Bound by Mystery: Celebrating 20 Years of Poisoned Pen Press

Kerry Greenwood (Contribution by) Laurie R. King (Contribution by)
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Poisoned Pen Press
Publish Date
March 07, 2017
5.4 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Kerry Greenwood is the author of more than 40 novels and six non-fiction books. Among her many honors, Ms. Greenwood has received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crime Writers' Association of Australia. When she is not writing she is an advocate in Magistrates' Courts for the Legal Aid Commission. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered Wizard.

Carolyn D. Wall is Senior Staff Writer for Persimmon Hill magazine, the publication of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, OK. As Artist-in-Residence for the Oklahoma Arts Council, she has taught creative writing to more than 4,000 children in her home state of Oklahoma. She operates a national prison-writer program, and authored the only literary book written on the Oklahoma City bombing. Among her awards two Creme-de-la-Creme awards from the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. and one from the Kansas State Writers. Sweeping Up Glass is her debut novel.
James Sallis is the award-winning author of eighteen novels, including the Lew Griffin series, the Driver series (inspiration for the 2011 film, Drive), and the John Turner series. He has also published numerous short story collections, poetry collections, literary biographies, and criticism.

Zoe Burke is the author of two children's books, but Jump the Gun is her first mystery novel. She is also vice president and publisher of Pomegranate Communications, an art book publishing company, and she enjoyed a brief singer/songwriter career as Katie Burke in the 1990s. She lives in Oregon with her husband.

J.M. DONELLAN is a writer, musician, poet, radio DJ, and teacher. He was almost devoured by a tiger in the jungles of Malaysia, nearly died of a lung collapse in the Nepalese Himalayas, and once fended off a pack of rabid dogs with a guitar in the mountains of India. As a poet, he has performed at the Sydney Writers' Festival, TEDxSouthBank, and the Sydney Opera House. His works include the novels A Beginner's Guide to Dying in India and Killing Adonis, the plays We Are All Ghosts and The Theory of Everything, and the poetry collection, Stendhal Syndrome.
Kelly Garrett is a writer and amateur dog walker based in Portland, Oregon. The Last To Die is her first novel.
Tim Maleeny is a San Francisco-based writer whose short stories appear in Death Do Us Part, an anthology from Mystery Writers of America edited by Harlan Coben, and also Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.

Priscilla Royal, author of fourteen books from Poisoned Pen Press in the Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas medieval mystery series, grew up in British Columbia and earned a BA in World Literature at San Francisco State University where she discovered the beauty of medieval literature. Before retiring from the Federal Government in 2000, she worked in a variety of jobs, all of which provided an excellent education in the complexity of human experience and motivation. She is a theater fan as well as a reader of history, mystery, and fiction of lesser violence. When not hiding in the thirteenth century, she lives in Northern California and is a member of California Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

Triss Stein is a small-town girl who has spent most of her adult life living and working in New York City. This gives her the useful double vision of a stranger and a resident which she uses to write mysteries about Brooklyn, her ever-fascinating, ever-changing, ever-challenging adopted home. Brooklyn Wars is the fourth Erica Donato mystery, following Brooklyn Secrets.
Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel spent her childhood learning ancient stories and traditions from her Mohegan tribal elders. She currently serves as the Medicine Woman for the Mohegans and writes fiction and non-fiction about the extraordinary real world of the Native Americans of New England.

Steven Axelrod holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and remains a member of the WGA despite a long absence from Hollywood. His work has been featured on various websites, including the literary e-zine NumΓ©ro Cinq, where he is on the masthead;; and The Good Men Project; as well as the magazines Pulp Modern and Big Pulp.

A father of two, he lives on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, where he paints houses and writes.

M. Evonne Dobson lives in the country with a horse she trained herself, a slightly neurotic Shetland Sheepdog, and a ghost cat that no one sees but her. And, yeah, there's people she loves around too.
Jane Finnis grew up in Yorkshire, northern England. For twenty years she lived and worked in London as a radio producer and reporter, and as a computer programmer, but then she moved back to Yorkshire, with her husband Richard. Now they live near the East Yorkshire coast.
Ann Littlewood was a zoo keeper in Portland, Oregon for twelve years. She raised lions and cougars, an orangutan; and native mammals, as well as parrots, penguins, and a multitude of owls. The financial realities of raising primates (two boys of her own) led Ann to exchange a hose and rubber boots for a briefcase and pantsuit in the healthcare industry. Ann has maintained her membership in the American Association of Zookeepers and has kept in touch with the zoo world by visiting zoos and through friendships with zoo staffers.
David Moss is an advertising copywriter who has worked for many national agencies. After writing in every conceivable medium from TV and radio to coffee cup sleeves and menu tray liners, he moved on to screenplays and novels. His script, Saving Flora, about a circus elephant, is in development to be filmed in Puebla, Mexico, in 2017. This Isn't a Game is his first novel. David lives in Santa Monica, California.
Jeffrey Siger was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, practiced law at a major Wall Street law firm, and later established his own New York City law firm where he continued as one of its name partners until giving it all up to write full-time among the people, life, and politics of his beloved Mykonos. An Aegean April is the ninth novel in his internationally best-selling and award nominated Chief Inspector Andreas Kaldis series, following up on Santorini Caesars, Devil in Delphi, Sons of Sparta, Mykonos After Midnight, Target: Tinos, Prey on Patmos, Assassins of Athens, and Murder in Mykonos. The New York Times described Jeffrey Siger's novels as thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Greek locales, and named him as Greece's thriller writer of record. The Greek Press called his work prophetic, Eurocrime described him as a very gifted American author...on a par with other American authors such as Joseph Wambaugh or Ed McBain, and the City of San Francisco awarded him its Certificate of Honor citing that his acclaimed books have not only explored modern Greek society and its ancient roots but have inspired political change in Greece. He now lives in Greece.

David P. Wagner is a retired foreign service officer who spent nine years in Italy, learning to love things Italian. Other diplomatic assignments included Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay, as well as two hardship postings to Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Mary, live in Pueblo, Colorado.

The husband and wife team of Mary Reed and Eric Mayer published several short stories about John, Lord Chamberlain to Emperor Justinian, in mystery anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine prior to 1999's highly acclaimed first full length novel, One for Sorrow. Entries in the series have been honored by a Best Mystery Glyph Award, an honorable mention in the Glyph Best Book category, and was a finalist for the IPPY Best Mystery Award (Two For Joy), nominations for the Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award (Four For A Boy and Five For Silver), and a Glyph Award for Best Book Series (Five For Silver). The American Library Association's Booklist Magazine named the Lord Chamberlain novels one of its four Best Little Known Series. Mary Reed & Eric Mayer also write under Eric Reed.


Bound by Mystery is a celebratory anthology commemorating Poisoned Pen Press' 20th anniversary. Edited by Diane D. DiBiase, it includes an impressive number of stories, 34 in total, rich with diversity and high on both entertainment and quality. The majority of the tales reside firmly within the mystery genre, but it also features a handful of outliers that are something else entirely. The writers are all Poisoned Pen Press alumni and include luminaries Laurie R. King, Kerry Greenwood, James Sallis, and so many others I blush at the prospect of listing only a few.

--Ben Boulden "Mystery Scene "

One of the very best mystery/suspense anthologies in the last few years, "Bound by Mystery" is a tour-de-force and an absolute 'must' for any and all dedicated mystery buffs. "Bound by Mystery" is unreservedly and enthusiastically recommended, especially for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.

--James A. Cox "Midwest Book Reveiw "