Mystery/Crime Authors Roundup on May 9 KAZI Book Review
A calvacade of mystery and crime fiction authors were featured on the May 8 edition of KAZI Book Review. Interviews with New York Times best selling authors T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Border Lords, and Harlan Coban, author of Live Wire, kicked off this special edition of KAZI Book Review in honor of Texas Mystery Month. Central Texan and first time novelist Robin Allen, author of If You Can’t Stand the Heat, and Sarah Ann Robertson, membership treasurer of the Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter, closed out the show. To listen to the podcast of the show click here: May 8 KAZI Book Review.
Robin Allen will have her book launch on May 14 at 3 p.m. at BookPeople as part of the Texas Mystery Month Celebration. If You Can’t Stand the Heat, is the first book in the clean, humorous Poppy Markham: Culinary Cop cozy mystery series that Allen is launching. Poppy is a former chef turned health inspector who is helping her father with the relaunching of his restaurant. A couple of hours into the grand re-opening celebration of Markham’s Grille & Cocktails, guest chef and European bad boy, Évariste Bontecou, is murdered.
On May 15, Austinite Janice Hamrick, winner of the 2010 Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel competition and author of Death on Tour, will be a guest on KAZI Book Review as we continue special programming for Texas Mystery Month.