Join us on our downstairs floor for a book reading and signing with Mary Burton (Cover Your Eyes), Maggie King (Murder at the Book Group), Fiona Quinn (Mine and Chaos Is Come Again) and Heather Weidner (Virginia is for Mysteries). Read below to find out more about the Lethal Ladies!
Mary Burton, Cover Your Eyes
Public defender Rachel Wainwright is struggling to reopen a decades-old case, convinced that the wrong man is in prison. Homicide detective Deke Morgan doesn't want to agree. But if Rachel's hunch is correct, whoever fatally bludgeoned young, beautiful Annie Dawson thirty years ago could be the source of a new string of brutal slayings.
Mary Burton’s latest romantic suspense novel is Cover Your Eyes (November 2014). Mary has written over 30 novels and novellas. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, past president of Sisters in Crime/Central Virginia, and Mystery Writers of America.
Maggie King, Murder at the Book Group
Scandal and secrets abound in Murder at the Book Group. This is a story of two women: Carlene Arness is a mystery writer who dies after drinking poisoned tea during a meeting of her book group in Richmond, Virginia. Hazel Rose is a romance writer who decides to find out who killed Carlene. Hazel is amazed when she finds out that the refined and reserved Carlene had quite a checkered past. She’s equally amazed at what she learns about the other Baby Boomer-aged book group members.
Maggie King is the author of Murder at the Book Group, published in 2014 by Simon and Schuster Pocket Books. She contributed the short story, “A Not So Genteel Murder,” in the Virginia is for Mysteries anthology. Maggie is a member of Sisters in Crime and the American Association of University Women. She lives in Richmond.
Fiona Quinn, Mine and Chaos Is Come Again
Description of Mine
Not safe at home in Boston, Kate Hamilton seeks refuge in the small Virginia town where she was born and raised. Scarborough is no longer the bucolic village that she remembered. Pleasantries are only skin deep as big city issues and the politics of the world roil just under the surface. A string of untimely deaths has the whole town grieving. Only Kate thinks something nefarious is afoot. Can she convince the local police that coincidences like these are only found in fiction? Kate is determined to solve the puzzle and save lives, especially her own.
Description of Chaos Is Come Again
In Chaos Is Come Again, authors John Dolan and Fiona Quinn step away from their usual writing styles to create a twisted dark comedy for the Internet generation. Pulling the curtain back to display the messiness of their characters’ private lives, Dolan and Quinn take a satiric look at the juggling act of modern life and their characters’ coping mechanisms.
Canadian born, Fiona Quinn is now rooted in the Old Dominion outside of D.C. with her husband and four children. There, she homeschools, pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop. She is a contributor to Virginia Is for Mysteries, the author of the Amazon bestseller Mine and Chaos Is Come Again, and is the creative force behind the popular blog ThrillWriting. This spring, she will launch her Lynx Series with Book One, Weakest Lynx.
Heather Weidner, Virginia is for Mysteries
Heather Weidner’s short story, “Washed up” is part of the Virginia is for Mysteries anthology. In “Washed up,” a suitcase with a rusty gun and shriveled hand appears in the sand outside of a bar on Chic’s Beach. The finder gains instant celebrity, and the bar’s profits soar. The ghostly tale the suitcase’s owner continues to grow until something ordinary turns out to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather Weidner has been a mystery fan since Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew. In addition to mysteries, she writes the blog, Crazy for Words. She currently lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers. When she’s not reading and writing, Heather enjoys kayaking, photography, and visiting the beach as often as possible.