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What Makes A Book “Good”??

One of the things I miss most in pandemic-time is my weekly visit to the local (Yarmouth) library. It’s a pilgrimage to a venerable 1908 brick building in the center of town where I climb stairs to a hushed second … Continue reading

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The Very Mysterious Reason I Moved to Maine

Hi Maine Crime readers! My name is Jenny Milchman and I write suspense novels in which women face overwhelming odds…and triumph. My first four books take place in the fictional Adirondack town of Wedeskyull. They are standalones in one sense, … Continue reading

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            How often do you recommend a book, mystery or otherwise, to a friend?  How often are you asked to make a recommendation?  Because people know I write mysteries, I’m asked from time to time to recommend a good one.  … Continue reading

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Can You Tell a Book by Its Cover?

Kate Flora: As I am on the cusp of publication for my tenth Thea Kozak mystery, Death Comes Knocking, I’ve been reflecting on the challenge of author vs. publisher in the matter of what cover goes on my books. A quarter of … Continue reading

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Introducing Claire Ackroyd

Friends, today it our pleasure to introduce you to a new Maine writer who has recently debuted her first crime novel. We hope you enjoy meeting her and going on a journey to a less-visited part of our state.   … Continue reading

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New Season. Same Pandemic. But New Get-Out-There Strategies

Sandra Neily here: Here comes a new season so I’ve got two new goals to get more use out of things I’ve taken for granted. Goal One: Get out on the first snow, even if it’s only a few inches, … Continue reading

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

Come writers and criticsWho prophesize with your penAnd keep your eyes wideThe chance won’t come again (Bob Dylan) This blog is not about the upcoming election, or Daylight Savings Time, or Columbus Day now designated Indigenous Peoples’ Day. No more … Continue reading

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Writing Authentic Dialogue

As a burgeoning young writer growing up in the Boston area in the 1970s and 80s, I continually looked for inspiration around me. I grew up hardscrabble, Roman Catholic, trying to make my way in the world. College was a … Continue reading

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Like A Birch Tree

John Clark sharing recent contemplations in this strangest of years. Like most of those blogging on MCW, I’ve had to look at events and circumstances on almost a daily basis in order to stay safe and sane. Unexpected changes have … Continue reading

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Amidst the Mists

Kate Flora: My sister Sara used to love this tongue-twister of a poem, and recited it often enough that it immediately came to mind when I thought I would blog about fog and mists and weather in mysteries:  “Amidst the … Continue reading

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