Tag Archives: mystery novels

Okay, okay. I do like lighthouses, but never lobster.

We Maine Crime Writers are frequently asked about setting. Maine, famously, is a mystery and crime writing hot spot, though actual murders in the state average between 20-25 a year. So the topic of Maine as setting for our books … Continue reading

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Books, You Say?

Kaitlyn Dunnett, aka Kathy Lynn Emerson, aka Kate Emerson here to share a not-so-little problem that has been accumulating, so to speak, for quite a number of years. Since 1984, fifty-four of the books I’ve written have been published under … Continue reading

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April Fools Day is about as fun as dog poop fudge

By Maureen Milliken I’m not a fan of April Fools Day. I don’t know if that puts me in the minority or not. I’ve never liked pranks or jokes that make people look stupid. I also — and this is … Continue reading

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You’d Think It Would Get Easier

Earlier this year I posted two blogs on the stages of writing a novel. “The Hardest Part” dealt with finding the right place to begin. “A Cure for the Middle-of-the-Book Blahs” was about some of the problems that crop up … Continue reading

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Murder in the “M” States

Please welcome Dean James to Maine Crime Writers today. Dean is the New York Times bestselling author (as Miranda James) of the “Cat in the Stacks” mystery series featuring librarian Charlie Harris and his cat Diesel . . . who … 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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Of Gaols and Dungeons

As I’ve mentioned here before, I’ve been working on a proposal for a new historical mystery/suspense novel set in Elizabethan England. It’s slow going, partly because there are so many wonderful possibilities. The temptation to include everything that fascinates me … Continue reading

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