Tag Archives: mystery writing

Getting Away With Murder

James Hayman:  It wasn’t really McCabe’s kind of place. Or Maggie’s either.  A dreary little hangout on the edge of town somewhere in rural Georgia where a few hardcore drinkers started downing shots at about eight in the morning and … Continue reading

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Can a Writer Retire?

Philip Roth, long one of my favorite writers, recently announced his retirement. In his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side there’s reportedly a post-it note stuck on his computer screen that says, “The struggle with writing is over.” But how … Continue reading

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It’s All In Your Head

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here, just off the bike and ready to write. Well, this being Maine, you’re probably figuring I wasn’t riding the roads. Like most serious cyclists in this neck of the woods I’ve moved to a trainer, … Continue reading

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The Problem With “Nice.”

James Hayman:  At the risk of appearing Scrooge-like in this season of Merry, Happy and Ho-Ho-Ho, I’d like to add my two cents to a kerfuffle over book reviews that’s been brewing both in the print media and on the … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Smell of Cordite

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, with a topic that crops up regularly in mystery-writing circles. Several weeks ago, Lee Lofland of Writers’ Police Academy and “The Graveyard Shift” fame, who blogs about mistakes in police procedure seen on popular television shows like Castle, … Continue reading

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