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June Greetings

Hi everyone,

We're just finishing up Mystery Scene Summer Issue #125, which will be out later this month. You can expect profiles of Lisa Unger and Tom Piccirilli, as well as articles about Robert B. Parker's Spenser series being continued by Ace Atkins, an appreciation of Stuart Kaminsky 's Hollywood PI Toby Peters, and a look at the atmospheric 1830s mysteries of Barbara Hambly set in new Orleans.

Until then, we hope you enjoy the latest June e-news from Mystery Scene. Don't forget our fun summer giveaways including tickets to the new off-Broadway mystery production 7th Monarch, and a signed copy of Malla Nunn's latest mystery Blessed are the Dead as the prize for our best summer "Our Readers Recommend." To recommend your favorite read, email us.

Best wishes,

Kate Stine


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Jeffery Deaver on J.R.R. Tolkien
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There are so many important writers I've been inspired by. But the writer who has influenced me the most isn't a mystery or thriller writer, it's J.R.R. Tolkien.




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ABSOLUTELY DEAD by Michael Walker

 Colin: Ruth's pills are poison to Jack, but they turn blue in alcohol. That's why he only takes his pills with vodka, darling; to make sure they don't turn blue.

Susan: So, you're saying it's better to be Absolutely drunk than absolutely dead. I'm all for that!



- From Absolutely Dead, a dinner party mystery, by playwright Michael Walker, awarded First Place at the  2012 International Mystery Writers' Festival, "Discovering New Mysteries," in Owensboro, Kentucky, where it will be have its world premiere this month. June 14-17, 2012, Owensboro, Kentucky



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Miriam Hemmerick (Hall) is a brilliant recluse who can't
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