Coming Attractions: Two Weeks Until Bouchercon!

Nov 1, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details on how to win copies of Sea to Sky by R.E. Donald, House of Cuts by June Gillam, and The Sacrifice by Peg Brantley–all authors featured in past Coming Attractions, at the end of this post.

At first, it seemed off in the distance, but now we’re only two weeks out! With Long Beach on the horizon, I still have many authors who have asked to be included in my Bcon updates.

bookTake a girl, a gun shop, a tornado and skeletons from the past and what do you get? Deeper Than the Grave by Tina Whittle. In the fourth Tai Randolph mystery, Tai’s Atlanta gun shop aims at Civil War re-enactors. When a tornado scatters the remains of a Confederate hero, Tai is asked to help with the recovery. Only problem—another set of more recent bones are uncovered and her deceased uncle is at the top of the suspect list!

After a near-death experience in Nevada gold country, RN Gina Mazzio returns to San Francisco and the Women’s Health Clinic. When a co-worker dies of sepsis after an abortion and another woman follows the same route, Gina suspects someone at the clinic is purposely causing the deaths. She finds she has to deal with anti-abortion fanatics and now discovers her ex is out of prison and breaking parole to track her down and finish what he started—her murder. Bone of Contention is number 4 in the Gina Mazzio RN Medical Series by J.J. and Bette Golden Lamb. J.J. Is moderating a Sunday morning panel titled “Two Heads Are Better Than One.”

sons-of-sparta-225shadowInternational best selling author Jeffrey Siger sends us to Greece where Sons of Sparta unfolds. Based on a century-old honor killing, Siger turns the story into a modern Greek tragedy. Detective Yianni Kouros is on the twisted trail of his uncle’s murderer and has to choose between the law and blood vendetta.

From the Greek Isles to the Hawaiian Islands. . . PI Ava Rome protects the defenseless, known to Hawaiians as the law of The Splintered Paddle. She helps a hooker victimized by a police officer and a teenage runaway in the hands of a pot grower. Now the officer, grower and an ex-con she put away for assault are teaming up for revenge. Mark Troy’s take on Waikiki is a dark paradise indeed. splinteredpaddlefront

Don Bruns packs a lot in his “Stuff” series. number seven, Reel Stuff, finds PI’s James Lessor, Skip Moore and Skip’s girlfriend Emily en route to Hollywood after an Academy Award winner plunges to his death. Suicide or homicide? Emily gets distracted by the lure of the film industry, but solving the case comes first.

Last week I spotlighted Joanna Campbell Slan’s Kicked to the Curb. For a taste of protag Cara Mia, send Joanna an email at KTTCBonus@JoannaSlan[dot]com and you’ll receive outtakes from the book, two recipes, and two craft tutorials just for joining her email list.

NEW-COVER-for-Jump-Start-YOur-Book-Promos-187x300Thursday morning at the conference, you can catch Rebecca Dahlke’s interactive workshop for promoting e-books. Dahlke is the host of Dirt Cheap Mystery Reads and author of Jump Start Your Book Promotions.

Also, keep an eye out for Lois Foster Hurt, she’ll have a toothbrush attached to her bookbag (she writes a dental column). Donate hotel toiletries to the box she sets out which will go to low income families.

To enter to win copies of Sea to Sky by R.E. Donald, House of Cuts by June Gillam, and The Sacrifice by Peg Brantley, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “2 Weeks,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 8, 2014. U.S. residents only.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section. Check back every month for Coming Attractions!

Click on this link to purchase any of these books & a portion goes to help support KRL!

Sunny Frazier worked with an undercover narcotics team in Fresno County for 17 years before turning her energies to writing the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries. Based in the San Joaquin Valley of California, the novels are inspired by real cases and 35 years of casting horoscopes.


  1. As always, an informative column, Sunny. You are a great help to many writers.


  2. Sunny,
    Thank you for the post, I’m looking forward to meeting these authors and picking up their books.

  3. Thanks for the information, Sunny. I sure wish I could be at Bouchercon. I met Don Bruns at this past Killer Nashville, actually a few times while I was there. I hope to get to more conferences in the future, meet more authors.

  4. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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