My Summer in Movies

I’ve been catching up on movies this summer. As I watched the Oscars ceremony on March 4, I made a list of the ones I wanted to see. The list was long but I’ve made a big dent. Read on … Continue reading

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

In Memory of My Favorite Mystery Authors. And Maybe Yours.

During these last days of 2015 I’m taking a moment to remember some mystery authors I have loved and lost. This is an all-year tribute and not limited to 2015. In addition to well-known authors I hope to introduce readers … Continue reading

Cheryl Crane: Mystery Writer Flying Under the Radar

Mention Cheryl Crane’s name, especially to those of a “certain age,” and you get the usual responses: “Oh yes, Lana Turner’s daughter,” or “Oh yes, the one who killed her mother’s gangster lover, Johnny Stompanato.” But ask them about Cheryl … Continue reading