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by Cynthia Chow

Being a best friend means being supportive through thick and thin, especially when called upon to be a bridesmaid. Julia Elizabeth Bonatti has been helping her college best friend Geneva Leary prepare for her wedding in Sonoma, in spite of the frantic demands of the wedding planner and the disappearance of the bride’s sister. Moira Leary does eventually appear —intoxicated and a bit worse for wear—but it is the coordinator Sally Stark who collapses after the ceremony.


by Cynthia Chow

After the death of her fiancé, Julia Elizabeth Bonatti derailed her plans to become an anthropology teacher in order to find answers to such an incomprehensible loss. She turned to astrology as a source to help her make sense of Michael’s death, and perhaps see how it could have been prevented. This led to Julia’s new career as a professional astrologer, with her own ‘Ask Zodia’ astrological advice column in the San Francisco Chronicle.


by Terrance McArthur

In fiction, snitches don’t last long. They come to bad ends repeatedly in mystery novels. Of course, many people don’t like snitches, even the law enforcement officers who use them, but they are useful. They make great murder victims.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

I have had the pleasure of knowing Sunny Frazier for many years and watching her grow not only as a writer but now an acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. After a recent Sisters In Crime meeting in Fresno I sat down to chat with Sunny about her books, and about the new one coming out this summer. Watch for a review of the new book when it comes out & for more guest posts by Sunny about writing and the publishing world.


by Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith interviews Lemoore mystery author Sunny Frazier and reviews her second book, Where Angels Fear. At the end of this article are details on how to enter for a chance to win a copy of both of her books!


Gemini Night: Book Review

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

FROM THE Books & Tales,
andEvery Other Book,
andMarilyn Meredith

by Marilyn Meredith

I’ve been a fan of Bonnie Hearn Hill since her first book. She has always been able to capture a reader’s imagination no matter what genre she might be writing.

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by Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith interviews prolific Valley writer, Bonnie Hearn Hill, as she prepares for the release of her new book, Gemini Night and her booksigning in Fresno on October 23. Gemini Night takes place on Halloween making it a perfect October read!

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