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5 Thrillers for Halloween

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29 October 2014 • Fantasy, Reviews

Recently I put together a short list of recommended books for a “book beat” article I contribute to a local newspaper, The Eagle Bulletin.  Appearing in the October 22, 2014 issue, the selected books appeared under the banner of “Some New and Well-Respected Horror Reads for Halloween.”  Though not the title I’d originally chosen for… Read More ›

News »

New Links

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Recently I’ve added several new links to blogs and websites, and it’s about time I talk about them. In the Local Links section (scroll down to the blue banner below), I’ve added links to the Preservation Association of CNY and Syracuse Guru. The Preservation Association of CNY (PACNY) was founded in 1974.  They are “dedicated… Read More ›

Mystery »

The Bone Collector

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“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 ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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Try a little old time magic with a Black Magic cocktail! Halloween’s approach may just put in the mood for this classic cocktail, appearing in the 1964 edition of the Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Cocktail.  I like to think it may date back to the time of the 1942 song, “That Old Black… Read More ›

Story »

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 »

5 Thrillers for Halloween

(0) Call of Cthulhu Lovecraft

Recently I put together a short list of recommended books for a “book beat” article I contribute to a local newspaper, The Eagle Bulletin.  Appearing in the October 22, 2014 issue, the selected books appeared under the banner of “Some New and Well-Respected Horror Reads for Halloween.”  Though not the title I’d originally chosen for… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 35

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The first of two writing challenges this month takes you to a creepy spot … a gallows, perhaps? 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… Read More ›

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