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Left Coast Crime

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here finally are some more of the Left Coast Crime Mining For Murder mystery author video interviews that have not yet been posted here in KRL! We have Simon Wood, Clark Lohr, Louise Crawford, Sally Carpenter, Jonnie Jacobs, Naomi Hirahara and Ken Kuhlken. Watch for our interview with Juliet Blackwell coming later this month.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur




Dead Man’s Switch, a high-octane racing mystery by Tammy Kaehler, was nominated for the Eureka! Award (best first mystery novel) at this year’s Left Coast Crime convention, but it didn’t win, and I want to know why this fast-paced book didn’t grab the checkered flag!

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by Sandra Murphy



Check out our review of mystery author Elaine Macko’s latest book Armed and our video interview with Elaine from Left Coast Crime. At the end of this article is a chance to win a copy of Armed & a box of bagged Stash tea (18 bags or so to a box) from Classical Coffee to enjoy with your mystery reading.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here are some more fun mystery author video interviews from Left Coast Crime: Jan Burke, Ann Littlewood, Elaine Macko, Rochell Staab, Barbara Graham, Mike Befeler, Aileen Baron & Robert O’ Hanneson.

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by Deborah Harter Williams




Lee Goldberg broke into television with a freelance script sale to Spenser: For Hire. Since then he has stayed true to his characters in both novels and scriptwriting with a dose of humor.

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by Victoria Heckman
& Marilyn Meredith



We had the pleasure of seeing mystery author Victoria Heckman at the latest Left Coast Crime conference last week. It is always a delight to chat with her. This week she is sharing with KRL a post on her experience publishing with a small press. After her post we have a review of one of her novels, Burn Out, and Victoria’s video interview with us from Left Coast.

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by Terell Byrd & Lorie Lewis Ham



As we finish up our On The Road to Left Coast Crime 2012 series this week we have with us mystery author Jonnie Jacobs. Not only do we chat with her, but we have a review of her latest book Paradise Falls & at the end of this post there are instructions on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book! Hope to see many of you at LCC next week!

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by Sandra Murphy & Lorie Lewis Ham



Today at KRL we have the next in our series-On The Road to Left Coast Crime 2012 where we get a chance to talk to authors who will be attending this year’s conference and review their books. This week we are talking to mystery author Carola Dunn, reviewing her latest book Gone West, and giving away a copy of the book (details on how to enter at the end of this post).

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Today at KRL we have the next in our series-On The Road to Left Coast Crime 2012 where we get a chance to talk to authors who will be attending this year’s conference and review their books. This week we are talking to mystery author J. Michael Orenduff, last year’s Lefty Award winner, reviewing his latest book The Pot Thief Who Studied Escoffier, giving away a copy of the book (details on how to enter at the end of this post) & we get an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the series.

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by Janet Rudolph



Although many people confine their interest in mysteries to reading by themselves in the privacy of their own living room, there are others who enjoy the camaraderie, the excitement and the stimulation of gathering with other readers, writers, and fans at mystery conventions. That’s one of the reasons if you love crime fiction, you’ll want to attend Left Coast Crime in Sacramento: Mining for Murder, March 29-April 1.

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