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Author: Miles Archer, Karen Burgess, Marianne Crone, M.M. De Voe, Denise Dietz, Laura Hartman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, JoAnne Lucas, Tracie McBride, Courtney Mroch
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This collection of 11 short stories places women at the heart of murder and misdemeanors--in some they are committing the crime, in others solving it, and in some cases both. These shorts are by both established and new authors, and include:

House Rules, by Libby Fischer Hellmann: If Marge had known their trip to Las Vegas would break all the rules, she would have gone to the Wisconsin Dells. Her husband thinks his luck has changed when they find a valuable hidden cache, but when the box's owners come looking for it, it seems their luck has changed for the worse.

Crazy, by Laura Hartman: With a mother who is always just this side of crazy, a girl needs to stay on her toes.

Never Kill a Cat, by Miles Archer: There is an old saying among mystery writers--never kill a cat. This story about an old lady whose beloved cat is killed by a wicked neighbor boy shows why--when she decides to seek vengeance.

Aunt Charlotte, by Courtney L. Mroch: Ashley thought her Aunt Charlotte was dead, until the day that the elegant woman shows up at the family home--trailing danger.

Victory, by Marianne Crone: A micro-short story, in which a husband really should have listened to his wife.

A Feast for Fools, by JoAnne Lucas: It's All Fool's Eve and some smart-alecky clowns are serving up death in the town's poshest restaurant, owned by a brother-sister team. Now the sister must prove the case, or her chef brother might be accused of wielding the killing knife.

Do the Right Thing, by Karen Burgess: Detective Kathy Martinez convinced Lerone Johnson to do the right thing and testify against the man who killed her neighbor. So when the jury fails to convict him, she feels she must protect the woman and her daughter. But can she?

The Murder of Katie Boyle, by Libby Fischer Hellmann: When the body of Katie Boyle tumbles out of a closet in a North Shore health club, it will take two women to solve the case. This story marks the first pairing of this author's two series' protagonists.

Annie's Blue Christmas, by Denise Dietz: In this amusing tale, Annie's doctor has just told her she's got an incurable illness and she suspects her husband of two-timing her, but she's not about to go quietly into the Christmas night.

Pyro, by Tracie McBride: It's 2 a.m. and there's a cop at her door. Will Julie's heart be warmed by the flames of her boyfriend's car?

Ants, by M.M. De Voe: Pull up a chair and enjoy this tale of a rich woman who insists she's communing with intelligent ants. Is it possible they know something about her missing two-timing husband?

Date insert: Friday, 30 September 2022

Phone Call Alert! 

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Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

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