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By Its Cover: Mayhem

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31 July 2015 • Mystery, Reviews

This striking cover with its skeletal visage—is it formed by smoke or fire?—wearing a top hat and the vintage map of London behind it have me asking: what is it that we have here? “A moody whodunit with a horrific twist, set in London during Jack the Ripper’s red reign…” says the quote (attributed to… Read More ›

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Inkitt’s Fated Paradox Contest

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Mystery and thriller writers looking for a outlet for their stories have a new opportunity and a chance to win a contest for their writing. Inkitt, the dynamic community for writers and readers, have launched Fated Paradox, a contest for mystery and thriller authors. The theme is all about “tales of gripping suspense.” Think you… Read More ›

Mystery »

By Its Cover: Mayhem

(0) Pinborough mayhem

This striking cover with its skeletal visage—is it formed by smoke or fire?—wearing a top hat and the vintage map of London behind it have me asking: what is it that we have here? “A moody whodunit with a horrific twist, set in London during Jack the Ripper’s red reign…” says the quote (attributed to… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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Toast the windy city with this Friday cocktail, Chicago! This brandy-based cocktail dates back to the late 19th century when so many mixed drinks named for cities were created.  Just think of Manhattans!  Recipes may vary, but the original and majority of them call for Curaçao, an orange-flavored liqueur.  Sometimes the sugar is replaced with… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Live Read: That Thing at the Zoo

(0) That Thing at the Zoo

Today, The Poisoned Martini is reading James R. Tuck’s novella, That Thing at the Zoo. Monster slayer Deacon Chalk faces an unknown assailant or “whatever is leaving the Atlanta Zoo’s most dangerous predators bloodless, skinned, and hanging high in treetops.”  Now with the zoo in lockdown, Deacon and a handful of zoo staffers must survive… Read More ›

Stories »

Short Story: The Confession

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They gathered in the library, the place where it had happened. Last Friday, Tony Pagliano, the gym teacher at St. Ann’s Elementary, had been found dead among the dusty volumes in the very room where they now sat fidgeting. In The Confession, a phys ed teacher at an elementary school has been murdered. The suspects… Read More ›

Writing »

Hosting a Murder Mystery IV

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Setting the Scene. In 2008, I hosted two murder mystery parties. I talked about them a bit in my last post, Hosting a Murder Mystery III. Since then, I’ve planned and plotted three to four a year, often tapping my existing novels or stories as the basis of the game. What better way to test… Read More ›

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