Posted in Author, Book Club, mystery, romance on October 6, 2014

Yesterday, our book club had the honor of having author Mary Malcolm come speak to us.  We love having so many local authors that we can pull from!  Mary was very engaging and such a bubbly personality!

Anyway, Mary writes some romance novels and now has a series that is New Adult (because of the age of the character) but leans more towards mystery.  The first book is called Trouble Comes Knocking. 



It’s hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking.

A girl who can’t forget…

Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer.

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for.

A past that won’t go away…

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again.


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The book that I read for the meeting was called Accidentally a Bride and was a novella that was never meant to be published on its own according to Mary.  It was supposed to be part of a series but something happened and the rest weren’t published.  I have to say that the book has a LOT of potential but just let me flat overall.  Mary did say that she is doing some rewrites to the book (due out in Dec) and expanding it, so it will be interesting to see how she expands the book.

Here is a group shot of us…it was a rather warm day outside and we had to deal with crazies outside since we met at Panera which is very close to the Cowboy Stadium and they were playing there yesterday (still have no idea if they won or lost!).  Mary is in the center.

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About Mary

Mary Duncanson, who sometimes writes as Mary Malcolm, lives in North Texas with a menagerie of animals and roommates. She is currently looking to adopt a husband, preferably housebroken, preferably as silly as her. When she’s not on Facebook goofing around, she’s talking to the characters in her head and hoping they talk back. When she’s not doing all that, she can be found wandering around Central Market with a happy, drooly foodie look on her face. Do not judge her, it is her Mecca.

Mary’s been writing since she was a teenager, though she spent quite a few years studying toward becoming a doctor before she realized she wanted to be a full-time author. Unfortunately, the people who own her student loans still want to be paid for the years they supported her medical dreams.

She lives on a steady diet of coffee and chocolate and feels, like Eleanor Roosevelt, that people should believe in the beauty of their dreams. Also, that people should ignore the word “should” because really, it’s kind of a judgmental word. Mary dreams of one day living as a full-time, well-paid novelist (hint, hint) and also of traveling to Chile to pay homage to her soul mate, Pablo Neruda.

You can follow Mary on Twitter and Facebook