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July 24, 2018

Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders by Frank E. Hopkins  looks back at the turmoil, deception, intrigue, and anger of the late sixties and early seventies in this engrossing, hard to put down mystery. It won first place for a mystery/thriller novel in the

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April 5, 2018

April is here, and while I’m still waiting for warm spring weather, I do have a sure thing coming up--this year’s Malice Domestic Conference,  April 27-29 in Bethesda, MD. I am part of a panel  on “Antiquities” to be held Saturday morning, April 28, at 9 a.m. A book si...

January 26, 2018

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 a...

January 13, 2018

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 phon...

January 3, 2018

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...

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