Jennifer Berg, “Schemes in the Dark”
David Boop, “Call Before You Die”
Chris Dreith, “Old Soles”
Dixon Hill, “No Postman, No Doorbell”
Kim Keeline, “California Fold’em”
Ellen Clair Lamb, “The Assistant”
Richard Koreto, “The Hollywood Gangster”
Joyce Krieg, “Last Call at the Zanzibar”
Eileen Rendahl, “A Spoonful of Poison”
Christopher Ryan, “Hellhounds Hollywood Demons”
Linda Townsdin, “Re-entry”
Gabriel Valjan, “Elysian Fields”
Carrie Voorhis, “The Fandancer’s First Murder”
California Schemin’ will be available from the publisher, Wildside Press, as well as online booksellers.
by: Judy Penz Sheluk
Barking Rain Press
Hoping to promote the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, co-owners Arabella Carpenter and Emily Garland agree to sponsor a hole on contest at a charity golf tournament. The publicity turns out to be anything but positive, however, when Arabella’s errant tee shot lands in the woods next to a corpse.
They soon learn that the victim is closely related to Arabella’s ex-husband, who had been acting as Course Marshal. With means, opportunity, and more than enough motive, he soon becomes the police department’s prime suspect, leaving Arabella and Emily determined to clear his name–even if they’re not entirely convinced of his innocence.
Sub-Genre: Amateur Sleuth, Cozy
Other Characteristics: Antiques shop, Golf, Canada, Small Town, Present Day