Tag Archives: mystery

Writing Would Be Perfect If…

by Janis Patterson I mean it. Writing would be so perfect if it weren’t for the readers. I know, that is a very incendiary statement, but it’s true. We’re asked to live up to readers’ expectations without being given much … Continue reading

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Guest – Marian Allen

A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMMERHOUSE How the DEAD GUY was born When I began college in 1 968, I had read enough Gothic Romances to be contemptuous of the formula: Orphan girl in her late teens is hired by … 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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What Scares You?

Since we’re so close to Halloween, I thought I’d explore my one venture into writing horror. The plotting workout of going outside my genre was educational, as it made me study the art of scaring people. I’m at home writing … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger- Leslie Langtry

Thank you so much to the Ladies of Mystery for allowing me to guest today! I’m Leslie Langtry – A USA Today Bestselling Author of the Greatest Hits Series, The Merry Wrath Mysteries and a new book and series with … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Romance – or is it the Romance of Mystery?

by Janis Patterson Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be included on the panel at the public library sponsored Romance in Bonham, a nice county seat town a little over an hour away. The ladies of the library hold … Continue reading

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