Tag Archives: romantic suspense


As a writer of romantic suspense, I’m a member of the Maine Romance Writers. Our newsletter has a feature called “My Five,” in which members list five items about anything—favorite children’s books, crazy Christmas gifts, a spouse’s foibles, writing challenges/successes/ … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here with an eerie tale although early for Halloween. Decades ago (I won’t say how many), I was a graduate student at Rice University in Houston, Texas. A short walk from my apartment complex took me daily to the lovely … 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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Romancing Suspenseful Maine

Please welcome Maine writer Susan Vaughan to Maine Crime Writers today. Susan has generously agreed to be our guest and talk a bit about the wonderful world of romantic suspense. ROMANCING SUSPENSEFUL MAINE By Susan Vaughan I’d like to thank … Continue reading

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Choices for Crime Writers: The Sleuth’s Love Interest

In the traditional romantic suspense (aka Gothic) novel set up, the heroine meets two attractive men, one good and one evil, only she doesn’t know for certain which is which until near the end of the story. The traditional female … Continue reading

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