Weekend Update: August 18-19, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Brenda Buchanan (Monday) Jen Blood (Tuesday), Barb Ross (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday).

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

 Maureen Milliken is happy to announce the publication date for BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST, the third in the Bernie O’Dea mystery series is October 31.

When Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Lydia Manzo becomes lost in the woods and is found dead weeks later, it sets off a chain of events that upsets the fragile peace of  Redimere, Maine.  As newspaper editor Bernadette “Bernie” O’Dea tries to sort out the truth, Police Chief Pete Novotny also disappears into the woods. Maine’s northwestern High Peaks region can be a dark wilderness, but the woods suddenly seem very crowded as another too-hot summer of deceit and death simmers in Redimere, Maine.

BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST joins COLD HARD NEWS and NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS in the Franklin County, Maine-based series.

Maureen and Maine Crime Writer Jen Blood will also be at the Designing Women show in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Longfellow’s Greenhouse in Manchester, Maine. The craft and arts show raises money for the local sexual assault advocacy program. Come on by for a great day and to say hi!

Lea Wait will be speaking about her latest books, and the research she does for them, at the Southport Memorial Library, Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m.  DEATH AND A POT 0F CHOWDER, set on an island similar to Southport, will be her major subject, but she’ll also be talking about her two newest historicals for ages 8 and up — one of which, CONTRARY WINDS, is partially set in Boothbay and Wiscasset, Maine in 1777.








From Kaitlyn Dunnett: The large print edition of Crime & Punctuation is available now. It has a different cover from the other editions, but I like this one, too.


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