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Mystery Novels Thu Aug 24 2017 04:28:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- DarkMoonApacheis a New York based rock band that blends various styles of music which includes grunge, metal, hard rock, and punk. It’s a storm of fast riffs, slow grooves, and melodic ambiance to take you for a ride. Hector Bermejo is on l
We were forewarned that in central Maryland, the eclipse would not be total. We weren’t expecting much, and frankly we didn’t get much. That’s not to say we didn’t try. And the sun was, in fact, shining &#8
When I hear the words The Magnificent Seven, one thing immediately jumps to mind: the theme song by Elmer Bernstein. It might be they most recognizable western theme out there. Plus, I marched in the University of Texas Longhorn Band and we played Ma
Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an evening with Award Winning Author Jesse Kellerman!When: Wednesday, August 30, 7:30 p.m.Where: RSVP for venue address (Berkeley, CA)This is a free event, but YOU MUST RSVP to attend.RSVP required. Address of venue se
Leye - Every other WednesdayPhoto by Yusaini UsulludinYou get onto a train carriage. It's full. You manage to find an empty seat. You wedge your recently expanding bottom, all 'sorry's and 'excuse me's, between two hitherto comfortable rail
I may not be a listener of audio books, but I know some readers are. This week, as I'm working on deadline, you've had reviews of several audio books. Thank you, Sandie, for this review of Juliet Blackwell's book.Give Up the GhostHaunted Home Renovat
The above painting by Pieter de Hooch is variously titled “A Mother Delousing Her Child’s Hair” or, more succinctly and less specifically, “A Mother’s Duty.” Made some time between 1658 and
1953, Johannesburg, South Africa. As with other cops, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is hoping that no-one is murdered in the days leading up to Christmas. While his colleagues are looking forward to a holiday away from the city, Cooper is hoping
The Great American Eclipse as seen from Salem, Oregon, on August 21, 2017. (Photo 2017 by Karyl Freese Rice) Over this last weekend, my wifes family and I traveled from Seattle, Washington, down to the adjacent state of Oregon, where we planned to wa
The Wikipedia article on They Live By Night, Nicholas Ray's 1948 movie based on Edward Anderson's 1937 novel Thieves Like Us, offers interesting observations, and I have some of my own. First, Wikipedia:Bosley Crowther's review of They Live By Night,
I absolutely love it when authors who are on my Cozy Mystery site write to me and tell me about new series they are planning to begin, or in this particular case, have already begun. (Love it!) Well, here is some news that I received from Carolyn Hai
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CALL FOR ARTICLES: Big City CopsThe next two issues of Mystery Readers Journal (Volume 33:3 & 4) will focus on Big City Cops. Looking for reviews, articles, and Author! Author! essays. Reviews: 50-250 words; Articles: 250-1000 words; Author!
It started in Accomack County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in November of 2012. It went on for the next five months: the burning down of random empty buildings. The county had an abundant stock of such structures, and someone was apparently
Blame my mother. She and my sister went to a genealogy workshop yesterday, and, once again, when I talked to Mom, I got caught up in going through our family tree. We have genealogy going back forever on my mom's side, from all of her family. My pate
We are mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, girlfriends, nieces, lovers. We are doctors, nurses, athletes, homemakers, lawyers, counselors, songwriters, test pilots, educators, chefs, scientists, writers, mathematicians, coaches, astronauts, steelworker
So I'm searching for what this small passage, Passage de Haute Formes, looked like in the 1950's in Paris. Here's what I found.Atmospheric, old soot stained Paris. It was a street of rag and bone sellers, 'junk men' and a Gitane or two. You can see h
Kathryn Casey is the author of fourteen books, her most recent POSSESSED: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder. In Plain Sight, on the Kaufman County prosecutor murders, is scheduled for publication by HarperCollins in early 2018. Ann Rule called Casey
As a producer DJ Paimons remixes have consistently been in club and radio rotation both in the US andinternationally. Recently releasing his latest single “The One,” he entices with a noteworthy set of skills that prominently puts
Here is the list of new release for August 21 to 27! Sue Grafton:Y is for Yesterday(This will be the 25th in the Kinsey Millhone MysterySeries.) Susanna Gregory(aka Simon Beaufort):The Habit of Murder(This will be the 23rd in the Chronicles of Matthe
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Okay, I tried it. I love the collected essays by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella. They make me laugh, occasionally cry. But, they're always excellent glimpses at contemporary life. I have a friend who listens to the audio books
Jo Spain has already built a considerable reputation on the basis of her series of police procedurals featuring Inspector Tom Reynolds, but next years THE CONFESSION (Quercus) is a standalone thriller. Quoth the blurb elves: Late one night a man walk
