Useful Links

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Here’s the Good Stuff

On this page you will find some of our members’ published works, as well as useful links for writers.

 

Books by Our Members

 

Kathleen George

Simpletheodds

AFTERIMAGE
TAKEN
FALLEN
THE MAN IN THE BUICK
THE ODDS
HIDEOUT
SIMPLE

 

 

 

Kathryn Miller Haines

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THE WAR AGAINST MISS WINTER
THE WINTER OF HER DISCONTENT
WINTER IN JUNE
WHEN WINTER RETURNS
THE GIRL IS MURDER
THE GIRL IS TROUBLE

 

 

 

 

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Nancy Martin

HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE
SOME LIKE IT LETHAL
DEAD GIRLS DON’T WEAR DIAMONDS
CROSS YOUR HEART AND HOPE TO DIE
DROP DEAD BLONDE
HAVE YOUR CAKE & KILL HIM TOO
A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED DEATH
MURDER MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH
OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION
(aka Foxy Roxy)
STICKY FINGERS

 

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Judy Schneider

THE FRANTIC WOMAN’S GUIDE TO LIFE: A YEAR’S WORTH OF HINTS,
TIPS, AND TRICKS

 

 

 

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Lois Lamanna

MATRIMONY & MURDER

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Boarts

A FLASH OF MURDER
MERRY MERRY MURDER

 

 

 

 

Stories by Our Members

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Annette Dashofy

“A Murder Runs Through It,” in Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, edited
by Ramona DeFelice Long (2011).

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Sanctuary Grace (Spinetingler Magazine, Winter, 2006)  – A finalist in Spinetingler Magazine’s cozy-noir contest.

A young homeless woman witnesses the brutal murder of Crazy Joe, a fellow street person. With the killers on her heels, Grace seeks sanctuary at a local church where she is taken in by the boyish reverend and his crotchety assistant. Grace soon learns that neither of her protectors is what they appear to be and only an act of desperate daring can save her life and bring the killers to justice.

A Signature in Blood (Mysterical-E, Winter 2006) – 2007 Derringer Award Finalist
Rural police chief Pete Adams and deputy coroner Zoe Chambers must track down the murderer of a longtime township resident by solving the mystery of a strange symbol that keeps appearing at various crime scenes and is found carved in the victim’s flesh.

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Martha Reed

The Haunting of Dalton Primble (Spinetinger Magazine)
A mild-mannered accountant from Toronto has no idea what’s in store when he inherits his family’s abandoned lakeside cottage. A tale of terror, eh? From the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario.

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Pastures of Heaven (Mysterical-E, Summer, 2008)

Visit a setting in the human past so distant there are no echoes of Western civilization. Read on, and allow your imagination to follow. Pastures of Heaven, the first offering in the new Forgotten Mythology series.

 

 

Books by Previous Members

 

 

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Rebecca Drake

THE NEXT KILLING
DON’T BE AFRAID
THE DEAD PLACE

 

 

 

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Lila Shaara

EVERY SECRET THING
THE FORTUNE TELLER’S DAUGHTER

 

 

 

 

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Heather Benedict Terrell

THE CHRYSALIS
THE MAP THIEF
BRIGID OF KILDARE
FALLEN ANGEL
ETERNITY

 

 

 

 

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Debra Lee

DANGEROUS BEDFELLOWS

 

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES

Blogs by our Members

Working Stiffs:  http://workingstiffs.blogspot.com
The Lipstick Chronicles http://thelipstickchronicles.typepad.com/
Annette Dashofy http://www.annettedashofy.blogspot.com
Susan Gottfried http://westofmars.blogspot.com
Judith Evans Thomas http://www.glamgal.typepad.com/

Articles by Our Members

Judith Evans Thomas
Mary Higgins Clark, The Queen of Mystery
Pittsburgh Magazine December 2004

Judith Evans Thomas
Nancy Martin, She laughs it up with murderous intent
Pittsburgh Magazine March 2005

Judith Evans Thomas
Kathleen George, Taken
Pittsburgh Magazine

 

Useful Links For Writers

www.sistersincrime.org
The website for the national office of sisters in crime.

www.mysterylovers.com
Our favorite independent mystery store in beautiful Oakmont, PA.

www.pennwriters.org
A non-profit organization of over 300 published and aspiring writers from across the Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Hosts workshops, seminars, and an annual conference.

www.writersdigest.com
Magazine for writers at all levels.

www.bksp.org
Online writers community featuring pro-writers, agents, and editors.  Annual fee to join.

www.agentquery.com
Database of information on agents representing all genres.

http://anotherealm.com/prededitors
A clearinghouse of information for determining legitimate agents and publishers.

Books we Recommend

Bickham, Jack M. Scene and Structure
Brown, Renni and King, Dave. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
King, Stephen. On Writing
Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird
Lyon, Elizabeth. A Writer’s Guide to Fiction
Maass, Donald. Writing the Breakout Novel
Marshall, Evan. The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing
McKee, Robert.  Story
Vogler, Christopher. The Writer’s Journey (2nd edition)