Great First Lines: A Celebration

“It was a dark and stormy night. Honestly. Earlier, it had been a dim and stormy day. Demonstrating no originality, March had indeed come in like a lion—a wet, angry one who blew ill winds every which way.” With Friends … Continue reading




Author J.R. Lithermuth on his latest Sticks Hetrick Mystery

My guest today is J.R. Lindermuth, a prolific mystery writer who just released his latest Sticks Hetrick tale, Shares the Darkness. J.R. tells us how he lets his fictional detectives share the limelight. As Peter Robinson remarked in an interview, … Continue reading




Starting in the Middle of a Series. Do you ever?

Do you ever start in the middle of an established series? I can hear you gasp though cyberspace right now! At my first mystery book group in Santa Clarita, California, I drove my fellow readers wild with my lack of … Continue reading




How a Mountain Setting Defines Character

Marilyn Meredith is back with Seldom Traveled, the latest in her Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. Today she tells us how a mountain setting defines character. Welcome, Marilyn. Being a deputy in a mountain community is much different for Tempe Crabtree … Continue reading