Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning
Now available: the latest installment of the Agatha- and Anthony-award-winning Chesapeake Crimes series. This volume features my story, "The Gardener," about an expat wife on a Middle Eastern housing compound who takes her gardening chores very seriously. I am in wildly good company in this anthology, joined by Chessie Sisters and Misters Donna Andrews, Timothy Bentler-Jungr, Shaun Taylor Bevins, Carla Coupe, Maddi Davidson, Linda Ensign, Barb Goffman, Adam Meyer, Alan Orloff, KM Rockwood, Lauren R. Silberman, Marianne Wilski Strong, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton. "The diabolical sisters of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime have raised the stakes: not only asking their astute members to offer up a gem of a short story, but to add a degree of difficulty. It has to be about the weather.... Rain, snowstorms, hurricanes. The glare of the sun. The shrouding fog. Clouds, mist, hail, and icy roads. The Chessies have used their writerly talent to embrace the weather, to relish it, and to provide us with a raft of meteorological (and deadly) delights." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of the Jane Ryland series
"This compendium of short stories is full of award winning authors. In addition to the best-selling author Donna Andrews, there are Agatha, Anthony, Derringer and Macavity award winners. Many of the stories in their previous anthologies have been nominated and won short story awards. I wouldn't be surprised to see many from this anthology be nominated in the future."--The Examiner
Mystery Times 2015
My short story, "Pesticides Can Kill You" snagged the 2nd place award in the Mystery Times 2015 anthology. The tale features a farmers market master who goes way, way too far.... Pick up this short story plus seven other spine-tinglers in Mystery Times 2015, in paperback or as an ebook.
Here's what reviewers are saying about jamie august:
"Anyone looking for the mild-mannered lady detective usually found in G-rated cozy-mysteries won't find her here - Jamie August is no wallflower and has no problem using her sexuality to get what she wants. She can hold her own in the hardboiled detective tradition." - Lynne Hinkey, Underground Book Reviews
Ocean City Cover-up: A Jamie August Novel
"Kash takes readers on a rocket ride from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to Baltimore’s eclectic Hampden area, to a luxurious penthouse in Dubai, outwitting Russian mobsters, crooked cops, a superstar rapper, and even the girl’s own parents in this high-spirited, slyly humorous page-turner."--Marcia Talley, Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of Daughter of Ashes and thirteen previous Hannah Ives mysteries
"Kim Kash has crafted a solid mystery with plenty of twists, whip-smart dialogue, and a sprinkle of romance. Ocean City Cover-up kept me awake into the wee hours, flipping pages and collecting clues with Jamie.”--LynDee Walker, Agatha Award-nominated author of Devil in the Deadline
Euro-trash collides with American gangsta in Maryland’s gleefully cheesy beach resort. Reporter Jamie August befriends a spoiled heiress who is being pursued by Russian mobsters—and a chart-topping rap star. Meanwhile, a raging crime spree is keeping Jamie busy—and so is a hot new boyfriend and a strict jogging and frozen custard fitness plan. Action careens from OC to Dubai, from the wild shores of Assateague to a wild-west campground. Will Jamie survive to debut her fringed leopard-print bikini?
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Ocean City Lowdown: A Jamie August Novel
"Jamie is a smart, sexy and unforgettable heroine I'd love to be my guide to the real Ocean City, Maryland--no matter what the season. Ocean City Lowdown is a wonderful, original debut mystery filled with delightful characters that is bound to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich." -Sujata Massey, Macavity and Agatha Award-winning author of the Rei Shimura Series and The Sleeping Dictionary
Ocean City Lowdown introduces Eastern Shore Maryland reporter Jamie August, who has a talent for unearthing more than her editor wants and a weakness for Ravens jerseys and sparkly underwear. She is assigned to cover the grand opening of a big new housing development in Ocean City, Maryland. Instead of writing about wrap-around porches and rattan furnishings, she uncovers kickbacks and payoffs, blackmail and murder. Jamie's tenacity, smarts, and sheer recklessness—plus some smokin’ striptease dance moves—can get her out of some tight spots, but are they enough to save her from a psychopathic arsonist and two generations of corrupt real estate tycoons?
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