Monthly Archives: August 2013

What We’re Reading . . .

As we settle into Labor Day weekend, and those last great days of summer, we’ve been talking about the great books we’re reading. Please share some of your favorite summer reads as well. Susan Vaughan: I’m reading the newest releases … Continue reading

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Crime Writers Beware: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

James Hayman:  In my last post I wrote about unusual ways of knocking off victims in crime novels.  This post I’ll be writing about one of the weirdest reasons to kill anyone I’ve ever come across. Karaoke. And guess what?  … Continue reading

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Paths of Research … Diderot and Me

Lea Wait, here. As many of you know, I write historical novels for young people as well as my mysteries for adults, so I’m very familiar with researching the past. Often I also do historical research for my Shadows Antique Print Mystery … Continue reading

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Hindsight

(a “guest post” from Kate Emerson, Kaitlyn Dunnett’s “evil twin”) One of the things I’ve learned over the years is that research is never-ending. Another is that historical “facts” are not set in stone. This was recently brought home to … Continue reading

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Sunday Update: August 25, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers: On Tuesday, Kaitlyn Dunnett blogs, this time writing as her “evil twin,” historical novelist Kate Emerson. Then look for Vicki Doudera on Wednesday, Lea Wait on Thursday, and James Hayman on Friday. In the news department, … Continue reading

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