Monday, July 13, 2009

New and Upcoming Releases from Colorado Mystery Authors

While I trip away from our Colorado authors to read Three Weeks to Say Good-Bye by Wyoming author C. J. Box, I'll at least let you know what some of our better known Colorado authors are doing:

Many mystery readers are fans of Diane Mott Davidson's series featuring Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz. Her newest release is Fatally Flaky, April 2009. For recipe hounds, these mysteries have recipes in the back.

Northern Colorado's Maggie Sefton has a new book out in the Kelly Flynn knitting mystery series. Dropped Dead Stitch was released in June, 2009, and was a Barnes & Noble #4 bestselling hardcover mystery.

Margaret Coel is known for her series set on the Arapahoe Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Her main characters, Arapahoe attorney Vicky Holden and Jesuit priest John O'Malley, are emotionally involved but fight to keep their friendship in check even as they work together to solve the well-researched mysteries. Coel's September 2009 release, The Silent Spirit, is available now for pre-ordering. Her blog, Writer's Bloc, is at:

Northern Colorado writer of horror and now mystery Tom Piccirilli has a new book due out in October, 2009. I don't know what this one is about yet, but it does have a cool cover. Check it out at online booksellers. Shadow Season is available now for pre-order. Tom's entertaining but often irreverant blog is The Cold Spot: The Writing Underworld of Tom Piccirilli.

This is merely a sample. I'll have more for you soon. Believe it or not, I just purchased another Colorado author's vampire story (I think these creepy things are growing on me). Mario Acevedo's first Felix Gomez mystery, The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, is now queued up in my To Be Read stack (which grew way too much over the weekend).


Anonymous said...

Great list, as always... Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Those creepy vampire books just won't die. I went through that stage when I was in junior high. I may buy Twilight as many friends highly recommend it.

Steve Tremp

The Practical Preserver said...

I love vampire stuff. Just watched "Lost Boys" last night for about the hundredth time. Santa Cruz, CA was the setting. Fun picking out landmarks.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

I'm thinking I'm not a vampire guy. No offense intended to those who read or write vamps. However, maybe I'm just wouldn't be the first time.

Best regards, Galen

Imagineering Fiction Blog

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Thanks for the list.

Too funny that you're reading vampire books now!

Mystery Writing is Murder

N A Sharpe said...

I love CJ Box's work and Tom Piccirilli's - I'll definitely check out your links and suggestions. Always looking to add to my growing list of favs!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Marvin D Wilson said...

The body of work you keep up with is quite impressive, Patricia!

The Old Silly

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

So many great sounding books out there - so little reading time. Sigh. I do need to learn how to speed read!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by so far today. And Marvin, if you knew how big my TBR stack has grown, you'd have a good laugh on me. Like Jane, I need to learn how to speed read.