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ISSUE #14 - WINTER 2001-02
||The MAADwomen decided to borrow some headlines from the National Interrogator supermarket tabloid for this issue. We wanted to include Santa's Space Alien Love Nest and Elvis's Dog Speaks, but our fictional heroines protested that they have to actually live through these adventures. They demanded that articles here should have some correlation, no matter how tenuous, to the actual books! Who's writing these books anyway? What's that you say? Hmm, it is true that we couldn't write the books without our sleuths getting in and doing the work. We agreed to confine our tabloid instincts to just the headlines and put in real information about the new books.
JO FULLER ASKS: "WHAT KIND OF WINE GOES WITH PORN?"
WILL JOSEPHINE PUT OUT?
...Put out the fires of suspicion that is -- suspicions that threaten to destroy a plus-sized porn star, who seems to Jo to be innocent... well, innocent of murder at any rate.
In A Ton of Trouble, due in summer of 2002, Josephine Fuller arrives in the California Wine Country and manages to fall afoul of a body in a wine barrel and a super-sized adult film starlet who is suspected of putting him there.
MURRAY HANDCUFFED TO COMPUTER
CATS ANTICIPATE FOUL PLAY
Spokes Cat comments: "If there are any fowl in the audience, please come over here to play."
Lynne won't be getting out much till she finishes the manuscript for the fifth Josephine Fuller adventure. Rumor has it that she has handcuffed herself to the computer. But she will be briefly released on her own recognizance for an event on
Saturday, December 8 - time yet to be determined
Novato Public Library
1720 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA 94947
For complete details and other new stuff check her web page at lmurray.com
KATE JASPER GOES UNDERCOVER AT MEN'S GROUP
LAST SEEN BONDING IN MARIN
In the twelfth Kate Jasper mystery, A Sensitive Kind of Murder, due out in January 2002, Kate must be the only woman alive to find a dead body at an all-male support group. But male bonding is fatal at this one. Her husband Wayne's car is the murder weapon. Talk about sensitive issues.
GIRDNER VICTIM OF MULTIPLE PERSONALITY?
OR POSSIBLY AN EVIL TWIN?
Late 2002 will see the publication of Body of Intuition, this book issued from the computer of Jaqueline Girdner, but the pen name is that of her alter ego, or possibly her secret identity Claire Daniels. More about the Claire Daniels side of Jaki's personality, and medical intuitive sleuth Cally Lazar in future issues.
GIRDNER SIGHTED IN MANY PLACES
(NOT ALL AT ONCE)
Jaki will be available to sign copies of A Sensitive Kind of Murder (or any other book you might have -- as long as it's one she wrote -- see list at the bottom of the page!) at several events in early 2002. Here is a tentative list -- for the finalized schedule check Jaki's web site at jakigirdner.com
Thursday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.
M C Newburn Books
950 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Maurice Newburn - 510-524-1370
Saturday, January 19, 2:00 p.m.
M is for Mystery
74 East Third Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
Ed & Jeanne Kaufman - 650-401-8077
Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.
San Francisco Mystery Bookstore
4175 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Diane Kudisch - 415-282-7444
Date and time to be arranged
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94044
Paula Herman - 415-927-0960
THE KATE JASPER MYSTERIES
1. Adjusted to Death; 2. The Last Resort; 3. Murder Most Mellow; 4. Fat-Free and Fatal; 5. Tea-Totally Dead; 6. A Stiff Critique; 7. Most Likely to Die; 8. A Cry for Self-Help; 9. Death Hits The Fan; 10. Murder on the Astral Plane; 11. Murder, My Deer; 12. A Sensitive Kind of Murder
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