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About marilynm

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty-five books, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. She is also the author of the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. Her two latest books are Not as it Seems and A Crushing Death. She's a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Epic, Public Safety Writers Association.

Solving a Puzzle to Escape

Fun and something we’d never heard of before. On a recent trip to visit our eldest daughter and family, she arranged for us to visit, Get a Clue, an escape room in Temecula. Everyone said, “Oh, Mom will be good … Continue reading

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Writing Can be Painful Sometimes

Many times I’ve written how wonderful it is to be a writer, to be in control of my imaginary world, to find out what is happening in the lives of the characters I’ve come to know and love. However, there … Continue reading

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The Birth of a New Book

Unresolved is number 13 in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series, a book that I feared would never become a reality. The publisher of the series suffered a serious illness, one she is recovering from now, but the publishing company has been … Continue reading

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A Real Murder Mystery

This one happened right across the river. The whole murder and what happened is bizarre. You can read all the details here: http://www.nytimes.com/1981/09/27/magazine/the-case-of-the-lady-and-the-killer.html?pagewanted=all To tell the story quickly, Hope Masters, a rich young woman from a prominent Beverly Hills family, … Continue reading

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What Kind of Real Mysteries Have you Experienced?

Don’t count the ones where you’ve misplaced something and can’t find it, or something you can’t remember. I want to hear about any kind of mystery you’ve encountered–the kind that could end up in a mystery story. Years ago, and … Continue reading

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The Holiday Season is Winding Down…Now What?

Some of you have probably already taken down you Christmas decorations, others will wait until after the New Year, and then there are those who leave everything up for a long, long time. We kept our decorations simple this year, … Continue reading

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Old Age–Not Always a Bad Thing

But sometimes it is, when you forget that you’re supposed to write a post. Which is exactly what I did. I’m supposed to have something new up on the 4th Monday of the month and I forgot. I’ll try to … Continue reading

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