Mysteries for the Long Haul

April 2020, and it looks as if we are inside for the long haul so I want to share some of the mystery series I enjoy. They are well-written, and the plots will keep your interest but will not give you nightmares. These are the books I read when I am tired. When you...

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Famous First Lines Quiz

It is a truth universally acknowledged—to steal a line—that good writers are well-read. Fellow writers (and readers) see if you are able to match the first lines with their titles and authors. The first lines are numbered; the authors are lettered; and the answer key...

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The Mystery Novel as Coffee Table Book

 Introduction: What writer hasn’t looked around her office and wondered where all those hard copies of her drafts came from. And then wondered what to do with them. Here is one solution. What I have written exists only if it appears on paper and I am able to hold it...

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Launch Party

It was ninety-seven degrees June 8, 2014, when we gathered at CRUX Winery to send In the Shadow of Lies: An Oliver Wright WWII Mystery out into the world.   Thank you for coming. I had a wonderful time!

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What A Book Club Taught Me About Writing — Chicks on the Case, Published on 2023-11-8 By Linda Lovely