Are You a Silver Surfer?

“The silver surfers did not impress Elizabeth, who still preferred a good old conversation on the telephone.”  Murder: Then and Now, Diana Jackson The clever fiction quoted above spans 100 years, with the present being 2019, and the means of “surfing” the Futurenet. The Elizabeth mentioned is a holdout, as nearly everyone else has adopted

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Can I Start Over?

Eldersleuth: librarian or another curious person who is past the age of employment as a police detective, but who perseveres in trying to solve mysteries

Five years ago I published SOPHIE REDESIGNED, the first in a planned series of six not-quite-cozy mysteries, exploring the issues of aging and featuring an female sleuth.” Brainy and bored,

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London Journal: Xenophobia Cramps London Style

There is a xenophobia here that I have previously experienced only in outdated novels.

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Beware Child Abduction Fiction

Is the child abduction novel the 21st century equivalent of orphan stories (though I suspect those were concocted to scare children, not adults)? Have there been more child abductions in real life? Are parents more fearful for their childrens’ safety than they have been in the past? Are they the ones buying these books? Or is abduction of children simply the most alluring subject in general — and if that is so, who is reading them and why?

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CAVIAR ON RITZ

Review DEATH ROE: A WOODS COP MYSTERY Joseph Heywood This book reminds me that I ate caviar when I was a child – on Ritz crackers. It was served at resorts in northern Michigan and Wisconsin, as it was plentiful in the region in the late 1940s. Now I know a lot more about the

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