Tag Archives: Daphne du Maurier

THE BIRDS – AN EERIE TALE

Susan Vaughan here with an eerie tale although early for Halloween. Decades ago (I won’t say how many), I was a graduate student at Rice University in Houston, Texas. A short walk from my apartment complex took me daily to the lovely … Continue reading

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Murder without the Gore: Part II

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, continuing my discussion of traditional mysteries, particularly those labeled cozies. To read part one, click here I’ve seen a lot of discussion about likeable and unlikeable characters. The sleuth, it’s said, should be likeable, as … Continue reading

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FIRST MYSTERY NOVELS

Susan Vaughan here. Some friends and I were sharing what were the first novels for adults that really hooked us. For me, it was mysteries. Every Saturday as far back as I can recall, I went to the local library … Continue reading

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A Book Chat on Crime Fiction from a Readers’ Advisory Librarian

When Vicki Doudera called to ask me to contribute to the blog this week, I was in the middle of cataloging unpublished papers about archaeological digs.  So my first reaction, through the tech services haze, was: “…Me, write? I…blog?  What’s … Continue reading

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The Scariest Book I Ever Read Was . . .

In honor of Halloween, one of crime writers’ favorite holidays, we’re recycling a post from the past in which we shared our own scary favorites and solicited views from some of our Sisters (and Brothers) in Crime. Just as scary … Continue reading

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