Category Archives: mystery

WHO’S TELLING THE STORY?

One of the first things you must decide when you set out to write a novel or short story is: who is the narrator? There are lots of decisions to be made. Is it first person or close third person … Continue reading

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What’s in a Title? by Paty Jager

Do you pick a book by the title? Do you want the title to tell you the genre of the story or what the story will be about? How about a mystery? Do you want the title to be a … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Christoph Burmeister

The Poetic Murderer, and me — How the Book Came to Be Fear will learn to fear you. Last winter I got the news: Lionel Ross wanted to publish my first novel. I was overjoyed and humbled beyond my ability … Continue reading

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Summer sun and mutating ideas!

Hey folks. What’s new with you? I don’t know if you’ve heard, but here in the UK, we’re suffering through a heatwave. (I’m English—gotta talk about the weather! I went to Nashville a few years ago now (we can talk … Continue reading

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A groovy new book

By Sally Carpenter My new retro-cozy, “Flower Power Fatality,” seems like it’s taken forever to write. I estimate the actual writing time at about 1.5 years but it’s been on my mind for much longer. The idea originated a number … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- C.T. Collier

New Voices in Academic Mysteries by C.T. Collier Even before I joined the ranks of college faculty, I loved a good academic mystery—one with a professor solving a murder, whether it happened on campus or on vacation. Now that I … Continue reading

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An Adventurous Research Trip

My next Deputy Tempe Crabtree book is set in Tehachapi, California, a mountain community famous for its wind machines. However, it has a lot more going for it and though I’m writing a mystery, I wanted to show some of … Continue reading

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