Category Archives: Mysteries

Falling For Books Kindle Unlimited Promo

📔🍁 FALLING FOR BOOKS 🍁📔 The best thing about finishing one book is having another to start reading right away. Check out the books in LitRing’s Fall Into a Book Giveaway (and read them for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!) and … Continue reading

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I’m a Best-seller! Sort of…

As part of its marketing program for its series books, Sweet Promise Press offers free days for each in the series on a rotating basis. The last couple of days have been my turn and the results have been exciting. … Continue reading

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Book Progress Report for April

I’ve just hit the 1/3 mark in the projected word count for my next book in the Market Center Mysteries series. Book 1, A Gift for Murder, was set at a Gifts and Home Furnishings Show. Book 2, Wired for … Continue reading

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A Very Gothic Christmas Wish

Amazon Kindle   Nook   Smashwords   Kobo   Apple Books Every year for the past several, I’ve pulled out this poem, tweaked it, and added to it. I’ve finally finished it, but I doubt that will keep me from editing it a bit more … Continue reading

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Mystery in the Midlands

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend the Mystery in the Midlands conference held in Columbia, South Carolina. Because I didn’t want to drive through Charlotte on a Friday afternoon or evening, I elected to get up early on … Continue reading

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Halloween Reading

I have two Halloween stories available for your spooky reading pleasure! Guardian of the Grimoire, a romantic paranormal novella, is just $1.99 at  most ebook outlets. Amazon     Nook    Smashwords Unmasking, a short ghost story, is $.99 on Amazon and free at most … Continue reading

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Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds, anthology sponsored by the Triangle Sisters in Crime chapter

Coming July 31 from Down and Out Books is a new anthology from the Triangle Sisters in Crime chapter titled, Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed and Dirty Deeds.  I’m excited to announce that I have a story in … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Amateur Detective

I talk about the issues with writing mystery fiction using an amateur detective. How do you make a civilian crime-solver believable in an era of law enforcement technological sophistication? See my answer here: http://www.catherinedilts.com/catherine-dilts—blog/karen-mccullough-and-the-challenge-of-the-amateur-detective

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Life After Disappointments

So… It happened to me again.  Not a new story for anyone who’s been in the publishing business for a while. Not even a new story for me. But it bites every time, anyway. My Market Center Mysteries series has … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Writing Total

I hope that making a commitment to posting my output weekly will help motivate me to keep the words flowing! So last week, I managed to get only 300 words written on my work in progress, A Perfect Home for … Continue reading

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