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Reincarnation cocktails and a page from the Time-Life Books This Fabulous Century 1950-1960, detailing the Bridey Murphy craze.

Friday Cocktail

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13 January 2017 • Martinis

Resurrect your spirits and celebrate a new year, new life with a Reincarnation cocktail! Do you remember your past life? How about the Bridey Murphy craze? In 1952, hypnotist Morey Bernstein put seemingly ordinary American housewife Virginia Tighe (1923-1995) in a trance. During a session of hypnotic regression, Tighe recounted startling revelations of her past… 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 ›

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Top 10 Mysteries of 2016?

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As 2016 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to look back at the year’s most popular mysteries. Based on circulation figures at the library where I work, these were the most checked out mysteries in 2016. Considering last year’s list, is it any surprise that one particular author once again dominated the top ten?… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail

(0) Reincarnation cocktails and a page from the Time-Life Books This Fabulous Century 1950-1960, detailing the Bridey Murphy craze.

Resurrect your spirits and celebrate a new year, new life with a Reincarnation cocktail! Do you remember your past life? How about the Bridey Murphy craze? In 1952, hypnotist Morey Bernstein put seemingly ordinary American housewife Virginia Tighe (1923-1995) in a trance. During a session of hypnotic regression, Tighe recounted startling revelations of her past… Read More ›

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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 ›

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Writing Challenge 60

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Raw escargot! Creepy, crawly critters loom in our imaginations, sometimes fueling our fears and nightmares. Yet there is a fascination with such creatures, drawing our attention, piquing our curiosity to discover more about them. How can they co-exist with us but seem so alien? Imagine these gastropods as large land striders used as transportation in… Read More ›

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