Vinnie Hansen

Award-winning author Vinnie Hansen lives in Santa Cruz, California, the iconic seaside town serving as the backdrop for most of her Carol Sabala mystery series. Now published by misterio press, you can follow Carol’s latest adventure in book seven, Black Beans & Venom.

 

“Hansen presents her readers with a tight, fast-paced mystery…. In Sabala, Hansen has created a likable sleuth whose many problems readers may readily identify with….”
The Bloomsbury Review

Updates!

It's hard to keep up with my own life! One important landmark has already come and gone. On September 30th, a group of local mystery writers officially formed Santa Cruz Women of Mystery. Our goal is to conspire to support each other in our journey through the world...

Another Fabulous Giveaway!

My great good fortune continues! This time I am part of Henery Press's giveaway of mysteries featuring women sleuths. I'm in the company of some very popular writers here. The giveaway runs from only September 13 - September 19! So enter here for the chance to win:...

Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas

Smoked Meat, the novella prequel to my Carol Sabala series, was a bargain at 99 cents. Now you can get it, and nine other mystery novellas, for the same price! I'm proud to have my novella included in Sleuthing Women II: 10 Mystery Novellas, a follow-up to the popular...

Travel, Books, Cookies – What a Prize Package!

Opportunity rained down on me like manna from heaven! A few months ago, Moon Travel Guides contacted me about being part of a promotional program. The seed idea was to pair Moon's travel guides with books set in the guides' destinations. For example, they recently...

Smoked Meat – Ready for Pre-Order!

After writing a prequel for my Carol Sabala Mystery Series, I’ve received three questions that many might ask. Here are my responses. 1.  Why/how did you decide to write a prequel? Last year I was invited to include Murder, Honey in the e-collection Sleuthing Women:...

San Quentin Tour

On July 6th, 17 intrepid Sisters in Crime joined Lieutenant Sam Robinson for a five-hour tour of San Quentin. After we showed our IDs, signed in, got wanded and wrist-stamped, we squeezed into a space between two sets of bars where we showed our IDs again. Then Sam...

Lostart Street Launch

Whew! What a fabulous, exhausting whirlwind! I was interviewed by our local treasure Wallace Baine for the local Sentinel newspaper. Little did I know that the article about me and Lostart Street would wind up on the front page on June 5, 2017! Mystery novelist shares...

LOSTART STREET, a novel of mystery, murder, and moonbeams!

I've written something new and different, a cross-genre novel titled Lostart Street. The year is 1982. Twenty-eight-year-old would-be writer Cecile abandons her life in San Francisco to accept a teaching position in a small California coast town. Forced to move...

A Dozen Crime Lab Tidbits

In March I visited the Santa Clara Crime Lab because hey, that’s the kind of thing crime writers do on a lovely spring day. My husband, Danny, went along. He enjoys police info, too. I guess you better if you’re married to a mystery author. We were disappointed to...

Honolulu Havoc: Left Coast Crime 2017

I'm finally recovering from Left Coast Crime in Honolulu. As one of my friends remarked, they used Hawaii to lure the big guns, Faye and Jonathan Kellerman. The Kellermans were recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards. Then we had Toastmaster Laurie R. King, a treat,...