Tag Archives: Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries

Christmas With Liss MacCrimmon

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering why so many publishers of cozy mystery series, including humorous mysteries, think Christmas is a good time to commit murder. In real life, of course, there are plenty of homicides over the holidays, mostly … Continue reading

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Your Dimensions May Vary

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Back when I worked in the circulation department at Mantor Library at the University of Maine at Farmington in the 1980s, part of my job was re-shelving returned books. We used to joke that the … Continue reading

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Dancing, with the stars and otherwise . . .

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, pondering just why it is that the only television show I’m looking forward to in the new season is Dancing with the Stars, which premieres its twenty-fifth series tonight at eight. It certainly can’t be … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: September 27-28, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday), Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), John Clark (Wednesday), Sarah Graves (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at … Continue reading

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Breathing Space

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, musing today about the most useful trick I’ve learned in over thirty years of writing novels—giving myself breathing space between drafts. Deadlines being what they are, this isn’t always possible, but whenever I can manage … Continue reading

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Sunday Update: November 3, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Kaitlyn Dunnett (Monday), Vicki Doudera (Tuesday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Jim Hayman (Thursday), and Barb Ross (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Characters

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, author of the Halloween-themed mystery Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones. It’s a cozy mystery set in the fictional western Maine village of Moosetookalook, peopled by a goodly number of slightly eccentric characters, many of whom appear in … Continue reading

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Inspired by Cats

(Note: This is an expanded and enlarged version of a blog from two years ago, with new cat pictures) I’m not the only mystery writer to include a Maine Coon cat in the cast of characters of an amateur detective series, … Continue reading

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Sunday Update: August 25, 2013

Next week at Maine Crime Writers: On Tuesday, Kaitlyn Dunnett blogs, this time writing as her “evil twin,” historical novelist Kate Emerson. Then look for Vicki Doudera on Wednesday, Lea Wait on Thursday, and James Hayman on Friday. In the news department, … Continue reading

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Halloween in July . . . and another drawing for a free book

For some unknown reason, the new Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery, Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones, set at Halloween, is scheduled to be in stores and available as an ebook today, July 30th. I’m not complaining, mind you. And who … Continue reading

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