Paranormal museum owner Maddie Kosloski thinks she has the perfect paranormal exhibit for the harvest festival—a haunted grape press. But when she’s accused of stealing the press, and her accuser is found murdered, all eyes turn to Maddie. Maddie knows well the perils of amateur sleuthing and is reluctant to get involved. But her mother insists she investigate. Does her mom have a secret agenda? Or is she somehow connected to the murder? Facing down danger and her own over-active imagination, Maddie must unearth the killer before she becomes the next ghost to haunt her museum. Coming March, 2017 from Midnight Ink. Available for pre-order on Amazon. About the Author Kirsten Weiss writes genre-blending steampunk suspense, urban fantasy, and mystery, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Interview with Connie di Marco, author of The Madness of Mercury, a hot new paranormal-themed mystery from Midnight Ink! Share this on Facebook>>> PYN: Tell us about your latest book! Connie: Hi Kirsten ~ The Madness of Mercury is the first book in the new Zodiac Mystery series. Julia Bonatti, my amateur sleuth, is a San Francisco astrologer who never thought murder would be part of her practice. She planned on a teaching career and a quiet life with her fiancé, but when he’s killed in a hit and run accident she can no longer continue. She turns to astrology to find answers and instead discovers a talent for helping others and embarks on a new career. Julia writes an astrological advice column, AskZodia, for the city’s newspaper. When she receives a letter from a woman concerned that her mother must donate her property and savings to a church, Julia speaks out and advises the woman to investigate this so-called church. Unwittingly, she becomes the target of the city’s recently-arrived cult leader, the Reverend Roy …
Juliet Blackwell’s newest edition to her witch mystery series, Spellcasting in Silk, is an enchanting romp through the magic of San Francisco’s curandera and voodoo communities. Share this on Facebook>>> Juliet’s not just a writer — she’s a crack researcher — and this cozy mystery really opens up the world of curandera. I learned a lot from this book. But it’s also just plain fun. The witchy heroine’s familiar is a half-gargoyle who transforms himself into a potbellied pig. Lily’s contact at the SFPD has brought her in to check out a curandera shop where the owner was arrested and the inventory seems to have a mind of its own. Did the curandera induce a woman to commit suicide? Or is there more going on than meets the eye? If you like some paranormal with your mystery and are looking for a fun weekend read, Spellcasting in Silk might be right up your alley. -Kirsten Weiss
When Maddie Kosloski’s career flatlines, she retreats to her wine-country hometown for solace and cheap rent. Railroaded into managing the local paranormal museum, she’s certain the rumors of its haunting are greatly exaggerated. But a new ghost may be on the loose. A fresh corpse in the museum embroils Maddie in murders past and present. Share this on Facebook>>> With her high school bully as one of the officers in charge, Maddie doubts justice will be served. When one of her best friends is arrested, she’s certain it won’t be. Maddie grapples with ghost hunters, obsessed taxidermists, and the sexy motorcyclist next door as outside forces threaten. And as she juggles spectral shenanigans with the hunt for a killer, she discovers there truly is no place like home. Coming, March, 2016 and now available for pre-order on Amazon. About the Author