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Killer Characters: Macy’s, Manicures and Murder

Killer Characters: Macy’s, Manicures and Murder Today Lila Dare and Killer Characters welcomes Emma-Joy “EJ” Ferris from DIE BUYING, the first book in Laura DiSilverio’s new Mall Cop series. A former Air Force cop turned mall security officer, EJ has had some adjustment issues. But we’ll Read More →

Shelterpop: Where I Write

Shelterpop: Where I Write When I retired from the Air Force in 2004 determined to write and publish novels, my lovely husband surprised me with a desk and bookshelves to convert a small bedroom into my private office. He called it an investment in Read More →

The Author’s Desk: A House Full of Books

The Author’s Desk: A House Full of Books Writers are readers. That probably doesn’t come as a shock to most of you. What surprised me, however, when I first started doing writing-related events–talking to readers in bookstores and schools and at book clubs–is how interested readers are in Read More →

The Author’s Desk: Why I Write

I spent ten days vacationing on the Oregon coast earlier this month and figured out, after seven years of writing full-time, why I write. As you might imagine, writers write for different reasons.  Some write to put food on the Read More →

The Author’s Desk: Temporary Jobs Can Lead to Murder

How many of you have ever worked jobs that you knew were temporary, something to pay the bills while you interviewed, studied or plotted to get the job you really wanted?  Most of us, right?  Believe me, I never planned Read More →

What’s Missing on a Vacation

I took ten days off from writing this month. Gasp!  Shudder.  The world did not come to an end.  I didn’t miss any writing deadlines (although I came darn close with this blog post), and Oprah didn’t call while I Read More →


DIE BUYING is one of the Top Four cozy mysteries of 2011.

- Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011

SWIFT JUSTICE has rapidly become my favorite new P.I. puzzler. It’s smart and sassy with tons of humor and a whole lot of heart.

- Chris Grabenstein, Anthony- and Agatha-award winning author

ALL SALES FATAL is a fun mystery!

- Kathy Blumenstock, The Washington Post

SWIFT JUSTICE may appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum and Lula. DiSilverio deftly mixes light, zany humor with the darkness of the crimes.

- Booklist, Starred Review

QUICKSTEP TO MURDER and DIE BUYING are both in our Top 12 favorite mystery titles from 2011.

- Lisa Allmendinger,