Tag Archives: Joan Hess

So Many Books, So Little Time

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. The title of this post could as easily apply to books that I’m writing as to those in my to-be-read pile, but today, while in the throes of revisions on two different projects, I’d much … 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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Sometime or Dorothy Cannell Considers Reform

Dorothy Cannell: This coming Thursday morning my husband and I will be setting off on a drive to Washington, D.C.; well, a little disagreement regarding the day. I claim that a 4 a.m. departure makes it Wednesday night. That’s what procrastinators … Continue reading

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Murder at Christmas

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, pondering the subject of murder at Christmas. On the surface, this sounds like a contradiction in terms. Who would ruin a merry Christmas with murder? Unfortunately, as every law enforcement officer and medical professional knows, the holidays … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Weekend Away

Dorothy Cannell here: Arrived back home Monday evening after a fabulous long weekend at Malice Domestic 26, in Bethesda Maryland.  We have a very dear friend, Barbara, visiting us.  She usually comes out from England for a couple of weeks each … Continue reading

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Why Mystery Conferences?

Lea Wait here — and in Bethesda, Maryland, where today is the day most attendees will arrive at the Hyatt Regency for Malice Domestic, the annual mystery conference featuring “cozy,” or  “traditional” mysteries. This year more than 150 authors will be … Continue reading

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Recipes, Memories, and Books

Ask a group of writers an open-ended question, like “What shall we do for our Christmas blog? Books we want to get? Memories? Favorite recipes?” and the answer is: Yes So here, dear readers, if you get a chance to … Continue reading

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Sunday Update: September 1, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Barbara Ross (Monday), John Clark (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Gerry Boyle (Thursday), Kaitlyn Dunnett (Friday) and Vicki Doudera (Saturday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who … Continue reading

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Good Company

I’m just back from Malice Domestic with some major news to announce, but first let me share the list of those who have been guests of honor at this annual mystery fan convention over the last twenty-five years, from 1989 right … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past 1988

I was going through some old files the other day, trying to weed a bit (hopeless task!) and came across a copy of a letter I wrote to my mother nearly twenty-five years ago, in May of 1988. It’s ten … Continue reading

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