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Hiding Aboard a Cruise Ship

I’ve just returned from a six-week cruise ship experience in the South Seas. Was it everything I’d dreamed? Of course, in some ways. Nothing beats going to sleep rocked by the gentle motion of the ocean swell. I didn’t get … READ MORE »

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My Cruise Ship Mystery

I know that I’m a lucky woman. They say it’s better to be lucky than rich. I must have made some good choices in life, because I’ve sure as hell made some lollapalooza bad ones. This week I’ll embark from … READ MORE »

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The world is not breathless in anticipation of my next murder mystery.

I imagine those of you who are mystery writers have also received this memo. Everyone is writing murder mysteries these days. There are mysteries that open an aperture into the world of dogs, of Boston gamblers, Icelandic housewives, Venetian art … READ MORE »

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Blurting Out The Truth

A work of fiction has to be about something, doesn’t it? And 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 … READ MORE »

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Santa Monica Shooting – A Tribute to Real Crime Victims

I’ve asked myself countless times why I’m fascinated enough with murder and mayhem to write three crime fiction novels about Santa Monica? Why do I feel such glee in learning the forensic details of death and dying? If I were … READ MORE »

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The World Back in Chechnya

My second mystery novel, Rip-Off, is a whodunit about Chechen organized crime set in Santa Monica, not Boston. The news unfolding in Boston has me and the rest of the world gob-smacked, as the Brits say. It may be that … READ MORE »

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