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The land of fire and ice

The land of fire and ice. Yes, that’s what I thought…a great title for a Game of Thrones novel. I’ve no idea if George R.R. Martin came across this description of Iceland when writing his books but it is the first thing that leapt to mind earlier this year when the British Film Institute published a list of 10 great Icelandic films to follow up from… 622 more words

Film Adaptations

The Dark Horizon by Simon Hall

Now, I have a difficulty reviewing The Dark Horizon by Simon Hall and it is this: He is the man mentoring the draft of my first novel. 327 more words

Book Reviews

Little Grey Cells: Memorable Detectives

I remember giggling to myself in biology class while studying the brain. I knew what “grey cells” were, all right. They’re what Hercule Poirot used to solve crime! 233 more words

Writing

My Favorite Cozies: The Caribbean

Ah, cozy mysteries. There are so many wonderful things that make a cozy fun. From interesting settings to unique hobbies, the options are endless.

One of my favorite settings for a mystery is the Caribbean. 189 more words

Writing

and George Kennedy

It is customary during awards season to reflect and remember those who have sadly left us in the previous 12 months.  Giants of the stage and screen leave us every year and the world feels a little bit emptier whenever this happens.  727 more words

Film Adaptations

Carmen Sandiego

For 20 minutes, once a week I was hooked. It is my earliest memory of old fashioned storytelling.  Stories told in frustratingly short bite-size pieces, with each bite woefully inadequate and incapable of sating my appetite.  975 more words

Film Adaptations

Location, Location, Location: Exotic vs. Small Town Charm

One of the most charming things about a cozy mystery, in my opinion, is the setting. The setting can, in many ways, almost become another character in and of itself and can drive the direction of the mystery in surprising ways. 174 more words

Writing