Linda Norlander’s Death of a Starling, the second in the Cabin by the Lake mystery series, will be released on May 21. Jamie Forest explores a school shooting in the small town of Cascade, Minnesota. She discovers a town cloaked in silence. The only person who will talk with her is found mysteriously dead within hours of their conversation.
Alice K. Boatwright is one of the participating authors in a new site for readers called SHEPHERD. The new site aims to offer an experience like browsing in a bookstore, and authors were invited to recommend their favorite books on a specific topic. Alice’s page is on Best Books about the Vietnam War Era, and it promotes not only her 5 favorite books, but also her own book, Collateral Damage. The site launched on April 19. Check out Alice’s page.
The review magazine InD’Tale just awarded Robert Herold’s new novel, Moonlight Becomes You, a 5-star rating and a “Crowned Heart of Excellence.” Quote: “The sophisticated storytelling and polished plotting sets this werewolf tale apart from others. The horror elements deliver just the right amount of chills.” If you enjoy supernatural mysteries, check out Moonlight Becomes You!
Karen Hugg has a new novel coming out on Sept. 7, 2021. It’s called Harvesting the Sky and is about a botanist struggling to protect his crop of medicinal apples. From Woodhall Press. Karen Hugg—a writer with a passion for plants.
The Antidote by member Susan McCormick, a middle grade and up medical/STEM fantasy, was released May 5. Kirkus Reviews says: “Impressively timely and resonant… A boy from a long line of paranormal healers fights the embodiment of illness itself… A high-stakes and exciting tale of good versus evil that thoughtfully reflects on modern maladies.” Midwest Book Reviews says: “A page-ripping suspenseful tale of good and evil.”
Charlotte Stuart won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Mystery Category for Why Me? Chimeras, Conundrums and Dead Goldfish (A Macavity & Me Mystery).