March 5, 2014 – March Meeting

Ready for a local mystery?


Karla Stover

Karla has been joining us as a reader for a few meetings, and now will be speaking as an author. Karla has written non-fiction, like A Brief History of Fern Hill. This year, though, she released her first fiction story, a mystery set in our favorite backyard–Tacoma!


Here’s the specs on this story:

Until she discovers the mutilated body of her best friend, widow Mercedes Mackaill thinks her life is dull and lonely. But somebody murdered Isca Haines, a secretary and part-time phone sex worker. Mercedes suspects it has more to do with the evening job than their boring nine-to-five at Jackson, Johnston and Associates, a Tacoma brokerage house.

In an effort to track down the killer, she teams up with Isca’s former husband, handsome Andrew Clay. Clues have them visiting the Psychic Showcase in Seattle for tarot card readings and a hippy colony on the Olympic Peninsula. But when Mercedes is stalked and her apartment broken into, things get a little too interesting. The hot cop who responds to her phone call has Mercedes choosing between two desirable men—and whether she wants a man in her life at all. She just has to stay alive long enough to make the decision.

You can keep up with Karla on her blog:Karla Stover’s blog

Round Table Readers meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Round Table Pizza in Tacoma at 7901 S. Hosmer St Ste A-1, from 12:00 – 2:00.

posted by Laurie Ryan


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