Janet Rudolph is known as "The Mistress of Mystery." She is the writer/producer for Murder on the Menu®, director of Mystery Readers International, editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, a teacher of mystery fiction, and has been a columnist for most of the mystery periodicals.
Foodie Fridays is Back! Today I welcome Cozy mystery writer Sarah Fox. Sarah is no stranger to foodie mysteries, having another series filled with mouthwatering food. Sarah has a new series, the True Confections Mystery series. Six Sweets Under, the first in the series, will be out this month. SARAH FOX: LIFE IS SWEETER WITH CHOCOLATE ... AND COZY MYSTERIES! Chocolate has been my favorite sweet treat for as long as I can remember, so it’s probably not surprising to people who know me that I’m now writing a cozy mystery series about a chocolate shop. However, a chocolate shop wasn’t the obv ..read more
Here's news on this year's California Crime Writers Conference. Don't miss this!  ..read more
Mystery Readers Journal: Scottish Mysteries (Volume 31:3) is a great issue, filled with articles, reviews, and essays by your favorite writers. It's still available as a PDF. Buy the PDF. Here's the Table of Contents and a few sample articles. Enjoy! MYSTERY READERS JOURNAL: SCOTTISH MYSTERIES TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLES Performing Scottish Crime: Ian Rankin’s Dark Road by Charlotte Beyer The Many Hues of Tartan Noir by Nancie Clare Escape Through Idyllic Scotland by Ann-Marie Lamb Tartan Noir: Scottish Mystery Fiction by Chris Longmuir Beautiful Mysterious Scotland by Pat ..read more
BLOODLANDS, Season 2, premieres on Acorn TV. Episodes 1-2 Premiere February 6; two episodes premiere weekly through February 20 This gritty Irish crime thriller features DCI Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt). Tom Brannick returns as the murder of a crooked accountant unravels a trail of greed that threatens to expose the true identity of the legendary assassin codenamed Goliath. Between Tom and redemption stands the accountant’s widow, Olivia (Victoria Smurfit), whose intentions may be far from innocent.  ..read more
MALICE DOMESTIC announced the Agatha Award Nominees. Congratulations to all. The Agatha Awards will be presented Saturday, April 29, 2023, during Malice Domestic 35. Best Contemporary Novel Bayou Book Thief, Ellen Byron (Berkley Prime Crime) Death By Bubble Tea, Jennifer J. Chow (Berkley) Fatal Reunion, Annette Dashofy (Level Best Books) Dead Man's Leap, Tina de Bellegarde (Level Best Books) A World of Curiosities, Louise Penny (Minotaur) Best Historical Novel The Counterfeit Wife, Mally Becker (Level Best Books) Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Amanda Flower&n ..read more