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RMMWA member from Santa Fe, David Morrell (best known for his 1972 debut novel FIRST BLOOD, which later became the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone) will read from and sign his new mystery MURDER AS A FINE ART at Tattered Cover - LODO on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m. Murder as a Fine art recreates gaslit London as a battleground between a literary luminary and a master killer. Let's try and make it an event to remember! Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com.
Then, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th, RMMWA member Linda Joffe Hull will sign the first in her Mrs. Frugalicious series, ETERNALLY 21, at the Tattered Cover-LODO.
To check out more signings, please visit our author page!!
Terry Odell announces that ROOTED IN DANGER, book 3 in her Blackthorne, Inc. series has been named a finalists in the romantic suspense category for the 2013 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence! The results will be announced on June 15th. Good luck, Terry.
Mike Befeler’s latest humorous mystery novel, THE V V AGENCY (ISBN 978-1-61009-073-5), is being released by Oak Tree Press in April, 2013. This paranormal urban fantasy follows Befeler’s other mysteries including Retirement Homes Are Murder, Living With Your Kids Is Murder, a finalist for the 2009 Lefty Award for best humorous mystery, Senior Moments Are Murder and Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder, a finalist for The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery of 2012.
Imagine a dash of Philip Marlowe wrapped in an urban fantasy. The V V Agency is a paranormal mystery that spoofs the PI subgenre and introduces the transvictus--a unique shape shifter. Van and Vanna run a detective agency, but clients never see them together for a simple reason. A sexual encounter transforms one into the other, and nudity renders them invisible. This presents some interesting dilemmas for his and her love lives, but gives them a distinct advantage when doing detective work. Van and Vanna take the case of a woman suspected of killing her husband.
The V V Agency is available on Amazon.com and Oaktreebooks.com.
What others say about The V V Agency:
"A cheeky PI story with a fresh urban-fantasy twist. It’s a snub nose revolver loaded with intrigue and chuckles." --Mario Acevedo, author of Werewolf Smackdown
Beth Groundwater announces her new release on June 8th: FATAL DESCENT
Between a rock and a hard paddle
Mandy Tanner and her fiance Rob are leading an offseason rafting-climbing trip in Utah’s remote Canyonlands. Experienced guides, Mandy and Rob know they have to keep their cool after one of their group, Alex Anderson, appears to have become bear bait. Walled off from the outside world with eleven shell-shocked clients and miles of Colorado River whitewater ahead, Mandy’s nerves threaten to unravel when she learns that Alex’s death was not the work of a homicidal grizzly. Whether it was a crime of passion or the random act of a psychopath, Mandy fears that if they don’t root out the river rat among them, another camper will be running the rapids in a body bag.
"The tension runs high in Groundwater’s absorbing third RM Outdoor Adventures mystery...Scenic descriptions and folklore add atmosphere to a suspenseful tale." --Publishers Weekly, April 8, 2013
Steve Schreivogel of St. Anthony Health Foundation, Kathleen Mayer Program Director Flight for Life, Sheila Holliday and Tom Holliday at the May 9th meeting.
From Robert Kresge: His fourth historical novel, the Civil War spy thriller SAVING LINCOLN, based on true events, will be published this week. He is taping a segment about it on local TV (KOB Channel 4) and will be speaking at Malice Domestic in DC. But the ultimate gigat noon on Monday, May 6th, he will be speaking and signing at the Mary Pickford Theater at the Library of Congress. Check out his website
for more info. www.robertkresge.com.
Check out Manuel Ramos' trailer for DESPERADO, his latest book. He will be signing on April 27, 2 p.m. at the Broadway Book Mall.
Rex Burns and Darla Bartos flank our Guest Speaker, Dr. Kim Gorgens, at the April Meeting. Next up: Flight For Life on May 11th.
RMMWA does Left Coast Crime 2013. Check out the slide show at LCC 2013 for more pictures!
RMMWA's Concealed Weapons Fashion Show emceed by Ellen Byerrum and featuring RMMWA members C.M. Wendelboe and Twist Phelan, with assistance from Bonnie Ramthun was a BIG HIT at Left Coast Crime 2013!!
Leisa Malik manning the booth!
Twist Phelan and Jack Chapple, the bride and groom!
Boulder PD Detective Chuck Heidel spoke at the March 14, 2013 meeting at Denver Press Club about his solving of a nearly thirty year old cold case.
