Mysterious Women: A Quarterly Newsletter for Fans of Women Mystery Writers


The Adventures of Lauren MacPhearson
by Gay Toltl Kinman

2011 Amazon Kindle
Death in Covent Garden
by Gay Toltl Kinman

2006 Hilliard and Harris

ISBN 1-59133-165-X hardcover $28.95
ISBN 1-59133-166-8 trade paperback $16.95
Death in Rancho Las Amigas
by Gay Toltl Kinman

2012 Amazon Paperback
Amazon Kindle

Upclose and personal: A Jo Peters Mystery
by Gay Toltl Kinman

2012 Amazon Paperback
Amazon Kindle


   

Together in one book!

Super Sleuth: Five Alison Leigh Powers Mysteries
by Gay Toltl Kinman

2004 / Amber Quill Press / ISBN 1-59279-867-5 / $16.00

BEST SELLER! AWARD WINNER!

Award nominations for SUPER SLEUTH stories include:

  • EPPIE (EPIC) Award Winner
  • Two-Time AGATHA Award Nominee
  • INDEPENDENT E-BOOK Awards Finalist
  • SIME-GEN REVIEWERS CHOICE Award Finalist for Favorite Children's Book


  • Available at Amazon.com

    Wholesale order for libraries and bookstores only - CreateSpace

    The Mystery of the Octagon House
    Alison Leigh Powers, 9, Super Sleuth, cheats would-be kidnappers ofthe old owner of the historic Octagon House!

    EPPIE (EPIC) AWARD WINNER!
    AGATHA AWARD NOMINEE!
    INDEPENDENT E-BOOK AWARDS FINALIST!
    The Mystery of the Missing Miniature Books
    Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, helps her mother, a librarian and book conservator, when valuable books, all under 3" high, disappear!

    INDEPENDENT E-BOOK AWARDS FINALIST!
    SIME-GEN REVIEWERS CHOICE AWARD
    FINALIST, FAVORITE YOUNG ADULT / CHILDREN'S BOOK!
    The Secret of the Strange Staircase
    Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, solves a 100-year-old
    murder mystery!
    The Mystery of the Missing Arabian
    Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, rescues a Thoroughbred from horsenappers!
    The Mystery of the Equestrian Park
    Alison Leigh Powers, 11, Super Sleuth, and friend, Melissa Chan, investigate who is causing the "accidents" at Dawson's Stables and why.

    AGATHA AWARD NOMINEE!

       
    CHILDREN'S BOOKS

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Gilly's Divorce or Don't Make the Mistakes I Did; and Manual and Advice on Coping With Your Divorce. Mysterious Women 2012. 
    www.kindle.com  $2.99  www.amazon.com  trade paperback $9.95

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Gilly's Manual and Advice on Coping With Your Divorce. Mysterious Women 2012. 
    www.kindle.com  99 cents

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. The Adventures of Lauren Macphearson. Mysterious Women 2011.  www.kindle.com $2.99  www.amazon.com  2012 trade paperback $9.95

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Lauren Macphearson and the Scottish Adventure. Mysterious Women 2011.
    www.kindle.com  99 cents

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Lauren Macphearson and the Colorado Adventure. Mysterious Women 2011.
    www.kindle.com  99 cents

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Lauren Macphearson and the Ghostly Adventure. Mysterious Women 2011.
    www.kindle.com  99 cents

    Kinman, Gay Toltl.  Lauren Macphearson and the Jumbled Cupboard Adventure. Mysterious Women 2011.
    www.kindle.com  99 cents

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Super Sleuth: Five Alison Leigh Powers Mysteries. Amberquill Press, 2004. trade paperback $16

    Kinman, Gay Toltl.  The Mystery of the Equestrian Park. Amber Quill Press, 2003. www.kindle.com $4

    Kinman, Gay Toltl.  The Secret of the Strange Staircase, 2002. Amber Quill Press. www.kindle.com $4

