Coming Attractions, Bouchercon: A Reunion With Friends

Nov 8, 2014 | 2014 Articles, Coming Attractions!, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sunny Frazier

by Sunny Frazier

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win copies of Stone Cold Dead by Catherine Dilts and Bone of Contention by J.J. and Bette Golden Lamb-both featured in past Coming Attraction columns.

I saved my last Bouchercon column for special friends throughout my career. It is always a pleasure to show off their latest!

bookHow does a hoarder and her fortune connect to a corpse in a limestone cavern in Arizona? Joanna Brady has her hands full in What Remains of Innocence—Joanna Brady #16 by the prolific J.A. Jance.

Lily Ivory found more than a treasure when she buys an antique trunk full of vintage clothes. The velvet cloak is enticing until she tries it on and sees terrible visions. When the dealer who sold her the trunk is killed and her familiar disappears, Lily knows it’s the witch from the cloak. Can a modern sorceress battle a witch from the past? Find out which witch wins in Juliet Blackwell’s A Vision in Velvet (Witchcraft Mystery #6).

December 7, 1941—a day that will live in infamy. Pearl Harbor is a tragedy for the nation but for one family a series of events are set in motion with repercussions fifty years later. Pearl Harbor Blues is a new stand-alone by Victoria Heckman.

bookMore Hawaiian blues come our way via Terry Ambrose. In Big Island Blues, third outing for Wilson McKenna, the skip-tracer goes to Hawaii for the Big Island Jazz Festival and the singing debut of a friend’s niece. But her disappearance sets McKenna on a trail fraught with a teenage hacker, family secrets, and a two-decade old plot of revenge.

Dying for another book by Cindy Sample? Laurel McKay isn’t Dying For a Dude when she goes to Lake Tahoe to do a foxtrot routine at a friend’s wedding. Finding her broken heel stuffed in the mouth of a dead Russian dance star wasn’t on the program either. A second death makes her suspect more than the Paso Doble going on at the Golden Hills Dance Studio. This is the fourth in the Laurel McKay series.

bookIt’s Hell On Wheels when a murder occurs on a rugby field during a quadriplegic match. Odelia Grey and her husband are spectator/witnesses to the deed. Being friends with the prime suspect is awkward enough but Odelia has to also deal with her boss who has a mystery of his own going on. This is the ninth Odelia Grey mystery by Sue Ann Jaffarian.

Dark Sight is the latest stand-alone by Christopher Allen Poe. Monique Robinson has always had to prove herself. As the only black student in an all-white school, it hasn’t been easy. But the real battle comes when her best friend is brain dead and Monique fights to bring her back. She’ll find walking the line between life and death comes with a high price.

bookLove the Crispin Guest books by Jeri Westerson? Now she offers A Cup of Blood, the prequel to the series. We’re in London, the date is 1384, and the Knights Templars have been extinct for three quarters of a century. When a corpse turns up and is a member of the order, Crispin wants to investigate. He doesn’t get far before he’s abducted, further complicated by two women and a cutpurse who wants to be his sidekick.

To enter to win copies of Stone Cold Dead by Catherine Dilts and Bone of Contention by J.J. and Bette Golden Lamb, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Reunion,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 15, 2014. U.S. residents only.

em>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. Those are some interesting books that I now have on my tbr list. Thank you.

  2. Another one to check with at our local library! Thanks for info!

  3. Great suggestions. They all go on my TBR list.

  4. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher



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