Author Events: Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Sisters in Crime – CO member Fleur Bradley has two fun events for her new release Daybreak on Raven Island

Escape Room and Daybreak on Raven Island book signing

When: August 25th at 6 PM

Where: Second Star to the Right Bookstore, 1455 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

To celebrate the launch of Fleur Bradley’s new MG mystery Daybreak on Raven Island, Second Star to the Right bookstore is hosting an escape room event, Q&A and book signing. There’s a special giveaway for independent bookstore buyers.

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Book Launch Party for Daybreak on Raven Island + Plot a Mystery Activity

When: August 27th at 4 PM

Where: The Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore, 198 2nd Ave STE 1A, Niwot, CO

It’s a party at the Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore! We’re celebrating the launch of Fleur Bradley’s new MG mystery Daybreak on Raven Island with an interactive Plot a Mystery Clue Game, book signing (and cake, of course). Special independent bookstore giveaway with book preorders, while supplies last.

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Upcoming New Release: Hands on the Wheel by Karen C. Whalen

Hands on the Wheel by Karen Whalen (Tow Truck Mysteries) releases October 24, 2022.

High-heeled tow truck driver Delaney Morran lands a contract with the city to remove abandoned vehicles from the side of the road. Ever since she discovered a gunshot victim in a stalled Impreza, nightmares cause her to pass up towing opportunities. As the lone woman tow truck driver in town, she needs to be as tough as her all-male competition, but word gets out that she’s rattled and worse—incompetent. It doesn’t help that gang members show up to threaten Delaney, making her question whether the roadside shooting is drug related. No one wants to believe drugs have invaded the small town of Spruce Ridge. But after she loses the city contract, Delaney must have closure for the crime or else she may be forced to close up shop.

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Upcoming New Release: Big Bucks (Book 3 of the Big Murder Mystery series) by Kirsten Weiss

Congratulations to Sisters in Crime CO member, Kirsten Weiss and her upcoming new release. Big Bucks releases July 31, 2022.

Another Small Town. Another Big Murder.

I’m Alice, a thirty-something ex-bodyguard, and DNA tests are the Devil. My brother Charlie took one, and it turns out he’s only my half-brother. Our parents aren’t around to explain things, but Charlie tracked down his real father, in the fancy-pants spa town the hill over. Charlie’s father is loaded. Or he was until someone killed him.

Now Charlie, high off helping me solve a murder last month, has decided he’s going to find his father’s killer. I’m not sure if it’s pride, or delusion, or… No, that’s not fair. Charlie cares. This hurt him. Bad. I’m going to have to solve this murder—and fast—before his rich new relatives eat him alive.

Big Bucks is the third book in the Big Murder Mystery series. If you like laugh-out-loud mysteries, relationships with heart, and stories about figuring out where you belong, you’ll love Big Bucks. Buy the book and start the quirky cozy mystery today.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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of the Amazon Bestselling Jarvis Mann PI

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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?