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With an Introduction by Matthew Pearl

The Purloined Letter

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19 July 2014 • Mystery, Reviews

“He had called to consult us, or rather to ask the opinion of my friend, about some official business which had occasioned a great deal of trouble.” The shortest of the Dupin tales, The Purloined Letter is perhaps the most ingenious. The Prefect of the Parisian police pays a visit to Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin… Read More ›

News »

A Cover Revealed

(1) Wallpaper

An author dreams of what the cover of their first book would look like.  We’ve written the story and sent it out for a hopeful response; all the while, in the back of our minds, envisioning what our cover could look like.  Would it be a scene from the story?  An abstract collage suggestive of… Read More ›

Mystery »

The Purloined Letter

(0) With an Introduction by Matthew Pearl

“He had called to consult us, or rather to ask the opinion of my friend, about some official business which had occasioned a great deal of trouble.” The shortest of the Dupin tales, The Purloined Letter is perhaps the most ingenious. The Prefect of the Parisian police pays a visit to Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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They say that “life is a cabaret, old chum,” so why not enjoy a Cabaret cocktail? This classic gin-based cocktail is an excellent accompaniment to a night at the theatre (or cabaret).  It makes for a well-balanced, crisp drink best for after a meal or to accompany light snacks. The cocktail dates back at least… Read More ›

Story »

The Poisoned Martini VII

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It’s long past time for Part VII of The Poisoned Martini, an original eStory written by yours truly. To protect his grandson, Thaddeus Alcott will investigate a murder… Recent college grad Rick Gray met an intriguing and pretty co-ed who invited him to a party at her sorority.  The next morning, Rick woke up and discovered a young co-ed… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Discord’s Apple

(0) Book by Carrie Vaughn

Evie Walker’s father has long held a secret that she is aware of, but doesn’t understand.  In the storeroom beneath her family home in a small Colorado town, a myriad of objects lay waiting to be claimed or kept from falling into the wrong hands.  Glass slippers, a golden fleece, Excalibur… Now Evie’s father is… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 31

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This month brings two writing challenges, the first of which includes a trio of images to set the scene… The Poisoned Martini features monthly images to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  The idea is to view the image below and to write… Read More ›

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