New Release: Death at Fair Havens by Maria Mankin & Maren C. Tirabassi

Wanda Duff is an unconventional New England clergywoman, addicted to chicken wings, high-octane ice cream, and saying yes to anyone in need of a prayer, even the folks her town might think don’t deserve one.

When parishioner Niels Pond dies unexpectedly at the Fair Havens assisted living facility, Wanda’s duty to minister to his family is beset by her suspicions about the circumstances of his abrupt passing. Wanda finds an unexpected co-detective in high school vice principal Prudence Rye, who fled town on graduation night a decade ago and returned only recently.

Rye puts her job on the line to investigate the mourning Ponds with the surprisingly edgy Wanda. As they expose difficult family truths and uncover a dangerous conspiracy operating out of Fair Havens, Rye and Wanda discover curiosity has an unanticipated cost.

Comfortably gossipy, with a fresh take on the characters and ethos cozy mystery fans will love, Maria Mankin and Maren C. Tirabassi’s Death at Fair Havens launches a series that celebrates intergenerational women’s friendship and the power of inclusion, curiosity, and love.

Upcoming Release: Sold Souls – The Devine Devils Book 3 by R Weir

Coming June 1st the riveting third book in the award-winning Divine Devils Series.

Sold Souls: The Divine Devils Book 3

Pre-order Price of $3.99 for the eBook available on Amazon

The brutal world of human trafficking

Underage children bought, sold, and sexually abused by their deviant owners

Victims traded, used up, and spit out as if their lives were meaningless

A lethal adversary approaching The Divine Devils with a proposition

Locate and free her sister from the tortured, abusive shackles of being trafficked

Hiring The Divine Devils to assist in tracking her down

Hunter and his team fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves

Infiltrating the heart of the intricate web this organization has created

Following a brutal, deadly road to free these Sold Souls

Before they all perish at the hands of their savage masters

Hunter Divine and his team

Willing to move heaven and hell to get results!!

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Upcoming Release: Denver Noir

Denver Noir ( will be published on May 3, 2022 by Akashic Books. Denver Noir joins over 100 volumes in Akashic’s award-winning Noir Series of location-based dark fiction anthologies. SinC-Colorado member and Denver Noir editor Cynthia Swanson (author of The Bookseller and The Glass Forest; has pulled together 14 contributors who know the city best to pen short tales set in distinct locations from Aurora to Washington Park. SinC-Colorado members with stories in the collection include Francelia Belton (Five Points), Amy Drayer (South Broadway), Barbara Nickless (Union Station), Cynthia Swanson (Cheesman Park), and David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Aurora). Release events for Denver Noir can be found at

Upcoming Release: Until Dead by Donnell Ann Bell

This killer won’t stop . . . until she’s dead

When Lt. Everett T. Pope is notified of an explosion in downtown Denver close to the judicial buildings, his first instinct is gas leak. No such luck. As Incident Command and Pope’s own Major Crimes unit move in, he discovers he knows the intended victims—an Assistant U. S. Attorney—and Pope’s former partner, now a private investigator, has died shielding the injured AUSA with his body.

As ATF and the FBI take over investigating the bombing and unraveling motives behind the murder attempt, Pope is relegated to a peripheral role. But the injured AUSA’s aunt is a United States senator used to getting results. She turns to the team that solved the Black Pearl Killer murders with a very big ask—find her answers and locate the bomber.

FBI Special Agent Brian DiPietro must recall his entire cold case team from their far-flung assignments knowing he’s being asked to do the impossible. The senator, however, doesn’t know the meaning of the word. All too soon, DiPietro finds his team working alongside ATF on a red-hot mission.  One that uncovers a decades’ old cold case.

Book Two of Donnell Ann Bell’s Cold Case Series

Until Dead releases May 31, 2022. Preorder now.



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New Release: The Pickup Artist by Terri Benson

Can a woman’s psychic connection to a truck prove a killer’s undoing?

Classic car restorer Renni Delacroix has a unique gift, one kept carefully hidden: when she touches a car, she sees its history. Focused on building her business in the small town of Rampart, Colorado, she hides the truth of her psychic ability.

But when a Marmon pickup is delivered, visions of terrified women jolt her clean off the old truck. She has no choice but to come forward, especially since one of the women was her best friend, murdered six months earlier. Renni explains what she saw to Detective Matt Brody. Skeptical, he’s surprised to find evidence the Marmon belonged to a serial killer known as the Rocky Mountain High Killer.

While battling Brody’s suspicions, and her growing attraction to him, Renni uses skills honed hunting down classic parts to unearth the killer. But will she be able to give their identity to Brody before she loses everything—her job, her home…even her life?

New Release: Shear Misfortune by Rhonda Blackhurst

When a fitness center is a locale for both health and murder, exercise enthusiasts must weigh their odds of the outcome.

