Friday, July 31, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Mary Jane Maffini & Daisy and Lily

This weekend's feature at Coffee with a Canine: Mary Jane Maffini & Daisy and Lily.

Mary Jane Maffini is the author of three mystery series (all with beloved resident dogs and plenty of coffee-drinking scenes) and a number of short stories. Her real life dogs are Daisy and Lily, both miniature dachshunds of "a princessy disposition." They look a lot like Sweet Marie and Truffle in the Charlotte Adams mysteries.

Death Loves Your Messy Desk, the latest Charlotte Adams mystery, was released in May. In 2008, its predecessor The Cluttered Corpse was featured at the Page 99 Test.

Maffini is a former President of Crime Writers of Canada, and a former member of the board of directors of the Canadian Booksellers Association.

She is a frequent speaker on writing mysteries and on the importance of Canadian crime fiction. In real life, although she is a member of the Ladies' Killing Circle, she claims she has never killed anyone.

Learn more about the author and her work at Mary Jane Maffini's website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Mary Jane Maffini & Daisy and Lily.

--Marshal Zeringue