March 23-24, 2018: Maryland Writers' Association Annual Conference. BWI Marriott, Baltimore.
April 27-29: Malice Domestic Conference. Bethesda, MD. Panelist, 9 a.m. on April 28.
May 16: York, PA, Senior Center, Presentation. 9:30 p.m.
May 16: "Writing a Mystery," Annapolis Chapter, Maryland Writers' Assn., 7 p.m. Maryland Hall, Annapolis.
May 17: Mystery Authors Panel Discussion. 6 p.m. Hamilton Branch Library, Baltimore.
June 28: Mystery Authors Panel Discussion. 5:30 p.m., Northwood Branch Public Library, Baltimore.
Eileen Haavik McIntire is President, Maryland Writers Association, and a member of Sisters in Crime, SinC Chesapeake Chapter, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.
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In Rembrandt’s Shadow
By Eileen Haavik McIntire
Kindle & e-book formats
It’s 1616 in the Spanish Netherlands. Saul Levi Morteira rows ashore at night to rescue a family from the ravages of the Inquisition and take them to tolerant, egalitarian Amsterdam. Love blooms in Saul’s heart that night, but the same qualities that spur him to greatness are the ones that doom him to unrequited love. The family recoups its fortune and, in gratitude, commissions Rembrandt to paint a portrait of Morteira.
Almost four centuries later, Sara and Josh dig up the painting, hidden during the Holocaust in an ancient cemetery in Gibraltar. Now the challenge before them is to find the painting’s rightful owner, but danger stalks them through the streets of Gibraltar, forcing them to flee to Paris. As they dodge thieves and a murderer, Sara and Josh struggle against impossible odds to fulfil a promise made sixty years before.
The 90s Club & the Secret of the Old Clock
by Eileen Haavik McIntire
The antique clock keeps ticking, but what does it hide? Nancy seeks its secret as she and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village discover swindlers are targeting and defrauding the residents. The scams are online, but the swindlers know too much to be strangers. Did they shoot and kill Nancy’s new friend Betts? Nancy and the 90s Club pursue the killer and the con men, but the killer is no fool and attacks first. This time, the killer swears, Nancy will not escape.
The 90s Club & the Whispering Statue
by Eileen Haavik McIntire
“...a fun read....a comfortable mix of nostalgia and contemporary social commentary, wrapped up in an engaging mystery novel.” – Foreword Reviews
Nancy Dickenson and the 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village head south to Fort Lauderdale to rescue one friend and find another. Four attempts to murder Nancy’s long-time confidant Peter Stamboul have failed, but in the placid lifestyle of his retirement condo, who would want to kill Peter and why? Adventurous young Jessica Cantwell took a job as crew on a boat, but when the captain is murdered, she disappears. Once again, murder and mayhem stalk Nancy and the 90s Club as they race to save their friends' lives and, ultimately, their own.
The 90s Club & the Hidden Staircase
“A must” for readers of cozy mysteries. – Midwest Book Review
The 90s Club at Whisperwood Retirement Village discovers a simmering brew of thefts, murders, and exploitation bubbling beneath its luxurious lifestyle. Nancy Dickerson and fellow club members pile up clues like tricks in a bridge game to uncover the culprits-and almost lose their lives. The menace grows into a bloody climax and even Nancy's suspiciously wild kitty cat Malone takes part, turning the murderer's confidence into terror.
The Shadow of the Rock
"A riveting tale of time and humanity, highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review
"A bold adventure". . . "Chapters move quickly in a mixture of danger, excitement, and pure enjoyment. . ." Foreword Reviews
Two women, two hundred years apart, seek their past and their future in Shadow of the Rock, a compelling historical novel by first-time author Eileen Haavik McIntire. Their journeys will link the old world with the new and change the map of Florida.
Setting sail for America in 1781, Rachel Levy and her father Moses are captured by Barbary pirates and brought to Morocco for sale. The loathsome vizier forces Moses into slavery as his assistant and compels Rachel to choose between him or the king's harem. Without money or resources, Moses and Rachel must use their wits to find a way to freedom. Rachel seeks a future, but present-day Sara Miller seeks her past. When Sara's sweet, apron-wearing, West Virginia grandmother Ruth is killed, Sara discovers Ruth's secret past and sets off to find Ruth's brother Samuel, long thought killed during World War II. The search takes Sara to Florida, then to the Virgin Islands, and finally to Gibraltar. There, in an ancient Jewish cemetery, she uncovers Ruth's mystery and the link to their ancestor, Rachel Levy.
Sara's travels follow the author's search for the truth behind Rachel's story, often cited in Florida history books. Rachel's grandson, David Levy Yulee, fought for Florida's statehood and became one of Florida's first senators and the first Jewish senator in Congress.
Eileen has ridden a camel in the Moroccan Sahara, fished for piranhas on the Amazon, sailed in a felucca on the Nile, and lived for three years on a motorsailer, exploring the coast from Annapolis to Key West. Her husband, Dr. Roger McIntire, is the author of Raising Your Teenager and other books for parents. Visit his website at parentsuccess.com.