Kristina Stanley – an update on a new novel

Kristina Stanley was previously featured on Reading Recommendations in August, 2015, promoting Descent, the first book in her Stone Mountain Mysteries series.


Blaze (A Stone Mountain Mystery Book 2)
by Kristina Stanley
Published by: Imajin Books
Genre: Mystery

Instead of exchanging vows, Kalin Thompson spends her wedding day running from a forest fire near Stone Mountain Resort, and the pregnant friend trapped with her has just gone into labor. Meanwhile, Kalin’s fiancé, Ben Timlin, hangs from the rafters of a burning building, fighting for his life. Can the situation get any hotter?

When the fire is declared as arson, finding the firebug responsible becomes Kalin’s personal mission. In the course of her investigation as Director of Security, she discovers that some people will go to extreme measures to keep her from exposing their secrets.

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Descent is a mystery and popular in the women’s sleuth category.

Quick description: When Kalin Thompson is promoted to Director of Security at Stone Mountain Resort, she soon becomes entangled in the high-profile murder investigation of an up-and-coming Olympic-caliber skier. There are more suspects with motives than there are gates on the super-G course, and danger mounts with every turn.

Kalin’s boss orders her to investigate. Her boyfriend wants her to stay safe and let the cops do their job. Torn between loyalty to friends and professional duty, Kalin must look within her isolated community to unearth the killer’s identity.


Brief biography:
Kristina Stanley is the author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series. Her books have garnered the attention of prestigious crime writing organizations in Canada and England. Crime Writers of Canada nominated her Descent for the 2014 Unhanged Arthur Award. The Crime Writers’ Association nominated Blaze for the 2014 Debut Dagger. She is published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Before writing her series, Kristina was the director of security, human resources and guest services at a resort in the depths of the British Columbian mountains. The job and lifestyle captured her heart, and she decided to write mysteries about life in an isolated resort. While writing her first four novels, she spent five years living aboard a sailboat in the US and the Bahamas.

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What are you working on now?
Avalache, the third in the Stone Mountain Mystery series is just about ready to submit to Imajin Books, and then I’ll cross my fingers that they like it. I’ve the opportunity to meet with an avalanche forecaster and rescuer this week to review some key scenes and make sure I have the details right before I’m ready to send this one off. After that, I’m 20,000 words into the fourth in the series and need to keep writing. Look the Other Way is a standalone murder mystery that takes place in the Bahamas and needs a little fine-tuning before submitting anywhere.

Kristina’s reading recommendation:
Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of Hanged Man’s Noose published by Barking Rain Press, July 2015. It’s an amateur sleuth with an edge.