Mystery Titles That Reach Out and Grab Me

The Circular Staircase, The Hidden Window Mystery, The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Saturday Morning Murder, The Black Cat, The Haunted Bridge … what do these titles have in common? They suggest mystery and intrigue. Any … Continue reading

Mystery in White: a Christmas Crime Story

On Christmas Day in Richmond, Virginia the temperature reached a balmy 75 degrees. No white Christmas in these parts, or in much of the country for that matter. Then I found a copy of Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon … Continue reading

Nancy Drew Visits Virginia for Historic Garden Week

It’s believed that Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, writing under the Carolyn Keene pen name, visited Charlottesville in the 1950s during Virginia’s Historic Garden Week and decided to have the intrepid Nancy Drew solve a mystery there. She did just that in The … Continue reading

Update: What books are on my nightstand right now?

Last September Sisters in Crime put out a call to bloggers to participate in a September Sinc-Up. My favorite of the seven questions they suggested is “What books are on your nightstand right now?” and I lost no time in … Continue reading