    Kinman, Gay Toltl.  The Mystery of the Missing Arabian. Amber Quill Press, 2003. www.kindle.com $4

    Kinman, Gay Toltl.  The Mystery of the Octagon House. Amber Quill Press, 2003. www.kindle.com $4

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. The Mystery of the Missing Miniature Books. Amber Quill Press, 2003. www.kindle.com $4

    YOUNG ADULT

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. Wolf Castle (Also published as Castle Reiner, now out of print) Mysterious Women 2011.

    www.kindle.com $4. www.amazon.com trade paperback $9.95
    MYSTERY NOVELS FOR ADULTS
    Death in a Small Town
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    2006 Hilliard and Harris

    ISBN 1-59133-163-3 hardcover $28.95
    ISBN 1-59133-164-1 trade paperback $16.95
    Death in Covent Garden
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    2006 Hilliard and Harris

    ISBN 1-59133-165-X hardcover $28.95
    ISBN 1-59133-166-8 trade paperback $16.95

    Castle Reiner
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    Gothic romantic suspense novel set on the California coast in 1899.

    ISBN 0-7433-0108-0 / $12.99 / 2001 / Clocktower Fiction
    Order http://clocktowerfiction.com
    http://www.bn.com
    http://www.amazon.com

    Wolf Castle
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    2006 Hilliard and Harris

    ISBN 1-59133-157-9 hardcover $28.95
    ISBN 1-59133-158-7 trade paperback $16.95
    MYSTERY SHORT STORIES IN BOOK ANTHOLOGIES
    The Book Collector
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Mouth Full of Bullets: Best of Year One

    $7.84 / 2008
    Order http://www.lulu.com
    iRomance
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Medium of Murder

    NATIONAL BEST BOOKS 2008 AWARD FINALIST!

    ISBN 978-0-9766733-4-7 / $14.95 / 2008 / Red Coyote Press
    Order http://www.redcoyotepress.com
    Ballet Exercises
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Carols and Crimes, Gifts and Grifters: An Anthology of Holiday Crime Stories to Benefit Toys for Tots

    ISBN 978-1-60364-002-2 / $11.95 / 2007 / Wolfmont Publishing
    Order http://www.wolfmont.com
    The Sorrento Setup
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Crime and Suspense Anthology I 2005-6: Selected Tales from Crime and Suspense Ezine's First Fifteen Months

    ISBN 978-1-60364-0008 / $9.95 / 2007 / Wolfmont Publishing
    Order http://www.wolfmont.com
    Body and Blood
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Never Safe: Stories of Mystery and Suspense Anthology

    ISBN 978-0-977-124626 / $14.99 / 2007 / Seven Sisters Publishing
    Order http://www.7sisterspress.com
    Miss Parker and the Cutter Sanborn Tables
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in A Deadly Dozen: Tales of Murder from Los Angeles

    AGATHA AWARD NOMINATION!

    ISBN 0-9663473-2-3 / $13 / 2000 / UglyTown
    Order http://www.uglytown.com/deadlydozen
    http://www.amazon.com
    Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Murder on Sunset Boulevard

    ISBN 1-929976-19-4 / $12.95 / 2002 / Top Publications
    Order http://toppub.com
    http://www.amazon.com
    Catnapping
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation. Edited by Michael Connelly. NY: St. Martin's Press, March 2005.

    ISBN 076-530739-1 hbk $24.95.
    ISBN 076-530740-5 pbk $14.95.
    Order http://www.amazon.com
    Spyder's Plant
    by Gay Toltl Kinman and Jill Cogen

    in Gone Coastal: A Mystery Anthology. Compiled and edited by K. M. Kavanagh & Margaret Searles. 2006 / Seven Sisters Press

    ISBN 0-9771246-0-4 trade paper $14.99.
    Order http://www.sevensisterspress.com
    MYSTERY SHORT STORIES in MAGAZINES

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. LONDON SPY. Mysterious Women 2011 ON KINDLE FREE

