Monthly Archives: February 2012

Where in Maine is Moosetookalook?

Continuing our small Maine town theme . . . Moosetookalook is the fictional village my amateur sleuth, Liss MacCrimmon, returns to when she needs to recover from an injury and reinvent herself. It does not really exist, although it has characteristics … Continue reading

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That’s ME in Your Book, isn’t it?

Earl Smith, our guest today, talks about the dangers of setting your story in a small Maine town when you LIVE in a small Maine town. Any number of fiction writers could have warned me, but I never thought to … Continue reading

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On a Lovely Funeral and Other Observations

Hey all. Gerry here, reporting on what I did last weekend. I went to a funeral. I actually enjoyed it. I didn’t expect to but I did. Every minute. This was in a small town in northern Somerset County (redundant, … Continue reading

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Paralysis

My twelfth book will be published in a few days. Okay. February 15th, to be exact, with what the publishers call an “on sale” date of March 7th. By now, I should have the next two months booked solidly with … Continue reading

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My Top 15 Crime Movies of All Time

Paul Doiron here— So, first off, I cheated. I sat down intending to make a list of my ten favorite crime movies. I started with the easy ones for me, the no-brainers, but quickly found myself arguing with myself, “Blade … Continue reading

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A Murderous Rage by Barbara Ross

YESTERDAY  Me: Dial, Dial, Dial Automated attendant: “Welcome to the Aetna Health Insurance Member’s line. In order to improve our service, your call may be monitored for quality control. Are you an Aetna member?” Me: Did I not just dial … Continue reading

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Online Piracy: It’s Way Past Time to do Something About It.

Jim Hayman:   Do writers, musicians and film-makers deserve to be paid for their work? I think most people would agree that they do.  Does anyone have the right to create electronic versions of someone else’s work and sell it or … Continue reading

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