This news just in from Chuck Greaves: "Blown away to learn that HUSH MONEY has been named an Audie Award finalist for Best Mystery audiobook of 2012, alongside works by Laura Lippman, Louise Penny, Chris Ewan, and Lars Kepler. Humbling company indeed. How to celebrate?" Congrats, Chuck! Good luck!
Check out the happenings at the February 14, 2013 meeting with Judy Matheny. Just click on the photo below.
Chuck Greaves' debut mystery HUSH MONEY (Minotaur), already the Storyteller Award winner from SouthWest Writers, has been named both a Rocky Award finalist from Left Coast Crime and a Reviewer's Choice Award finalist from RT Book Reviews. Whoo Hoo! Way to go, Chuck.
We have a number of RMMWA members who are nominees for Left Coast Crime Awards this year. Check it out at LCC2013. You'll be surprised.
We had a great meeting in January with fingerprinting expert, Tom Adair. Check out the action by clicking on the album cover below:
Check out the Author News (click here) for all the latest info on RMMWA authors. Chuck Greaves, Shannon Baker and Mike Befeler have new books listed. Beth Groundwater is gearing up for her upcoming release and has posted her upcoming signings. If you have have information you want to share, please send it in!
Wick Downing, Shannon Baker and November Speaker, Retired Judge Steve Phillips.
Sara Hoklotubbe is thrilled to announce that THE AMERICAN CAFE has won the WILLA Literary Award for Original Softcover Fiction. What an honor!
Bonnie Biafore, RMMWA treasurer, announces the release of FRESH SQUEEZED, now for sale at www.bonnie-james.com. Save 20% on eBooks through July 26: Kindle or ePUB for only $4.00. Want a print book? Place an advance order: $14.00 with free shipping.
In March, RMMWA member Kathy Clark Wernly and her husband moved to Texas. She made a decision to remain active with RMMWA and would love to hear from folks. Book news: since March she has also transferred 21 of her novels
to ebooks and they are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She continues to work on her trilogy DENVER AFTER DARK and plans to put it directly onto
From RMMWA member Harry MacLean: Just a note to let you know, IN BROAD DAYLIGHT is coming out as an e-book on Amazon on July 10. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT won an Edgar Award and was a NYT Bestseller for 12 weeks. It was also made into a movie starring Brian Dennehey. A new full length feature is in the works. This is its first appearance as an e-book.
Tom Holliday's biography of Carlisle Floyd, Falling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd, The Authorized Biography with a foreword by Plácido Domingo will soon be available from Syracuse University Press. "Zealously researched, frank, and eminently readable, Holliday’s book succeeds both as the chronicle of a great artist’s life and as a revelatory exploration of the inner workings of a grand art form." —Jesse Gram, Audience Education Manager, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Want more information? Click here.
Congrats to Twist Phelan, nominated for an Anthony Award for her short story, "Happine$$," MWA Presents The Rich and The Dead, p.276 [Grand Central]. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Chuck Greaves announces "another double." He and Beth Groundwater and both have books on Kirkus' exclusive "Critics' Picks" list for Mystery & Crime. Check it out!
Gerald Elias announced the fourth installment of the Daniel Jacobus series, DEATH AND TRANSFIGURATION. This one's about Vaclav Herza, a brilliant but despotic orchestra conductor, who leaves a trail of devastated lives in his wake. The reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, have been spectacular, with phrases like: “Finely tuned, wickedly funny”(PW); “[Jacobus] is unrelentingly and refreshingly acerbic”(BL); “Deserves a standing ovation.”(LJ) Click here to read the complete reviews.
From Rex Burns: A new Leonard Smith yarn, "Constable Smith and the Lost Dreamtime," is scheduled for the October '12 issue of the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and he will be joining the other faculty members at the Denver MWA-U in August, discussing "Setting and Description."
Two of our members have great news. Craig Johnson and Chuck Greaves have climbed to #1 and #2 on the Baker & Taylor bestseller list; Craig hit number #17 on the NY Times list. Check out this photo of Chuck with another RMMWA member, David Morrell.
Craig Johnson, RMMWA member and Left Coast Crime 2013 Guest of Honor has a new book out AND a new TV series airing June 3rd at 8:00 p.m. on A&E. Everyone tune in!
We have some new authors book releases, short stories releases and signing info on the Authors Page. Don't forget to check it out.
Real Estate presentation with Ivor Hill was a smashing success. Here he is with some of our attendees.
Congratulations to two members. Twist Phelan for her International Thriller Award Best Short Story nomination and Mark Stevens for his Colorado Book Award Best Genre Fiction nomination. Good Luck!!