Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America

Manhattan-Mayhem-Anthology-Cover-185x285Persia Walker joins bestselling suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark in inviting you on a tour of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods in this anthology of all-new stories from the Mystery Writers of America. From the Flatiron District (Lee Child) and Greenwich Village (Jeffery Deaver) to Little Italy (T. Jefferson Parker) and Chinatown (S.J. Rozan), you’ll encounter crimes, mysteries, and riddles large and small. Illustrated with iconic photography of New York City and packaged in a handsome hardcover, Manhattan Mayhem is a delightful read for armchair detectives and armchair travelers alike!

Black Orchid Blues: Audiobook Flash Giveaway

Yaaay! Fans and friends have pushed me past 1,000 Likes on Facebook and my Jazz Age mystery Black Orchid Blues: the Audiobook, the second in the Lanie Price series, is now available on Amazon and iTunes, as well as Audible. To celebrate, I’m running a flash #giveaway for these three prizes:

Win one of the following:

    – a copy of the mystery Black Orchid Blues: the Audiobook or
    – a copy of the mystery Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: the Audiobook or
    – a US$25 gift certificate.

The giveaway will only run Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3, 2013!

Autumn Reconnect

It’s spring in Sao Paulo. The weather changes from torrential rains to bright sunshine with scarcely a pause in between. I’ve been here just over a year now. One would think my inner biorhythm would have adjusted to the seasonal reversal. But it hasn’t. Oh, I enjoy the warmth, for sure. And I’m grateful for the sunshine, when it’s there. But a part of me still thinks it’s “autumn in New York.” The other day, when choosing a desktop picture for my computer, I realized I felt more drawn to the images of fall leaves than to the ones of summer beaches.

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: CD of Audiobook Giveaway

And there’s a separate giveaway of the Darkness and the Devil Audiobook — this time a limited edition of it in CD form — over at Goodreads:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me by Persia Walker

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me

by Persia Walker

Giveaway ends October 17, 2013.

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: Audiobook Giveaway

I’m giving away a copy of the audiobook version of Darkness and the Devil Behind Me. The contest starts tomorrow and will run for one week.

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Black Orchid Blues: the Audiobook

Marti has uploaded the last of the files for the audiobook version of Black Orchid Blues. It’s always interesting to hear other people’s interpretation of your work. In this case, it’s quite pleasant. She has a knack for characterization, for catching the way a character sounded in my head when I was writing.

I found her at ACX. Truth be told, she found me. She began writing to me about Darkness and the Devil Behind Me. She was the first person to have shown any real interest in the project in quite some time. And she was good. I did listen to other auditions, and there were quite a few good ones, but for some reason, her voice stayed with me.

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: the Audiobook On Sale

Yay! The audiobook version of Darkness and the Devil Behind Me is finally out. It’s available on Amazon. I’m really thrilled to have this book available as an audiobook.

And yes, it does have a new cover! Hope you like it!

Marti Dumas did a wonderful job and so I’m having her work on Black Orchid Blues as well.

 

 

Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: the Audiobook

So, Darkness and the Devil Behind Me: the Audiobook, is nearly done. My wonderful narrator, Marti Dumas, has uploaded the last of the chapter files — all 56 of them! And this weekend, I look forward to listening to them.

DarknesOf course, I’m assuming that everyone knows what I’m talking about.

Quite some time ago, I listed Darkness and the Devil Behind Me with ACX to produce. Back in November, Marti contacted me. Then, so did several other potential narrators. They were all quite good, but Marti did a wonderful job of catching the voices and nuances of the characters.

BLACK ORCHID BLUES: A Nero Award Finalist

Publicity photograph of Rex Stout, author of t...

Publicity photograph of Rex Stout, author of the Nero Wolfe novel A Family Affair, issued by the Viking Press with review copies of the novel to promote its release September 8, 1975. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hey,

Now, I know how feels to be an Oscar nominee: thrilled and happy to be counted among incredible company.

I haven’t been good about keeping up with my email lately .(OK, so what’s new about that?) So I was shocked and stunned and knocked outta my socks this morning when I found a note from my friend Catherine Maiorisi, sharing the good news.

Endings … to Your Novel, That Is

Piecing together a storyline can be like piecing together a puzzle.

My friend and fellow writer Catherine Maiorisi responded to my last post with commiseration. Reading her note, it occurred to me that maybe I’m not the only writer who sometimes struggles with endings.

Since I write mysteries, one would think that my main goal would be an ending that is, above all, logical. However, I am not, despite my most sincere intentions (and my Myers-Briggs personality score), the most logical person. And therein lies the problem.