Tag Archives: Franklin County

Writing, Maine, leaves and things, and the new sheriff in town

Last time I was here, I mentioned that a reader noted, with some irritation, how much “describing leaves and things” I do in my books. Like many Maine writers, crime or not, I figure if you’re going to write about … Continue reading

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Talking about living and writing in the great state of Maine

When we Maine Crime Writers aren’t writing about the great state of Maine we’re often talking about writing in the great state of Maine. One of the fun things about being a mystery writer in Maine is that so many … Continue reading

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Even if your town’s made up, it has to be real

Please welcome today’s guest, Maureen Milliken, sharing a few thoughts about setting mystery novels in Maine. At the Crime Bake conference in Dedham, Mass., last November I was standing in the agent pitch line with a fellow writer and the … Continue reading

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Moving back to Maine changed my life . . . and my book

Please welcome Maureen Milliken to Maine Crime Writers. Maureen is a newspaper editor and columnist who also posts regularly at Pen, Ink, and Crimes (http://sincne.wordpress.com/). She’s generously agreed to share her Maine crime writing experiences with us. Moving back to Maine changed my life, … Continue reading

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The Way it Used to Be ~ The Office of Sheriff

Despite the proliferation of law enforcement officers calling themselves sheriffs in fictional Maine villages like Cabot Cove and Storybrooke, sheriff is a county office. It’s also an administrative and public relations job, involving very little direct involvement with criminal investigations. … Continue reading

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Turn Right at the Refrigerator by Kaitlyn Dunnett

The punchline of a very old joke about asking for directions in Maine is “you can’t get there from here.” Sometimes that’s nothing less than the truth, especially in the summer when there’s road construction in progress. Another truism is … Continue reading

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