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:
is Finally Here!
Year! Hopefully 2013 will find more
peace, more love, more health and happiness
for everyone. 2012 has been a rough
year for lots of people, and I wasn't
sad to wave it goodbye at midnight.
I wish for all lots of squishy hugs
and smiles in the new year.
New 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!
Draws Enthusiastic Crowd (including
I attended the Golden
Crown Literary Convention in June and
received the Ann Bannon Popular Choice
Award. EB Boatner covered the event
for Lavender Magazine.
HERE to read the article!
are starting to come in for Book #2!
From Lambda Literary Review
"Hide and Snake Murder
is fast paced and witty. It is peopled
with wonderfully colorful characters,
making it a strong second novel in the
Shay O'Hanlan Capers series."
From The Mystery Reader
"Full of larger than life characters
and madcap situations, Hide and Snake
Murder will appeal to fans of comic
A lively plot keeps
things moving as Shay and her friends
chase the bad guys (or is it the other
way around) back to Minnesota and a
From Mystery Lovers Review
"Chandler's accidental detective
Shay O'Hanlon reappears for her second
outing in this delightful screwball
comedy. What happens when a snake stuffed
with money is stolen and taken to New
Orleans on vacation? Improbable, yes,
but hilarious nonetheless, this entertaining
mystery will take you places you've
never been. Chandler's zany imagination
is well-worth the price of admission
From Library Journal
"The sophomore outing for lesbian
coffee shop owner Shay (Bingo Barge
Murder) and her entourage of loveable
and multigenerational characters is
just right for those looking for a madcap
romp. Think Rita Lakin and Don Bruns
for compatible authors."
"A misfit crew band together in
an antic misadventure
way, the group ends up mixed up with
a crooked cop, a group of circus performers,
and a powerful drug lord
of Chandler will appreciate the character
development and sense of humor."
From Publishers Weekly:
"In Chandlers rip-roaring
sequel to Bingo Barge Murder (2011),
[f]ans of comic cozies are in for a
wild, enjoyable ride."
From Crimespree Magazine:
"This is a fast-moving tale...
Great cast of characters along with
Kate and Shay's girlfriend JT, and Shay's
four-legged drooling, long-tongued Dawg.
Lots of laughs."
HERE to read blurbs and reviews
about the first book (Bingo Barge
Murder) in the Shay O'Hanlon Series!
Story is in a New Anthology!
A crime fiction anthology, Writes
of Spring, is set for an April
release with the launch party on April
7, 2012, 12:00-4:PM, at Once Upon A
Crime Mystery Bookstore in Minneapolis.
It's being published by Nodin Press.
My story is called "Sweet Spring
HERE to find out more at the
Once Upon A Crime website.
Advance Praise for
Hide and Snake Murder
doesn't just write twists in this novel,
she writes twists within twists. Scaly
thugs, venomous crime bosses, and the
mingled scents of jasmine and gunsmoke
constrict tighter and tighter around
tenacious Shay as she follows the mystery
to its surprising conclusion. Hide
and Snake Murder is a unique story
of zany friendship, tentative romance,
and the deadly face of today's underworld."
~Elizabeth Sims, author of The Rita
Farmer Mysteries and The Lillian Byrd
"After reading her
novels, I've come to believe Jessie
Chandler is the illegitimate child of
Dorothy Parker and Raymond Chandler.
She's funny - and she's good!"
~Lori L. Lake, author of The Gun
Series and The Public Eye Series
"Wild and wacky Hide
and Snake Murder will keep readers
guessing all the way to a slam bang
finale." ~Carolyn Hart, Agatha,
Anthony, and Macavity award-winning
author of over three dozen mystery and
makes me laugh. A talented storyteller
with a deft hand at pacing, she writes
rollicking, raucous adventures that
are sure to entertain." ~Julie
Hyzy, bestselling author of the Manor
House Mysteries and White House Chef
"Hide and Snake
Murder takes us to the beginning
and end of the Mississippi, New Orleans
and Minneapolis, capturing the quirky
charm of both cities. It's a rollicking
read with an entertaining cast of funny
and fascinating characters. You won't
be able to turn the pages fast enough."
~J.M. Redmann, author of the Goldie
award-winning book Water Mark,
a Micky Knight Mystery.
New Feature Article about Yours Truly
There's a feature article
at ABC Newspapers about my book and
me! Woooweeeee.....go and see! CLICK
Mary Ann Grossman at the Pioneer Press
O'Hanlon is Minnesota's newest sleuth,
and her adventures will make great summer
reading... As with all satisfying mystery
series, Chandler gives readers an appealing
cast of core characters who will give
her material for future books."
More here: Pioneer
Section, May 15, 2011
come in for Bingo Barge Murder!
HERE to read blurbs and reviews
about the first book in the Shay O'Hanlon
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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the cover for book three in the Shay
O'Hanlon Caper series, Pickle in
the Middle Murder!
cover for book two in the Shay O'Hanlon
Caper series, Hide and Snake Murder!
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link above to get the summary of the
and Snake Murder
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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!
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