Greek Tragedy in Western Kansas

I had the pleasure of interviewing Charlotte Hinger, the author of four books. Her novel, Hidden Heritage was cited by Kirkus Reviews as “One of the Best Mysteries of 2013” and also “One of the Best Fiction Books of 2013.” A native Kansan with a flaming state loyalty, she says her books prove “the Greek tragedy is alive and well, it’s just moved to Western Kansas.” Her mysteries … Continue reading Greek Tragedy in Western Kansas

Alan Orloff: Murder, Politics & the Serious Comedian

It’s Alan Orloff’s birthday! To celebrate, I’m running a video interview we did at Malice. Alan’s books are great and so are his not-to-be-missed author signings.  If you think that’s hype, tell me when was the last time you saw an author wearing a star spangled Cat-in-the-Hat hat and doing a stand up comedy routine? His book, The Deadly Campaign, is just the thing to get you … Continue reading Alan Orloff: Murder, Politics & the Serious Comedian

Lansbury, Truman, and Bain: Murder They Wrote

Don and Renee Bain are one of the cutest couples in the world.  He’s tall and lanky, she’s petite, both are soft-spoken, and both are intent on murder. (If the video doesn’t load, please update your Adobe.) That’s no joke.  They murder literally dozens of people each year — within the pages of the books they co-write.  In fact, they are the brains and talent … Continue reading Lansbury, Truman, and Bain: Murder They Wrote

Fashion Faux Pas and Revenge in D.C.

Ellen Byerrum is fantastic.  She’s a novelist, playwright, reporter, Washington journalist, and a graduate of private investigator school in Virginia. Her Crime of Fashion mysteries star a savvy, stylish female sleuth named Lacey Smithsonian, a reluctant fashion reporter in Washington D.C. Her books are fun, sassy and unexpected.  No wonder two of them have been made into Lifetime movies! Above: Lacey Smithsonian and the ladies … Continue reading Fashion Faux Pas and Revenge in D.C.

Pickles, Renaissance Faires, Bingo & Murder

Jessie Chandler is a sweetie pie.  She has a wide grin that makes you feel instantly at home and a sense of humor that keeps you laughing. So how did a nice girl like that end up getting involved in not one but three murders? Writing books, of course! The workings of an author’s mind can make any law officer cringe, and Jessie is no … Continue reading Pickles, Renaissance Faires, Bingo & Murder

Elaine Viets: Paddle Boards, Dead End Jobs, & Murder

I walk into the Hyatt lounge.  A woman with dark sunglasses, blonde hair, and a dynamite figure sits at a bar height table.  She has the aura of a character from a Fellini film — perhaps she is Madam X waiting for her contact, or Jackie O , hiding from public adoration?  She spots me, smiles, and throws an arm around me in a hug. … Continue reading Elaine Viets: Paddle Boards, Dead End Jobs, & Murder

Diane Kelly Profits From Tax Evasion!

Author Diane Kelly is actually making money from tax evasion! Writing about tax evasion — that is.  Her books are murderously funny, the plot twists keep you dying to get to the end — where everyone gets their just desserts. I sat down with Diane and found out her ideas come from her real life as a tax attorney.  Please enjoy this short interview, and … Continue reading Diane Kelly Profits From Tax Evasion!

Brad Meltzer Kills

Bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, sat down with Diana Belchase on the night his newest novel, The Fifth Assassin released at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.  Find out how Brad came up with the idea for a Presidential serial assassin, the scoop on his TV show, Decoded, and how he ended up consulting for the Department of Homeland Defense. For a look at the Everybody Hates Brad Meltzer funny … Continue reading Brad Meltzer Kills