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Josephine Tey’s To Love and Be Wise

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23 February 2015 • Mystery, Reviews

Tey’s 3rd Inspector Alan Grant has to be one of the most ingenious mysteries ever written, and it begins with a good-looking young man arriving at a party… “Just inside the door, baffled apparently by the solid wall of talking and drinking humanity, was a young man, looking lost. He still had his hat in… Read More ›

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First Book Launch

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Today, I fulfilled a long held dream, publishing my first murder mystery novel! Published through Soul Mate Publishing and now available as an ebook on Amazon.com, Death on Stoneridge is set in Syracuse, New York, and is the first of a planned series.  Neighbors living on Stoneridge Drive are alarmed when a suicide and a… Read More ›

Mystery »

Josephine Tey’s To Love and Be Wise

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Tey’s 3rd Inspector Alan Grant has to be one of the most ingenious mysteries ever written, and it begins with a good-looking young man arriving at a party… “Just inside the door, baffled apparently by the solid wall of talking and drinking humanity, was a young man, looking lost. He still had his hat in… Read More ›

Stories »

Deleted Scenes

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You’ve seen them.  Check out a DVD (or Blu-ray) film or TV series and more likely than not, there’s a deleted scene(s), commentaries by the director or cast, behind-the-scenes featurette(s) and more.  Why aren’t there such extra features in books? After writers pen their novel (or short story), revisions and edits may more often than… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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Will you cry into your glass with this Friday cocktail, Weep No More? Because of its name, this drink reminds me of Mary Higgins Clark’s 1987 title, Weep No More, My Lady.  Clark tends to name her books after song titles and this one is no exception.  It’s derived from the 1914 song of the… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels in 2014?

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Reflecting on last year’s top mysteries made me curious to take a look at the fantasy novels of 2014.  What were the most popular?  Perhaps you may be surprised to learn that #1 was published over a decade ago! Now, this top 10 list includes a mix of high fantasy and urban/paranormal fantasy titles, all… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 39

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February brings a potentially romantic setting for this month’s writing challenge… 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… Read More ›

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