Steve Goble’s The Bloody Black Flag (Prometheus/Seventh Street, September 2017), the first book in his Spider John mystery series, has received a starred review in Library Journal:
DEBUT After a fight in a Boston tavern, Spider John Rush and his friend Ezra escape by joining the crew of a pirate ship heading to Jamaica in 1722. But someone onboard spreads the word among the superstitious shipmates that Ezra’s grandmother and mother were hanged as witches in Salem. When Ezra is discovered dead, everyone claims it was a drunken accident. Spider John is the only one who suspects murder, and as the ship’s carpenter, he has the opportunity to move around and listen. Spider John has no one to trust, but he’s determined to stay alive long enough to find justice for his dead friend. VERDICT This original, gritty, action-packed debut is rich in historical detail. Suggest for readers who enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean movies or Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures.-LH
Vanessa Kelly’s Kensington historical romance Three Weeks with a Princess was a Barnes & Noble Bookseller Pick for July 2017, as “New & Noteworthy in Romance.”
Rebecca Kertz’s Love Inspired romance A Secret Amish Love hit Publishers Weekly‘s July 10, 2017, Religious Fiction bestseller list at #8.
Peggy Ehrhart, author of the Knit and Nibble mystery series, gave a talk on “Mysterious New Jersey” at the Roxbury Public Library in Succasunna, NJ, on July 12. The talk surveyed the many mystery series set in the cities, suburbs, and small towns of New Jersey. Peggy frequently speaks at local libraries on various mystery-related topics.
Joe Yogerst and host Robin Young talked lake vacations this week on Here & Now, NPR’s national current affairs program.
The 10-minute segment—broadcast on July 10th—covered a wide range of American water bodies from Lake Mead and Crater Lake out west to gator-filled Lake Martin in Louisiana, the vastness of Lake Superior, and both the history and amazing ice cream ones finds along the shores of Lake Champlain.
The show also discussed Yogerst’s latest National Geographic book—50 States, 5000 Ideas—which has been an Amazon Books bestseller for nearly sixth months, since its original release in February.
Anyone who didn’t catch Joe and Robin live can listen on the Here & Now website at www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/07/10/summer-lakes.
Eric Red will be doing a book signing for The Wolves of El Diablo at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, CA, on Sunday, August 13, at 4pm.
Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505. (818) 556-6660.
The highly anticipated sequel and the second book in his popular Men Who Walk Like Wolves series, The Wolves of El Diablo creates a new epic dark fantasy mythology readers are sure to devour.
“Couldn’t put it down. The action is nonstop relentless…I can’t wait for the movie!” says Jack Ketchum, bestselling author of The Girl Next Door.
Fans of fantasy, westerns, horror, and action are sure to enjoy the high-octane thriller in which the heroes who won’t back down find themselves trapped on a train and facing an unbeatable battle against a horde of unstoppable werewolves. Eric Red’s classic feel meets with a whole new brand of adrenaline-fueled excitement that will entertain fans for hours.
“With this series, I wanted to create a new epic dark fantasy mythology of legendary heroes battling supernatural monsters in fantastic realms that will span a trilogy and take readers where they haven’t been before,” says Eric Red when asked about his inspiration for the series.
“The Men Who Walk Like Wolves series is a crossover of the Western and horror genres, mixing classic Western gunfighter good guys with classic horror bad guy werewolves,” says Red, “Because both Western and horror are action-packed, good guy-versus-bad guy stories, it’s a natural mash-up.”
Traci Hall and Christopher Hawke and I will participate in “The Indie Experience at Murder on the Beach” on a New Voices panel moderated by Randy Rawls. Hall and Hawke will also be signing copies of their books.
Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 Pineapple Grove Way, Delray Beach, FL.
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Nancy J. Cohen will present a workshop entitled “The Writer’s Life,” an interactive presentation on the joys and trials of being a full-time writer.
Nova Southeastern University, Conference Room 2053, Alvin Sherman Library, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd., Davie, Florida 33314, 954-262-5466 ext. 25466.
Nancy J. Cohen was a featured speaker at Mystery Fest Key West June 16-18. She spoke on “Writing the Cozy Mystery” and moderated a panel on “Cozy Mysteries and Female Sleuths.” http://www.mysterywriterskeywestfest.com/
Michele Sinclair’s August 2017 historical romance, Never Kiss a Highlander, has a received a starred Publishers Weekly review:
“Eminently swoonable…This lengthy excursion into the Highlands contains enough plaid tossing, claymore brandishing, castle-bound conniving, and erotic adventures to keep Sinclair’s audience dreaming of kilts for weeks.”