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B K Stevens

B.K. (Bonnie) Stevens writes traditional mysteries, both novels and short stories. Her first novel, Interpretation of Murder, published by Black Opal Books, is a whodunit that offers readers glimpses into deaf culture and sign-language interpreting. Her second novel, Fighting Chance, a martial arts mystery for young adults published by Poisoned Pen Press, was an Agatha nominee and is now an Anthony finalist. Her latest release, Her Infinite Variety: Tales of Women and Crime (Wildside Press), is a collection of short stories, most originally published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. One Shot, an e-novella published by Untreed Reads, is a humorous whodunit taking a satirical look at issues ranging from gun control to reality shows. B.K. has also published almost fifty short stories, most of them in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Some of her stories have been nominated for awards such as the Agatha and the Macavity; another won a Derringer; one made the list of “Other Distinguished Stories” in Best American Mystery Stories 2013; and another won a suspense-writing contest judged by Mary Higgins Clark. Commenting on one of B.K.’s stories in “Contemporary Puzzle Plot Mysteries,” Michael E. Grost says, “Like Stevens’ other work, this is a true mystery tale, with a clever puzzle plot solvable through fair-play clues”; he says another story “recalls Golden Age fiction.” B.K. blogs at SleuthSayers and also hosts The First Two Pages.
Leah Abrams
Death on a Diet (2016)
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2015) : Fighting Chance
Agatha Award Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2015) : Fighting Chance