The first rounds of judging for the 2017 M&M Book Awards for Cozy and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries are complete. These are the titles and their writers who made it on this list passed the first two rounds of judging aka known as the SLUSHING! Congratulations!
When murder comes to the sleepy hamlet of Mystic Notch, recently relocated crime journalist Wilhelmina Chance and her grandma’s crime-solving cat jump into the case with two feet and four paws.
Estela is an amateur sleuth and psychologist by trade. At times self-deprecating, yet charming with a wry sense of humor, Estela really drives the story forward.
An epic convoy of bad men, good guys, tough women, and international operatives who zigzag across the Oregon wilderness chasing a truck-load of marijuana briquettes, a million bucks in cash, and one lovable border collie are in this fast-paced satire mystery.
A well-crafted mystery to inform as well as intrigue and captivate, opening an engaging realm of fictional exploration and speculation of the special bond that can happen between gorillas and humans. A page-turner!
The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries. The Mystery & Mayhem Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.
An HOA rules-gone-crazy community with its neighborhood of quirky characters and their diverse Californian lifestyles makes this cozy mystery a laugh-out-loud read.
Can a Gorilla Identify the Criminal? Read the 1st in the NEEMA Mystery Series by Pamela Beason for 99cents – Left Coast Crime Special
Neema is a "signing gorilla" that is part of an animal communication research project (think KoKo). She is the only witness to a crime. Lives are at stake and the clock is ticking.
The writing is fresh, the story is relevant on several levels, and the suspense keeps the pages turning. "Murder Strikes a Pose" by Tracy Weber is a hands down winner!” We look forward to reading more about of Kate's clever sleuthing adventures.