Monthly Archives: June 2013


Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o’erwhelm them, to men’s eyes. (William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2) Susan Vaughan here. My husband shakes his head at my fascination with the court news and crime articles in the … Continue reading

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Maine Coon Cats – American Originals

A year ago I wrote about a fabulous writing retreat I went to in Old Orchard Beach. Four writers with the same agent and new contracts to write mysteries. What a difference a year makes! Now two of those books … Continue reading

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Yet Another Hidden Gem

James Hayman:  I’d never call myself a gourmet. In fact, I dislike the term gourmet altogether. To me it sounds pompous and self-satisfied.  It also brings to mind (my mind at least) an unhealthy interest in self-pleasuring (No, not that … Continue reading

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Do Women Commit As Many Crimes As Men? (1858)

  Lea Wait, here. A few days ago I was doing a “Lea Wait thing,” as my husband would say .. I was paging through some old issues (well, technically they’re all old) of Godey’s Lady’s Book, and the headline … Continue reading

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Is Indy Publishing for You?

Kaitlyn Dunnett: Please welcome my special guest, Love Barkhurst. I’ve known Love since she was a teenager, but I only recently discovered that she’s joined the ranks of Maine writers with her first novel, Dark Chocolate. I’m reading it now … Continue reading

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Maine Visitors Ask: What, No Cabot Cove??

(Our Guest Blogger today is Paula Keeney, from Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk) It’s (almost) summer in Maine. That means the tourists are back and many are looking for some good summer/beach reads. How do you spell m-y-s-t-e-r-i-e-s? At Mainely … Continue reading

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The Impact of Social Media

Jayne Hitchcock here – I was recently interviewed by a local paper here in Maine about a teen girl who had been found murdered. Turns out she had made friends with a complete stranger on Facebook, who lured her into … Continue reading

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