Why Sophie will never be a jogger blogger.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My readers quickly learn Sophie George walks around Dorado Circle twice every early morning.  It never would occur to her to jog.  Not any more than it would occur to her to blog.

Her generation — my own — is astonished — maybe I should say appalled — by

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Give me a tax break!

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

When you read HOUSE ON FIRE later in the Sophie and Sam mystery series, you will get a glimpse of a sinking ship.  Sophie’s good friend Joan, former tennis champion, has a debilitating disease, and it appears her husband has run off to Mexico with all their money.

There are other sinking

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My library was a school of fish.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

In the acknowledgement pages of SOPHIE REDESIGNED I pay tribute to librarians.  This is not to win favor so they put my book on their shelves; it is to point out the virtues of what sometimes seems like an endangered institution.

When I worked alongside Tucson’s librarians in the 1970s, their biggest

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Have you noticed the detectives in mystery novels are getting older?

Have you noticed the detectives in mystery novels are getting older?  Take Reginald Hill’s Andy Dalziel, first introduced forty years ago.  Most reviewers of Midnight Fugue (2009) don’t mention Andy’s aging, only that he’s fatter than ever.  However, Richard Marcus, writing for Blog Critic (Nov 28, 2009) gets it.  The Superintendent has returned to work

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