    Series character Tony Reynolds investigates the high theft of American passports stolen in London.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH," Suspense Magazine, September 2008. Free at www.suspensemagazine.com (click on 'contest submissions')

    A woman is trapped in the car of a suspected rapist who is about to drive off.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE THIEF," Mystery Authors, The Fall issue, September 2008. Free at http://www.mysteryauthors.com

    A desperate man tries to rob a gas station attendant.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE MYSTERY WRITER," Powder Burn Flash, 2008. Free at http://powderburnflash.blogspot.com

    The husband of a mystery writer is murdered in exactly the same way as the victim in her latest best seller.


    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "VENGEANCE IS MINE: THE FOLSOM CASE," The Back Alley Ezine, April 2008. Free at www.backalleywebzine.com

    Two former women LAPD homicide detectives help others achieve justice in a series based on the cases they received in their P.I. Agency.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "NO MORE CRUELTY TO DOGS, PLEASE!" Apollo's Lyre Flash Fiction, November 2007. Free at http://www.apollos-lyre.com

    A woman and her dog are soon to part in a touch of irony.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "The Book Collector," Mouth Full of Bullets, Summer 2007. Free at http://www.mouthfullofbullets.com

    An avid book collector and his house-sitter clash over a red pen.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "8 lbs," Apollo's Lyre, January 2007. Free at www.apollos-lyre.com.

    An 8 lb-weight can be deadly, even in the hands of weak woman.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "LOCKED CAR," Burst, Winter 2007.

    www.terra-media.us/burst/Winter2007.html 49 cents.

    Jo Peters, Los Angeles County D.A. finds evidence about who put the body in the car trunk. (Prequel story to the book DEATH IN A SMALL TOWN)

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "MAJESTIC 12," Mysterical-E, Winter 2006-7. Free at www.mystericale.com

    A man finds proof that Extra Terrestrials really do exist, but someone else wants that proof!

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "BODY AND BLOOD," FMAM, March/April 2006. http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/fmam/Mar06contents.html. Order http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com $9.50.

    After praying for her mother, a middle-age daughter comes out of church with two men who may be trying to kidnap her.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "FIRE DRILL," Crime and Suspense Ezine, October 2005. Free subscription http://www.crimeandsuspense.com. Also http://www.fictionwise.com 49 cents.

    Is the fire drill for real or a reason to get everyone out of the library?

    Kinman, Gay Toltl."THE TRUCK STOP," Christopher Gooch's Emystery Ezine, March, 2005. Free at http://www.christophergooch.com. Also http://www.fictionwise.com 49 cents.

    A trucker searches at a truck stop trying to find out what happened to his buddy.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE DARKENED HOUSE," Shots Magazine (UK) June 2004. Free from http://www.shotsmag.co.uk. Also http://www.fictionwise.com 49 cents.

    A loser hides out in a vacant house, while a murderer leaves his mark.

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "BLOWN AWAY," Futures, Jan-Feb-Mar, 2004. www.fmam.biz (Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine). Order issue www.fmambiz $10.95.

    An airline vice president is blown away, but was she the wrong target?

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "NOTHING PERSONAL," Orchard Press, July 2003. Free at http://orchardpressmysteries.com. Also http://www.fictionwise.com 49 cents.

    A mystery writer's husband is murdered, just as she wrote it--in her best-seller.

    The Sorrento Setup
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in handheldcrime, March 2002.
    Free from http://handheldcrime.com

    Reprinted in Crime and Suspense, December 2005.
    Free from http://www.crimeandsuspense.com
    Coyote's Find
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Detective Mystery Stories, February 2003

    DERRINGER AWARD NOMINATION!

