Mysteries

Tea with Sandi Scott

Tea with Sandi Scott

I recently had the pleasure of reading an Advance Reader’s Copy of Sandi Scott’s first book in her new series, Murder in the Art Gallery, A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery and I enjoyed it so much that I asked Sandi to stop by for an […]

Historical Research for Novel Writing

Historical Research for Novel Writing

*Today I’m turning the blog over to author Dorothy Spruzen to discuss how she does historical research for her books. Welcome to you all, and thank you for having me. Samantha invited me to write something for her wonderful website, so I thought that I […]

Tea with M.E. Maki

Tea with M.E. Maki

Today I’m interviewing M.E. Maki, author of the new Caitlyn Jamison mystery Fatal Dose. This is the second in her series, and a delightful addition. Ms. Maki has a gift for writing characters, plot, and even a little romance that will keep you guessing until the […]

Tea with Vicki Delany

Tea with Vicki Delany

Today I’m interviewing Vicki Delany, author of the new Body on Baker Street, the second in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series. If you love cozy mysteries and you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you’ll want to check out this series. It’s delightful and funny as […]

Tea with Art Taylor

Tea with Art Taylor

Today I’m spending time with Art Taylor, Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel and winner of this year’s Agatha Award for Best Short Story, “Parallel Play”. After reading “Parallel Play” in the Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning, I knew I wanted to spend some time […]

Tea with Tracee de Hahn

Tea with Tracee de Hahn

*Today I’ve invited author Tracee de Hahn to join me and share her love of tea with us* I’m delighted to join any endeavor that is an ode to tea! Thank you, Samantha for inviting me. How the ideas emerge, how the plot is created, […]

Sue Grafton- Y is for Yesterday Review

Sue Grafton- Y is for Yesterday Review

When I first learned the release date of Sue Grafton’s new book, Y is for Yesterday, I immediately cleared my schedule for the day. I’ve been patiently waiting for another visit with Kinsey Millhone since closing the book on X. I couldn’t wait to spend […]

What Can We Say? It Was a Bar Bet…

What Can We Say? It Was a Bar Bet…

** Today I’m turning the blog over to Fiona Quinn and Tina Glasneck, co-authors of If You See Kay, Run to talk about their brand new series. ** Fiona – Fiona Quinn and Tina Glasneck walked into a bar…. Tina – The beginning of a great joke. […]

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

The Anatomy of a Mystery Idea

*Today I’m turning the blog over to Nancy Raven Smith to share a little about herself and where her ideas come from.* The most common question I get from readers is where do my ideas come from. For me, it’s generally from things that I read, […]

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

What Defines a Cozy Mystery?

If you’ve read every book by Agatha Christie or seen every episode of Murder, She Wrote, then you’re familiar with the cozy mystery genre. Cozy mysteries are a sub-genre of crime fiction that are becoming increasingly popular … again. While cozies were very popular in […]