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June told Kaska’s audience about the explosion of the mystery genre during the 20th century and the birth of the cozy, noir, psychological thriller, and historical mystery subgenres. You’ll see how the focus of mystery stories has changed from plot to character and how reading, especially mysteries, is good for your health.

In "Episode 10 of Sunday Tea with V" in THE HYSTERY CHRONICLES podcast, hear how June invents her characters, does her research, and laughs at her initial misconception of Agrippina the Younger.


June was a judge for the Claymore Award presented at the 2023 Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. This conference is the premier forum for developing writers in all mystery, thriller, and suspense genres. The purpose of this award is to recognize talented authors and assist them in getting published.

Roman forensics may date back thousand years, but even modern detectives use their methods. So, click the picture to find out about bloody prints, dental characteristics, and pattern recognition marks the Romans used to identify the villain, and at the same time see the vast array of historical novels by Jacqueline Seewald.


June was a guest on LADIES OF MYSTERY. Follow what she said about the three kinds of forensic evidence the Romans used: dental evidence to confirm the identity of a corpse, blood spatters, and pattern recognition, such as footprints or the marks of a struggle. Note: Go to link then scroll down.


June spoke LIVE on the Authors-First Radio Show about her life, her heroine, and her latest book, THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS. This collection of short mysteries set in first-century CE Roman-occupied Alexandria has been selected as their book of the month. To hear a few secrets and get a great deal for your book club, listen to the podcast.

The International Thriller Writers featured June’s THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS in the April issue of its newsletter, The Big Thrill. Look for the book in the New Release section.

Christina Hamlett interviewed June about her evolution from academic to fiction writer, her series featuring an alchemist for her protagonist, her research into first-century CE life in Roman-occupied Alexandria, and even more. But especially don’t miss her advice to budding writers and her method for finding a publisher.


Thanks to Al Warren for having me as a guest on HOUSE OF MURDER on NBC radio. You can listen to the podcast beginning March 18, 2023. Just go to MOTIVES: A Mystery, Noir, Detective Fiction Podcast and scroll down. OR use this link: June Trop - Deadliest Deception - House of Mystery Radio on NBC | Acast


In her “Life of Crime”, June tells Women Writers, Women’s Books how she came to write the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series, how she came to invent her protagonist and set her stories in first-century CE Roman Alexandria, and what her goals as a writer are.


The Write Way Café featured the release of THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS on March 1st. Click on the picture to find the link.


Come read June’s guest blog on Roman Forensics posted by Indie Crime Scene on March 1st. ​Hear about the famous cases that introduced evidence based on blood spatters, dental characteristics, and pattern recognition. Click on the picture to find the link.


With his voice of honey, Warren Lawrence interviewed June about her latest Miriam bat Isaac book, a collection of short mysteries ranging from cozy to noir. She told him all about Miriam, “who’s really a wonderful person—except that she’s a liar” and “her deputy Phoebe, who’s a squeamish drama queen”, but somehow together they show that justice can be found, albeit often outside Roman law. So come with Miriam to first century CE Roman-occupied Alexandria.

Dru Recommends THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS Enter the world of first-century CE Roman Alexandria and participate in the perilous adventures of Miriam bat Isaac, budding alchemist and sleuth extraordinaire. Join her and her deputy Phoebe as they struggle to solve nine of their most baffling cases beginning with the locked-room murder of a sailor in which Miriam is baffled by not just who killed the sailor but how he could have died and how the killer could have entered and escaped from the room.


She took her audience on a tour of the city during the first century CE and then invited them to purchase autographed copies of her books and sign up for her newsletter.


Do you want rosy cheeks? Thicker eyelashes? A smoother skin? Don’t worry. If you can’t get crocodile intestine to make your cheeks rosy, Pliny the Elder also recommended bull dung, which some say is ubiquitous around here. Tune in on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 2:40 PM EDT to listen to June tell the beauty secrets of Roman women. It’s free. Just click here:


Wealthy Roman women used their hair to flaunt their status. Women either wore wigs or had slaves dress their hair in elaborate styles. They also dyed their hair. Fortunately they had remedies if the treatments thinned their hair. One option was using the ashes of an ass’s genitals.


This month, June spoke about the research a historical novelist does, that her own research takes her to unexpected places. When writing “The Brother,” the second story in her upcoming book THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS, she needed to find out how, without DNA, dental records, and fingerprints, they identified a dead body. With careful and accurate research findings, she not only entertains her readers with a riveting story , but she puts them in a time machine that takes them back 2000 years.


June spoke about her next book, THE DEADLIEST DECEPTIONS, a collection of Miriam bat Isaac short stories coming out in 2022. In particular, she spoke about the first story, “Believing is Seeing,” an example of a locked-room murder mystery. This subgenre of detective fiction features a crime that takes place in an inaccessible area, not necessarily a locked room but anyplace where the perpetrator could not have gotten in or out without being detected. The host, Ron Clark, invited her back soon.

Eleanor Wagner, ghost buster and author of novels that feature supernatural romances, got June to tell how she created her protagonist, how she feels about promoting her books and about getting negative reviews, how she gets her ideas, and what she does if she experiences “writer’s block.” Click on the picture to get the inside information.

Allison Hosier, an Associate Librarian in the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany, interviewed June about the role of research in her creative writing. A driving question to June is the extent that research and creativity interact. Following the interview, June was invited to participate in the formal study, likely to begin next year.

June has been a frequent guest on Chat and Spin Radio, a 24-7 radio program out of the UK. This time, June told her audience about THE DEADLIEST SPORT, her Miriam bat Isaac novel about intrigue among gladiators in Roman-occupied Alexandria.

The 4th annual Albany Book Festival presented by the NYS Writers Institute at the University at Albany.

People stopped by for the chance to win great prizes, enjoy the art of story-telling, and support some future best-selling authors. ​

The town is important for three reasons: It is the home of Chat and Spin Radio, an internet station of music and interviews; it is the ancestral home of George Washington; and you can listen live at 3:40 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 31 to Ron Clark interviewing June about the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series. Just click here.

June has been a frequent guest on Chat and Spin Radio, a 24-7 radio and podcast program out of the UK. In addition to music favorites, listeners can hear artists and authors discuss their latest work. June told her audience about her upcoming book of short stories, The Deadliest Deceptions, set in first-century CE Roman Alexandria. Just click here to listen to the podcast:

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