Devil’s Chew Toy named a Most Influential Mystery of Past 10 Years by Book Riot

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New Historical Mystery Series Coming!

Harriet Morrow Investigates–a new series featuring a queer female detective in America’s Progressive Era. Book one, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MAID, arrives January 2025, from Kensington Books.

Podcast, Articles, and Reviews

SISTERS IN CRIME Interview with Exec. Dir. Julie Hennrikus
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BOOK RIOT 5 Authors Who Coined Their Own Sub-genres.
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SEATTLE GAY NEWS Review of Devil’s Chew Toy–A MUST READ!
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HOUSE OF MYSTERY RADIO ON NBC Interview with Al Warren and John Copenhaver
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POPSUGAR Best New Thriller & Crime 2022
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QUEER WRITERS OF CRIME Podcast Interview with Brad Shreve
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The BOLO Books review by Kristopher Zgorski
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QUEER WRITERS OF CRIME podcast review by Philip Bahr
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NYC’s The Mysterious Bookshop discussion of DEVIL’S CHEW TOY in conversation with Nikki Knight
2022 MWA Edgar Awards Robert L Fish Acceptance Speech
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CRIME READS guest article on Quozy Mystery
FIRST CLUE REVIEW Interview with Rob Osler on DEVIL’S CHEW TOY
Dru’s Book Musing guest post by Hayden McCall, hero of DEVIL’S CHEW TOY




Murderous March — Online Conference of Upper Hudson Sisters in Crime

Panelist — The Lighter Side of Crime: Books to Cozy Up With

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 5:00 – 6:00 EST


Saints + Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival — New Orleans

March 22 – 24, 2024


Hayden & Friends Mystery Hour — Seattle’s Elliott Bay Bookstore

With local drag king, Harvey Princeton and several (soon to be announced) LGBTQ+ mystery authors in a FUN panel conversation. LIVE in-store event!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024


Left Coast Crime — Shakedown in Seattle (conf. in Bellevue)

Thursday, April 11-14, 2024




Guest blog post (thanks Janet Hutchings EQMM Exec. Editor) about considerations of identity in fiction. August 10, 2023  Read post


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