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Valerie Webster of Boulder, Colo. draws readers into the shadowy worlds of crime and crime fighters by using her 30+ year career in cyber and real-life security.
The result is riveting fiction based on real cases and policing applications with the main character Rita Mars—an ex-investigative reporter fighting crime around Washington D.C.’s beltway and beyond.
Webster’s debut novel Driven: A Rita Mars Thriller received critical accolades from readers.
Her second book in the crime fiction series, Objects of Desire publishes in late 2022.
Purchase Your Copy of Driven on Amazon Here.
Francelia Belton’s “Siren Song” appeared on April 1, 2023 in Stone’s Throw, A Rock and Hard Place Publication.
Wanna tip about where to find your next great read? Spend some time with 2022 year’s Macavity Award nominees.
British mystery author, Christopher Fowler, died this March. Fowler, a multiple award winning writer, created a popular detective series featuring “The Peculiar Crimes Unit.” His love of writing gave him strength and comfort in his last days.
Sisters in Crime-CO member Helen Starbuck’s new book A Cold Case of Conscience launches this month. It’s Book Four in the Annie Collins Mysteries. Join her for a Zoom launch party on March 8th at 6:30 pm MST.
Sisters in Crime Colorado Chapter President, Rhonda Blackhurst, has won the Excellence in Arts Award – Master of Literary Arts from the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission.
Sisters in Crime – CO member, Margaret Mizushima has announced the upcoming release of STANDING DEAD, her eighth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery.
The Lefty Awards Are Back! This year’s Left Coast Crime Convention’s annual banquet and awards presentation takes place on Saturday, March 18.
Agent hunting got you down? Bewildered in the wilds of publishing? Get the scoop from winners in our chosen trade with the Citrus Crime Writers (CCW) event on February 12.
Shannon Lawrence and the Colorado chapter of Horror Writers of American sponsor an up-close- and- personal tour guided by with Colorado’s El Paso County Coroner and Medical Examiner, Dr. Leon Kelly.
Mark your calendars! San Diego Partners in Crime will be welcoming David Putnam on Saturday, January 14 at 5:00 pm ET. David will talk about how his career in law enforcement influenced his writing. His latest is A Fearsome Midnight Black. The new “Dave Beckett” book joins a laudatory body of 16 preceding works in the Crime Thriller, Police Procedural categories!
A favorite of my mine – now an Amazon Original. How could you not love an inspector whose name is just a consonant away from ganache! Author, bestseller and multiple award-winner, Louise Penny, brings her village of Three Pines and the insightful Armande...
Denver homicide detective Nick Ryan and homicide suspect Elizabeth Harper have a history. Theirs was a passionate attraction that bound them, but a break in faith extinguished the flame. Years later In a chance assignment, Nick encounters...