Saturday, July 31, 2010

The line-up of featured authors for Love Is Murder 2011 includes Michael Allen Dymmoch as Local Guest of Honor. Michael is well-known in the mystery writing community, especially that part of it that calls Chicago home. Not only is she a prolific writer, but she's also served as President and Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and as newsletter editor for the Chicagoland Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Minnesota author Carl Brookins reviewed one of Michael's books on his website, www.carlbrookins.com. He's given permission for me to reprint that review here.


Death in West Wheeling
by Michael Dymmoch
Five Star Mysteries, Hardcover,
182 pages, Hardcover, $25.95
IBN1594144583

Who knew author Michael Dymmoch, who has written such solid noir mysteries
as "White Tiger," "The Fall" and "M.I.A.", could put together such a funny,
even hilarious novel as this one, set in a small town in West Virginia, or
somewhere close by? Homer Deter is currently acting sheriff and he has to
investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teacher at a local missionary school.

This case is just the start of something bigger. Before long, Acting Sheriff Deter is faced with three more disappearances, an odd-acting ATF agent in search of illicit stills, a few apparently random motor vehicle accidents, and including a twenty-three car pileup right in the middle of town. And the funny thing is, all these incidents eventually connect. That even includes the full-grown escaped tiger locked in the post office.

Author Dymmoch has some trenchant things to say about relationships between
men and women, and about the state of our society. It's all wrapped in fine writing, a really excellent if skewed sense of our society, and some dandy plotting. Pick up this good short novel. You'll be glad you did.

Carl Brookins
www.carlbrookins.com, www.agora2.blogspot.com
Case of the Greedy Lawyer, Devils Island,
Bloody Halls, more at Kindle & Smashwords!

LOVE IS MURDER, THE PREMIER MIDWESTERN CONFERENCE FOR FANS AND WRITERS OF MYSTERY. FOR INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.LOVEISMURDER.NET

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