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Meet Edith Baxter

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30 September 2014 • Characters, Story

“At first glance, Edith Baxter seemed a tiny, fragile septuagenarian with slightly stooped shoulders.  Wrinkles lined her pink complexion, and wisps of white dominated the auburn strands of her hair like clouds on a sunny day.  However, these signs of age could not mask the vitality in her sky‑blue eyes.” Edith Baxter, née Pontmercy, married… Read More ›

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Open Road Media & Mystery eBooks

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The most depressing thing about managing a book collection is weeding.  It might seems like an easy decision to get rid of a book you’ve read, but invariably, doesn’t it always seem like you want or need to refer back to that book only to find out you don’t have it anymore? Many bibliophiles, like… Read More ›

Mystery »

The Bone Collector

(0) Book by Jeffrey Deaver

“Everybody’s nightmare … you get into a cab and turns out there’s a psycho behind the wheel.” That’s how The Bone Collector begins.  A man and woman fly into JFK.  Weary from their travels, they get in a yellow cab.  Their intention was to share the ride home to their respective addresses.  Instead, they’ll share a… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail

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In the mood for something classic, but different?  Try the Martinez cocktail. This cocktail is a mix between a classic martini and a Manhattan and dates back nearly as far.  There are some claims that this drink preceded the martini, and others that it came after.  The drink may have been created for San Francisco… Read More ›

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Meet Edith Baxter

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“At first glance, Edith Baxter seemed a tiny, fragile septuagenarian with slightly stooped shoulders.  Wrinkles lined her pink complexion, and wisps of white dominated the auburn strands of her hair like clouds on a sunny day.  However, these signs of age could not mask the vitality in her sky‑blue eyes.” Edith Baxter, née Pontmercy, married… 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 34

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Do you have something to confess?  This month’s writing challenge lends itself to writing about secrets, sins, forgiveness, or perhaps something more. 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… Read More ›

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