Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Murder New York Style e-Books On Sale Now

Murder New York Style Series On Sale 


December 24-January 5


  Family Matters $2.99

Fresh Slices $1.99

Deadly Debut $.99

 available at

B&N     Kobo   Amazon

Also, at these same vendors, Damned If You Don't for $.99 until Jan. 5th

Amazon Kobo   B&N



Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Family Matters: Murder New York Style

A Mystery Anthology from the N.Y./Tri-State chapter of Sisters In Crime.


 Available in Paperback as well as in eBook editions for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBook, and at other online retailers

"While many anthologies contain stronger stories to compensate for less compelling tales, here readers will find something appealing in each. The worst of crimes seem to be hidden in the most normal of homes. Whether dark or humorous, these tales are as fascinating as they are entertaining. All are at a superior level of writing from the best of an organization created to support female mystery writers." --Cynthia Chow, Kings River Life

"These stories present a nice mix of murder, mayhem, and suspense as well as a good mix of protagonists; amateur sleuths, professional investigators, cops. Although some stories are darker in tone than others, each has its own fascination that will keep the reader turning pages until the very end....Do yourself a favor, buy the book, and become engrossed in the twenty stories. I’ll bet you can’t just read one.--Cherie Jung, Over My Dead Body!

"I loved every story in this anthology from the New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime, edited by Anita Page. How often can a reader give a 100% recommendation? I can and I am. Each story was a delight, and it didn't matter that New York topography is unfamiliar to me..." Mallory Heart Reviews

"The smorgasbord of 20 stories that round out this well-balanced collection are filled with humor and horror and offer differing perspectives, voices and points-of-view. Unexpected twists and turns—and endings that often pack a chilling, emotional wallop—make for compelling, page-turning short reads that will interest a broad-range of mystery readers."--Kathleen Gerard, Reading Between the Lines

Two samples from Family Matters:

Triss Stein's "Eldercare" at Criminal Element
Kate Lincoln's "The July Rebellion" at Beat to a Pulp

Thursday, August 28, 2014





Three Murder New York Style Mystery Anthologies:
DEADLY DEBUT, Clare Toohey editor  0.99
FRESH SLICES, Terrie Farley Moran, editor 1.99
FAMILY MATTERS, Anita Page, editor 2.99

Please note: These prices are available at all online retailers.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family Matters (Murder New York Style)

This is  to announce that Family Matters (Murder New York Style), which I had the pleasure and honor of editing, is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & NobleYou'll find some details below.

Come meet the relatives in the Murder New York Style anthology, Family Matters. These twenty short stories by members of the New York / Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime are as diverse in theme and mood as the city itself. What the families have in common is this: their lives have been changed forever by crime. Motives? The usual: jealousy and greed, rage and revenge, self-protection and politics, secrets and lies. No Metrocard or E-ZPass required to tour these neighborhoods.
                                                                  Glenmere Press

Friday, July 18, 2014

Close-Ups or Longshots?

After a recent visit to The Clark in Williamstown, MA, it occurred to me that Impressionism might offer a solution to the problems involved in writing the Big Scene. You're invited to join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Picking up the Pieces

Blank screens and first drafts are not among life's pleasures, at least not for this writer. You can join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.

Friday, May 23, 2014


                          A MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND DEAL FROM  KOBO BOOKS  
                                            $.99  DAMNED IF YOU DON'T: $.99

Download a FREE KOBO app to your tablet, smartphone, or computer and take advantage of Kobo's $.99 weekend price for Damned If You Don't.

Sample chapters available at Glenmere Press
Critics say:

"It's hard to believe this is the author's debut novel. She gets everything right; intriguing plot, memorable characters, atmospheric setting. I do hope there will be more Hannah Fox mysteries. But if that is not to be, at least let there be more mysteries by Anita Page, please."
 –Cherie Jung, Over My Dead Body

"The cast of fully realized characters in Damned if You Don’t runs the gamut of good and bad, just like you’d meet anywhere. Determining which is which is what puzzles Hannah. Politics in the small town, complete with nepotism and inter-relations rings true. The mystery is a good one, well plotted and paced, with surprising twists. Page is a writer to watch." –Carol Crigger, Buried Under Books

"Author Anita Page's debut novel is a winner, start to finish. Page's characters come alive with the everyday concerns, fears, and challenges of real people, the sort of challenges that most of us deal with on a regular basis. The situations and scenes that Page draws are believable and down-to-earth, sometimes gut-wrenchingly familiar.” –Don Metzler, Gumshoe Review

Monday, May 5, 2014

Food, Glorious Food

In a recent Op Ed piece in The New York Times, food writer Mark Bittman, whose book How to Cook Everything is our family food bible, talks about comfort food and how it relates to memories of family and childhood.Reading Bittman's piece, I began thinking about the role that food, with its potential for sensuality, can play in fiction. Unlike sex scenes, which can be silly or boring if you go too far, no restraint is required when writing about food—drown the pancakes in syrup, stick your finger in the whipped cream and lick it off, slurp the Turkish red lentil soup with rosemary. Hungry yet?

