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Hide it in a Hiding Place Where No One Ever Goes*

Where would crime fiction be without the ingenious hiding place? All sorts of valuable things are hidden throughout the genre: wills, letters, jewels, even a horse (more on that shortly). 1,052 more words

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"My Dear Queen!" (1953)

Spoonerisms are fun. Named after the Reverend William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930), spoonerisms are funny word plays based on switching the opening sounds of two words. Queer Dean, is, then, Dear Queen. 153 more words

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The Accused (1953)

This one was the only Ellery Queen story to appear in the short-lived Today’s Family magazine (February 15, 1953), titled “The Accused,” and renamed, for… 132 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

Call Me Unpredictable*

In Agatha Christie’s short story Triangle at Rhodes, Hercule Poirot is taking a holiday at a luxury hotel on the Island of Rhodes. One day he has a conversation with a fellow guest, Pamela Lyall. 1,094 more words

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It's Who You Know*

Most of us are members of social networks, whether we really think about it or not. And it’s sometimes surprising how those networks come up. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever said (or heard) something like this: ‘You went to ? 1,246 more words

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Forthcoming! Lots and Lots!

It’s a thrill to have my story selected by Saint Paul Almanac’s community editors to be published in the 10th anniversary issue, so I thought I’d share this cover reveal and invite Minneapolis and St. 184 more words

Starting Over Again*

When people have been isolated, too sheltered or in some other way kept apart, it can be very hard to adjust to life in ‘the real world.’ Ask anyone who’s spent time in prison and then had to re-adapt to life ‘outside’ (that’s actually a separate topic in and of itself!) Things most of us take for granted, such as making our own decisions and connecting with others can be very much more difficult for those who are just entering (or re-entering) the world. 1,207 more words

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