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LONE STAR LAWLESS: 14 Texas Tales of Crime by Austin Mystery Writers and Friends Paperback and Kindle formats  available from  Proceeds to be donated to Ellis Memorial Library in Aransas Pass, Texas to help replace collections destroyed in Hurricane … Continue reading

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Pets and the Fourth

  Today we have a guest blogger who is a former AMW member, Kaye George.   If you’re reading this, you either like to read or to write, right? Or you’re a loyal friend of one of the Austin Mystery … Continue reading

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The Novella in Your Line-Up

Some writers never struggle to find enough words; they struggle to prune over-long manuscripts. Other writers, like me, start out with a premise and work through an outline to a rough draft that is . . . short. As I expand … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Challenge

Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of every book you’ve ever read? An aunt of mine kept such a list.  We found it when she died at ninety. It would be a wonderful gift for a child, to … Continue reading

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Murder in the Far East

By Elizabeth Buhmann Continuing the series, Murder in Exotic Places. The digital image below hardly does justice to the exquisite jacket on Keigo Higashino’s most recent murder mystery, Malice. I paid top dollar for the hardcover because it was just … Continue reading

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I recently wrote to a friend and said, “Hey, next time you’re putting an anthology together, let me know. I’d like to contribute.” He contacted me the next day. “Thanks for the idea! It’s all set. I’ve lined up all … Continue reading

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Murder in Africa

MURDER IN EXOTIC PLACES, continued. by Elizabeth Buhmann Last month, I wrote about books set on the Indian subcontinent. How about books set in Africa? I have never been to Africa, but I’ve read Paul Theroux’s Dark Star Safari. The subtitle … Continue reading

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Mystery/Thriller Recommendations

It’s that time of year! A time for reflection on the past year and anticipation of the new. If you’re like me, you hear a lot of people mention a good book or movie and you think to yourself, “That … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mystery Author P. D. James

Who’s your favorite mystery author? A Sister in Crime recently posed that question. I told her my favorite mystery author is– Agatha Christie / Donna Leon / Josephine Tey / Margery Allingham / Ngaio Marsh / Ruth Rendell / Mary … Continue reading

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Why Read When You Know the End?

Whether you’re reading Mystery, Romance, Thriller, or Adventure, the ending is almost always predictable. We hope the bad guy will be caught, the couple that’s at odds with each other will come together, the deadly virus won’t kill everyone on … Continue reading

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