You're welcome to join the conversation about food and fiction at Women of Mystery today.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Interview at Over My Dead Body

Cherie Jung, editor of Over My Dead Body, kindly asked to interview me after reviewing Damned If You Don't. It's always fun to do an interview when the questions are as interesting as Cherie's. There's  a lot of good reading at OMDB--fiction, interviews, news and reviews--so you might like to take a look around.

Friday, April 11, 2014


nebraskaNebraska's not a perfect film. It’s got a slightly flabby middle and also treats some minor characters in a way that I found condescending. However, I forgave the flaws for three reasons: Bruce Dern and June Squibb are brilliant, the question posed by the script is compelling; the mid-Western setting, integral to the story and shown in digital black and white, is stark and bleak and gorgeous all at the same time.

You can read more and join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Forgive the BSP ...but

I wanted to share this review of Damned If You Don't, recently up at Over My Dead Body, a webzine that features mystery reviews, author interviews, and good noir short fiction.

"The setting for DAMNED IF YOU DON'T is a small town in the Catskill Mountains. When a friend's property falls prey to a fraudulent land-grab scheme, Hannah Fox steps into the fray. Unfortunately, the shady developer behind the scheme is murdered and Hannah's friend is the prime suspect. Readers will be captivated by the author's twist on this murder. What if the victim was a bad person and deserved to die? It's hard to believe this is the author's debut novel. She gets everything right; intriguing plot, memorable characters, atmospheric setting. I do hope there will be more Hannah Fox mysteries. But if that is not to be, at least let there be more mysteries by Anita Page, please."--reviewed by Cherie Jung.

Saturday, February 15, 2014



Download a FREE KOBO app to your tablet, smartphone, or computer and take advantage of Kobo's $1.99 weekend price for Damned If You Don't.

Right now you'll find the same great deal at Amazon. Sample chapters available at Glenmere Press.

Readers say:

"The plot races through enough unexpected twists to fool any crime reader. In her debut novel Anita Page, an accomplished short story writer, has delivered an absorbing and suspenseful tale." 

“Hannah Fox is as sweet and complex as a Napoleon. Like the pastry I found myself wanting more of her dealing with the interesting friends and rich characters that led to her unintended debut role of successful amateur sleuth. This is a character that I look forward to seeing more of.”

"I just loved Anita Page's "Damned If You Don't" I loved this book from the first paragraph until the last page.This book kept my interest and I finished it in two days. Looking forward to reading more of Anita's books in the future."

Friday, February 14, 2014

Who Do You Love, Baby?

In honor of the day, I thought we might share literary valentines. Who’s high on your list of fictional lovers, either in or out of our genre, and who doesn’t make it to the first rung?

I hope you'll join the conversation at Women of Mystery.

Damned If You Don't, a Glenmere Press e-book, 
available in the usual places.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


has been selected for Amazon's  Big Deal promotion.

 Yeah, so?
So you can buy a copy for your Kindle for 99 cents from Jan.17th - Feb.2nd.

    I never buy without trying on.

 Me either. That's why I invite you to read a couple of chapters over at Glenmere Press.

Damned If You Don't features Hannah Fox, daughter of sixties radicals, who together with the intrepid Women of Action, takes on the bad guys and the power brokers when an eminent domain scam threatens her Catskill Mountain town.

When the scam ends in murder and her friend becomes a suspect, Hannah faces hard choices, convinced the murder was a heroic act, even when it’s clear she may be the killer’s next victim.

"...Anita Page's debut novel is a winner start to finish..."  The Gumshoe Review
"...well plotted and paced, with surprising twists."  Buried Under Books
"...an intelligent plot and an appealing heroine..." The GenReview 

I hope you'll also check out my friend Cathi Stoler's Nick of Time, another Glenmere Press e-book available as a  99 cent January Big Deal at Amazon. 

My short story "Don't Be Afraid" is up at Kings River Life this week.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Box of Books

When, at age eight or nine, I inherited a box of books from my cousins, I felt as if I'd been given the world. I remember very clearly the smell and texture of those old cloth-covered hardbacks, and the feeling of anticipation as I unpacked the box at home. One of those books was Little Women, which gave me my first seductive glimpse of a writer’s life: Jo March scribbling in the attic with a pet rat for company. In fact, a few of those books might still be on our shelves.

I thought about that box recently while poking around Project Gutenberg, the user-friendly site founded by the late Michael Stern Hart that at present offers 44,479 e-books for free download. What a gift! 

You can join the conversation at Women of Mystery today.