Category Archives: Mystery

Killing Malmon is Kenny from South Park meets Groundhog Day

Poor Malmon! Dan Malmon is a cross between Kenny from South Park and Phil in Groundhog Day. He dies somehow every time. 30 creative crime fiction writers had a lot of fun chalking the outline around Mr. Malmon. You know … Continue reading

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Everton is a noir version of George Bailey’s Bedford Falls

The Night of the Flood is a collection of fourteen stories framed around a catastrophic flood in the fictional town of Everton, Pennsylvania. Misdirection is already afoot since the flood is not a natural disaster, but an act of vengeance … Continue reading

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Nomad on the Run

Nomad on the Run is my first introduction to Georges Bénay’s writing. I plan to read his next book, The Nomad’s Premonition, to see what happens next with Eric Martin. Either bored with his life as bank director or plain … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Corporate Citizen (Roma Series Book 5)

“Is this Mr. DiBello?” said a woman’s voice through the long-distance connection. “This is he,” Gennaro answered. Bianca raised her eyes at hearing him speaking in English. She had just come into the room with their afternoon drinks. She was … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Roma Series Book 4: Turning to Stone

“We should go, Alessandro,” Gennaro said. “Just a minute, Boss. I’m waiting to see what the financial analysts have to say.” “We can listen to the news in the car.” “I know, but why wait when we can get the … 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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