New Fiction by my Favorite Mystery Writers: Best Sellers Reviewed

Mystery is my favorite genre of fiction. Crime mysteries populate my night table, and occasionally my nightmares. Each year, my favorite authors publish new books, which makes autumn such a special time of the year. I’ll be sharing books I’ve just finished, and my thoughts, but I won’t be giving away any clues. I’m even … More New Fiction by my Favorite Mystery Writers: Best Sellers Reviewed


A retreat to recalibrate Getting to know me The stillness is my song Even my shadow is carefree Do not fear aloneness Embrace it openly Reconcile the musty past History is your eternity This respite is a turnabout Along an unwritten journey Breathing in the spectral day Threading together each memory I’ve wandered and lived … More Homebody


Imagine a rainbow without rain Seductive moonlight in daytime A miracle predates a prayer The hour arrives with an unexpected chime — Memories exist preceding hello Enjoying clues to this mystery Still warm from those fingerprints Living familiar history — Feeling a tickle in my soul Could I have dreamed you? Keepsakes before we ever … More BeforePlay

Almost Noir

Film noir is an exciting genre of the cinema and includes some of the best films ever made. Dark, mysterious, foreboding, psychological, often violent. It was a genre popular after World War II, into the 1950s, usually shot in black and white to help convey the darker emotional tone of the subject matter. If you … More Almost Noir

Agatha Christie Films

The world’s best and most successful mystery writer: Agatha Christie.  Her largest selling book, And Then There Were None, 2 million copies. Her works have been translated into stage plays, television series and feature films, tantalizing millions of fans. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles,  was published in 1920, so let’s raise a … More Agatha Christie Films

So Long, Sue Grafton

Mystery writer Sue Grafton died last week, shocking many of us who did not know she was ill.  Her latest book, “Y” is for Yesterday, has only been released this fall, so she was very present on our minds.  For people like me, I was pondering the how Grafton would write the final book in … More So Long, Sue Grafton