Category: Reading

Reading: Agatha Christie’s Autobiography

Reading: Agatha Christie’s Autobiography

I’m afraid I don’t have much to add to the brilliance that is Agatha Christie’s autobiography. Instead, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite quotes from my reading, particularly those pertaining to writing. I hope they encourage and inspire you as they have me! “The whole point of a good detective story was that it …

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Escapades of a Spokane Thief

Escapades of a Spokane Thief

I’m trying something new! If you subscribe to my newsletter right now, you’ll receive a free copy of my short story “Escapades of a Spokane Thief” set in 1901 Spokane! Then, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to catch when I begin my newest endeavor: Online Presentations! I’ll begin with reading …

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Reading: The Count of Monte Cristo

Reading: The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is one of my favorite stories of all time. I was first introduced to this 1844 novel via the 2002 movie with Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce. It’s an incredible story of love, revenge, justice, and ultimately, mercy. I had never read the full novel, though I think …

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Being an Introverted Mom and Writer

Being an Introverted Mom and Writer

I’ll be honest, I don’t read a lot of non-fiction that isn’t about history or has something to do with research for my historical fiction books. I just don’t have the time. But then one of the authors of a mommy blog I follow, Jamie C. Martin, published a book called Introverted Mom. I snapped …

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Reading: Somewhere in Time

Reading: Somewhere in Time

Published in 1975 under the title Bid Time Return, the novel that inspired the 1980 adaptation known as Somewhere in Time caused all subsequent publications to be renamed. I’ve always loved the film, but I’d never read the book. After reading Time and Again by Jack Finney (1970), in which the narrator accomplishes time travel …

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Reading: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

Reading: The Clocks by Agatha Christie

I love to re-read Agatha Christie mysteries. There are so many wonderful ones, and if I wait long enough, I sometimes forget exactly how the mystery works itself out. 😉 The reason I made a point of re-reading this particular one, however, was because it is in this book that Agatha Christie gives a decided …

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Reading: That Affair Next Door

Reading: That Affair Next Door

Most people are familiar with a certain knitting spinster amateur detective who uses her remembrances of the past to solve mysteries. What most people don’t realize is she was not the first! Meet Miss Amelia Butterworth, and no, from what I can find, she’s no relation to the syrup. 😉 This Miss Butterworth is perhaps …

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Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Reading: The Leavenworth Case

Although my presentation this month on Anna Katharine Green will be covering more than just her first book, The Leavenworth Case has enough to say about itself it could be an entire presentation unto itself. Instead, I’ll share some more about it here, as a taster for what’s to come in the presentation. We open …

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Reading: Miss Marple

Reading: Miss Marple

There’s a reason why Agatha Christie’s books are the best-selling books after the Bible and Shakespeare. Her character creation has made two of the most well-known detectives in the world: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Although I was introduced to Poirot early on, it was only by sheer accident that I ended up reading my …

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