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Dead Man Walker

Live Read: Dead Man Walker

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16 January 2015 • Mystery, Reviews

The Poisoned Martini‘s is privileged to be reading Duffy Brown’s forthcoming mystery novella, Dead Man Walker.  This 4th book in the Consignment Shop Mystery series releases as an ebook on February 3, 2015 from Penguin books and their Berkley Prime Crime imprint. A dead body is discovered in a bathtub and the discoverer turns to… Read More ›

News »

First Book Launch

(7) DeathOnStoneridge400

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 »

Live Read: Dead Man Walker

(3) Dead Man Walker

The Poisoned Martini‘s is privileged to be reading Duffy Brown’s forthcoming mystery novella, Dead Man Walker.  This 4th book in the Consignment Shop Mystery series releases as an ebook on February 3, 2015 from Penguin books and their Berkley Prime Crime imprint. A dead body is discovered in a bathtub and the discoverer turns to… Read More ›

Stories »

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 ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

(1) Tom and Jerry

This Friday–’tis still the season–try an old traditional Christmastime cocktail, the Tom and Jerry. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with that famous cat and mouse duo.  This drink is far older, dating back to the early to mid-1800s depending on which origin is accurate.  In one version, a British journalist is credited with… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels in 2014?

(0) Game of Thrones cover

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 38

(0) View of Glacier Bay 1

This month’s challenge brings a quartet of images that may tell a story of a journey. 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… Read More ›

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