Tag Archives: mystery

Banishing Lazy Words by Terry Shames

This week we have a guest blogger, friend and fellow mystery writer, Terry Shames! Terry grew up in Texas, and has an abiding affection for the people she grew up with and the landscape and culture of the town that … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Janet Christian

Today’s guest blogger is Janet Christian, author of the Marianna Morgan PI murder mystery series (she’s working on book two at this time) and the soon to be published Virgilante paranormal mystery. She also has a dystopian science fiction novel, Born Rich, which … Continue reading

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The Premise of a Mystery

A mystery needs a strong premise to succeed in today’s vast sea of manuscripts and newly published books. But what exactly is a premise? And how can you tell if the premise of your book is a good one? In … Continue reading

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Neo-Noir?

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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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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Whispers of Memories

I recently took a trip to Huntsville, Texas, and everything I saw at every turn stirred up old memories.   –          Right behind the hotel where I stayed was the apartment complex where my cousins had lived. A few blocks … Continue reading

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