WHO WE ARE

Mondays with Krista Davis

KRISTA DAVIS writes the Domestic Diva Mystery series. Her two most recent books have made the New York Times Bestseller List and have been nominated for Agatha Awards. In addition, Krista has a new series coming out in December. The first book will be Murder, She Barked. Krista lives with a brood of dogs and cats in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Contact: Krista@KristaDavis.com
Website: KristaDavis.com
Twitter: @KristaDavis


1st and 3rd Tuesdays with Leslie Budewitz

LESLIE BUDEWITZ writes the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, set in northwest Montana. Her debut novel, Death al Dente, won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, and her nonfiction guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction. The 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, she is the Montana representative to the board of the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in NW Montana with her husband Don Beans, a musician and doctor of natural medicine, and their grey tuxedo cat, an avid birdwatcher.

Contact: Leslie@LeslieBudewitz.com
Website: www.LeslieBudewitz.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LeslieBudewitzAuthor
Twitter: @LeslieBudewitz
Pinterest: www.Pinterest.com/LeslieBudewitz



2nd and 4thTuesdays with Cleo Coyle

New York Times bestselling mystery author, CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym of Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Like their 17 COFFEEHOUSE MYSTERIES, their 5 HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES are bestsellers for Penguin Random House. Their latest hardcover release, SHOT IN THE DARK, was chosen by Library Journal as its Mystery Pick of the Month and awarded a Starred Review. Previous releases include DEAD COLD BREW, a "Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs"; DEAD TO THE LAST DROP, set in Washington, DC, and honored with 3 Best of Year Lists; BILLIONAIRE BLEND, which was awarded a Kirkus Star; and HOLIDAY BUZZ, a Top-10 New York Times bestseller. When not haunting coffeehouses or hunting ghosts, Alice and Marc are NY Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, Fox, Imagine, MGM, and Disney.

Contact: CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com



Wednesdays with Daryl Wood Gerber


Agatha Award-winning DARYL WOOD GERBER writes the French Bistro Mysteries as well as the nationally bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries. As Avery Aames, she pens the popular Cheese Shop Mysteries. Daryl also writes stand-alone suspense which include the titles DAY OF SECRETS and GIRL ON THE RUN. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote.” She loves to cook, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky who keeps her in line!

Contact: daryl@darylwoodgerber.com
Website: www.darylwoodgerber.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/darylwoodgerber
Twitter: @darylwoodgerber
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/woodgerb



1st and 3rd Thursdays with Lucy Burdette

LUCY BURDETTE is a clinical psychologist and the author of the Key West food critic mysteries, including AN APPETITE FOR MURDER, DEATH IN FOUR COURSES, TOPPED CHEF, MURDER WITH GANACHE, DEATH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, FATAL RESERVATIONS, AND KILLER TAKEOUT. DEATH ON THE MENU will be out in August 2018 from Crooked Lane Books. Her books and stories have been nominated for Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She's also written the golf lovers and the advice column mysteries as Roberta Isleib.

Website: www.lucyburdette.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lucyburdette
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lucyburdette
         @lucyburdette
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/robertaisleib
Instagram: www.instagram.com/LucyBurdette



2nd & 4th Thursdays with Linda Wiken

LINDA WIKEN writes the Dinner Club Mysteries. The 3rd in the series, Marinating in Murder, is now out. As ERIKA CHASE she wrote the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries. She was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel for A Killer Read. She has also been shortlisted for an Arthur Award from Crime Writers of Canada for Best Short Story. She lives with her Siamese cat, Keesha in Ottawa, ON. Not surprisingly,

Contact:  lindawiken@rogers.com
Facebook:  www.facebook/LindaWiken/author
Twitter: @LWiken
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/LindaWiken


Fridays with Sheila Connolly

SHEILA CONNOLLY writes the Orchard Mystery series, set in a small town in western Massachusetts, the most recent of which, Sour Apples, was a New York Times bestseller. She also writes the Museum Mystery series, based in Philadelphia, and her new County Cork series, set in Ireland, will debut in 2013. Her short stories include the Agatha-nominated "Size Matters" for Level Best Books as well as e-stories from Berkley Prime Crime and Beyond the Page. 

1st and 3rd Saturdays with Peg Cochran


PEG COCHRAN writes the nationally best-selling Gourmet De-Lite mystery series. Allergic to Death is out now, and Steamed to Death is coming in June 2013. Under her pen name Meg London, she writes the Sweet Nothings Lingerie series. Murder Unmentionable is out now and Laced With Poison will be released in July 2013. Peg works in marketing communications and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and Westhighland white terrier, Reg and calico cat Frazzle.

Visit her at www.pegcochran.com and www.meglondon.com.





2nd and 4th Saturdays with Denise Swanson

New York Times Bestseller author DENISE SWANSON was a practicing psychologist for twenty-two years. She writes the Scumble River, Chief-to-Go, and the Devereaux’s Dime Store mysteries, and as well as Change of Heart and Delicious Love contemporary romance series. Her books all feature small-town heroines with lots of heart.

Denise’s books have been finalists for the Agatha, Mary Higgins Clark, RT Magazine's Career Achievement, and Daphne du Maurier Awards. She has won the Reviewers Choice Award and was a BookSense 76 Top Pick.

Denise Swanson lives in rural Illinois with her husband, classical composer David Stybr.

For more information, please check her website. or find Denise on Facebook or follow her on twitter at @DeniseSwansonAu


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Past contributors to our blog

Where are Victoria, Julie,
Jenn, Elizabeth, Ellery, and Wendy?





VICTORIA ABBOTT and The Book Collector Mysteries are a collaboration of artist and photographer Victoria Maffini and her award-winning mother, Mary Jane Maffini. Both are still writing together and separately. Catch up with their latest publishing projects through the links below...




Julie Hyzy

JULIE HYZY, author of the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor Mysteries, is now penning new projects. Visit her at http://www.juliehyzy.com/






Jenn McKinley





JENN MCKINLAY is also staying very busy!  She writes the Cupcake Mysteries, the Library Lover's Mysteries, and more.  Catch up with Jenn and her many projects at http://www.jennmckinlay.com/






Elizabeth S. Craig/Riley Adams


ELIZABETH CRAIG: Watch for exciting new projects from Elizabeth. She has authored many cozy series including the Southern Quilting Mysteries the Memphis Barbecue Mysteries (as Riley Adams) and the popular Myrtle Clover Mysteries.  Learn more at http://elizabethspanncraig.com



Wendy Lynn Watson










WENDY LYN WATSON authored the Mysteries a la Mode and the Pet Boutique Mysteries (as Annie Knox). She live in Denton, Texas, where she earns her keep teaching American government to college kids … a task she says is more daunting than hitting the New York Times list. Learn more about Wendy's latest projects at wendylynwatson.com


Ellery Adams



ELLERY ADAMS is a prolific author. Among her past series are the Charmed Pie Mysteries and the Books by the Bay Mysteries. She was also 1/2 of New York Times bestselling author Lucy Arlington. Keep up with Ellery and her new books at http://elleryadamsmysteries.com










How did Mystery Lovers' Kitchen start?

Mason Canyon wrote a lovely piece about origins of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen and the original 6 members who launched it. 

Read it by clicking here.

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