Tag Archives: Phyllis A. Whitney

For Halloween: Our Votes for Scariest Book

In honor of Halloween, the Maine Crime Writers offer two group posts to talk about our favorite scary movies and our favorite scary  books. We hope you’ll leave a comment to share some of the titles that have sent you … 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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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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What’s On The Crime Writers’ Reference Shelf?

Kate: My students are always asking me about writing books–which ones they should buy, which will be really helpful. Fellow instructors at Grub Street often get into discussions about who can suggest a book which will address a particular problem … Continue reading

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