In researching my latest cozy mystery, I wanted to find out how mediums make ghost knocks. I googled “magic knocks,” “ghost knocks,” and other phrases and came across a number of fascinating sites. Even snopes.com and mentalfloss.com offer comments on ghost sightings and séance tricks. Snopes takes on a video posted in October, 2017, to the YouTube page of Deerpark Christian Brothers School, a secondary school in Cork, Ireland. The video seemed to show security camera footage
When I wrote my latest novel, Rembrandt’s Shadow, which alternates chapters set in 1999 with chapters following a painting’s provenance from 1616 to 1930. I feltl as though I was walking in a mine field of anachronisms on every page.
For instance, when were cell phones invented? My characters use them in 1999, and, yes, they were available then, but expensive. In fact, the first cell phones were released to the public in 1983 by Motorola and cost about $4,000. By 1999, th
I’m an avid mystery reader, and this debut traditional mystery will keep you guessing until the end. Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn is well-written, engrossing and intelligent. Even the title works in several ways to define the book. The author is from Southern California and now lives in Colorado. Detective Gemma Monroe, six months pregnant, has a partner she doesn’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying. In fact, everyone in this small Colorado town