A Serious Emotion, Grammatically Speaking

Did you ever know a serious emotion to express itself in a subordinate clause? ~ Clouds of Witness, BBC TV miniseries, 1972, based on Dorothy L. Sayers' novel Clouds of Witness, a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery. IMBd credits both Sayers and Anthony Stevens as writers, but because the line is used solely to create atmosphere, and Sayers … Continue reading A Serious Emotion, Grammatically Speaking

Book Not-Quite-Review: Terry Shames

Back in my teaching days, I handed a student a copy of T. H. White's The Once and Future King and told her I thought she might like it. She did. So much, in fact, that she volunteered to write a review for the school newspaper. The review went something like this: I loved this … Continue reading Book Not-Quite-Review: Terry Shames

Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

I am pleased—but not surprised—to announce that Kaye George's CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. The Agathas, which honor the "traditional mystery" ("loosely defined as mysteries which contain no explicit sex or excessive gore or violence"), are awarded annually at the Malice Domestic convention in … Continue reading Kaye George’s CHOKE Nominated for Agatha Award

Patricia Deuson’s Superior Longing Published Today

I'm proud to have author Patricia Deuson as my guest to introduce her new mystery novel, Superior Longing. Please join me in welcoming her. * Thanks for the invitation, Kathy! It's a pretty exciting day for me, and I'm glad to be here. The first book of the Neva Moore series, SUPERIOR LONGING, sees the … Continue reading Patricia Deuson’s Superior Longing Published Today

Book Review: Kaye George’s CHOKE

Question: If you combined Lucille Ball with Inspector Clouseau, what would you get? Answer: Imogene Duckworthy, amateur PI and main character of Kaye George's new mystery, CHOKE. Immy is a delight--the 22-year-old unwed mother of 3-year-old Nancy Drew Duckworthy (Drew), she lives with her retired-librarian mother, Hortense, in Saltlick, Texas; slings hash at her Uncle … Continue reading Book Review: Kaye George’s CHOKE

Tuesday Teaser 5 (on Thursday)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along. Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't … Continue reading Tuesday Teaser 5 (on Thursday)