"Highly satisfying....Kirschman...perceptively treats complex racial, feminist, person and political issues while providing intimate knowledge of cops' shop procedure...neatly balances Dot's psychological expertise with her warmhearted humanity...." Publishers Weekly.

"Ellen Kirschman qualified as a police psychologist and worked for more than 30 years in the field. In this time she encountered a number of weird and interesting cases. This behind-the-scene experience reflects in the way she writes her novels. The story rollercoasters with a rookie cop accidentally shooting a civilian and she wants to make amends. The way the psychologist deals with the rookie cop's PTSD is inspirational and the book really captured my attention from the start." Net Galley reviewer.

"This story couldn’t be any more timely. It looks behind the headlines, into the lives of those involved in these tragedies and the events that might lead up to them." Net Galley reviewer.

"I read this book within 2 days! It's just so amazingly written. The author has a beautiful way to share a variety of emotions with the reader. Being a therapist myself, I really found the approach interesting. I highly recommend this book!" Net Galley reviewer.

My publisher is giving away 20 first edition, hard-cover copies of my second mystery THE RIGHT WRONG THING. Go to my book page on GOODREADS and get your requests in by 9/​29 to be considered.

Does your book group plan to read THE RIGHT WRONG THING or BURYING BEN? I'd be delighted to visit your group via SKYPE. Send me an email to set up a time.

SPEAKING EVENTS: (Check back for new events)
•October 7: Books Inc. launch party. Palo Alto. 7:00 PM
•October 18: Book Passage, Corte Madera. Benefit for the First Responders Support Network. 4:00 PM
•October 21: Belmont Library. Talking with mystery writer Judith Janeway. Noon
•November 7: Sisters-in-Crime Fall Showcase: Books Inc. Chestnut Street, SF. Noon

• 9/​16 Shelf Pleasure (www.shelfpleasure.com) a destination spot for women who love reading
•10/​5-11: Blogging on the International Thrillers Roundtable about the best and worst changes I've received from an editor: (www.thebigthrill.org)
•10/​12-18: Blogging in the International Thrillers Roundtable about trends in writing, whether to follow or ignore them: (www.thebigthrill.org)
•10/​7 Marilyn Meredith (www.marilynmeredith.blogspot.com), prolific author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries
•10/​10 Jungle Red Writers (www.jungleredwriters.com.) Hank Phillippi Ryan, Nora Ephron, Susan Elia MacNeal and their wonderful crew of award winning mystery writers at

•January 15: Foster City Library Lunch & Learn. Noon.
•February 9: Sisters-in-Crime panel. Sunnyvale (location TBA) 6:00 PM
•February 16: Recycle Books, 275 E Campbell Ave, Campbell 7:00 PM
•March 19: California Writers Club (Location and time TBA)

My books are available in print or as e-books. Find them on-line or at your local independent bookstores. Click on a title for more information and reviews.


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