Stop Hate, the first book in a
new series, is now available in print
The bookstore I recommend people shop
at for my books is Once
Upon a Crime in Minneapolis. They
have all of my print books in stock, and
they are happy to ship books anywhere.
And they actually like to take phone orders!
Otherwise it's available in stores
or orderable through Barnes & Noble,
Books A Million, or your favorite indie
Stop Hate, Jessie Chandler proves
herself a gifted writer, as capable
of handling intense drama as she is
of navigating comic capers in her popular
Shay O'Hanlon series. OSH hit
me like a gutshot-timely, elegantly
plotted, with characters who'll stick
with me for a while."
~Jess Lourey, author of the Lefty-finalist
Murder by Month Mysteries
"From the gripping opening to the
final, suspense-filled scene, Chandler
has penned a page-turner that propels
the reader down the rabbit hole into
the center of one of today's most deeply
disturbing crimes. With grit, humor
and heart, Chandler has truly hit her
stride in this compelling new mystery."
~Ellen Hart, author of the award-winning
Jane Lawless series
"Topical and compelling,
Operation Stop Hate introduces
a new heroine readers will want to see
more of. Chandler weaves current crisis
and human drama that grabs hold of your
throat and won't let go."
~Lori L. Lake, award-winning author
of The Gun Series and The Public Eye
is known for her award-winning crime
capers, but here she reveals a harder
edge. Part taut procedural, part expose
of extremism and part study of the meaning
of family, OPERATION STOP HATE is a
gripping, fast-paced, high-stakes read,
and a satisfying series opener. We want
~Catriona McPherson, Edgar-nominated
and Anthony, Agatha, Macavity, and Bruce
Alexander award-winning author
"In her latest novel, Operation
Stop Hate, mystery writer Jessie
Chandler takes on some of the toughest
issues society faces today. The story
starts with every parent's worst nightmare
- an active shooter in a public school.
Chandler weaves the details of the story
with frank honesty, and without pretense.
The main character, Special Agent Cailin
McKenna, is smart, caring, and, most
of all, real. She makes mistakes, she
struggles with her choices, but despite
an almost overwhelming urge to run,
she stands tall in the face of fear.
The author uses Cailin's sharp wit to
her advantage, allowing the character
to inject moments of humor into an otherwise
tense story. Kudos for creating a novel
that examines powerfully frightening
subjects in a way that keeps the reader
turning the page. From start to finish,
Operation Stop Hate takes the
reader on a ride she won't soon forget."
~Jove Belle, author of many books
including Uncommon Romance, Love
and Devotion, Indelible, Chaps, Split
the Aces, and Edge of Darkness.
Wins USA Best Book Award!
Chip Off The Ice Block Murder
the LGBTQ Fiction Category at the USA
Best Book Awards. OMG! I feel gobsmacked
by this news!
My previous two mysteries (Pickle
in the Middle Murder and Hide
and Snake Murder)
I'm particularly thrilled to have my
books be finalists in this category
with Radclyffe, Gerry Parani, and JM
Redmann & Greg Herren!
is a Rainbow Award Finalist!
After already receiving an Honourable
Mention, I just got word that
Chip Off the Ice Block Murder
is now a finalist in the Rainbow Awards
for Best Mystery! Yahoo!
It's tough competition. There are ten
other amazing novels in the running,
so I'm in terrific company. CLICK
HERE if you want to check out
the finalists in all the categories.
Visit Me at The New Killer Caper Blog
to check out my Mysteriously
4 in the Shay O'Hanlon Series is here!
Chip Off the Ice Block Murder
came out May 8th. Click on Events (above
in the menu bar) to see the schedule
of events surrounding the new book!
Click on the links below to read other
great reviews of the new book!
Ann Grossman at the Pioneer Press
writing a new book called Operation
Stop Hate, which is a standalone outside
the Shay O'Hanlon series. Stay tuned for
more information about this new endeavor!
YouTube in-person interview
I did with Diana Belchase, the interview
Liz McMullen Show, and the audio
interview in Lizzie's
Bedtime Stories where I do some
readings from my books and stories.
