from the second Kate Shugak novel

Excerpt: The killer woke and rose at once, whistling. He washed his face and brushed his teeth, slowly methodically, a deliberate ceremony to his movements. Shaving was almost a ritual, and he was very careful not to nick himself with the blade. The new clothes—Levis, a Pendleton shirt, socks, T-shirt, shorts, bought the day before…

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All those times he’s lying face down on freezing cobblestones feeling around the inside of a cow

Reread this after watching the second season of the new series on PBS. It’s pretty much impossible to recreate Herriot’s cases on camera–all those times he’s lying face down on freezing cobblestones feeling around the inside of a cow and telling us what that’s like–so this was a great reminder of the realities of the…

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The cubs were major whiners.

“OKAY, FOLKS, YOU WANT to be real quiet now,” Gary Porter said in a low voice. Since a grizzly sow and two one-year old cubs were at that moment ten feet away, I wasn’t about to argue. The sow was in the lead, rolling up the narrow path, dragging the backs of her paws along…

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So I did some publisher shuffling a bit ago, which led my agent to inquire what I’d be doing to promote the books at the new/old house (don’t ask). I took a deep breath and let it out very, very slowly. Before I lost consciousness entirely (or my temper, which was a lot closer to…

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Chapter 1 from Death of an Eye

In case you have somehow managed to avoid, evade, and duck the onslaught of promotion I have been doing for the Eye of Isis novels (and I’ll be writing about that on #thiswritinglife tomorrow), here is the first chapter of the first novel in the series for your reading pleasure. More to follow… 1 “Sheri!…

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When a new book comes out, sometimes people give the author gifts to celebrate. When you have a new Eye of Isis book out, they give you a Sphinx rubber duck filled with lip balm. Life can hold no more. The first two novels in the Eye of Isis series. Order on Amazon.USOrder on Amazon.UK…

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Pub day for Isis3!

Join me tonight at 7pm at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale for the launch of Theft of an Idol, the third Eye of Isis novel! Middle Sea sensation Herminia has vanished just before the curtain rises on a controversial production of Lysistrata. The last person to see her alive has been most foully murdered.…

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