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Neil Plakcy

by Neil Plakcy
Merrilee Robson


Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic is a brand new midweek column we are starting this week. As we continue to spend most of our time at home, we are all looking for book suggestions so we asked mystery authors and reviewers to share the top 5 mysteries they have read during this pandemic. This week mystery authors Neil Plakcy and Merrilee Robson share theirs!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


In honor of Pride this year we thought we would do something a little different—we reached out to several of the LGBTQ+ mystery authors that we have covered in the past and asked them to share their favorite LGBTQ+ mysteries.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Neil Plakcy


In honor of Pride, this month we are featuring several LGBTQ+ authors and characters. When I was looking around for books to include, I stumbled upon Neil S. Plakcy’s series featuring Special Agent Angus Green and noticed that his latest book, Survival is A Dying Art, was a finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Mystery. I decided that this was the perfect choice and I am very glad that I did!

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For those who don’t subscribe to our podcast newsletter, I wanted to share about our new podcast episode that went up this week! This one features the mystery short story “Doggy DNA” by Neil Plakcy and is read by local actor Thomas Nance.

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by Elaine Viets


What’s a writer’s biggest problem?
Getting discovered by readers.
That’s what Joanna Campbell Slan believes. Joanna is a national bestselling author and Daphne du Maurier award winner. But, like all writers, she wants more.

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by Sunny Frazier


Summer’s over and, with the exception of a honeymoon from hell, all the mysteries new this month are set in the workplace.

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Keep Moving with Action Fiction

IN THE July 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Kris Boch


Action fiction, while not a clearly defined genre in itself, encompasses other fast-paced, plot-heavy genres from crime and spy novels to adventure tales, sports stories, and Westerns. “I love the emotional impact of action fiction,” says Karen L. Syed, President, Echelon Press. “It’s about a well-written scene that puts you on the edge of your seat and dying to turn the page before you are truly finished reading it just to see what happens next. Action in fiction is about putting the reader in the jump seat and making them hold on for dear life.”

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