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: http://www.margaretcoel.blogspot.com/
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).