Notices for Pickle in the Middle
here's some coverage at ABC newspapers:
here's a piece about Rocky and Tulip's
Fun Links (with Fives in Them)!!
out the two links below:
at Joel Arnold's Beneath
The Trap Door Blog
& Reviews for Book #3
Publishers Weekly gave Pickle
in the Middle Murder an excellent
|In Chandler's thrilling third
Shay O'Hanlon caper (after 2012's
Hide and Snake Murder), the
Rabbit Hole cafe owner and her girlfriend,
Minneapolis police officer JT Bordeaux,
are enjoying the Minnesota Renaissance
Festival when Shay feels the urge
to run to the Porta Potties (aka
"privies"). When Shay
opens an outhouse door, a dead man
with a pickle sticking out of his
mouth and the back of his head missing
topples off the pot. Her call to
911 brings the police, but where's
JT? When she finally appears, disheveled
and splattered with pickle fragments,
gruff Det. Clint Roberts arrests
her for murder. Chandler keeps the
suspense high as flustered Shay
and spunky Eddy Quartermaine, Shay's
mom stand-in, seek to prove JT's
innocence -- and learn a few surprises
about her past along the way.
And a nice review from Lavender
Magazine as well:
A Renaissance Fair treat turns to
murder, murder most foul, committed
in a Porta privy. Worse yet, [Shay's]
lover, officer JT Bordeaux, is charged
with the killing. The usual gang
rallies round to find the real killer-friends
Coop and Eddy, hounds Dawg and Bogey-but
the atmosphere in Chandler's third
caper is darker and more intense.
Corpse Russell Krasski was a child
trafficker with an unsettling connection
to JT, and while sleuthing, Shay
finds evidence that questions JT's
fidelity. Mainstay Rocky drops a
bombshell -- he is to wed his love
Tulip -- but that knot is not tied
in this installment. Now, with marriage
available to all Minnesotans, what
might we expect for volume four?
Something tasty, no doubt, topped
with a pickle -- and relish.
HERE to read a summer round-up
of Fair-related books, including ones
from my pals Jess Lourey and Pete Hautman
and for several other Minnesota books.
HERE to see an article on page
2 of the March 2013 "Mug Shots"
part of the Clues newsletter
from the Mystery Writers of America
does Jessie Chandler write?
Under pressure and with an eye
toward making people laugh
gave Bingo Barge Murder a great
mention regarding the most unusual ways
for a character to be offed:
Good Article from Fozzy Bear!
the doggie to see the article that Fozzy
Hoo! First blurb for Pickle in the
I'm so excited
to receive the first recommendation
for the next novel, which will be out
in a few months. Here's what amazing
author Catriona McPherson has to say
|"Pickle in the Middle
Murder - Shay O'Hanlon's third
outing - has all the beloved characters
from the first two capers: sweet
Coop, tough old broad Eddy, adorable
Rocky and, best of all, this time
we find out what's behind JT's air
of enigma. There is some dark stuff
here as well as the jokes, chases
and knock-about, but that only makes
us root even more for these wonderful
characters. If you only read one
Twin Cities pickle-based murder
mystery this year, make it Jessie
Chandler's. Oh, and the dogs - Dawg
and Bogey - only just manage not
to steal the whole show. Great fun
with a big heart: I loved it."
Great Reviews for Hide and Snake
CLICK HERE to read the one at Rainbow
HERE to read the one at Lambda Literary
HERE to read the one at The Mystery
Photos from the Con
I finally got my
errant webmistress to post pictures
from the GCLS conference.
HERE to see the pix!
say I won't take you up on a dare! A fellow
author dared me to have the face painter do
me up with her first gunshot wound. She made
it look surprisingly fetching! This was at
the Brooklyn Park Carousel Craft Show.
Me with Midnight Inkers Jess Lourey (center)
and my editor Terri Bischoff (r) as they attempt
to help me down some of the most horrifying
and disgusting tequila
Left to right: Me, Darrell
James, Kathleen Ernst, Jess Lourey, Terri
Bischoff, and Steven Pomije --- The DEATH
BY KILLER BOWLING BALL Team!
HERE to see more photos
Betty (R) and me standing next to the Once
Upon A Crime Mystery Bookstore PT Cruiser
Legendary Editor and Author
Katherine V. Forrest (L) with me (R)
Author Ellen Hart,
me, my wife Betty
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Here's the cover for book four in the
Shay O'Hanlon Caper series, Chip
Off the Ice Block Murder, which
was released May 8, 2014.
Yahoo!! Here's the cover for book three
in the Shay O'Hanlon Caper series, Pickle
in the Middle Murder!
Below is the
cover for book two in the Shay O'Hanlon
Caper series, Hide and Snake Murder!
Click on the BOOKS
link above to get the summary of the
and Snake Murder
is available from Amazon.com as a
book or as
also available in paperback to order
Upon A Crime
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the cover for my first book,
Bingo Barge Murder: A Shay
O'Hanlon Caper. Click on
the BOOKS link above to get
the summary of the story!
HERE to find an independent bookstore