New Release: The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck

Author Helen Starbuck will debut the third installment of the Annie Collins Mystery Series, The Burden of Hate in October. One of the many complimentary Kirkus Review comments was “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense.” The Blue Ink review said “Starbuck injects humorous moments while also instilling a credible sense of fear and delivering intelligent, compelling characters.”

The launch party will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Washington Park Grille, 1096 S Gaylord Street. She hopes some of her SIC can attend.

Update on the second in the series: The audiobook of No Pity In Death won first place in the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association’s EVVY Awards.

You can follow Helen on Facebook at @helenstarbuck and on Instagram at @helenstarbuck.

Her website is at

New Release: The Subject of Malice by Cynthia Kuhn

Now Available: The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4) from Henery Press

The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed.

English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: she must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably). However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject. As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.

About the author:
Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries featuring an English professor with a knack for sleuthing. She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. For more information, please visit

New Release: Neighbor Resurrected by Cordy Fitzgerald


When Inez Buchanan’s beloved neighbor dies, family and friends believe it was a heart attack. Six months later Gaelen’s grown daughters think differently. They suspect their father was murdered and attempt to get a reluctant Inez involved. But after two police are killed, terrorists become suspects, and one of Gaelen’s daughters goes missing, Inez dives into the investigation using intuition and keen observation.

With the help of her former student, Inez is no longer a reclusive, retired African American schoolteacher, but an amateur sleuth, who grabs the attention of brazen international spies and the CIA.

Amazon: Neighbor Resurrected: A Thriller
Barnes & Noble: Neighbor Resurrected: A Thriller

New Release: The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe

The next installment in the award-winning Anna Blanc Mystery series is coming to bookstores July 16th, 2019.

Los Angeles, 1908. Anna Blanc is a former so-so socialite, a flailing police matron, and a killer detective.

Ex-heiress, Anna Blanc, is precariously employed by the Los Angeles Police Department, reforming delinquent children and minding lady jailbirds. What she really wants is to hunt criminals and be alone with Detective Joe Singer–both no-nos that could get her fired. On a lover’s tryst in Griffith Park, Anna and Joe discover the body of a young gambler. Anna can’t resist. She’s on the case.

With a murder to solve and her police matron duties piling up, a young girl shows up at Central Station claiming to have been raped by a man from Mars. The men at the station scoff, but Anna is willing to investigate. Meanwhile, Anna begins getting strange floral arrangements from an unknown admirer. Following the petals leads her to another crime–one close to home. Suddenly pitted against Joe, Anna must examine her loyalties and solve the crimes, even if it means losing the man she loves.

A wild romp through turn-of-the-century Los Angeles . . . Anna Blanc is a blast!
–Amy Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of GIRL WAITS WITH GUN.

New Release: Lump – A Collection by Claire L. Fishback

Now available: Lump – A Collection of Short Stories 

In these pages you’ll find Lump, a tortured soul who only wants one thing. You’ll find a recording of the future, a cult that worships tools, faces in windows, haunted mirrors and doors. You’ll find a hotel in which time is of no consequence. It’s a book where the spare parts store isn’t what you think, and an auction is for more than just the deceased’s estate. It’s a book full of creatures and beasts of all shapes and sizes, as well as a few aliens. This is a book in which you can swap your brain into a new body and live forever, and if you have dementia, you can close your eyes and remember. It’s a book full of stories to fill the silences.

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About the author:
Claire L. Fishback lives in Morrison, Colorado with her loving husband, Tim, and their pit bull mix, Belle. Writing has been her passion since age six. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys mountain biking, hiking, running, baking, and adding to her bone collection, though she would rather be stretched out on the couch with a good book (or poking dead things with sticks). Please visit

Publication: Amy Drayer

Amy Drayer made her publishing debut last month in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology False Faces, with “The Clearing,” a short story about a young boy whose perspective is changed forever by summer days spent in a sleepy forest.

This collection of twenty tales by members of RMFW explores what happens when we conceal ourselves behind carefully constructed identities. Why do we hide? What are we afraid to confront? And what happens when the masks come off?

For more information, please visit