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.

Her latest publication is a short story in Fishy Business, which received this wonderful review in the November, 2019, Mystery Scene Magazine:
…this month I was especially delighted to come across Fishy Business, edited by Linda Rodriguez (Wildside Press, $14.99). This book of 22 short stories is the fourth anthology of the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Rodriguez has to be congratulated for putting together an exciting collection of short stories ranging all the way from IT crimes (Susan Bickford’s “Payout Payback”) to a senior-center game of Scrabble (K.M. Rockwood’s “Scrabble-Rousers”). Two of my favorites are Lida Bushloper’s “The Wannabe,” wherein a would-be serial killer gets what’s coming to him, and Raegan Teller’s witty “The Great Negotiator,” a contemporary spin on the O. Henry classic, “The Ransom of Red Chief.” This time the kidnapped brat is replaced by an acid-tongued mother-in-law, and the ending is laugh-out-loud funny.

View the trailer for Fishy Business below. (Sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com):

 

“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

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