2. Robert B. ParkerFor Spenser and his amazing way of conveying pictures with an economy of words.
3. Dennis LehaneFor his Kenzie and Gennaro mysteries that illustrated the fact good guys aren’t all good and bad guys aren’t all bad.
4. Julia Spencer FlemingFor her unconventional realistic Christian mysteries.
5. Nevada BarrFor her incredible descriptions of our national parks.
6. Stephen PressfieldFor The War of Art.
7. M.C. BeatonFor the prickly yet delightful Agatha Raisin.
8. Robert A. HeinleinFor my teenaged dreams of space travel.
9. Isaac Asimov“The good doctor”, who taught me much science through his stories.
10. Craig JohnsonFor Longmire.
11. Kristine Kathryn RuschNot only for her fiction, but for her weekly business blogs for writers.
12. Jody HedlundFor “Luther and Katherina.”
13. Andy WeirFor showing how an indie tour de force could become a major motion picture.
14. Donald Bain (writing with "Jessica Fletcher")
For the wonderful Murder, She Wrote books.
15. Ellery QueenFor his (their?) famous 'play fair with the reader' mysteries.
About True Blue MurderLilliana Wentworth expects the First Annual African Violet Club Show and Sale at the Rainbow Ranch Retirement Community to be thrilling. The former librarian has developed her first hybrid, a plant with unusual deep blue flowers, and hopes to win a first place ribbon. Maybe even best in show. But her excitement turns to dread when the aggravating Bette Tesselink, her fiercest rival, turns up dead, and she becomes the logical suspect.
There’s never been a murder in the village of Rainbow Ranch, and it soon becomes apparent that the young Chief of Police is in over his head. Under pressure from the mayor, Lilliana is afraid he’ll arrest her in order to close the case. Her only option is to begin her own investigation and find the murderer before she winds up in jail.
The first in a new cozy mystery series sure to engage you with its fascinating characters and twisty plot.
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