Tag Archives: mysteries

It’s October!

Time for vampires, witches, and all things spooky, no? It’s the season for reading Gothic, so gather round and let’s talk about THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST, my only Gothic novel, and my love letter to Victoria Holt, Ann Radcliffe, and … Continue reading

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Books, books, and more books…

Final series recommendation for August, and I’ve saved something special for last, my dears–Sarah Caudwell’s Hilary Tamar series. If you haven’t read these books, I hardly know how to describe them; they are unlike anything else I’ve ever found. Witty, … Continue reading

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A lamentation

Some writers are just taken too soon, and that is a heartbreaking fact. Kate Ross, author of the Julian Kestrel series, died in 1998 at the age of 41. Because of her tragically young death, there are only four books … Continue reading

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Beach Party a go-go…and another series to rec!

One of my favorite cozy mystery series is the Southern Sisters set by Anne George. Set in Birmingham in the 1990s, the books feature retired teacher, Patricia Hollowell, and her unforgettable sister, Mary Alice. They are warm and funny, and … Continue reading

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Bonus post!

To celebrate the release of her latest Lady Darby mystery, AS DEATH DRAWS NEAR, the delightful Anna Lee Huber popped by to share a post. Yay! Catch up with Anna and get all the up-to-date info at her site. Off … Continue reading

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More books!

Like most writers, I am a tireless reader. I collect armfuls of books from the library each week, I browse bookstores, and I take note of recommendations from Twitter pals whose tastes align with mine. (If you want a peek … Continue reading

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Welcome back, sun!

For the past month, it’s been grey. Grey with cloud, grey with rain, grey with just more grey. But this week has seen the return of the sun and it’s glorious! Of course, the temperature has also shot up twenty … Continue reading

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Taking reader questions!

Here’s a question I received from reader Jessica. Reposting the response because it’s actually a question I get asked rather a lot… What’s the process you follow when writing a mystery? Do you know the answer (who done it) and … Continue reading

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Roll out the red carpet–we have a guest!

Today I’m delighted to turn the blog over to Ashley Weaver. Her debut novel, MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL, was one of my absolute favorite books last year, and this autumn she’s back with the second book in the series, DEATH … Continue reading

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Meeting Agatha

One of the questions I get most–and dread most!–is “Who do you read?” I dread it because it isn’t terribly original to invoke Agatha Christie, but she has been the most influential writer for me. She is the ultimate in … Continue reading

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