New Release: Concealed Cargo By Jodi Burnett

Jodi Burnett is thrilled to announce the release of Concealed Cargo – Children for Sale the third book in her FBI-K9 Series.

When Special Agent Clay Jennings and his K9 partner, Ranger, take to the streets of Denver to fight human trafficking, he is shocked by the inordinate number of stolen innocents who’ve been forced into the sex trade. With each new face, his resolve to help these children escape their personal horror grows stronger.

El Clark, a social worker who dedicates her life to rescuing exploited kids from the streets, works valiantly to locate their families or find them a safe place to live while they recuperate. She understands the plight of these young victims more than anyone knows.

When these two champions of enslaved children team up, they discover a web of deviant corruption that reaches into the upper echelons of US politics and society. Adding to the nightmare, a vicious serial killer focused on murdering female prostitutes threatens to pull Clay and El away from unearthing the man behind the treacherous, Colorado-based, child prostitution ring.

For Clay, working to solve these crimes is like taking one step forward and three back until El shares her story with him. Inspired by her bravery and fortitude, he is re-committed to the fight for justice. Clay and El battle against a mountain of power and money the height of which they’d never conceived, and end up building a powerful bond with one another along the way. El teaches Clay that every life they change matters—that they must do what they can, even when it’s only one child at a time.

For more information about this series and her other books, visit Jodi at her website @ Jodi-Burnett.com

Event: October 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October 2020 reads are Assassin Awakens by Theresa Crater (Longmont), Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Fort Collins), and Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Hanging Falls By Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce the September 8th release of Hanging Falls, the sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery.

In this episode, a deluge floods the high ground near Hanging Falls, but heavy rains aren’t the only menace in Timber Creek. After Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 Robo find a body floating at the edge of a lake, she delays her trip to meet long lost family. As a list of suspects grows, Mattie’s relatives visit, shedding light on her childhood abduction—but darkness threatens another victim before Mattie and Robo can track down the killers.

For more information about the series, visit Margaret on her website at https://margaretmizushima.com/.

Event: September 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September 2020 reads are Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Longmont), All the Broken People by Amy Rivers (Fort Collins), and Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Midnight at the Barclay Hotel By Fleur Bradley

Midnight at Barclay HotelPublication date: Aug. 25, 2020
(Viking Books for Young Readers)

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley

Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend’s work.

When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find himself in the midst of a murder mystery. He thought he was in for a run-of-the-mill weekend ghost hunting at the most haunted spot in town, but when he arrives at the Barclay Hotel and his mother is blamed for the hotel owner’s death, he realizes his weekend is going to be anything but ordinary.

Now, with the help of his new friends, Penny and Emma, JJ has to track down a killer, clear his mother’s name, and maybe even meet a ghost or two along the way.

“Agatha Christie references abound, and the hotel setting shines. A quirky, kid-friendly introduction to the murder mystery.” –Kirkus Reviews on Midnight at the Barclay Hotel.

Find out more about Fleur Bradley and her books at http://www.ftbradley.com/.

Event: August 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club August 2020 reads are Low Country Blood by Sue Hinkin (Longmont), The Prairie Grass Murders by Pat Stoltey (Fort Collins), and The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Award Finalist & Book of the Year: 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards

Helen Starbuck is a mystery category finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards for her book, The Burden of Hate (An Annie Collins Mystery). In a starred review, Kirkus called her book, “A Thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and listed it as a 2019 book of the year.

For further information visit:
https://www.helenstarbuck.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z6SXV4J/

Event: 14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President Lori Rader-Day

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
August 8, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm
14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President, Lori Rader-Day.

Missed train stops. Burned dinners. Late nights of just one more page. Who doesn’t want readers to be so captivated by your story that they walk into walls? Writers of the suspense genres may be on the hook more than most, but every story needs suspense to keep readers turning pages. This session offers 14 specific strategies for keeping readers engaged in your story.

About the Presenter:

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony Award- and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She co-chairs the mystery conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and serves as the national president of Sisters in Crime. Her new book is The Lucky One, set in a true-crime amateur online sleuth community.

Website:
https://loriraderday.com/

Social Media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/loriraderdaybooks/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/loriraderday/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/loriraderday

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For more information, go to https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/ and https://www.SistersInCrime.org , or contact sistersincrimecolorado@gmail.com

The first meeting is FREE for non-members! Local membership dues, $20; National membership dues, $40 readers, $50 professional. A great value all around for following your passion — less than 20 cents per day or $6 per month!