The Whammer Jammers: chicks on wheels, dirty deals, and everything you never dared ask about roller derby. Suspended after a questionable shooting, Hartford cop Tracy Trash Hendrix hires on to protect the local skaters from vandals while they prepare for a match to fund a women's shelter. He suspects a skater's ex-boyfriend, but the guy has an alibi when that shelter gets torched-and an even better one when he turns up dead. Then a skater is killed in a drive-by, and Hendrix kws someone plays rougher than the roller girls. Unless he can figure out who it is before the match begins, the wheels really will come off.
Steve Liskow is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and serves on writing panels for both groups. He is a contributor to Now Write! Mysteries, due out in December 2011 from Tarcher/Penguin. His short stories have won Honorable Mention for the Al Blanchard award twice, and Stranglehold won the Black Orchid Novella Award and appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. Hot Sugar Blues will appear in Vengeance, an anthology edited by Lee Child for the MWA, in spring of 2012. A former English teacher and actor and director, he also conducts frequent writing workshops in Connecticut, on both fiction and playwriting. His previous mystery Novel, Who Wrote The Book of Death? appeared in 2010 and he will publish the next book in that series in 2012. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbara and two rescued cats. Check his Web site http: //www.steveliskow.com.