From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my story, "When Cheese Is Love." To set the scene: English teacher Tabitha Baynes has come to Fonda de Paz, the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Central … Continue reading From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”


Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP

 Posted by M. K. Waller I turned on my Kindle today to find Laura Oles' Daughters of Bad Men, had appeared in its library, overnight, as if by magic. That's a perk of pre-ordering. Laura is one of my critique partners in Austin Mystery Writers, and Daughters of Bad Men is her first novel. I've been in … Continue reading Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP


  by Stephen Buehler I’m there. Just about ready to send my manuscript in. I have five small corrections and then it’s off to the publisher. I had sent DECTECTIVE RULES to this particular publisher before and she wrote back that she thought it was very funny and loved the PI’s POV, BUT, she didn’t … Continue reading I’VE COME TO THE END…

It’s a Mystery: Malice Domestic 2015

Post by Kathy Waller ******* Sunday afternoon, May 4, 2015 Malice Domestic Convention Day 4 I should go to the Agatha Tea and Closing Ceremonies. It starts in ten minutes. But after a plane trip, a ride on the Washington, D. C. Metro, days of intense workshopping, nights of sleep deprivation, I am just conventioned out. … Continue reading It’s a Mystery: Malice Domestic 2015

Scones, Shortbread, and Structure

    Posted by Kathy Waller   When did you last attend a genuine English afternoon tea?   I helped host one yesterday at Sisters in Crime ~ Heart of Texas Chapter in Austin. The program focused on the life and work of English mystery novelist P. D. James, who recently marked her ninety-fourth birthday. … Continue reading Scones, Shortbread, and Structure