Day for Book 4 in the Shay O'Hanlon
Series is May 8!
the Ice Block Murder will be out May
8th. Click on Events (above in the menu
bar) to see the schedule of events surrounding
the new book!
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!
|Check out the
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
Praise & 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!
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
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
will be 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
+ ~ + ~ + ~
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