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Patricia Cornwell’s Chaos

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16 November 2016 • Mystery, Reviews

Chaos is here. Cornwell’s latest Kay Scarpetta novel begins in the sweltering heat of late summer on the Harvard campus. The twenty-fourth entry in the series promises chaos, and it’s not in the form of Kay’s sister, Dorothy. The book’s synopsis informs us that a young woman “is killed while riding her bicycle along the… 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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Patricia Cornwell’s Chaos

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Chaos is here. Cornwell’s latest Kay Scarpetta novel begins in the sweltering heat of late summer on the Harvard campus. The twenty-fourth entry in the series promises chaos, and it’s not in the form of Kay’s sister, Dorothy. The book’s synopsis informs us that a young woman “is killed while riding her bicycle along the… Read More ›

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Friday Cocktail

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Summer often brings thunderstorms, so why not try a Thunderclap for a Friday cocktail? This cocktail dates back at least as far as the early 1960s, appearing in the 1964 edition of Old Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide. The guide doesn’t specify what type of whiskey. And while most recipes call for blended whiskey,… Read More ›

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Two Ravens and One Crow

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What a strange interlude. Unlike his earlier novella, Grimoire of the Lamb, Hearne’s second novella, Two Ravens and One Crow, is less an adventure story and more of an interlude between books that fills in some interesting backstory along with a side dish of excitement. It begins with Atticus wishing he could train his druid… 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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National Novel Writing Month 2016

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It’s that time of year again. The day that launches a 1,000 novels. NaNoWriMo has begun! November is National Novel Writing Month, and writers around the world are likely to be hunkering down to churn out 50,000 words in 30 days (from today, November 1, until 11:59:59pm on Wednesday, November 30). The rough breakdown is… Read More ›

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