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Come See About Me*

I’m very honoured and excited that Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…  has been awarded the Very Inspiring Blog Award by Moira at Clothes in Books… 1,475 more words

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That's the Time You Get Me Runnin' and You Know I'll Be Around*

 Have you ever known an enabler? You know the kind of person I mean; I’m sure you do. Parents who make excuses for their child’s mistakes instead of helping that child to be responsible are arguably enabling. 1,120 more words

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She's a Highly Specialized Key Component of Operational Unity*

Secretaries and office assistants are often essential to the success of just about any business. The more competent they are, the better the business runs. If you’ve ever had either a very competent or a very incompetent one, you know what I mean. 987 more words

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A crime on the rocks

Today’s choice: reading a crime novel in the sun.


Book review: "The Golden Egg" by Donna Leon

Each new Brunetti book is an absorbing read. This one is no exception. Only during the last few pages of “The Golden Egg”, does it become clear what the title means. 545 more words

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How Could You Tell Me That I Was Wrong*

Societal attitudes play a major role in the way we perceive people who are involved in crime. In some cases, people are even held responsible for crimes when really they’re the victims if you think about it. 1,422 more words


We Can Change the World*

Let’s face it; we don’t live in a perfect world. And I’m sure all of us see particular things (e.g. poverty, the state of the environment, bigotry, etc.) that we would especially like to change. 1,356 more words

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