Category Archives: Mystery novels

Why Write Crime Fiction

Don’t you wish you could get back at men who are bullies and jerks, those women who are gold-diggers and narcissists? You can writing crime fiction. I never wanted to hang out in a cop bar, or be a cop, … READ MORE »

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Mentors

I don’t think I’ve had a real up close mentor, mostly because I’ve been too over-awed by the ones I admire and too shy to ask for help. But I’ve watched a lot of writers from a distance and learned … READ MORE »

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Multi-tasking

Is there anything in life that doesn’t require multi-tasking skills of some sort or another? At any stage in life? Employers want workers who can juggle. Husbands, children, lovers, and readers expect you to be able to swivel from one … READ MORE »

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Me and Raymond Chandler

Really good books are about a lot of things, some of them heavy social issues. Raymond Chandler’s novels are about crime and corruption in the 1940s in a place he called Bay City, in truth, Santa Monica. Myy first novel, … READ MORE »

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Why We Write What We Write

I write police procedurals in the  whodunit genre.  I like the cerebral quality of following the detective in an investigation. With a thriller you know pretty soon who the evil villain is and his big stakes plan to take over … READ MORE »

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Cop Talk

I also blog on a site called LadyKillers where the topic turned to favorite expressions of our characters. I’m not aware that the four main characters in my two series of mysteries have favorite expressions.  I’m trying and trying to … READ MORE »

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