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From left to right: Neville Landless, John Jasper, a ghostly-looking Rosa Bud, Helena Landless, Miss Twinkleton, Septimus Crisparkle, Mrs. Crisparkle, and holding the fan, Edwin Drood.

Chapter by Chapter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood III

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23 March 2015 • Mystery, Reviews

So far, nothing truly mysterious has occurred.  However, John “Jack” Jasper, choirmaster in the Cathedral town of Cloisterham, has expressed a morbid curiosity in the stonemason Durdles’ craft.  More particularly in the crypts beneath the Cathedral.  Jasper’s behavior and addiction to opium make him suspect.  But is this set up for what is to come or might… Read More ›

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Blog Week VI (March 8 – 14)

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It’s been a long while, but it’s time for the return of Blog Week! Now you might be asking: what’s Blog Week?  Think of it like TV’s sweeps, the time of year when you really want to tune into watch.  All week long, there will be something new to see, read, or experience here at… Read More ›

Mystery »

Chapter by Chapter: The Mystery of Edwin Drood III

(0) From left to right: Neville Landless, John Jasper, a ghostly-looking Rosa Bud, Helena Landless, Miss Twinkleton, Septimus Crisparkle, Mrs. Crisparkle, and holding the fan, Edwin Drood.

So far, nothing truly mysterious has occurred.  However, John “Jack” Jasper, choirmaster in the Cathedral town of Cloisterham, has expressed a morbid curiosity in the stonemason Durdles’ craft.  More particularly in the crypts beneath the Cathedral.  Jasper’s behavior and addiction to opium make him suspect.  But is this set up for what is to come or might… Read More ›

Stories »

Deleted Scenes

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You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

Martinis »

Cocktail Special

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Find your lucky clover with this cocktail special, the Shamrock. Looking for a little green in your cocktail today?  Crème de Menthe is the perfect additive to turn your cocktail a little green with a hint of mint. There are a different recipes for a Shamrock cocktail, but this one is a bit more classic,… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Live Read: That Thing at the Zoo

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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 ›

Writing »

Hosting a Murder Mystery III

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Revisiting and refining themes. Have you ever hosted a murder mystery party?  It can be a lot of fun.  The idea of hosting one certainly appealed to me, having participated in a few over the years.  As a mystery writer, I particularly liked the idea of crafting an original mystery rather than using an out-of-the-box… Read More ›

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