medieval mystery, The Sanctity of Hate, received a **starred review** from Publishers Weekly! Read the review here, then mosey on over to here, here, or here to pre-order your copy for the December release.
- Camille Minichino will facilitate a discussion of Sara Paretsky's "Hardball" at Towne Center Books, Pleasanton CA, on Tuesday, October 16, 7 PM.
- Staci McLaughlin, Penny Warner, and Ann Parker join Carole Price at the Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, California, to chat about mysteries and mayhem with all and sundry, on October 18, 7:30 p.m., as part of their on-going Murder in the Valley Tour.
- On Thursday, October 18, LadyKillers will host honored guest posters Joanne Dobson and Beverle Graves Myers, who are co-authoring a new historical mystery series titled New York in Wartime. First book, just out, is Face of the Enemy.
- Sharan Newman will be speaking speaking and teaching at the Surrey International Writers Conference in Surrey BC (part of Vancouver), October 19 - 21.
- Ann Parker will be attending the Women Writing the West conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19 - 21, as a finalist of the Willa Award for Historical Fiction for her latest Silver Rush mystery, Mercury's Rise.
- Margaret Lucke is reluctantly adjusting to this time zone and getting back to work after returning from a three-week trip that took her to Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, Venice, Madrid, and Barcelona.
TALES FROM THE ROAD
LadyKillers harken back to events past to relate Tales from the Road this next week....
HALLOWEEN FUN (1)
... Just for fun, we asked around The LadyKillers: What's your favorite Halloween candy?
- Camille - "We called them chicken bones: a thin butterscotch shell with peanut butter filling! The only place I know to get them is the Vermont Country Store."
- Priscilla - "I think they were called Mars Bars: dark chocolate with a white (nougat?) filling. Dating self and these may have only been in Canada. As for chicken bones, Camille, I remember those! They were high on my mother's favs..."
- Sharan - "I vote for Snickers. I would trade my siblings all the Pez dispensers for them."
- Ann - "Smarties ... those little sweet/sour candies that come in a roll. I always make sure to include them in the Halloween candy dish."
- Susan - "Passing over Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kats was hard, hard, but I finally settled on a remembered treat from childhood: Mary Janes. Mustard colored wrapping with a red band around the middle, insanely bad for teeth, lasts in the wrapper in the paper bag under your bed for a full year. I googled the name and, voila, it's still being made."
- Staci - "I really like those pumpkins that come in the bag of candy corn (probably because I only eat them once a year)."
- Michael - "When I was a kid I used to like the chocolate bars, but to tell the truth, I haven't been trick-or-treating in so long that I don't really have much of a preference anymore. But perhaps your e-mail will stimulate my interests again and there'll be reports of a hulking, costumed figure disrupting the festivities." [Look out for the Hulk on Halloween! ;-) ]
- Margaret - "The first candy that popped into my mind, and probably the first that I'd pop into my mouth, is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups."