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Terry Odell

Crossing Over in a Crossover

IN THE June 9 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Terry Odell


One thing I knew when I started writing—which didn’t happen until I had a well-worn AARP card—was that I would write the kinds of books I wanted to read. At the time, those were series mysteries. Robert B. Parker, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, and more. I hadn’t studied writing, had no desire to be a writer. I had stories in my head, but the one time I sat down to write one, the simple mechanics of typing—punctuating dialogue, for example—made it a chore. Eventually, I got over that hurdle and found that I enjoyed the writing process. I set out to write a mystery.

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by Kathleen Costa


Gordon Hepler is the police chief for the small community of Mapleton, Colorado. Originally he accepted the position, not necessarily because he wanted the job, but as a promise to his late mentor, Chief Dixon. He wondered if he really was right for the position; he was by nature, temperament, and experience…just a cop. Along with piles of paperwork, PR needs, and leadership responsibilities, he also has to play politics with the mayor, which seems to offer the most difficulty.

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by Sunny Frazier




Get ready to cross the country with stops in Pennsylvania, Bunyan County, Mapleton, Mangrove Bayou, Sagebrush Lane, Manhattan, the Adirondacks, and Cantua Crossing!

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by Sunny Frazier




Whew! Bouchercon is over! I put out a call to all my mystery sources for December releases. Enough authors responded to fill Santa’s sack with plenty of good books.

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