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A Golden Post about the Golden Age of Murder

Today I’m excited to welcome Golden Age expert and talented crime writer Martin Edwards to Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…  Edwards knows far more than I ever could about Golden Age crime fiction and those who created it. 1,136 more words


In The Spotlight: Attica Locke's Black Water Rising

Hello, All,

Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Some novels invite the reader to ask, ‘What would I do in the same situation?’ That sort of novel can engage the reader on a few levels, and can be the stuff of interesting conversation and reflection. 1,347 more words


Commemoration and African-American Place: Remembering Basketball and the Dust Bowl

In 1955 Crispus Attucks High School won the Indiana high school basketball crown in one of the state’s most fabled sporting moments.  In basketball-mad Indiana there are many reasons to celebrate the 1955 Tigers’ victory: fronted by hardwood legend… 3,149 more words

Uninvited Guests

With spring season in full bloom, you and I know what lovelies begin to appear on our doorsteps with their knocking and screaming, “Let us in!” 904 more words


It Seems That Ancient Adage Still Applies*

I’ll bet you’ve heard them all your life. You may even use them and live by them yourself. I’m talking about sayings and proverbs that are passed along in a culture. 1,210 more words

Agatha Christie

Watching the Tide Roll Away*

Since most murderers don’t want to be caught, one of their concerns is how to get rid of the bodies of their victims, leaving as little evidence of what happened as possible. 1,192 more words

Agatha Christie

Endless Beauty: the glory of New Zealand

20 Feb-27Mar 2015. I have many stories to tell about New Zealand. We saw some extraordinary things, met some wonderful people, had some incredible experiences, did a lot of walking, quite a bit of talking, and explored the country almost from one end to the other. 276 more words