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James A. Cox, Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Bookwatch, has recently reviewed Dead Drop, the second book in the Amy Lynch Investigation series. He says: Another riveting read from a true master of the genre, “Dead Drop” showcases P. K. Norton’s genuine flair for narrative driven storytelling with more twists and turns than a carnival roller coaster. While unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs that “Dead Drop” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $5.95).

August was an interesting month for me. I attended the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference, which is always a fun time. My favorite part this year was the class given by the Medical Examiner for the state of Connecticut. I learned some interesting things: 1) You cannot bury a body with a bullet in it. You need to remove all bullets or shrapnel prior to burial. 2) If you shoot somebody, wash your hands asap. That removes enough gun shot residue that it can’t be used as evidence against you. 3) The Medical Examiner may boil body parts in a crockpot in order to examine bones for trauma. 4) Maggots make a sound similar to Rice Krispies. Yikes! 5) At least in Connecticut, policemen need to buy their own bullets. This is a good way to reduce police shootings. I don’t know about other states.

New England Crime Bake

I spent a fun weekend at the New England Crime Bake, the annual conference of the local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Saw some old friends, met a few new ones. So many of the people there have written 30… Continue reading

Radio Interview – Laurie Kirby of WBZ Radio

I had a lovely chat the other day with Laurie Kirby of WBZ Radio’s “The Women’s Watch.” Such a nice lady! She taped a short interview with me which should air sometime around Veteran’s Day. Details to follow when available.

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