Tuesday, July 11, 2017

16 Authors Answer Siren Call in Sisters-in-Crime/LA's LAst Resort

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Sisters-in-Crime/LA website
by Gay Degani

It has become a tradition for Sisters-in-Crime/LA chapter to produce a crime/mystery anthology every couple of years asking writers to incorporate LA as a "character" in each story. 

Recently released, LAst Resort follows suit with tales set in Hollywood, Leimert Park, Highland Park, Silver Lake, Venice and points north, south, east, and west of the sprawling city.

As stated on the back cover of this collection, "LA is the sun-kissed city of high hopes and second chances, where everyone seems to be from somewhere else.  A siren's call to dreamers, misfits, mystics and freaks, lost souls and purveyors of sin. They roll in on their last tank of gas, their suitcases bulging with secrets of pasts better forgotten. They stay for a few days, a month, a year, a lifetime. The determined and the desperate, careening and colliding toward trouble…and their last resort."

Author Michael Connelly

A long-time resident of the City of Angels and award-winning author of detective and crime fiction, best known for his LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey HallerMichael Connelly was a perfect choice to introduce  the Sisters-in-Crime/LA chapter's 2017 anthology, LAst Resort. Generously agreeing to do so, here is a snippet from that introduction: "Here is a collection of stories that sit on the unsteady ground of the last resort. In the zone where anything can happen."

Edited by renowned authors Matt Coyle, Mary Marks, and Patricia Smiley,  LAst Resort is comprised of sixteen mysteries about the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is Los Angeles.

Who's in LA Resort?

Avril Adams, "Independence Day"
Paula Bernstein, "On Call for Murder"
Lynne Bronstein, "Mimo"
Stephen Buehler, "Seth's big Move"
Sarah M. Chen, "Nut Job"
Anne David, "The LAid Plans"
Gay Degani, "Highland Park Hit"
L.H. Dillman, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation"
Wrona Gall, "Thump, Bump, and Dump"
Cyndra Gernet, "Hired Lives"
Georgia Jeffries, "Little Egypt"
Melinda Loomis, "Crime Drama/Do Not Cross"
GB Pool, "Method Actor"
Laurie Stevens, "The Ride of Your Life"
Wendall Thomas, "Eggs Over Dead"
Mae Woods, "Today's the Day"

Come back for more. During the next few months, I will bring you a taste of each story as well as a Question and Answer segment with each author. 

Here is the link to all the Sisters-in-Crime/LA anthologies. You can purchase them directly from the site: http://sistersincrimela.com/anthologies/

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