Annamaria on MondayFirst a confession:  My modus operandi when starting a new book is to research broadly, keeping story possibilities in the back of mind.  At some point, my characters start moving around in their time and placedoi
I've made a start on 'Riptide' by John Lawton, though I'm reading the American version titled 'Bluffing Mr Churchill'. The book is a very good read so far, but the title change and cover design are not so wonderful in my view. Thankfully, I'd not alr
Today, Sandie Herron reviews one of Juliet Blackwell's Haunted Home Renovation mysteries. Check out Keeper of the Castle.KEEPER OF THE CASTLEHaunted Home Renovation Mystery series #5Written by Juliet Blackwell, Narrated by Xe SandsUnabridged audioboo
I was thinking about books that feature solar eclipses, and the one that immediately came to mind was Jane Langton's Dark Nantucket Noon (Homer Kelly #2). I haven't read it in many years, but I do remember the opening scene with the eclipse. Thought
from AudibleNarrated by: Peter Wickham Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins  Series: Peter Diamond, Book 16 Unabridged Audiobook Synopis (Audible)Peter Diamond, the Bath detective brilliant at rooting out murder, is peeved at be
-- Susan, every other Sunday.*Given the state of the world, we need all the unexpected joy we can find, anywhere we can find it.I woke up on the morning of July 10, 2017 -- the last full day of my research-and-graduation-celebration trip to Japan wit
I get a lot of questions about Cozies, and one popular category of question is “what book is this from?”, posed by people who sort-of-half-remember something that they read years ago. While I can help sometimes, it isn’t
I have fallen in love with the art of the Northern Renaissance. Can you blame me? Just look:   Depictions of the nativity, along with other images of Virgin and Child, abound in this period. Many share with this painting a powerful mix of aw
Actually, this is a book review today, not a review of an audio. But, Sandie Herron reviewed Shirley Rousseau Murphy's latest mystery, Cat Shining Bright, so it falls under "Have You Heard?" Check out Sandie's review.Cat Shining BrightWritten by Shir
Here's a cool pendant--a Sherlock 221B Baker Street Key. Love it! It's definitely the perfect fashion accessory for any Sherlockian.It's at the Spookyisland shop on Etsy. $13.31Comes with a chain in a variety of widths.And, if the Sherlock 221B Baker
The excellent Mrs Peabody Investigates introduced me to the term respite crime, though my need for it pre-dated the name by many years. Happily during my current period of need one of Mrs P’s recommendations in this increasingly essential c
Jeff--SaturdayFour years ago I offered a view of Mykonos in August, captured by my partner in Crime, Barbara Zilly.  Back then her focus was on pencils and pastels, plus stealing away for a few hours from her portraits of children and dogs t
This post is an addendum to a previous post about this short story collection. In “The Heroine” by Patricia Highsmith, Louise is a newly hired nanny in the Christiansen household. The children she is to look after are Nicky and He
Things are definitely shaping up for this years Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival, set to take place in Stirling, Scotland, from September 8 to 10. We already welcomed the longlist of nominees for the 2017 McIlvanney Prize, and por
A man is found crucified in the non-denominational Second Federation Church in the small village of Ramelton in North Donegal. The victim is a local master carpenter and he was having an affair with the Ministers wife, who has disappeared. Inspector
This week I have been out and about driving across the country to a place called Tillicoultry, deep in the shadows of Ben Cleuch. It turned out to be one of those beautiful events, it was as if the entire village had turned out to see me.  I
I first made the acquaintance with Walt Slade a couple of weeks ago on my vacation up to East Texas. Then, it was a novel I picked out at random from a wonderful antique store in Jefferson, Texas, and read most of on the vacation itself. I enjoyed FO
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Congratulations to the winners of the last giveaway. Sue F. from Crosslake, MN won Death on Nantucket. Andi D. from Phoenix, AZ will receive Shiver Hitch. The books are going out today.This week, I'm giving away two ARCs featuring law enforcement. Cl
Oh this sounds wonderful!From National Trust for Historic Preservation: Along the banks of the South Platte River in Colorado, against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, an idea is beginning to take shape. Its a live-in library, a place where books
Kerry J Charles is another Cozy Mystery author with one of the most popular and recommended Cozy Mystery series. Charles has worked for some very prestigious places: Harvard University, the Smithsonian, and the National Geographic Magazine. Her dutie
I'm deep into this month's reading for Library Journal, reading mysteries that come out October through December. Even so, I'm reading chapters of Martin Edwards' The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. It's fascinating history, and I'm mak