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Clay Stafford Books / Pages: 323


Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9788427-2-7

Release Date: October 16, 2018





Hudson Booksellers

Indie Bound

Audio Interviews


The Authors Show (11/29/18)


Write Through the Roof (11/24/18)

BAR NONE, set in New York City, features Jude Dillane, owner of The Corner Lounge on 10th Street and Avenue B. When Jude finds her friend and landlord Thomas “Sully” Sullivan’s work pal, Ed Molina, dead in a pool of blood in Sully’s apartment, she’s sure it wasn’t suicide as the police suspect and adds murder to her plate when she helps investigate a case of major fraud at the Big City Food Bank.

Jude and Sully get more than they bargain for when they follow the leads left by the victim. The secrets Ed carried are passed along and the target now falls on their backs. They soon discover that uncovering corruption means uncovering the killer. They just have to stay alive long enough to bring justice and reveal the truth once and for all.

Former Clay Stafford Books author Cathi Stoler is the author of  Bar None: A Murder on the Rocks Mystery, the Laurel & Helen New York Mystery series, including Telling Lies, Keeping Secrets and The Hard Way, as well as the novella, Nick Of Time.

She is the winner of the 2015 Derringer for Best Short Story “The Kaluki Kings of Queens,” as well as the 2012 Derringer Short Story finalist for “Fatal Flaw”. Her short mystery fiction has also been published in several anthologies and online.

Cathi is an active member of the mystery community and is Co-Vice President of Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. A native New Yorker, she lives in Manhattan with her husband Paul. Please visit her at

Praise for Cathi Stoler

“Stoler’s Bar None is a perfectly toxic cocktail of corruption, embezzlement, and murder.”

—Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author

“A captivating tour of downtown New York’s food scene, Bar None is a modern twist on a classic whodunit that will keep you guessing until the very end.”

—D.A. Bartley, author of Blessed be the Wicked

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Join Cathi Stoler and fellow MWA writers Dick Belsky, Teel James Glenn, Ann Lineberger, Tim O’Mara, and Leila Walsh at KGB Bar on Tuesday, 4/9 to hear readings from their latest works.


09/29/18 “Setting the Scene for Bar None,” Guest Post by Cathi Stoler on Mystery Musings 

10/09/18 “An Interview with Cathi Stoler about Books, Murder, and a Good Cocktail,” Interview with D.A Bartley on Miss Demeanors 

10/12/18 “Killer Nashville Book of the Day,” Review by Joy Gorence on Killer Nashville

10/16/18  “First Two Pages with Cathi Stoler,” Introducing Jude Dillane, Bar None’s main character. 

10/16/18 “Day in Life” Jude Dillane talks about a day in her life from Bar None on Dru’s Book Musings. 

10/16/18 “BAR NONE, First Chapter,” taking you further into Jude’s life and business on Love That Book! First Chapters.

10/17/18 “6 Crime Fiction Novels Meant for the Movies,” guest post for Criminal Element. 

11/2/18 “Cathi Stoler and Bar None,” article for Mystery Playground. 

11/11/18 “Where To Now?” short story on Mysterical-E. 

11/26/18 “Cathi Stoler – Write Through the Roof,” interview podcast with Madeleine D’Este.

02/02/2020 Barnes & Noble Appearance in Massapequa, New York.