Tag Archives: Darby Farr

So Thrilled! My latest news…

The world of writing can be fraught with disappointment.  The agent who doesn’t want to take on new clients.  The editor who isn’t totally pleased with your series. The less-than-favorable review in just about anything from the local rag to … Continue reading

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Sam Spade and Me

The other day, while out at our camp in Lincolnville, I pulled an old hardcover mystery anthology from 1959 off the shelf, flipped to the first entry, and started reading. The selection was The Maltese Falcon, written in 1930 by … Continue reading

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Aha! It’s Epiphany

Vicki Doudera here, at my desk on this snowy Monday. Yesterday was The Feast of Epiphany, occurring on the twelfth day of Christmas, a holiday that has always been one of my favorites. I love the story of the Magi, … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Lee Child

Vicki Doudera here. Did any of my fellow Mainers catch WCSH’s “207” last night?  An interview with British thriller writer Lee Child was broadcast as part of the “Writers On A New England Stage” series at The Music Hall in … Continue reading

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How We Keep Our Series Characters Interesting

Note: Kate and Vicki will be at the Camden Public library this Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30 p.m., joined by Janis Bolster for a Sisters in Crime Beach Read event. We’d love to see you there. Kate Flora here, starting a … Continue reading

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Memorial Acts

Kate Flora here, sharing something I’ve been musing about this morning: memorial acts. I still wear my mother, writer A. Carman Clark’s wedding ring. Struggle to keep her plants alive five years after her death, even though she had a green … Continue reading

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Sex in Mysteries

Vicki Doudera here, getting ready to head to the “other” coast in a few weeks for Left Coast Crime in Sacramento, California. I’ll be moderating a panel, schmoozing with other writers, escaping mud season here in Maine, and hopefully selling copies of the third … Continue reading

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Darby Farr Makes Sushi

by Vicki Doudera Something that always surprises “people from away” is the great number and variety of adult education courses offered throughout the state at Maine’s high schools.  We’re talking more than eighty adult ed programs offering a total of … Continue reading

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Seeing Silver

Vicki here with breaking news: today is my twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Although the kids threw us a fabulous party back in August, complete with a terrific dancing band, nearly one hundred people, and wonderful weather, today is the actual day … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Writers: Vicki Doudera

Maine Crime Writers’ own Vicki Doudera is a million-dollar broker with a busy coastal firm handling luxury real estate. She is the author of nonfiction books on real estate relocation, and of the Darby Farr Mystery Series—A House to Die … Continue reading

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