Monthly Archives: June 2014

Good To Be The Ghoul: The Vampire

Season 7 of True Blood premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9 p.m. E.D.T. We live in the era of the undead. Consider the vampire. It casts no reflection — like most politicians — charms us with a CEO’s charisma and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Woman: Dorothy Salisbury Davis

The Twenties had the Lost Generation; the Fifties had the Beat Generation, yet all through the Thirties, Forties and well into the Sixties and Seventies, there was a group of women writers of crime fiction less talked about, less read … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Woman: The Case of The Neglected Author

A young girl has a secret life as a detective. Is it Veronica Mars, or Nancy Drew? Nope. An intrusive spinster solves crimes, and a middle-aged man hires mysterious help with names like Q for Query and Fobbs, because he’s … Continue reading

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World War I: Northern Neighbors

When Great Britain had declared war in 1914, its colonial military forces in Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa mobilized in the effort. The situation was different in Canada, because the country’s political structure allowed for the UK’s Parliament … Continue reading

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