My TV Debut

Yikes! Me on TV? That was my initial reaction when the supervising producer of Virginia This Morning emailed me, asking me to appear on the show. I was to talk about my latest mystery, Murder at the Moonshine Inn, and … Continue reading




If You Like Mysteries Set in Bookstores, Here’s a List For You …

Last month readers enjoyed my list of mysteries set in book groups. I promised a similar list of crime series set in bookstores; some feature dealers in rare books. Without further ado, here’s the list (feel free to add your … Continue reading




May is National Short Story Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Do you read short stories? If so, you know how satisfying and enjoyable they can be. If not, here are just a few reasons to start: The plotting will be tighter and the pace quicker, keeping suspense alive and you … Continue reading




Those “Missing” Authors: An Update

In December I posted about crime novelists who have vanished from the publishing scene as well as those who have left us for the great beyond. Both posts have been among my most successful to date. Thank you, readers! Read … 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