Weekend Update: December 24-25, 2022

Merry Christmas everyone!

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Dick Cass (Monday), Matt Cost (Tuesday), and Charlene D’Avanzo (Thursday), and there will be a group post on Friday.

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

Matt Cost published the fourth book in his Clay Wolfe/Port Essex Trap series, Cosmic Trap, this past week. The first book in the series, Wolfe Trap, came out on Audible this week as well. The second book, Mind Trap, will be out on audible next month.

Kate Flora: A new Apple program to produce audio books has chosen some of my Joe Burgess mysteries as part of their initial rollout. Here’s a link to Redemption: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/redemption-a-joe-burgess-mystery-book-3/id1640348627?itsct=books_box_link&itscg=30200&ls=1

 And here’s their blurb about the book:

This is an Apple Books audiobook narrated by a digital voice based on a human narrator.
“Great characters, interesting plot, action-galore and ‘cop-speak’ that is realistic enough to put you right in the thick of things, this is a police-procedural that is not to be missed.” ~John E. Donovan, Verified Reviewer

Burgess’s hopes for a calm Columbus Day picnic slam up against reality when two boys spot a dead body in the water.

It’s Reggie the Can Man—a damaged, alcoholic veteran who Burgess has tried to patch back together since they returned from Vietnam. Now, Reggie’s fight for redemption is over.

Then the ME questions Reggie’s accidental drowning, giving Burgess one last chance.

As Burgess dives deep, he uncovers Reggie’s ex-wife, his scofflaw son, industrial toxins, corrupt businessmen, and that Reggie isn’t the only one in need of redemption.

“Redemption was right up there with those by my favorite mystery writers (Ian Rankin, Carolyn Rose, Felix and Dick Francis).” ~David Edgar Cournoyer, Verified Reviewer

“Excellent, fast pace, intriguing story line. Well developed characters and storytelling. Loved the series, can’t wait for next novel.” ~Normy, Verified Reviewer

Playing God
The Angel of Knowlton Park
And Grant You Peace
Led Astray
A Child Shall Lead Them
A World of Deceit

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, along with the very popular “Making a Mystery” with audience participation, and “Casting Call: How We Staff Our Mysteries.” We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora

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