Monday, May 30, 2016

Literary Salon June 2: Janet Dawson, J.J. and Bette Golden Lamb, Wendy Hornsby

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for a Literary Salon on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in Berkeley, CA. To RSVP and for address, please comment below with your email address.

Janet Dawson has written two novels featuring Zephyrette Jill McLeod and eleven novels with Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard. Her first Jeri Howard book, Kindred Crimes, won the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America contest for best first private eye novel. It was nominated in the best first category for three mystery awards, the Shamus, the Macavity and the Anthony. The California Zephyr series, a historical mystery series with Zephyrette Jill McLeod, includes Death Rides the Zephyr and the latest, Death Deals a Hand. The twelfth book in the Jeri Howard series, Water Signs, will be published by Perseverance Press in spring 2017. She has written twelve short stories, including Macavity winner “Voice Mail.” Janet has also written a stand-alone suspense novel, What You Wish For.

Bette Golden Lamb and J.J. Lamb are co-authors of eight crime novels, including The Killing Vote, a taut political thriller, and Bone Crack, sixth book in the Gina Mazzio RN medical thriller series. The LAMBS have also collaborated on Sisters in Silence, a medical thriller about a fertility counselor who goes on a mercy-killing spree of barren women; and Heir Today …a fast-paced suspense/adventure novel. Bette is a professional ceramicist, artist  and devoted gardener. J.J. is a journalist and skilled jack-of-all-trades.

Wendy Hornsby is the Edgar Award-winning creator of the Maggie MacGowen series. Her first novel, No Harm, was published in 1987, but it wasn’t until 1992 that Hornsby introduced her most famous character: Maggie MacGowen, documentarian and amateur sleuth. She has written ten MacGowen novels, most recently Disturbing the Dark. Besides her ten MacGowen novels, Hornsby has written dozens of short stories, and two novels in the earlier Kate Teague series.

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