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Sisters In Crime

by Sandra Murphy


This week we have reviews of three Sisters in Crime anthologies-Deadly Southern Charm a Lethal Ladies Mystery anthology from Sisters in Crime Central Virginia Chapter edited by Mary Burton and Mary Miley, Fatally Haunted from the Los Angeles Sisters in Crime Chapter edited by Rachel Howzell Hall, Sheila Lowe, and Laurie Stevens, and Fishy Business: 22 Tales of Murder and Mayhem by the Rising Stars of Mystery the fifth Guppies Chapter anthology.

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by Ana Brazil


It’s confounding that all of your clothes have been pulled from your wardrobe and tossed into a stout oak barrel. And that your strop and shaving brush were thrown on top of them. You wonder for more than a moment…where is your razor?

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Sisters In Crime

IN THE May 7 ISSUE

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by Terry Ambrose



The pedigree of Sisters in Crime reads like a Who’s Who of mystery writing. The organization owes its roots to women writers known to most mystery fans, including Sara Paretsky, Dorothy Salisbury and Phyllis Whitney. The organization grew from a few outspoken female upstarts to become a force capable of influencing change in the mystery-publishing industry.

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by Cynthia Chow


Beauty is only skin-deep, and that is never more apparent than in this impressive collection of short stories by the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime. This biannual anthology takes readers on a tour that reveals the darkness hiding under the gorgeous veneer of Southern California, where illusions and play-acting are a way of life.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Mystery authors Catriona McPherson and Simon Wood will be speaking at the Fresno Chapter of Sisters In Crime on February 7, so we thought it would be fun to introduce you to Catriona through an interview. You can also check out a review of one of Simon’s books we did in 2012, along with a fun video interview with Simon, here in KRL.

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by Kay Kendall



The business cards of Acia Morley and Cheri LeBlond describe them as co-owners and local “escapologists” at Mysteryscape, a store specializing in “fiction, gifts and intrigue.” Their cards might well add a few other adjectives–like intrepid and brave.

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by Cynthia Chow


“There’s something about the car.” That first line in Gary Phillips’ introduction to this collection of car-themed short stories by the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime perfectly encapsulates the enigmatic atmosphere and introspection that so often occurs in our beloved automobiles. The close confines of a car and hours spent in traffic force us to either contemplate one’s own thoughts or have deeply intimate conversations with a seatmate without the requirement of uncomfortable eye contact. Some of our most memorable experiences are associated with our cars, and this is reflected in this wonderful compilation of short stories of love, hate and violence, all occurring within our vehicles.

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by Gloria Feit



After spending the last several days at Left Coast Crime I didn’t manage to make it to the movies this weekend so instead of a movie review we are treating you to a review of a New York Mystery anthology. Grab a cup of coffee or tea & enjoy!

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