Cover Reveal: The Study of Secrets — Chicks on the Case

The Study of Secrets (Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries #5) finds Lila on sabbatical in a charming Victorian mansion, where she is drawn into a new mystery. In keeping with the title, I’m going to share a few secrets… First, although the covers in the series look alike at first glance, do you notice that each… Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Study of Secrets — Chicks on the Case

Guest Chick—Heather Redmond — Chicks on the Case

Becky here. One of my favorite things about cozy mysteries are the punny titles. Heather writes two different series, and when I saw that her latest Charles Dickens title was Grave Expectations, I laughed out loud. But today I’m excited she’s talking about her new series … it sounds grave, er, great too! Hello, Chicks! […]… Continue reading Guest Chick—Heather Redmond — Chicks on the Case

FICTION WRITING Part 1: CAPTURING THE FICTIONAL WORLD — Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more

As most of you know, I write the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series featuring Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. I write every day; never have writers’ block; and often work with a cat on my lap. Last summer I participated in a […] via… Continue reading FICTION WRITING Part 1: CAPTURING THE FICTIONAL WORLD — Mollie Hunt: Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries and more

(Updated) Nancy Drew Mystery Stories — Diary of a Nerdy Bookworm

Hi Bookworms! A while ago, I wrote a post about Nancy Drew, but I wanted to write a better one. 🙂 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories My Stars: 4 Nancy Drew is a teenage detective living in River Heights- a city in the United States. Her father, Carson Drew, is a famous lawyer and often requests […]… Continue reading (Updated) Nancy Drew Mystery Stories — Diary of a Nerdy Bookworm

Getting a short mystery story published… — Teresa Dovalpage: a Cuban writer’s blog

takes time but it’s worth it. I wrote “The Sandalwood Killer” in the midst of our move from Taos to Hobbs —August 2017. I remember writing the last five pages in my iPad because both computers (Gary’s and mine) were still in boxes. In early 2018 I sent it to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine because, […]… Continue reading Getting a short mystery story published… — Teresa Dovalpage: a Cuban writer’s blog

If Seinfeld Can, Why Can’t I? — Ladies of Mystery

by Janis Patterson While The Husband loved the TV show Seinfeld and still occasionally watches DVDs of it, I found it stultifyingly boring and even more uninteresting. It was heralded as a show about nothing, and as far as I am concerned it definitely succeeded. However, it was undeniably popular. (Does that say something about […]… Continue reading If Seinfeld Can, Why Can’t I? — Ladies of Mystery

Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime — Ladies of Mystery

Those are the two biggest mystery conventions and both will be fairly close to me this year, Sacramento and San Diego. For years, my husband and I went to every Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime. We visited wonderful cities all over the U.S., places we would never have gone otherwise. When these two conventions were […]… Continue reading Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime — Ladies of Mystery