Tuesday, November 22, 2022


MINT CHOCOLATE MURDER by my author alter ego, Meri Allen, was chosen as a Readers' Choice Fresh Pick on the Fresh Fiction blog!

I'll be appearing at the Public Library of New London's Writers Muster on Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 1-5 PM. Be sure to stop by and meet some wonderful authors. I'll donate a portion of my sales to the library. Remember, books make great gifts! Contact the library for more information.

Town of Canton, CT

The Canton, CT, Public Library will present a panel on Pathways to Publication on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 1 PM. I'll be appearing with fellow Connecticut crime writers and Sisters in Crime siblings Korina Moss and Steve Liskow. Contact the library to register.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Story Fest at the Westport Library on September 10, 2022

Update: Due to covid, my panel was canceled. Sorry I won't be able to attend. I'm sure it will be a wonderful day!


I'm joining a stellar line up of authors at the Westport Library's StoryFest celebration on September 10, 2022. I'll be on the Sisters in Crime Murder in the Morning panel at 10 AM Saturday along with Korina Moss, Ang Pompano, and Karen Olson. You can find more information here. See you there!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Shari Randall/Meri Allen Signing!

I'm looking forward to signing at Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut on August 6, 2022 from 1-3 PM. They've always been wonderfully supportive of my books - from Lobster Shack to Ice Cream Shop! If you'd like to preorder, please give them a call. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

CrimeCONN Is Coming!

What's a cozy writer doing at Crime Conn? Talking mystery, crime, and how we can escape into a good book! Hope to see you there.


Monday, March 28, 2022

Coming Soon - Malice, Mint Chocolate Murder, and a New Website

 Dear Readers,

Since I've started writing my second series, I've decided it's time for a new website to incorporate both the Lobster Shack Mysteries and the Ice Cream Shop Mysteries. Writing as Shari Randall and Meri Allen is keeping me too busy to keep up two websites. So please stay tuned - I plan to weave the two sites together to bring to you the best of mystery and all things cozy in Connecticut. Cozy Connecticut!

Some exciting events are on the horizon:

I'm moderating a panel at the Malice Domestic Conference in Bethesda, MD, April 22-24, 2022.

Mint Chocolate Murder will pub on July 26, 2022! Please consider preordering - it will make me and my publisher so happy.

As always, your support means so much. A book's characters only come alive in the mind of a reader. Thanks so much for taking this reading journey with me.



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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Coming Soon - Murder in the Mountains!

I'm excited to report that I'll have a short story in the new cozy mystery anthology, MURDER IN THE MOUNTAINS! My story, "The Edelweiss Express," features favorite characters from the Lobster Shack series - Allie Larkin, her best friend, Verity Brooks, and of course, Aunt Gully.

When Aunt Gully wins a Sound of Music themed trip to Austria, Allie and Verity are happy to go along, but tensions simmer beneath the charming surface of the mountain chalet where they're staying, and soon Allie finds herself wrapped up in murder.

The special Murder in the Mountains ebook pubs on February 1, 2022, and you can pre-order it here - only 99 cents!

Fall 2021 Virtual Events - See You There!

PLNL's Mystery Book Club is returning for a Zoom session with a special guest, author Shari Randall!
Shari with lead a discussion of her book, Curses, Boiled Again, which won an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. We'll discuss the book, explore the genre known as cozy mystery, and talk about the book's Mystic setting. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk at the Public Library of New London.
Registration is required. Please email Tom at tkramer@PLNL.org, go to https://bit.ly/3iGe40D, or call the information desk at (860) 447-1411 ext 5 for more information