Shear Misfortune, book seven–and the final–in the Melanie Hogan Mysteries released today! Join Melanie and the Cut Above Hair Salon crew as they solve their final mystery. Available here. 

Beauty salon owner, Melanie Hogan, decides an exercise regimen is long overdue and joins a gym, but she gets more for her money than sore abs. Not only does Melanie find a body, but she also finds herself at the center of the investigation. Again. Instead of improved muscle tone, Melanie gains a lesson in the perils that lurk beneath the surface of the health industry.

Along with best friend and salon co-owner Claire Davis and Melanie’s beau Detective Levi Wescott, they set out to clear her name while Melanie practices resistance training—resisting going to the gym to investigate. When the police eventually zero in on a salon employee, the team joins forces, getting a life-or-death workout. Will they all survive?




Upcoming Release: Dark Obsessions by Marie Sutro

Dark Obsessions, the follow-up to Marie Sutro’s bestselling and award-winning debut crime thriller (Dark Associations) will be released on April 26, 2022. (Available for preorder through Barnes & Noble, Amazon, as well as other major and independent retailers.)

Reeling from the trauma of her last case, SFPD Detective Kate Barnes heads to the Olympic Peninsula hoping to heal the present by resolving the past. When the ravaged corpse of an unidentified teen is discovered, her search for personal peace takes a back seat to the quest for justice.

As Kate digs deeper, she discovers the victim was not the only one who had been taken against her will. Racing against the clock to rescue the remaining girls, she uncovers a complex series of ever-increasing horrors. In the darkest corners of Washington state, Kate Barnes will come face-to-face with an adversary so ruthless and powerful that it will take everything she has to save herself, let alone the girls.

Dark Obsessions is a taut and terrifying descent into madness and redemption.”
—Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of Strong Cold Dead

“An especially gripping, well-researched tale from a formidable talent.”
Kirkus Reviews

New Release: Winter Haven: Bobcat in the Trees by Charlie Avera and Pam Shanahan

The legendary Detective Brad Sanders left the high-stress meat-grinder of the Philadelphia Police Department to fill the vacant lead detective job in the quiet ski town of Winter Haven high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.  It is another beautiful Christmas season in Winter Haven and sharing it with his wife Linda is magical.  But Brad is about to find out that after three years of enjoying life in the slow lane, Winter Haven is not insulated from intrigue and crime.  The peaceful resort town is shattered by a suspicious death on the Bobcat ski run high above the small town.  Brad and his partner, John Lambert, follow clues to solve the mystery of why an out-of-state corporate VIP is found dead on the challenging ski slope. Available through Amazon.

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Charlie Avera is an avid skier living outside of Denver, Colorado.  His skiing experiences provided the inspiration for the first novel in the Winter Haven series, Bobcat in the Trees.  Charlie earned his business degree in 1986 and then began a 34-year career as a computer programmer.  In 2006 he earned his master’s degree in Computer Information Technology. 

In 1992 he moved his family from Michigan to Colorado where he still lives. When he was sixty years old his daughter asked him if he wanted to try skiing just once.  From his first day on the slopes, Charlie’s love for this sport skyrocketed, and now his only regret is that he did not begin twenty years earlier.  Throughout his career, Charlie wrote boring technical program documentation. Now he enjoys writing for a different audience, and has published a short book about learning to ski later in life, perseverance, and other events that helped shape his adult life. His book is called Miles on the Mountain: Skiing at Sixty-Four and Other Adventures

Winter Haven: Bobcat in the Trees is his first full-length work.

Pam Shanahan is a life-long mystery reader and lover.  She has read hundreds of cozy murder mysteries and understands what makes these novels a good read or a snoozer.  Having spent forty years working as a respiratory therapist, business analyst, and software programmer, she has a keen knack for finding subtle mistakes in manuscripts and plots. Now that she is retired, she enjoys cooking, creating custom greeting cards, and teaching water aerobics.  She also has a thirst for developing mystery plots and dreams of traveling to exotic places.

Upcoming New Release: Toes on the Dash by Karen Whalen

The first book in the Tow Truck Murder Mystery series, Toes on the Dash, will be released on April 25!

Super-feminine and confirmed shoe-a-holic Delaney Morran receives an unexpected inheritance—the keys to a tow truck from a dad she’s never known. Even though she hasn’t changed a tire, or even driven any kind of a truck, she’s determined to make the rough and dangerous business a success. When she hauls a vehicle with the body of her jerk-of-an ex hidden in the trunk, the small-town cops in Spruce Ridge, Colorado do not believe this a coincidence. They have her in their headlights as the prime suspect. When the news hits, her business stalls. As a woman trying to make a living in a man’s world, she drives her rig in four-inch-heels to set herself apart. But she must toughen up her image and solve the crime or she’ll end up parked in jail.

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