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Friday Cocktail

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27 October 2017 • Martinis

Have a treat this Friday with a Banana Split cocktail! This is one of those modern cocktail creations that tries to mimic the flavor of something familiar, typically a dessert or candy. Previously I featured the Chocolate-Covered Cherry (or Cherry Cordial) cocktail which I’d first encountered at a former Toronto restaurant. This Friday’s cocktail is… Read More ›

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Syracuse Mysteries on Sale

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The Poisoned Martini celebrates its anniversary this week. In honor of the event, both books in the Syracuse Mystery series will be on sale. This week, get Death on Stoneridge, the first book in the Syracuse Mystery series, for 0.99¢ on Amazon. Find out what happens when shots ring out on a seemingly quiet neighborhood… Read More ›

Mystery »

By Its Cover: The Death of Kings

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Imagine a classic film in black-and-white flickering on a screen in a darkened room. For an instance the frame freezes. A woman stands holding a glass of champagne in a room, reminiscent of an English manor, with a gentleman seated before her and two faceless men behind her. This cover seems to reflect such a… Read More ›

Martinis »

Friday Cocktail

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Have a treat this Friday with a Banana Split cocktail! This is one of those modern cocktail creations that tries to mimic the flavor of something familiar, typically a dessert or candy. Previously I featured the Chocolate-Covered Cherry (or Cherry Cordial) cocktail which I’d first encountered at a former Toronto restaurant. This Friday’s cocktail is… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels of 2016?

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After looking at last year’s top mysteries, it’s time to check out which fantasy novels were the most popular in 2016.  The following list includes a mix of high fantasy, urban/paranormal fantasy, and steampunk titles, all of which are shelved in the Fantasy section at the library where I work.  Based on circulation figures, these were… Read More ›

Stories »

Just One More Day

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I suppose it’s impertinent to post photos (and stories) about one’s pets, expecting anonymous others to care as much as the pet’s owner, or thinking they’ll be moved by what they see or read. But pet lovers understand, and there is a catharsis in sharing. So here’s my tale. My little Pekingese Ming-Lee passed away… Read More ›

Writing »

Writing Challenge 64

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The house on the hill, in the woods, set apart at the edge of town. What secrets (or horrors) are to be discovered within? It’s familiar trope, but one that’s endlessly fascinating. Our curiosities are piqued by who might live there and what stories they’ve lived. It is often a key setting/location in any story…. Read More ›

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