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Friday Cocktail: the Mint Julep

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22 June 2018 • Martinis

Kick off the summer this Friday with the classic Mint Julep! Best enjoyed while dining al fresco or on a porch on a hot summer evening, the mint julep has a long history. This classic cocktail originated in the southern United States during the late 18th century. Traditionally it was served up in a silver… 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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By Its Cover: Footsteps in the Dark

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It’s a throwback to what was once considered cool and sophisticated. A man and a woman light up there cigarettes on this cover of Georgette Heyer’s 1932 novel. Though perhaps better known as a writer of Georgian and Regency romances, Footsteps in the Dark was Heyer’s first of several detective novels. Perusing through a selection… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail: the Mint Julep

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Kick off the summer this Friday with the classic Mint Julep! Best enjoyed while dining al fresco or on a porch on a hot summer evening, the mint julep has a long history. This classic cocktail originated in the southern United States during the late 18th century. Traditionally it was served up in a silver… Read More ›

Fantasy »

Top 10 Fantasy Novels of 2017?

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Following a look at last year’s top mysteries, it’s time to check out which fantasy novels were the most popular in 2017. Based on circulation figures at my local library, these were the most checked out fantasy titles in 2017. It’s an unusually surprising list… *** 10.  Staked by Kevin Hearne — In the 8th… 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 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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