Weekend Update: October 13-14, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday), Joe Souza (Tuesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Wednesday), Brenda Buchanan (Thursday), and Jen Blood (Friday).

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

 Maureen Milliken is pleased to announce that BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST, the third book in the Bernie O’Dea mystery series, is available on Amazon. The publisher’s official launch is October 31, and it will be available in bookstores (as well as out of the trunk in Maureen’s car), after that.

The traditional amateur sleuth mystery is set in Maine’s Franklin County and features weekly newspaper owner/editor Bernadette “Bernie” O’Dea and Police Chief Pete Novotny.

In BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST, when Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Lydia Manzo becomes lost, then is found dead, it sets off a chain of events that upsets the fragile peace of Redimere, Maine. While investigators are sure Lydia killed herself, some in Redimere are just as sure someone killed her, including newspaper editor Bernadette “Bernie” O’Dea and Police Chief Pete Novotny. But then Pete disappears into the woods, too.

Maine’s northwestern High Peaks Region can be a dark wilderness, but the mountains suddenly feel very crowded as Bernie searches for answers during another too-hot summer of deceit and death in Redimere.

A launch party for early November is planned, with books at a discount. Maureen’s publisher, S&H Publishing, is donating $1 to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for every Bernie O’Dea book bought at the party. Maybe to make up for some of the damage the book does. 🙂

Sandra Neily: Will be at the Curtis Memorial Library, October 16th, 7:00 PM, raffling off several Kindle copies and sharing excerpts from her award-winning novel Deadly Trespass. Reviewed as  “…an environmental murder mystery, where the stakes are high and a vanishing world inspires violence.” Mystery Writers of America, national Helen McCloy award

And More:  “… reminiscent of good contemporary American authors such as Joy Williams, Joanna Scott, and Cheryl Strayed”  SPR

“…will propel you across the wildest of Maine’s terrain and into its coldest waters—in search of whispered wolves, possible murderers, odd bedfellows, greedy sons of bitches, and reasons for it all.”  FAPA award winning author Meredith Marple

Sandy will also share a handout with quotes and reading suggestions from authors who’ve woven the outdoors into their themes, plots, and characters lives.

https://www.authorsandraneily.com/events/2018/10/16/curtis-memorial-library-mystery-author-event   I

Can’t make the reading? Find her Outdoor Themed Fiction handout at https://www.authorsandraneily.com/naturebased-fiction/




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