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Happy Endings in Mysteries

Happy Endings in Mysteries

I recently rewatched Stranger Than Fiction, which I remembered being more of a depressing drama than a comedy (which in many ways was an accurate remembrance), and was nervous right up to the end because I couldn’t recall if it had a happy ending. It made me consider why I prefer what is generally referred …

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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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Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

Happy Birthday, Anna Katharine Green!

This week I wanted to give a special homage to the woman who’s become a huge part of my life lately: the remarkable Anna Katharine Green. On this day, November 11, in 1846, Anna Katharine Green was born to New England lawyer James Wilson Green and Katharine Ann Whitney Green. She was the fourth child, …

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How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

How I NaNoWriMo Differently (and you can, too!)

I won’t be doing National November Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) this November, and I’ll tell you why. But first, let me give a quick definition of NaNoWriMo for those who are wondering. NaNoWriMo is a free program for writers that encourages them to write a novel in a month. If you visit their website, you’ll find …

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Who was the First? Bellwethers and Mystery

Who was the First? Bellwethers and Mystery

Who was the first author to introduce us to “the locked room mystery”? Who was the first to use a recurring series detective? Who was the first to have their detective gather everyone together in a room so that he might explain precisely the murderer’s motive? Who was the first to give us that daring …

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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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