Mysteries

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 […]

Meet Mary Burton, NY Times Bestselling Author

Meet Mary Burton, NY Times Bestselling Author

Mary Burton is a New York Times Best-Selling author who loves writing suspense, researching forensic procedures, baking, books, and tiny dachshunds. Not necessarily in that order.  Her work has been compared to that of James Patterson, Lisa Gardner, and Lisa Jackson. She is also the […]

What I Learned Hacking My Way Through the Briars

What I Learned Hacking My Way Through the Briars

** Today I’m turning the blog over to my guest author, Fiona Quinn, author of JACK Be Quick. She’s sharing her amazing adventure of researching her new book! ** When I joined the Search and Rescue team, I was given a mentor, Brian, to help […]

Meet Maggie King, Mystery Writer

Meet Maggie King, Mystery Writer

Maggie King’s, Hazel Rose Book Group is charming, funny, and sexy. They first entertained me in Murder at the Book Group and now they’re back with a fresh new mystery to solve in Murder at the Moonshine Inn. When high-powered executive Roxanne Howard dies in […]

The Intriguing Dame

The Intriguing Dame

If you’re a fan of mystery, then you’ve no doubt read an Agatha Christie or two. My love of mystery began with Nancy Drew, but when I graduated to grown-up mysteries, Agatha’s Hercule Poirot was the first thing I reached for. The Murder of Roger […]