Category Archives: Mysteries

Bouchercon 2016: New Orleans

For those who love to read mysteries as well as write them, Bouchercon is where you will find your people– and they will most likely be hanging out in the hotel bar. The 47th Bouchercon World Mystery Convention found its … Continue reading

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Happy 100th, Agatha & Hercule! and Many More

Posted by Kathy Waller This month mystery lovers celebrate two of the most important figures in the history of crime fiction: ~ Agatha Christie, who was born on September 15, 1890, and whose mysteries have outsold everything except Shakespeare and the Bible; and ~ … Continue reading

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Interview With AMW Member, V.P. Chandler

  This is the last installment of the AMW member interviews. Who did I leave out? Me! So some of my fellow members have asked me questions. I must admit, I was a little nervous. Ask me anything! I’ll give … Continue reading

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Murder on Wheels Nominated for 2016 Silver Falchion Award

Posted by Kathy Waller MURDER ON WHEELS, Austin Mystery Writers’ first crime fiction anthology, has been named a finalist for Killer Nashville’s 2016 Silver Falchion Award. Best Fiction Short Story Anthology Ramona DeFelice Long, Fish or Cut Bait Kaye George, Murder on … Continue reading

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Western Mysteries

I have a confession to make. I love westerns, all kinds of westerns. I like characters with a sense of independence, who live life by their own rules. I like studying that era of our history. It has everything you … Continue reading

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Write What You Know: A BookPeople Event with Martin Limón, Manning Wolfe and Billy Kring

A lawyer, an Army clerk and a border patrol agent walk into a bookstore… BookPeople, our much beloved independent bookstore here in Austin, hosted a panel of crime writers this past week, and the discussions kept us laughing, interested and … Continue reading

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Banishing Lazy Words by Terry Shames

This week we have a guest blogger, friend and fellow mystery writer, Terry Shames! Terry grew up in Texas, and has an abiding affection for the people she grew up with and the landscape and culture of the town that … Continue reading

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Gretchen Archer on Road Trips, Super Spies & Double Knot

Gretchen Archer’s biography claims she is a Tennessee housewife who turned to a life of crime (fiction) when her daughters left for college. Don’t let the housewife title fool you. Gretchen Archer is a writer with mad skills, blending humor … Continue reading

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