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Friday Cocktail

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11 August 2017 • Martinis

Celebrate summer with the colorful Flamingo cocktail! The Flamingo cocktail dates back to at least the mid-1960s, appearing in the 1966 paperback edition of The Diner’s Club Drink Book. The book lists a copyright of 1961 for the original hardcover edition. There are several variations of this cocktail using either rum or vodka (or both!),… 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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Celebrate summer with the colorful Flamingo cocktail! The Flamingo cocktail dates back to at least the mid-1960s, appearing in the 1966 paperback edition of The Diner’s Club Drink Book. The book lists a copyright of 1961 for the original hardcover edition. There are several variations of this cocktail using either rum or vodka (or both!),… 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 63

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Does he steal in on a soft breeze from the window? Ducking into shadow, yet posing for a moment in the daylight, a figure in constant motion dancing on the wind’s breath. Such words could describe this bronze statue of Mercury, the Roman version of the Greek god of travelers and thieves, merchants and shepherds,… Read More ›

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