Vanessa Kelly’s The Highlander’s English Bride (Kensington), the latest book in her Clan Kendrick historical romance series, has hit the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list at #42.
Karen Rose Smith’s Murder with Clotted Cream (Kensington), the latest book in her Daisy’s Tea Garden cozy mystery series, has hit the Barnes & Noble mass-market bestseller list at #6.
Carlene O’Connor’s Murder in an Irish Pub (an Irish Village Mystery) (Kensington) has hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list for 14 consecutive weeks, first at #8, then at #9, then at #9, then at #29, then at #17, then at #20, then at #34, then at #38, than at #7, then at #25, then at #37, then at #44, then at #16, and finally at #40.
Tracy Clark’s Borrowed Time, the second book in her Chicago Mystery series (Kensington), has won the 2020 G. P. Putnam’s Sons Sue Grafton Memorial Award. The award was announced on April 30, 2020, by Mystery Writers of America.
In addition, Borrowed Time has received the following honors:
- Best New PI 2018, CrimeReads
- One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018, Crime Fiction category
- Short-listed in the mystery category on the American Library Association’s 2019 Reading List
- Nominated for the 2018 Lefty Award for Best Debut Novel
- Nominated for the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
- Nominated for the 2019 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel
- Nominated for the 2020 Lefty Award for Best Mystery Novel
Traci Hall’s Mrs. Morris and the Witch, the second book in the Salem B&B cozy mystery series (Kensington), has hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list at #24. Traci Wilton is actually the writing team of Traci Hall and Patrice Wilton.
In a recent response to the COVID-19 crisis, V. S. Alexander was the guest of the John Knox Village Book Club in Pompano Beach, Florida, in its very first virtual meeting on Zoom. In this time of social distancing, the author and group discussed The Magdalen Girls, Alexander’s first book for Kensington, as well as writing-related questions. A club member wrote, “It was a delightful talk…Alexander was so interesting. It was the first time it took my mind off of the Coronavirus!! What a needed change.” Alexander is the author of four novels for Kensington, including his March 2020 release, The Traitor.
J. M. Griffin’s Who’s Dead, Doc? (a Jules and Bun mystery) (Kensington) has hit the Barnes & Noble mass market bestseller list at #38.
Peggy Ehrhart was one of fifteen mystery authors invited to speak at Murder in the Magic City and Murder on the Menu, February 22 and 23 in Birmingham, Alabama, and Wetumpka, Alabama. Proceeds from the events go to the Homewood Public Library in Birmingham and the Wetumpka Public Library. In the photo Peggy is chatting with Ann Ray, who attended both events. Peggy writes the Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington.
James D. Shipman’s Task Force Baum (Kensington) has spent six weeks on Hudson Booksellers’ trade paperback bestseller list.
Nancy J. Cohen’s Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition has won the TopShelf Magazine Book Award in the nonfiction writing/publishing category.