15 April 2012
Politics and crime is an ancient tradition that never dies. Macbeth murdered his way to the throne, King David used political power to send his romantic obstacle into battle, and corrupt governors are still trying to sell public appointments. Whether the crime is committed for political purposes, covered up by political power or made possible by political position, crime and politics go together Our panel has written about bad behavior from small towns to the global stage to the long-ago and far-away. And it all looks familiar.15 April 2012
Claudia Bishop (seated at table) celebrates the Sisters in Crime bookstore initiative with her friends in Florida. Photo by Howard Henderson.13 April 2012
Claudia Bishop (aka Mary Stanton), best-selling author of the Hemlock Falls mystery series, and member of Sisters in Crime, an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction will work as a volunteer staffer at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of a Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day celebration.28 December 2011
Bookin’ with Bingo is giving away a copy of Angel Condemned. All you need to do is comment on her preview of my latest book. The contest ends January 12 — good luck!18 September 2011
Angel Condemned, the fifth in my series of Beaufort & Company Mysteries, will be published November 1, 2011 by Berkley Prime Crime. In advance of that event, I’m offering Chapter One freely to anyone who wants it.
Click the button below to go to my Scribd profile and read Chapter One of Angel Condemned:18 September 2011
I’m very happy to announce that my Magical Mysteries series of young-adult novels — My Aunt, The Monster, White Magic and Next Door Witch — is now available in electronic editions for the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook!30 May 201112 April 2011
The fifth novel in my Beaufort & Company Mystery series will be published on November 1, 2011. I just received the cover art yesterday.6 April 2011
Head on over to Fresh Fiction to read my guest blog about the Beaufort & Company series and writing in general. I hope you enjoy it!11 March 2011
The Heavenly Horse From The Outermost West, the book that began my fiction career back in 1988, has been reissued in electronic form and can now be downloaded from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The fifth novel in the Beaufort & Company Mystery series. In stores now!
“The intrepid heroine deals with nasty demons, haughty nephilim and evil with aplomb as if that is an everyday occurrence. She anchors the whimsical paranormal tale with solid footing in two realms, but then again she has friends in high places.” — The Mystery Gazette
The fourth book in the acclaimed Beaufort and Company Mystery series — out now!
“The latest Beaufort & Company mystery is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike. Stanton has penned a tale that will keep the reader’s interest to the very end and even experienced mystery readers will say, ‘Didn’t see that coming!’ at critical points. Larger-than-life characters—human and temporal—infuse the story with humor and empathy.” — Romantic Times (4 stars)
“Stanton’s third Beaufort & Company mystery is a gem. It’s an original and thought-provoking concept, and Stanton’s imagination knows no bounds. Her characters — both dead and alive — are ones you want to spend time with and get to know better.” — Romantic Times (4-1/2 stars)
The third book in the series! On sale now!
“Another fabulous entry in the paranormal Beaufort & Company series…a very enjoyable and fast paced novel that is filled with unconventional characters…definitely one of the top ten books of the year!”
— The Baryon Review of Books
“Intriguing and wholly different and original. I was hooked from page one. Defending Angels is at once charming, erudite and chilling. This book should give Mary Stanton the same kind of cult following usually reserved for Charlaine Harris!”
— Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of The Molly Murphy Mysteries and Her Royal Spyness