Sneak Peek at The Troubled Man (A Q.C. Davis Mystery)

The Troubled Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery 4)
Chapter One  What’s the one thing you want to do before you die? That question was printed in neon green chalk at the top of a blackboard hanging just inside Niche’s Women’s Room. I hadn’t noticed it when I walked in, but now I studied the chalkboard as I washed my hands. Ten numbered white chalk lines underneath provided spaces for restaurant patrons to write answers. It was early in the evening, and only one diner had filled in an answer. She wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands. Despite a...
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The Fractured Man Book Release Party 4/23/20

Via Facebook Thursday April 23, 2020 7:30 PM Central Please Join Spiny Woman Press and Lisa M. Lilly for a Facebook Online Book Release Party for The Fractured Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery No. 3). Video tours of settings featured in the Q.C. Davis mysteries The author reading Chapter 1 Online Quiz from The Worried Man  Quille C. Davis' Favorite Whiskey Sour recipe and more! Share your favorite cocktail recipe, tea flavor (Quille also loves tea), Chicago-based mystery, or phot...
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The Fractured Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery No. 3) Cover Reveal

The Fractured Man by Lisa M. Lilly
The cover for The Fractured Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery No. 3) features the Chicago Temple Building. The 21-floor gothic skyscraper in the heart of downtown Chicago is home to Seminar, a shadowy company whose key leader is dead. The prime suspect is a long lost friend of Quille C. Davis. In a desperate midnight call, he begs Quille to help. The Fractured Man - coming November 4, 2019. Visit here or the Q.C. Davis series page for updates.    
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Q.C. Davis Mysteries In Large Print

One thing I love about ereaders is that I can adjust the font size to make it bigger. (It's especially key now that I need reading glasses.) But sometimes I really prefer a paperback book. That's why I decided to create Large Print paperback editions of the first two Q.C. Davis mystery/suspense novels. The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis 1) The night before they plan to move in together, Chicago stage-actress-turned-lawyer Quille finds the man she loves dead in his apartment. Suspicious o...
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Technology And How A Thirty-Something Character Grocery Shops

From Amazon Go
I have a problem with technology. And age. Quille, the main character in my current mystery/suspense series (the Q.C. Davis series) is nearly 20 years younger than me. Because of that age difference, she almost certainly uses technology differently than I do. Not only in her law practice but in her day-to-day life. Including when she shops. So today, all in the interest of character research, I checked out Amazon Go. (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made t...
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Release of The Charming Man: A Blizzard, A Killer, A Missing Woman

The Charming Man (Q.C. Davis 2) It's new release week for the latest novel in the Q.C. Davis suspense/mystery series. As a blizzard rages through Chicago, a killer lurks in the halls of an isolated apartment complex on the river's edge. And Quille must find a missing woman before it's too late. Buy Today: Kindle Nook Apple Books Kobo Google Play Paperback P.S. Haven't read Book 1, The Worried Man, yet? You can start with The Charming Ma...
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Books And Shows – What Do You Suggest?

During the 4 1/2 weeks so far that I've been at home due to my broken foot, I've read tons of books and watched a few new shows. Here are the highlights: Novels: The first two Shaye Archer novels by Jana DeLeon. I love these books! Shaye is a young female private eye who just started her business and who has a very difficult past. Already planning to read the rest. I'm spacing them out so as not to finish too fast.     John Sandford's Twisted Prey. This book i...
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Pride, Prejudice, and Patience a/k/a Really, I Still Have This Cast?

Launching my latest novel, Book 1 in a new mystery series, while dealing with a broken foot has forced me to confront some things about myself. For instance, I discovered I'm a pretty impatient person. I can also be my own worst enemy when it comes to living in my head. What ifs and worst case scenarios are great for fiction writing. And for foreseeing possible problems when you're representing a client in a lawsuit. Not so good for mental health. So here's what I've learned. Or at ...
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The Debut Of Q.C. Davis a/k/a The Worried Man Is Here!

The Worried Man (Q.C. Davis Mystery No. 1) released yesterday--with a little less fanfare than I'd planned. Turns out getting around and getting work done is a little challenging with a broken foot. As a result, my Coming May 1 postcards will be going out after May 1. Maybe that will capture more attention? Regardless, I'm really excited about the release. If you like mysteries, especially ones set in Chicago with female sleuths (says the diehard V.I. Warshawski fan), I hope you'll c...
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Why I Love V.I.

This week I'm sharing a favorite post from my previous blog about why I love fictional female private eye V.I. Warshawki. The republishing is mainly due to my having decided this past weekend to declutter, including by taking a basket full of old manuals down from the top of my fireplace. Both the basket and I came down. The basket survived intact. I, however, broke my foot. The lesson: leave your clutter where it is. What amazed me in updating the post (originally from 2012) is ...
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