Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gigi Pandian & Diane Vallere Literary Salon October 14 Berkeley

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an afternoon (2 p.m.) Literary Salon in Berkeley (CA) for Gigi Pandian & Diane Vallere. Please make a comment below with your email address to RSVP and for location.

Gigi Pandian
Gigi Pandian spent her childhood being dragged around the world by her cultural anthropologist parents, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and a gargoyle who watches over the garden. Gigi writes the Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt mysteries, Accidental Alchemist mysteries, and locked-room mystery short stories. Gigi’s fiction has been awarded the Malice Domestic Grant and Lefty Award, and nominated for Macavity and Agatha Awards. Gigi's latest novel, Michelangelo's Ghost, involves a centuries-old ghost story connected to a present-day crime.

Diane Vallere
After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. MASKING FOR TROUBLE, #2 in her national bestselling Costume Shop Mystery Series, comes out October 2016, and tackles developer greed, small town expansion, and Halloween. Diane is the president of Sisters in Crime. She also writes the Samantha Kidd, Madison Night, and Lefty Award-nominated Material Witness mystery series. She started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since. 

Cartoon of the Day: Cat Burglar

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Death al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery premieres Sunday, October 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. San Francisco homicide detective Maggie Price (Brooke Burns, “The Chase”) and former, world-class chef Henry Ross (Dylan Neal, 50 Shades of Grey, “Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove”) are on the case once again. 

The crime-solving odd couple investigates the murder of Henry’s friend, a well-known local chef found dead in his kitchen.  As they begin to unravel an old family secret, Maggie has to stay one step ahead of a mysterious man in the shadows who appears to be stalking her.  Meanwhile, her blossoming relationship with Henry is threatened by the arrival of an ex-love from Maggie’s past.
Terry Ingram directs from a script by Becky Southwell and Dylan Neal based on The Gourmet Detective series of books by Peter King.