Upcoming New Release: The Rx for Murder by Sue Hinkin

The Rx for Murder (A Vega & Middleton Thriller, Book 5) releases July 1st. Pre-order now.

Afraid for his life, David Pine, long-time reporter with the Los Angeles Daily, drops a thumb drive in the snail mail for friend and colleague, TV news correspondent Beatrice Middleton. 

Three hours later Pine is found murdered.

At the same time Bea, with photographer Lucy Vega, cover the developing story of a military vet shot by police for throwing cement blocks off a freeway overpass killing a young driver and injuring others. The man was supposedly off his meds. His parents swear it wasn’t true. No one believes them.

Later that day, one of Bea and Lucy’s rookie staff members flees a story meeting mid-discussion, tearfully confessing to a problem with her antidepressants. Was she going crazy or was there something wrong with the prescription?

When Bea receives Pine’s files, she discovers information about a master plan to produce and distribute generic drugs with dangerously low levels of active ingredients imported from Asia.

At the center of this sick scheme is a former L.A. County District Attorney now running for the U.S. Senate seat in California. Lucy and Bea have no doubt he’d go to any extreme to protect himself and his cabal, including putting his own psychologically vulnerable daughter in mortal danger.

Bea Middleton, Lucy Vega and TV news rookies, go undercover to stop the former D.A. and his squad of international thugs from fabricating empty medicines before more people suffer and die.

When you think you’ve figured the story out, the author releases new jaw-dropping twists that will leave you stunned.
–OnlineBookClub

Hinkin creates sweat-inducing tension through the substantial risks her heroines take to right a global wrong. Those risks are amplified by the humanity she brings to the duo.
–BestThrillers.com

This thrilling novel unpicks a tapestry of intrigue, corruption, drugs, and death.
K.C. Finn for Readers Favorite—5/5 Star

See more at www.suehinkin.com

Event: June 2022 Book Club

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is june-sinc-book-clubs.jpgThe Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club June 2022 reads are Chasing Justice by Kathleen Donnelly (Fort Collins), Police Navidad by Becky Clark (Parker), and At First Light by Barbara Nickless (Longmont).

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 emailing the book club coordinators directly:

Fort Collins: bookclubftcollins(at)gmail(dot)com

Parker:  bookclubparker(at)gmail(dot)com

Longmont: BookClubLongmont(at)gmail(dot)com

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

Hope you can join us!

Upcoming Release: Chasing Justice by Kathleen Donnelly

Upcoming Release and Launch Party:

Chasing Justice by Kathleen Donnelly

She thought she’d never trust again…

After losing her military K-9, former marine Maya Thompson swears she’ll never work with dogs again. But when she returns home to Colorado and accepts a job with US Forest Service law enforcement, fate brings K-9 Juniper into her life just as another tragedy unfolds.

Juniper, a beautiful two-year-old Malinois, isn’t the only new addition to Maya’s life. Josh Colten, the local deputy sheriff, insists on helping with her new case. Handsome and mysterious, he’s all anyone in town can talk about, but Maya can’t let herself like him, let alone trust him.

When Maya’s grandfather goes missing amid a growing drug war, Maya must put her faith in Josh, and her own battered instincts, to find him. But there’s a web of secrets tying her grandfather to the tragedy that brought Juniper into her life—secrets someone would kill to keep hidden.

Releases May 24, 2022

Pre-order today from your favorite bookseller:  E-book  Paperback  Audiobook

Book Launch Party: Come celebrate the release of Chasing Justice May 29th at the Loveland Barnes and Noble from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

For more information, please visit: kathleendonnelly.com

Upcoming New Release: The Lava Witch by Debra Bokur

THE LAVA WITCH (Kensington Books), Book 3 in Debra Bokur’s Dark Paradise Mysteries series, will be released on May 31

Detective Kali Māhoe is on the trail of a killer who left a young woman hanging from a tree in a Maui forest, her feet charred and her nostrils packed with lava dust. Kali’s investigation leads down a winding trail of seemingly unconnected clues and diverging paths—from the hanging tree itself, a rare rainbow eucalyptus, to rumors of a witch haunting the high areas of the forest, to the legend of the
ancient Hawaiian sorceress Pahulu, goddess of nightmares. Casting a shadow over it all—the possibility of a Sitting God, a spirit said to invade and possess the soul. 

The launch party will take place on June 11 from 3 to 5 pm at the new Tattered Cover Bookstore in Westminster, and all Sisters and Misters (and guests) are invited. Live entertainment will be provided by the Kalama Polynesian Dancers and acoustic performer Rob Rowe. Signings, drumming, dancing, and giveaways of Hawaiian-themed gifts. 

Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “This procedural keeps readers guessing all the way to the gratifying solution. Fans of Tony Hillerman will be enthralled.”

www.debrabokur.com