Weekend Update: October 8-9, 2016

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday), Brendan Rielly (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday), and Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

from Kaitlyn Dunnett: I’ve got a Goodreads giveaway for the paperback of The Scottie Barked at Midnight going on now. It’s open until October 20. Here’s the link:


From Kate Flora: It’s finally here–after a long and tortuous journey (more about this in my blog post later this week)–the 5th Joe Burgess police procedural, Led Astray. Here’s the synopsis:

imageA police officer’s worst nightmare is realized when Detective Joe Burgess, called to an abandoned warehouse, finds one officer shot and two others gravely wounded. Someone is targeting Portland’s cops, including his lieutenant. As Lt. Vince Melia lies near death in a local hospital, it becomes Burgess’s task to sift through Melia’s past cases for someone with an anger so strong he has targeted an entire police department for revenge. Portland’s cops go through their days feeling like they’re wearing targets on their backs, as Burgess and his team race against time. They have to find the shooter before Rookie Randall Crossman’s funeral—a day when the city will fill with officers paying their last respects—and the perfect time for the shooter to carry out a spectacular revenge.

Right now, it’s only on Amazon, but the print version and e-books on other platforms are coming soon. https://www.amazon.com/Led-Astray-Burgess-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B01LXRC3G9/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1475846989&sr=8-6&keywords=led+astray+kindle

Last weekend, many of us gathered in Bar Harbor for a crime writing weekend hosted by the Jesup Memorial Library. Here are some candid shots from that event:




































And on Wednesday, Bruce Coffin celebrated the publication of his first police procedural, Among the Shadows, with beer, bagpipes, and approximately a thousand close friends.











From Lea Wait: Wednesday, October 12, I’ll be visiting students at the elementary school in Dresden, Maine.

From Vaughn C. Hardacker: On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, I will be appearing at the Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME BLACK ORCHID Poster04062 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, I will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 9 Marketplace Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora

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1 Response to Weekend Update: October 8-9, 2016

  1. Sennebec says:

    More Joe Burgess…YESSS!

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