We are delighted to share our members’ news, announcements and accomplishments. Congratulations to all!

JUNE 2022

Dianne Freeman’s newest mystery, A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER, debuts June 28th. This is the fifth book in the Countess of Harleigh series. Signed copies will be available at The Poisoned Pen.

Three of our chapter members, Laurie Fagen, Sue Flaig, and Margaret Morse will be participating in the Payson Book Festival on July 23 from 9:00  a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mazatzal Hotel and  Casino. They will be joining 80 Arizona authors who write a variety of genres, including mystery and suspense, children’s literature, historical fiction, and many types of non-fiction. An excellent way to take a break from the Valley heat and enjoy the day, finding great books. For more information, go to

MAY 2022

Cynthia Sabelhaus’ short story, “Exegesis,” was published in the anthology Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical, in April and is also available this month on Kindle.

When a regular customer dies at the take-out window of Meryl Collins’ restaurant “Soup”, she joins forces with BPD Detective Kenny Harper and Father Mike, the Catholic priest from the cathedral next door, to use the exegesis method to understand the context of the murder and catch the culprit.

Charlotte Morganti will be one of four Western Canadian panelists, talking about the settings we use in stories, on May 28 during the Maple Leaf Mystery Conference. AND – Charlotte’s short story “All My Darlings” has been short listed for Best Crime Short Story in the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence. 

Cheryl Wilson is excited to announce the release of SHEPHERDED TO DEATH, the third book in her “Barkview” Mysteries Series. Do you love Dogs? This is a laugh-out-loud, cozy mystery featuring a stolen diamond, a murdered jewel thief and a secret that could change history as we know it! SHEPHERDED TO DEATH will be available on Amazon On May 31. 

Dr. Millicent Eidson has completed the second novel in her romantic suspense series. BORRELIA: A MICROBIAL MYSTERY  follows young veterinarian Maya Maguire as she battles microscopic threats from animals.  The e-book will launch in a few weeks and the print version will be available later in June. To receive publication announcements, join Millie’s Reader List at

We have news from India. Harini Nagendra’s first mystery novel, THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB , debuted on May 3rd in the United States from Pegasus Books in the United States. Publisher Little, Brown and Hachette launched it in the UK and India. THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB is a charming, joyful, cozy crime series set in 1920s Bangalore, featuring sari-wearing detective Kaveri and her husband, Ramu. Solving crimes isn’t easy. Add a new marriage and a jealous mother-in-law into the mix, and you’ve got a problem. But Kaveri finds nothing is too difficult – not when you have a talent for math, a head for logic, and a doctor for a husband. THE BANGALORE DETECTIVES CLUB is available in print and e-book, and is an “Editor’s Pick” on Amazon. Books two and three of the series are under contract, and Harini is currently finishing up the edits to Kaveri’s second set of adventures in crime detection.

APRIL 2022

Darlene Dziomba, author of the Lily Dreyfus Mystery Series will be serving on the Sleuths and Their Pets Panel at Malice Domestic on April 22, 2022. 

Denise Johnson, award-winning short story author, and non-fiction writer, has just finished her first novel, DEADLIFT.  The cozy mystery features a unique amateur sleuth, a fitness trainer.  Denise is currently in “pitch mode” with DEADLIFT.  Her latest short story, “The Cold Truth” will appear in 518 Publishing Company’s anthology, COLD AND CRISP, which launches later this year.

Jodé Millman
is proud to announce the April release of Hooker Avenue, the second installment in the “Queen City Crimes” series by Level Best Books. The award-winning series continues, as the fates of a single mom attorney and her former BFF, a female detective, collide when a mysterious woman leads them down the path of a serial killer.  It is inspired by a Hudson Valley true crime.

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