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Island of Thieves is the sixth book in my series featuring semi-reformed professional burglar Van Shaw. Shaw was raised by his career criminal grandfather and became a prodigy in the art of purloining others’ goods before he escaped into the Army and served with distinction in the Rangers for most of a decade. Now back home in Seattle, he’s making ends meet however he can.
Today, on our blog, we’re excited to feature Alexa of Beach Books. If you’ve read our quarterly member newsletter, you’d know that we love interviewing booksellers.
Leslie Budewitz technically lives in the Rocky Mountain chapter of MWA, but here in the NW, we've claimed her as our very own. After all, her Spice Shop series is set in Seattle, and we appreciate the PNW-sensibility of her novels! Tell us about your new book! When a young widow returns to her family’s lakeside Montana lodge in search of solace,...
Happy book birthday to NW chapter member Dori Hillestad Butler! Her newest book, Dear Beast, Someone Is Missing, came out today (9/14/2021) from Holiday House!
The Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce our new column, Writer Spotlight Wednesday! We’re kicking things off with the one and only Dana Haynes.
Bharti Kirchner's Murder at Andaman: A Maya Mallick Mystery (Camel Press) was published in December 2020. Michael Niemann's Percentages of Guilt came out on November 10, 2010. It received a starred review in Booklist as well as favorable reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Readers Favorite. Kathleen Kaska's The Sherlock Holmes Quiz Book (Rowman and...
For events booked through Eventbrite, MWA-NW has traditionally had two fee levels: Member and Non-Member, where Members have benefited from lower fees. But for the last several months we eliminated most meeting and event fees as a way to help out during the pandemic and ease the transition to online events.
For years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Lee Child’s novels about Jack Reacher. I love the way the Reacher stories thrum with pleasurable uncertainty while I roll my eyes as Reacher’s over-the-top, alpha-male infallibility.
What? There are kids’ writers in Mystery Writers of America? Yes, there are. Quite a few of us, in fact.
An upside to the pandemic has to be “teleconferencing.” In April, our chapter joined the Zoom Revolution and in the last forty days, we’ve conducted three virtual events. Here is a quick synopsis of each.
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