Introducing Art Woods: Murder at the Book Group’s Shadow Son

… I told her that I was a flop with chicks, I’ve been this way since 1956 … Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller could have written their 1959 hit song, “Love Potion No. 9,” for Murder on Tour’s Art Woods, … Continue reading




Introducing Sarah Rubottom: Murder at the Book Group’s English Teacher

Sarah Rubottom is a retired English teacher and member of the Murder on Tour book group who takes authors to task for poor writing. And don’t get her started on typos. Berkeley-educated, she transitioned from a sixties-era hippie to a … Continue reading




Introducing Helen Adams: Every Book Group Has Its Character

You’ve met a number of Murder at the Book Group’s characters: Hazel Rose, Vince Castelli, Lucy Hooper, and Kat Berenger. Today I’m privileged to introduce you to Helen Adams. Maybe “privileged” isn’t quite the word I’m seeking. Read on. Helen … Continue reading




Word of Mouth: Does It Still Sell Books?

Does word of mouth still sell books in the e-age? Or is that old-fashioned thinking? See my guest post on mystery author Marilyn Meredith’s blog. Learn what super agent Donald Maass and mystery author/blogger Anne R. Allen have to say … Continue reading