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21 August 2015 • Links, News

I’ve added a trio of new mystery genre sites I’d recently discovered to my list of links. First up is International Noir Fiction. Reviews cover books and few movies and TV series that have made their way stateside. If it’s been translated into English, chances are you might find a review for it here. Stylistically,… Read More ›

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New Links

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I’ve added a trio of new mystery genre sites I’d recently discovered to my list of links. First up is International Noir Fiction. Reviews cover books and few movies and TV series that have made their way stateside. If it’s been translated into English, chances are you might find a review for it here. Stylistically,… Read More ›

Mystery »

By Its Cover: Red Line

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A lone figure, his back to us, stands by the shore beneath an expanse of bridge.  The bridge is ablaze with lights as dusk deepens in the background.  A literal red line bleeds through the title. Colors matter.  Vibrant colors catch our eye and make us notice them.  The lights on the bridge drew my attention… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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Stare deep into the dark amber liquid and what may you discover?  A taste for this variation of a Manhattan, perhaps?  Try an Affinity cocktail. The Affinity cocktail has been around since the early 1960s, and likely earlier.  This variation of a Manhattan uses Scotch instead of bourbon (or whiskey) and eschews any cherry garnish. … 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 ›

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 ›

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Writing Challenge 44

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It’s time for the first of two summer-themed Writing Challenges! Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Such images, because of their visual nature, vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the image below and write a scene, a short story, a chapter, a novella, or maybe… Read More ›

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