    Order from 504 East Morris St., Seymour TX 76380 / $6.30 fadingshadows@juno.com
      Ballet Exercises
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Shred of Evidence February 2003

    Free from http://shredofevidence.com
      Death in Russia
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in Detective Mystery Stories, June 2003

    Order from 504 East Morris St., Seymour TX 76380 / $6.30 fadingshadows@juno.com
      The Corpse Flower
    by Gay Toltl Kinman

    in EWG Presents: Without A Clue, June 2003

    SELECTED NON-FICTION BOOKS AND ARTICLES 
     
     
     

    Kinman, Gay Toltl, co-editor. DESSERTICIDE II aka JUST DESSERTS and DEATHLY ADVICE. Los Angeles: Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, 2000. 0-9679037-0X trade paper  $12.99. (Available from out-of-print dealers

          By and for mystery writers, real recipes by members of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles on one side and murderous tips on the other side. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "DEATHLY SWEET CHOCOLATE AND CARAMEL CAKE," A Second Helping of Murder: More Diabolically Delicious Recipes from Contemporary Mystery Writers.  Edited by Jo Grossman and Robert Weibezahl. Poisoned Pen Press, 2003. 1-59058-077-X  $19.95  Order  www.poisonedpenpress.com

          A recipe `to die for' in a book with recipes from other mystery writers.  

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "BSP TIP," Creating Buzz. Compiled by M. Diane Vogt. 2004.  Free from http://www.mdianevogt.com

          Hints from mystery writers on how to publicize your book. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl, compiler. SHAMELESS PROMOTION FOR BRAZEN HUSSIES 2. Sisters in Crime, 2004. Order SINC, POB 442124, Lawrence KS 66044-8933 / $15. www.sistersincrime.org

          Articles by Sisters in Crime on how to promote your mystery writing. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "MARCIA MULLER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: AN APRRECIATION" (Interview),  Bouchercon 36 (Program Book) 2005. Reprinted in crimespree magazine January / February 2008.

          An interview with this best-selling author who was given the award at the mystery convention. 

    Kinman,Gay Toltl. "THE YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY MARKET," Breaking and Entering: The Road to Success. Compiled and Edited by L.C.Hayden. Sisters in Crime, 2010. www.sistersincrime.org  

     

    PLAYS PRODUCED 
     
     

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE WICKED WELL," Allied Arts Association Theatre Arts Group, Cambria, CA, August 1-23, 1997. 

          Coyote, the Southwest's trickster, makes money on lies. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE THIEF," Murder, Mystery & Intrigue. Lizard Theater, 230 West Main St., Alhambra CA, May 28, 2006.

          Who is the thief--the young gas station attendant in 1953, or the desperate father who holds him up? 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "DEATH IN RUSSIA," Murder, Mystery & Intrigue. Lizard Theater, May 28, 2006.

          A May-December marriage has ended on a dream trip to Russia. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "A LITTLE THEATER MYSTERY," Murder, Mystery & Intrigue. Lizard Theater, August 25-27 and September 1, 2006.

          Is that an actor on stage, or a mannekin with very good special effects of dripping blood? 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE MYSTERY  WRITER," Murder, Mystery & Intrigue. Lizard Theater, November 10, 11 and 12, 2006.

          The best-selling author has a problem when her about- to- be- ex-husband is killed the same way as a victim in her newest book. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE AUDITION." Lizard Theater, April 13, 14 and 15, 2007; June 12 and 13, 2009.

          What kind of props should a not-so-great actor bring to a mystery play audition? 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "THE PURLOINED LETTER," Edgar Allen Poe Festival. Lizard Theater, June 29, 30 and July 1, 2007; and Tales of Terror, weekends in April, 2011.

          Poe's short story of `hiding' something in plain sight is now a play! 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "PUTTING MOTHER'S SEAT BELT ON,"  in the First Annual Comedy Festival. Lizard Theater, Fridays and Saturdays from August 31 to September 29, 2007.

          A simple task almost drives a daughter over the edge. 

    Kinman, Gay Toltl. "REVENGE,"  Murder Mystery and Intrigue. Lizard Theater,  Fridays and Saturdays, May 2 to 17, 2008.

          A best-selling author gets her revenge on a famous critic who trashed her first novel.