Category Archives: Mystery novels

Stuck Holding the Poop Bags

I’m supposed to be a full-time writer. Yeah, right. My poor dead husband used to say I have a helium right hand. At every opportunity to give my time away to some good cause, my hand involuntarily rises in the … READ MORE »

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Saint Lucia Stories

I am saying good-bye to Saint Lucia tonight, a small island in the Eastern Caribbean, where my brother and I are spending a holiday together. It’s dark now. With darkness comes some insect, or gecko or night creature, which annoys … READ MORE »

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Looking Back At What I’ve Learned

I took a break away from the hard work of writing another police procedural mystery when I’d finished the third in the series called On Behalf of the Family. At that point I was waiting for the proofreader to finish … READ MORE »

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Pushing Past Writers Roadblocks

Damn, it’s hard to reconnect with your story having taken three days off to be a tourist in downtown Los Angeles. It’s hard to reconnect with your story—or whatever you’re working on—after taking any time off. You lose your momentum. … READ MORE »

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Mystery Conference Update – Bouchercon 2014

What is Bouchercon? http://www.bouchercon2014.com/programming.php For both authors and readers, it’s the meeting place to rub shoulders with the famous, near famous, and soon to be famous—all mystery writers. It’s the grand lalapalooza mystery conference held every year in different cities … READ MORE »

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Clark Lohr, one of my favorite Southwest action adventure mystery writers

Clark Lohr, one of my favorite Southwest action mystery writers, introduces us to his protagonist, Manny Aguilar. I tagged Clark Lohr as part of a blog hop tour. Manuel “Manny” Aguilar makes a second appearance in The Devil on Eighty-five, … READ MORE »

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