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

Virginia is for Mysteries II: Reunion in Shockoe Slip

  Nancy is a bestselling author. Roger is an expert on Internet security and digital photography. Back in their Tinseltown (aka Hollywood) days they were lovers—but, alas, they weren’t destined to remain a couple and wound up going their separate … Continue reading

Introducing Murder at the Book Group’s Annabel Mitchell: My Favorite Character

If pressed to name my favorite character in Murder at the Book Group I wouldn’t hesitate for a second—it’s Annabel Mitchell, hands down. She’s not the most likeable character I created, but she’s oh so interesting. There’s just something about … Continue reading

Introducing Art Woods: Murder at the Book Group’s Shadow Son

… I told her that I was a flop with chicks, I’ve been this way since 1956 … Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller could have written their 1959 hit song, “Love Potion No. 9,” for Murder on Tour’s Art Woods, … Continue reading

Introducing Sarah Rubottom: Murder at the Book Group’s English Teacher

Sarah Rubottom is a retired English teacher and member of the Murder on Tour book group who takes authors to task for poor writing. And don’t get her started on typos. Berkeley-educated, she transitioned from a sixties-era hippie to a … Continue reading