New Release: Mulled to Death by Kate Lansing

MulledToDeathCoverKate Lansing is thrilled to announce the publication of the third book in her Colorado Wine Mystery series, Mulled to Death.

A Valentine’s Day getaway is on the rocks when a young winemaker discovers a body at an alpine resort in this delightful cozy mystery.

When Parker Valentine decides to take a weekend getaway with her boyfriend Reid, a ski trip seems like the perfect choice. Between hitting the slopes and persuading the resort’s wine director to sell her mulled wine, Parker is eager to mix business with pleasure. But her plans are muddled when she finds the resort owner’s body on a treacherous portion of ski trail near the resort.

As a result, not only is Parker’s romantic weekend thrown into chaos, but now that the owner has died, her business deal is due for a frosty reception, and her life might be in danger as well. After a series of unfortunate mishaps befall Parker, she realizes that whoever killed the resort owner might want to tie up loose ends. Parker’s going to need all of the investigative skills at her disposal to catch a killer before they put her on ice.

If you haven’t tried this series yet, pour yourself a glass of wine and get ready for a great read.” –Fresh Fiction

For more information about Kate and her series, please visit


New Release: The Woman He Used to Know by Helen Starbuck

TheWomanHeUsedToKnow_coverHelen Starbuck’s new suspense novel, The Woman He Used to Know, is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats.

Mistakes, Regrets, and Murder
Denver homicide detective Nick Ryan and Elizabeth Harper have a history of passionate mistakes and broken trust. They haven’t seen each other in five years after she married a man he despised. Now, Oliver Harper is dead, and the evidence points to her as the killer.

The woman Nick used to know wouldn’t have killed anyone. But she’s the prime suspect and has many reasons to want her husband dead. Hasty decisions have brought Nick and Elizabeth to a strange and bloody crossroads. He’s worried his feelings for her will help her get away with murder, and she’s worried they’ll land her in prison.

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Publication News: Francelia Belton in Festive Mayhem 2 anthology

festive+mayhem+2+cover+final+20210906Francelia Belton’s short story, “The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats,” appears in the anthology, Festive Mayhem 2: Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries, released on Oct. 1, 2021.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Halloween to New Year’s, cozy mystery fans are bound to find a favorite holiday represented in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

Bonus recipes are included for each story!

Available at: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo

In celebration of their new release, the authors are hosting a multi-book giveaway. Visit the Rafflecopter Giveaway page from October 1 through October 29, 2021 to enter for your chance to win.

Event: October 2021 Book Club

October SinC Book Clubs IGThe Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October 2021 reads are Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates (Fort Collins), and Summer Club by Katherine Dean Mazerov (Parker).

Please note the Oct. 9th book club with David Heska Wanbli Weiden has been rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 4th from 6:30-8:30pm.

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 listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by filling out the form on our Connect page.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Murder at Buckskin Joe by J.v.L. Bell

Murder at Buckskin Joe CoverMurder at Buckskin Joe, book three in J.v.L. Bell’s Colorado Historical Mystery series, released on September 25, 2021.

Territory of Colorado, 1865

Millie knows the raucous mining town of Buckskin Joe is no place for children, but when Dom’s Uncle George shows up needing help, Millie and Dom reluctantly head to South Park. George has been accused of murdering his mining partner, Wandering Will, and Millie soon questions his innocence, although there are many suspects who wanted Will dead.

There’s fancy-girl Queeny, Will’s ex-wife, and dancehall-girl Kate, who wanted to be Will’s next wife—until he dumped her. Mountain man Kootenay despised Will enough to have dispatched him and the Odd Fellows have seized George and Will’s mine, claiming the gold inside is theirs. Even the local lawman might not be trustworthy, although he bakes pies so tasty Millie might kill for them.

Millie’s investigation heats up when Dom volunteers to visit the local saloon for some hands-on investigating of Queeny and Kate. Interruptions from hostile Utes, the children’s devilment, and the local schoolmistress chasing after Dom make this Millie’s most difficult investigation—especially when the killer decides she is getting too close.

Murder at Buckskin Joe weaves a cozy murder mystery with fascinating South Park mining history and lovable, unforgettable historic characters.

Murder at Buckskin Joe can be ordered wherever books are sold.

For more information about J.v.L. Bell and her books, please visit her website at


New Release: Driven – A Rita Mars Thriller by Valerie Webster

Driven by Valerie WebsterDriven is Book 1 in the new Rita Mars series by Valerie Webster.

Revenge is an act of passion but vengeance a hunt for justice.

Ex-investigative reporter, Rita Mars, loses an old friend to what appears to be suicide.  She’s convinced he was murdered to cover unethical maneuvers and save reputations in the abyss that is Congress.  Back stabbings inside the beltway sometimes extend beyond metaphorical.  She’s going to butt heads with the local good ole boy authorities and navigate the deliberately stoked smoke screens of the duly elected, but she is never going to give up.

Available on Amazon.

For more information about Valerie and her work, visit her online at

Award Winner: Amy Rivers

CollageMaker_20210921_163353125Amy Rivers was named 2021 Indie Author of the Year by the Indie Author Project.

This is a national competition for authors who are published by independent publishers.

“The Indie Author of the Year is chosen by a team of industry experts on the basis of marketability, overall impact, personal brand, and potential for the author to break out.”

Rivers was one of four finalists selected from the 2020 regional author winners. Her book All The Broken People won the 2020 Colorado Author Project award for adult fiction.