…and working on a writing deadline (tomorrow, June 1st!) AND still recovering from road weariness. So this is gonna be a shorty. I just wanted to share reviews of my book and Jess’s that I found on Seattle Press Online:
Dana Fredsti & Jess Lourey Book Signings
Dana Fredsti’s “Murder for Hire” centers on a semi-fictional theatrical group that is best known for murder mystery role-playing … until one night, when the line between acting and real life becomes blurred.
The novel is a well-executed throwback to the era of film noir dramas of the late 1940’s: fedora, trenchcoats, stylish heroines and all.
“August Moon” is the fourth novel in the successful “Murder-by-Month” series by Jess Lourey. Readers will enjoy the events that ripple through the seemingly tranquil town of Battle Lake, Minnesota. A refreshingly strong heroine steps into the role of detective in this scorching summer mystery.
This was taken at the San Diego Mystery Club meeting in November. I’m happy to say I’ve lost a full dress size since then, but quite pleased with how cleverly (and kindly) the photographer (thank you, Bill!) hid my butt with a copy of the book cover. I’m gonna have him photoshop all future unflattering photos! This picture was taken five minutes after arriving at the hotel restaurant where SDMC holds their monthly meetings. We were fresh off the plane, which was delayed over an hour, and our Avis rental car. I drove in record time from Charles Limburgh Airport to Hotel Circle South, arriving at the meeting minutes before dinner was served. The lovely hostess took one look at my frazzled expression and handed me a glass of wine, which you see in my hand.