Blog – Page 8 – M. Ruth Myers

Free: Private Eye Short Story Based on Series

From now through Aug. 26 you can get a FREE copy of my brand-new Maggie Sullivan short story, “The Barefoot Stiff” ahead of its official release.  It features characters from my three-novel Maggie Sullivan mystery series. To get your free copy, click the link below and enter coupon code AM64N when you check out. If […]

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A Woman Private Eye and Two Detectives

I was hanging out on a seedy street corner — well, okay, in my easy chair — when I got a chance to follow a woman private eye I’d seen solve other cases as she tackled the one which started it all. That went okay, so I decided to strike up acquaintance with two other […]

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Don’t Dare a Dame a Shamus Award finalist

Don’t Dare a Dame, third book in my series featuring private eye Maggie Sullivan, is a finalist for a 2014 Shamus Award.  Needless to say, I’m thrilled. In 1982 the Private Eye Writers of America established the awards to recognize excellence in private eye fiction writing. You can see all finalists and categories here.  My […]

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Vexing Truths for Writers Relocating an Office

Recently I moved from one house to another. It wasn’t the first time. As I ran the mouse maze of trying to get my office set up so I could return to the business of writing, I was struck by challenges invariably faced by writers who relocate: The wall with the grounded outlets needed to […]

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Only a little bit late for Mardi Gras, I’ve discovered a great series with a woman P.I. in New Orleans. After one book, I’m looking forward to further evenings of criminal bliss with her. Talba Wallis is the creation of Edgar winner Julie Smith. She’s savvy, competent, and comfortable in her own skin. The skin […]

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Interview with author Matthew Storm

Back in October, I reviewed Broken, the debut novel of author Matthew Storm. It features a compelling, albeit self-destructive, woman private eye named Nevada James. Mr. Storm, who’s publicity shy, agreed to an interview. Here are the results. GG: Your bio suggests that you didn’t immediately set out to be a writer. Have you always […]

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Free: Latest in Series with Depression-era Woman P.I.

Today through Sunday, Jan. 3-5, snag a free Kindle copy of DON’T DARE A DAME, third book in the Maggie Sullivan mystery series by M. Ruth Myers. Hired by two spinsters, the private eye quickly finds herself in a cauldron of crimes from the past, brass knuckles meant to discourage her interest, an ex-con out to settle […]

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End-of-Year Mysteries with Woman Private Investigators

Did you miss any of these late 2013 books? All are additions to series by authors on my Starter’s Dozen of Woman P.I.’s. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith —  Botswanan private investigator Mme. Precious Ramotswe rises to the occasion of helping two clients, one a lady lawyer and the other the […]

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