The Subject of Malice Launch Party

Please save the date! You are invited to the Facebook launch party for The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4) on July 24, 2019 at 5 pm Pacific / 6 pm Mountain / 7 pm Central / 8 pm Eastern.

How to attend: Visit the event page, click “going,” and invite your friends! The more, the merrier. Once the party begins, all you have to do is click on the discussions tab to participate.


About the book:

The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4). Henery Press. July 23, 2019.

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.

“A pure delight from page one. Cynthia Kuhn’s Lila Maclean mysteries will cure what ails you. Funny and fantastic.” — Becky Clark, author of the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries

“An intelligent, witty mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end.” — Libby Klein, Author of the Poppy McAllister Mysteries

“Lila’s latest adventure is full of high drama and high crimes. Such FUN!” — Julie Mulhern, USA TODAY bestselling author of the Country Club Murders

“A twisty mystery with a gentle, gracious humor and a touch of whimsy. Reading it is like spending the afternoon with a best friend.” — Keenan Powell, Lefty and Agatha nominated author of the Maeve Malloy mystery series

“Smart, action-packed, and immensely satisfying. . . I love this series, and it just keeps getting better.” —Wendy Tyson, author of Rooted in Deceit

“Absolutely addictive.” — Kathleen Valenti, Lefty and Agatha nominated author of the Maggie O’Malley Mysteries


Available for pre-order from Henery Press in bookstores and online:
Amazon  Barnes & Noble  IndieBound  iTunes  Kobo

Get Lit Pop Up Book Club

Who: You are invited

What: Pop Up Book Club, featuring The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett ~ presentation by Dodie Ownes and discussion with authors Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, and Barbara Nickless

Where: Denver Distillery, 244 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

Why: To Get Lit(erature)

When: April 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

How: Ever thought about joining a book club, but hate to miss happy hour? Get Lit is the best of both worlds! We’ll discuss the crime classic The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett while sipping on cocktails.

Sponsored by the Denver Public Library. For more information, please visit denverlibrary.org.

Mystery Most Edible

Mystery Most Edible, the 2019 Malice Domestic anthology, is now available for convention preorder from Wildside Press!

Includes…

  • A Cup of Tea by Parnell Hall
  • Brown Recluse by Marcia Adair
  • A Slice of Heaven by Laura Brennan
  • The Extra Ingredient by Joan Long
  • A Death in Yelapa by Leslie Budewitz
  • Pie Sisters by Richard Cass
  • Too Many Cooks Almost Spoil the Murder by Lynne Ewing
  • Pig Lickin’ Good by Debra H. Goldstein
  • Quiche Alain by Marni Graff
  • Diet of Death by Ang Pompano
  • Death at The Willard Hotel by Verena Rose
  • Dining Out by Rosemary McCracken
  • Snowbirding by Kristin Kisska
  • Up Day Down Day Deadly Day by Ellen Larson
  • The Secret Blend by Stacy Woodson
  • First of The Year by Gabriel Valjan
  • Sticky Fingers by L. D. Masterson
  • The Cremains of The Day by Josh Pachter
  • Honor Thy Father by Harriette Sackler
  • Killer Chocolate Chips by Ruth McCarty
  • Sushi Lessons by Edith Maxwell
  • The Missing Ingredient for Murderous Intent by Elizabeth Perona
  • It’s Canning Season by Adele Polomski
  • The Gourmand by Nancy Cole Silverman
  • The Blue Ribbon by Cynthia Kuhn
  • The Last Word by Shawn Reilly Simmons
  • Murder Takes the Cupcake by Kate Willett
  • Bull Dog Gravy by Mark Thielman
  • Morsels of The Gods by Victoria Thompson
  • Mrs. Beeton’s Sausage Stuffing by Christine Trent
  • Bring It by Terry Shames
  • Gutbombs ‘N’ Guinness by Lisa Preston
  • Deadly In-Flight Dining by Sara Rosett
  • Carne Diem by Sharon Lynn
  • Turn the Sage by Stephen D. Rogers
  • Bad Ju-Ju by M.A. Monnin

 

Lefty Nomination

Left Coast Crime has released the 2019 Lefty Award nominations, and The Spirit in Question (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #3) has been nominated in the “Best Humorous Mystery” category! So honored–thank you to everyone who voted!

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel:

  • Ellen Byron, Mardi Gras Murder (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Ending (Midnight Ink)
  • Timothy Hallinan, Nighttown (Soho Crime)
  • Leslie Karst, Death al Fresco (Crooked Lane Books)
  • Cynthia Kuhn, The Spirit in Question (Henery Press)
  • Catriona McPherson, Scot Free (Midnight Ink)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial):

  • Rhys Bowen, Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Berkeley Prime Crime)
  • David Corbett, The Long-Lost Love Letters of Doc Holliday (Black Opal Books)
  • Laurie R. King, Island of the Mad (Bantam Books)
  • Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (Soho Crime)
  • Ann Parker, A Dying Note (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal (Touchwood Editions)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel:

  • Tracy Clark, Broken Places (Kensington Books)
  • A.J. Devlin, Cobra Clutch (NeWest Press)
  • A.J. Finn, The Woman in the Window (William Morrow)
  • Dianne Freeman, A Lady’s Guide to Etiquette and Murder (Kensington Books)
  • Aimee Hix, What Doesn’t Kill You (Midnight Ink)
  •  Keenan Powell, Deadly Solution (Level Best Books)
  • J.G. Toews, Give Out Creek (Mosaic Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel:

  • Lou Berney, November Road (William Morrow)
  • Matt Coyle, Wrong Light (Oceanview Publishing)
  • Louise Penny, Kingdom of the Blind (Minotaur Books)
  • Lori Rader-Day, Under a Dark Sky (William Morrow Paperbacks)
  • Terry Shames, A Reckoning in the Back Country (Seventh Street Books)
  • James W. Ziskin, A Stone’s Throw (Seventh Street Books)

Left Coast Crime 2019: Vancouver

Social Media Panel at RMMWA

Looking forward to participating on this panel with Margaret Mizushima, Bruce Most, and Mark Stevens at the January meeting of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America!


WHAT: Authors with varied publishing backgrounds will discuss their social media strategies and experience. Please join them as they share their ideas on internet networking and book promotion. Audience participation and questions are welcome.

WHERE: Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, 290 East Speer Blvd. (corner of Speer and Grant) in Denver. Limited free parking is available and CADA is fully accessible with an elevator.

WHEN: Thursday night January 10th  from 6:30-9:00 p.m. conversation and networking; 7:00 p.m. dinner & program

COST: $20 for members, $25 for guests & everyone at the door.

RSVPs are necessary. Please RSVP and pay via PayPal on the website by Monday, January 7th to ensure your reservation. You may also email our catering director Sue Hinkin if you plan on paying at the door or have special dietary requests.