Coming July 2021, Take A Stand Theatre will be staging a murder mystery radio play, Penny Tahlequah and the Ms. Olsen Incident, written by Sisters in Crime-Colorado member Amy Drayer.
THE SCOOP ON PENNY TAHLEQUAH
Born and raised on Makah Island and born with a nose for news and trouble, Penny Tahlequah finds both when she returns home after an adventure in Los Angeles that goes any which way but right. We join Penny one chilly Makah morning in 1986, live on-air calling the infamous July 4th hydroplane races.
The fireworks start even before the boats put in, and the big one goes off only minutes after the race starts – when the renowned Ms. Olsen goes up in a ball of smoke and flame. The real action heats up when Penny’s cousin is accused of sabotaging the boat and murdering the driver.
Now, it’s a race against time as Penny scours Makah for clues to prove he’s innocent and catch the real killer. It won’t be easy, but that wouldn’t be any fun. Listen live as Penny wades through colorful local characters on her hunt for the truth. She’ll get her man – but will she get her woman, too?
Learn more at https://takeastandtheatre.org/productions.
The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club June 2021 reads are The Bone Field by Debra Bokur (Longmont), Fractured Families by Charlotte Hinger (Fort Collins), and Punning with Scissors by Becky Clark (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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.
Hope you can join us!
The 2021Colorado Authors League Award Finalists have been announced:
Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing in the category of Fiction: Mystery (Cozy)
Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima and Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless in the category of Fiction: Mystery (Crime, Suspense)
8 Weeks to a Complete Novel by Becky Clark in the category of Non-fiction: Lifestyle, Travel, How-To
The Forge of Bonds by Wendy Terrien in the category of Young Adult
Winners will be announced July 17, 2021
For more information, please visit Colorado Authors League.
The Bouchercon 2021 Anthony Award Nominations have been announced: Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco) has been nominated for Best First Novel and Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley (Viking Books for Young Readers) has been nominated for Best Juvenile/Young Adult.
For more information, please visit https://www.bouchercon2021.com/anthony-award-nominations.