New Release: The Mermaid Broker by Sue Hinkin

Publication date: April 1, 2021 from Literary Wanderlust

The Mermaid Broker (A Vega and Middleton Novel Book 4) by Sue Hinkin

Last seen heading out of Ventura Harbor with a SCUBA group bound for the Channel Islands, Santa Monica High School Marine Biology teacher, Isabelle Abbott, has vanished.

She finds herself prisoner in the dark bowels of an underground aquarium complex. Once used by the military for marine mammal research, dolphins are no longer denizens of the big tanks. Instead, a menagerie of freaky razor-toothed predators including Piscum Auratus, a genetically engineered gold shark the size of an SUV, swims in psychotic circles.

To her horror, Isabelle discovers that she and a group of traumatized young women have been trafficked to become mermaids for an international sex tourism ring working out of Southern California. They are only days away from being raped by men willing to pay huge sums for the mermaid experience. Worst of all, to eliminate her as a witness, when the tourists have had their sick fun, more obscenity follows. Isabelle will be tossed to the ravenous monsters in a snuff finale.

Tenacious news reporter Bea Middleton and savvy photographer Lucy Vega, team with Ventura Detective Macintosh Wu. Can they stop the insanity before Isabelle and the others become nothing more than blood in the water?

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Event: April 2021 Book Club

April SinC Book Clubs web 423x355The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club April 2021 reads are Pairing to Die For by Kate Lansing (Longmont), Finding Alex by Helen Starbuck (Fort Collins), and Mile High Mayhem by Jodi Burnett (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 listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to:

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Hope you can join us!

Publication Deal: Margaret Mizushima and Terrie Wolf

Fellow SinC-CO sisters Terrie Wolf and Margaret Mizushima are thrilled to share this deal news that was announced in February 2021 in Publishers Lunch:

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year and Rocky Mountain MWA President Margaret Mizushima’s STRIKING RANGE, the seventh in the Timber Creek K-9 series, in which a deputy and her four-legged partner must choose between investigating her father’s cold case or the death of a young mother who is found not far from town, to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in September 2021, by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary, LLC (world English).

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