Monthly Archives: April 2014

ICE COLD Launch Party–New York City!

Yesterday was the launch party for Mystery Writers of America’s newest short story anthology ICE COLD: Tales of Intrigue and Suspense from the Cold War. It was held in Manhattan at Mysterious Bookshop, and Ed and I drove down from … Continue reading

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Why Crime Writing Isn’t As Easy As You Think – Because Stuff Happens

Al Lamanda: Writing a mystery is not as easy as you might think when fall decides to fast-forward to winter and you have to put your latest chapter on hold to shovel the new foot of snow off the roof, and … Continue reading

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People behind the curtain in the Maine Library Community

  One of the best aspects of the Maine Library community is the willingness of people who have unique skills to step up and push the library world forward. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of knowing and working with several … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: April 26-27, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark, filling in for Gerry Boyle (Monday), Al Lamanda (Tuesday), Vicki Doudera (Wednesday), Lea Wait (Thursday), and Jim Hayman (Friday).  In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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Growing New Ideas

Kate Flora here, bookending the week with another post. Lately, life has felt like I’m impelled forward by some unseen hand that is shoving and nudging me along from one task to another. My to-do list seems endless. I would … Continue reading

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Edgar, Edgar, Who Gets an Edgar and BOTD

The first time I made Edgar predictions for the young adult and juvenile categories, I hit them both. Last year, I missed them both. How will I do this year? You won’t have to wait long. The winners will be … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here ( My guest today is multi-published author Judith Arnold, who lives with her family in nearby Massachusetts. Judith has sold more than 90 novels, with millions in print worldwide. She’s been a multiple finalist for the Romance Writers … Continue reading

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