". . . Indeed, it is for the tone of the talk that Goncharov’s first novel is especially to be commended – both in the original and in Pearl’s masterly rendition. To suggest how good it is would require me to quote at too great length here." [A. N. Wilson, The Times Literary Supplement
Gayle Lynds' The Book of Spies was a Nero Finalist. A former museum curator and a retired military spy must find the long-lost Library of Gold, whose last known owner was Ivan the Terrible. Please visit Gayle at www.GayleLynds.com
Josie is determined to find her recently discovered and now missing, distant relative, Ian, and 2 missing miniature portraits he gave his daughter. She uses her knowledge of antiques to track the miniatures. In doing so, she learns the true meaning of Christmas-and the true meaning of family. Jane Cleland's Ornaments of Death is another masterful addition to the Josie Prescott series.
Marvin Kaye has edited a number of anthologies. These two tributes, The Nero Wolfe Files and The Archie Goodwin Files are anthologies of the best of The Wolfe Pack's Gazette articles. They can be purchased on Amazon.
The year is 1936. Charles "Lucky" Luciano is the most powerful gangster in America. Thomas E. Dewey is an ambitious young prosecutor hired to bring him down, and Cokey Flo Brown--grifter, heroin addict, and sometimes prostitute--is the witness who claims she can do it. Visit Chuck's site.
Janet Costello compiled this collection of 24 stories by members of Sisters in Crime Canada. Some are set in far flung locations, but most of them are set in Canada from Vancouver Island to the Arctic, Ontario to Alberta! They include settings and themes that are 100% current while others are drawn from the pages of history. They are traditional and noir, serious and funny, and they will keep you turning the pages.
From the pen of New York Times Bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole, comes Mysterious Ways, featuring occultist Merlin Bloodstone and his skeptical assistant. Highly reminiscent of the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout.
Vincent O'Neil's latest mystery features playwright Jack Glynn in a new mystery theater-themed series. Visit Vincenet's site.
Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is your hands-on guide to weaving suspense into your narrative. Award-winning author Jane K. Cleland teaches you how to navigate genre conventions, write for your audience, and build gripping tension to craft an irresistible page-turner -- while featuring Nero Wolfe Stores as examples of excellence!
A Bottle to the Death is the second novel in the Peyton Knowles detective series. When the owner of Joplin's Saloon is found bludgeoned in the storeroom, all clues point toward Joey Hudson, the bar manager. But when Joey's friend Charlie Lowman involves Peyton Knowles in the case, it's not long before things are not quite what they seem. For more information see Michael Hogan's facebook page.
In Guy K. Stewart's A Glassful of Lies, Stone and his two assistants. Lucas Carlyle and Stacia Clarke, are asked to investigate the death of a patron in a fashionable Miami restaurant, Le Moal, Stone's favorite and owned by Alberto Blucher, an old client and charming maitre d', and Walters Schmidt, his partner, the sommelier, an oily pretentious sort.
A brilliant, eccentric detective who loves food with an assistant named Archie. Sound familiar? It should, and it's obviously intentional. There are other similarities to Rex Stout's Nero Wolf series in these stories, including a masterful writing style. For more information visit David's web site.
Dermot Sparhawk, a former all-American football star at Boston College, returns in Beyond the Bridge, a prequel to Tom MacDonald's award-winning debut novel, The Charlestown Connection.
Amanda Matetsky is the author of the Annie March and Paige Turner mysteries. Stop by Amanda's site to read all about 'em.
Ailleen Schumacher writes the Tory Travers /David Alverez series. Read more about Ailleen and her books on her web site.
David Marcum's The Papers of Sherlock Holmes (Vol. I & II) contains nine new Sherlock Holmes stories, and Vol. II (shown here) has valuable information regarding Nero Wolfe as a boy and young adult, beginning when he is eleven years old in 1903.
Fatal Deeds, featuring Korean War vet, Augustus M. Churchill, a PI in Concord, MA, is a suspense novel, laced with history, romance, local color, and humor. Best-selling author Andrew McAleer spins a genuine mystery - reminiscent in plot and character of the best of the Golden Age of Mystery. Visit his web page
Michael Hogan's new e-book, Dying Hand to Mouth. When billionaire philanthropist Theodore Pennington is poisoned at a benefit in his honor, it's up to detective Peyton Knowles and his assistant Charlie Lowman to sift through the clues, and, in the process, pull some skeletons from the closets of the Washington power elite!
Read the rich account of a young nation's controversy and its meanings in Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon's For Fear of an Elective King.
Within weeks of the establishment of the new federal government based on the U.S. Constitution, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to address the president. Visit Kata's site!
Translation by member Stephen Pearl of the Russian classic by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. Awarded the AATSEEL (American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages) Prize for the best book translation of 2008.
Award-winner Bruce DeSilva says 2010 Black Orchid Award winner Brad Crowther's debut novel is “… distinguished by pitch-perfect dialogue, a suspenseful plot, and a superb cast of characters ... Visit Brad's site.
A Somewhat Geriatric Love Affair
by member Emily Mikulewicz.
A daring jewel “theft” in a Chicago museum leads to a mass assassination attempt of the world's greatest genetic geniuses. Octavius Bear, a 9 foot, 1400 pound Kodiak and his sidekick, Maury Meerkat battle his foes Visit Harry DeMaio's website.
Gazette editor, Jean Quinn (aka Lon Cohen), penned this book in the "Crisp Fifty-Minute Series."