Category Archives: Dorothy’s Posts

What the Dickens!

Dorothy Cannell: In the past I have always squirmed when asked the inevitable question of this time of year: “Are you all ready for Christmas?” The answer, because one cannot risk telling lies with Santa listening, was always a squeaked: “No.” … Continue reading

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No Holiday for the Wicked

Dorothy Cannell: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I am, as so often happens at this time of year, in book jail – a term coined by Kate Flora. It is where writers go when they have ignored looming deadlines until … Continue reading

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Mystery Loves Company

Dorothy Cannell: A few weeks ago a friend from England came to visit and gave me, perhaps in hope of breakfast in bed, a page from The Times, Monday October 3, 2016 written by David Sanderson under the headline “And Then … Continue reading

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The Dog in the Room

Dorothy Cannell: I currently have on my refrigerator a photo of an eleven-day-old Cavalier King Charles puppy, eyes still sealed shut and a bald nose. His name is Watson. I know that because I chose it after asking my dog loving … Continue reading

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Where I Get My Ideas

Dorothy Cannell: I recently told my husband Julian that I was turning into Miss Marple. “An urge to sit knitting something white?” he asked. “No. My wild knitting days are long behind me. I’m talking about seeing wickedness at every turn.” … Continue reading

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The Waldoboro Public Library

Dorothy Cannell: Some years ago I was talking with a friend who had moved to the U.S. from England as an adult, as I had done. Our conversation revolved around the strong pull that the country of our birth and upbringing … Continue reading

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Happy Reading

Dorothy Cannell: Had a marvelous time at the Malice convention in Bethesda; the feeling is always one of attending a family reunion with only the lovable relatives present. This one was extra special because Katherine Hall Page received the Lifetime Achievement … Continue reading

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