Tag Archives: murder

Mind Games and Murder

by Janis Patterson I wonder if all mystery writers are irretrievably warped? I spent last week at the Novelists’ Inc. (NINC) conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida. It was held at the luxurious TradeWinds resort, a place of which dreams … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming

by Janis Patterson For once I’m way ahead of a deadline. It’s a situation that doesn’t happen very often, and I’m going to enjoy every bit of it! A couple of months ago a couple of mystery writer friends and … Continue reading

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Fingerprinting by Paty Jager

My current work in progress has been interesting and fun. I’ve had numerous conversations with forensic and law enforcement employees about fingerprints. While the fingerprints on an object doesn’t help find the killer in my book, the illusion they are … Continue reading

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Body, Body, Who’s Got A Body?

by Janis Patterson On one of my email loops there has been a discussion about whether or not a cozy mystery has to include a murder. Both yes and no answers are plentiful and while the discussion has not been … Continue reading

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Splits, Murders and Happy Endings

by Janis Patterson I have a split personality. No, really it’s true. I do. Part of the time – as Janis Patterson – I delight in writing the foulest murder, stories of people who exterminate their fellows without a thought … Continue reading

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Murder Without Violence

I had the great pleasure this past weekend to attend a meeting of my local chapter of the Sisters in Crime (the Delaware Valley Chapter). The guest speaker for the meeting is a Conservator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Year Makes

by Janis Patterson Ta-da! It’s really real! Finally! As you probably know, one year ago (almost to this exact day!) The Husband and I went to Egypt to research a novel. My dear friend Dr. Dirk Huyge had invited us … Continue reading

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