by | Nov 14, 2023 | Mystery Minute, Giveaways

By Z.J. Czupor

On Tour with Dead Writers is Z.J. Czupor‘s new installment on Rogue Women Writers. Guess the correct dead writer and be entered to win a free book.

St. Regis is a clue to the dead writer

Let’s check in to New York City’s famous St. Regis Hotel on 55th Street. The hotel has long been a celebrity haven and is where, in 1954, Joe DiMaggio and his wife, Marilyn Monroe, had a monumental fight. But it’s also the site where in 1982 our famous dead writer, who was then working as a journalist, covered the first Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention. But her article was rejected and that’s when she decided to write her first mystery novel.

This acclaimed author of forty-three novels wrote under four pseudonyms including her real name. Her novels were twice nominated for an Edgar, and one was also nominated for the Anthony. Her husband, also a mystery writer, won two Edgar awards for his novels and a third Edgar for his reference work about mystery writers.

Who was this award-winning mystery writer?

Respond to mysteryminutecontest@gmail.com with the correct answer by 12:00 p.m., ET, November 20th and your prize will be a book by one of our Rogue authors!

Did you guess Shirley Jackson last month? Rose in Pennsylvania won a copy of Midnight Creed by Alex Kava!

Z.J. Czupor is president of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and past Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA). In addition to writing monthly columns for Rogue Women Writers and RMMWA, he is the author of THE BIG WEIRD: Haikus in Times of Pandemic and Chaos

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