FALL FREEBIES CONTINUE UNTIL WE ALL FALL DOWN!
Send an email to the addresses below by midnight, October 17 (well, you probably have until sometime Monday, to be honest about all this), to enter to win! Be sure your email has LK Drawing in the subject line...
- Ann Parker has a signed copy of one of her books, or one of a number of obscure reference books--you can talk to Ann if you win to decide which book to get. Send Ann email at email@example.com with the subject LK Drawing to enter.
- Mysti Berry has a $25 gift card to the independent bookstore of your choice, or a $10 gift card good at most retailers. Send Mysti an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject LK Drawing to enter.
We can only afford to mail to addresses in the U.S. ... apologies to international readers!
Margaret Lucke and LadyKillers emeritus Rita Lakin will join J. J. Lamb, Bette Golden Lamb, and others for Litquake San Rafael on Sunday, October 11. They'll be reading from their books on the lawn of the San Rafael Library, 1100 E Street at 5th Avenue from 12:30 pm to 2 pm.
Priscilla Royal wants to thank everyone who entered the drawing for a signed copy of "Satan's Lullaby"! The deed is done, winner notified, and book mailed. She is also signing at the Ingram booth for an hour on Friday at the NCIBA gathering and is busy researching poisons---local, organic and fresh only---for the next mystery.
On October 15, the Happy Homicides anthology will be released, with 13 holiday-themed cozy mysteries. Camille Minichino’s contribution, "The Neon Ornaments," is a prequel to her Periodic Table Mysteries. To celebrate and get you ready, “The Hydrogen Murder” will be FREE from Wednesday 10/14 to Friday 10/16.
Mysti Berry says she is having a hecka good time at Bouchercon....
.... while Ann Parker hangs out at the Women Writing the West conference obsessing about cool stuff like stagecoaches and old cameras...
ALIENATION AND CRIME FICTION
Detective, walking down those mean streets. Alone. In the rain. Alone. Rain dripping from the brim of a hat. Alone. Cigarette smoke curling up into the light of a single streetlamp.
And did we mention the detective is alone?
Alienation: Is it part and parcel with crime fiction? What about the happy detective whose cafe is the center for small town gossip or the bookstore owner with a cozy cat?
Alienation in crime fiction will be explored (or not) in the coming week... Drop on by and see what the LadyKillers have to say.
Feel free to read with company ... or alone.