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

My Launch for Murder at the Moonshine Inn

Saturday’s launch for Murder at the Moonshine Inn was a success. It was a lovely, warm day in Richmond, Virginia, but that didn’t stop friends, old and new, from coming out to wish me well and get a signed copy … Continue reading

What do you serve your book group?

Two things you can count on at most book group meetings: books, of course; and food. Some groups meet in restaurants and discuss books over dessert. Some meet at their local library. But most gather in members’ homes and may … Continue reading

Murder on Tour Book Group: The Cast of Characters

In Murder at the Moonshine Inn, Hazel Rose recruits the Murder on Tour book group to help with a murder investigation. The group is well-connected in the community—there are two librarians, a business professional, and an active volunteer. And Hazel … 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