Sunday, April 10, 2016

Haw: The Second Penny Weaver Mystery comes out May 1

Haw: The Second Penny Weaver Mystery comes out May 1.  I’ll be at the Malice Domestic Convention for the traditional mystery in Bethesda, MD.  I’ll be on a panel called “Murder in War: World War II,” on Sunday, May 1, at 11:45 AM, signing books immediately afterwards. 

Right now and through April I’m offering both The Sands of Gower: The First Penny Weaver Mystery and Haw for $25, including shipping, if you buy both.  Orders to Judy Hogan, PO Box 253, Moncure, NC 27559.

Here’s a back cover blurb to whet your appetite:

An icy Christmas night; a crowded boarding house; a murdered landlord; warm fires; the smells of baked bread and roast turkey; thirteen suspects (including wife, ex, and the dog); and details fed like kindling to a smouldering fire, make Judy Hogan’s latest Penny Weaver mystery a mesmerizing and deeply satisfying read. Her masterful plot unfolds with perfect timing as her spirited heroine leads us through the murky light of the human heart to an ending that warms our own. Once you get started, you won’t put it down. –Walter Bennett, author of Leaving Tuscaloosa

Normal pricing for Haw is $15.  With tax, $16.  With postage, $19. Same with The Sands of Gower purchased separately.  Both are also available on and in local bookstores as of early May: The Joyful Jewel, Circle City Books, in Pittsboro; Paperbacks Plus in Siler City; Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, and the Regulator in Durham.

Right now and until April 26, I’m doing a give-away of five Haws on


If you haven’t read The Sands of Gower yet, here is a comment to make you want to read it!

I have just finished reading Sands. It is a sweet love story, as well as a masterful mystery. Knowing Penny before Kenneth gives depth to her character and prepares your readers for some of the conflicts she experiences in the later books. Having experienced something similar myself, it was very interesting to me to read a book where two grown people meet and fall in love and plan to balance their separate lives. I think the experience described in Sands is more common today than it has been, at least among the people I know well. 

The description of the scenery was beautiful--so vivid I could walk it in my mind. I feel like I've been to Gower. 

With the descriptions of these various couples and their relationships (with the exception of Evelyn and Harold), one can hope for better things for the "new" couple in the novel--Penny and Kenneth. 

Love your book, 

Mary Susan Heath, a Goldsboro writer.

I will be reading from Haw and offering a workshop on writing and publishing mysteries in Goldsboro May 23, Monday.  More info as it’s available.

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