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Friday Cocktail

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12 February 2016 • Martinis

The Mikado. Is it a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, an archaic term for the emperor of Japan, a brandy-based cocktail, or a hamlet in Saskatchewan? How about all of the above. But from whence does this Friday Cocktail come? It appears in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s… Read More ›

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Five Years of Blogging

(4) Five Candles

Celebrate The Poisoned Martini‘s birthday! It’s been five years since I first logged onto WordPress and created The Poisoned Martini. It hardly seems like it’s been that long. Over the years, the site has grown, reviewed novels and book covers, hosted blog weeks (Blog Week VII is coming this December), introduced new features (like Writing… Read More ›

Mystery »

Top 10 Mysteries in 2015?

(2) Job Evanovich Goldberg

Now that we’ve rung in 2016, let’s take a moment to look back at the most popular mysteries of 2015. Based on circulation figures at the library where I work, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2015. One author in particular dominated this list. *** The Scam by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg— The 5th… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

(0) The Mikado cocktails

The Mikado. Is it a comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, an archaic term for the emperor of Japan, a brandy-based cocktail, or a hamlet in Saskatchewan? How about all of the above. But from whence does this Friday Cocktail come? It appears in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels of 2015?

(0) Compleat Ankh-Morpork

After looking at last year’s top mysteries, it’s time to check out which fantasy novels were the most popular in 2015.  The following list includes a mix of high fantasy and urban/paranormal fantasy titles, all of which are shelved in the Fantasy section at the library where I work.  Based on circulation figures, these were the… Read More ›

Stories »

Short Story: The Confession

(2) Inkitt_Confession

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 ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 50

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With snow on the ground, winds howling outside… it’s the perfect time of year to stay indoors and write! Each month, The Poisoned Martini presents a photo to spark your creativity.  Because of their visual nature, images vividly speak to writers and spark ideas for writing.  View the photo below, ponder what you see, and… Read More ›

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