A Fatal Fruitcake reintroduces readers to Mary Kay Andrews’ alter ego

The very first time in 12 years, longtime Atlanta readers were welcomed by a classic friend in the Atlanta Press Club Holiday Author Party at 200 Peachtree Street downtown Tuesday night – Atlanta author Kathy Hogan Trocheck. OK, so technically, Trocheck is definitely an annual attendee in the event, signing her yearly novel under her New You are able to Occasions best-selling pen name Mary Kay Andrews (her latest release in hardback is “Spring Fever”). Before achieving fame together with her Southern-accented fiction, Trocheck authored 10 mysteries under her very own name, many of them starring Callahan Garrity, an old Atlanta Police Department cop switched private agent and also the House Mouse home cleaning business proprietor.

Being an early give fans, Trocheck has self-printed a brandname-new Callahan Garrity short story entitled “Fatal Fruitcake” inside a signed, special edition press run of 500 copies. In your area, Bald eagle Eye Books in Decatur is selling the slim tome. “I initially authored this story fifteen years ago to have an air travel magazine and also the air travel quickly merged with another air travel,” Trocheck explains. “But I made the decision to self-publish this now because Harper Collins will re-release all individuals Callahan books starting in March as trade paperbacks as ‘Mary Kay Andrews Writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck.’ Works out, a lot of Mary Kay Andrews’ readers don’t know of the mysteries. The program would be to reintroduce them, readers will sink lots of money into buying them making me wealthy in order to buy some property and a few more junk!”

The reissue of Trocheck’s 1992 literary debut “Every Crooked Nanny” arrives in March having a couple of titles following at any given time throughout 2013. The previous AJC reporter may also self-publish additional Callahan short tales the coming year with the next “Killer Fudge” in The month of january and “The Family Jewels” due in Feb.

In her own latest outing, Callahan is untangling her holiday lights when certainly one of her House Mouse cleaners calls to tell her she’s happened across a corpse within the conference room in a Colony Square advertising firm. Spoiler Alert: The murder weapon is really a liquor drenched, dried fruit and flour concoction.

Trocheck states the response from longtime readers to Callahan’s return continues to be gratifying: “They’re happy to have her back but they’re pissed that it is not really a complete novel.” The author states she’s a brand new short story idea in your mind that will merge the worlds of her mysteries and her MKA-era work however a deadline looms on her next MKA novel going to be out in Summer time 2013. The title? “Ladies Night” and also the plot involves someone who meet inside a “divorce recovery group.” It is placed on Florida’s Anna Maria Island. “Basically,” Trocheck explains having a smile, “because I needed to create a magazine and go lower to Florida in The month of january!”

For additional info on and you’ll discover print or eBook editions of “Fatal Fruitcake,” go to the official Mary Kay Andrews website.