On June 11, Peggy Ehrhart gave her presentation “Tough Gals: The Female Sleuth in Mystery Fiction” at Randolph Free Public Library in Randolph, NJ. The talk deals with the change from women as amateur sleuths to women as professional sleuths in mystery fiction, paralleling the change in women’s career opportunities as feminism advanced. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington Publishing. (Her sleuth is actually an amateur!)
Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Cucumber Sandwiches, part of her Daisy’s Tea Garden series of cozy mysteries, has hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list, first at #11 and then at #13.
Carlene O’Connor’s Murder in Galway, the first book in her Galway Ireland cozy mystery series, has spent six weeks on the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list, starting at #5, then moving to #4, #2, #4, #2 and #6.
The book has also spent two weeks on the Barnes & Noble mystery mass market bestseller list, both times at #1.
Peggy Ehrhart’s Knit One, Die Two, book 3 in her Knit & Nibble cozy mystery series, has spent four weeks on the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list, first at #16, then at #20, then at #34, and finally at #43.
Peggy Ehrhart presented her talk, “Crafts, Cooking, and Cats: The Contemporary Cozy Mystery,” at Montville Township Public Library in Montville, New Jersey, on May 16, 2019. Twenty-five people attended and took part in a lively question-and-answer session at the conclusion of the talk.
Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble cozy mystery series for Kensington Books.
Tracy Clark has received Anthony Award and Lefty Award nominations for her mystery novel Broken Places, which was also a Midwest Connection Pick and shortlisted for the American Library Association’s RUSA Reading List. In addition, Broken Places was named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018 and was a Library Journal Best Books of the Year.
Peggy Ehrhart was a panelist on the “Culinary Mysteries” panel at Left Coast Crime held in Vancouver, BC from March 28 to 31. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mysteries (Kensington), featuring amateur sleuth, knitter, and cook Pamela Paterson and the Knit & Nibble knitting club of Arborville, NJ.
Photo, left to right: Ellen Byron, Peggy, Heather Haven, Leslie Karst (moderator)
Hannah Howell’s Highland Conqueror has hit the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list at #46.
J. D. Griffo’s Murder in Tranquility Park, book 2 in his Ferrara Family mystery series, has hit Barnes & Noble’s mass-market bestseller list three weeks in a row, first at #28, then at #39, then at #35, then at #48, and finally at #49.
Alexandra Ivy’s Darkness Returns has been named one of the best romances of April 2019 by Amazon.