Top 10 Audiobooks Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind

Top 10 Audiobooks Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind By Lisa Regan What makes an outstanding audiobook? It’s the combination of a great story and a narrator who can deliver every line of the book in the perfect tone, at the perfect pace, and sometimes even in the perfect accent. A narrator can make or break […]

10 Undervalued Golden Age Mysteries

10 Undervalued Golden Age Mysteries   Anyone who enjoys classic crime is well aware of the merits of books like Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and Anthony Berkeley’s The Poisoned Chocolates Case. But there are plenty of novels, by these authors and others, that in my opinion deserve to be much better known, […]

CONFESSIONS OF A STORY-TELLER

CONFESSIONS OF A STORY-TELLER I can’t say for certain when the urge to tell a story first came to me, but I suspect it was when I read Kipling’s The Jungle Book. It wasn’t a mystery, of course, like the books I was later to write, but I can remember to this day how the […]

DVD Review: The Happytime Murders and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

DVD Review: The Happytime Murders and Can You Ever Forgive Me?   Melissa McCarthy had two crime movies released in 2018.  They were radically different films with wildly different receptions.  One “won” her a Razzie Award; and another earned her Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, as well as a plethora […]

Ten Ways to De-Stress during the holidays…

Ten Ways to De-Stress during the holidays… Like everything, the holidays will pass, learn to enjoy them! And you’ll need to take a few moments amid the rush and the madness of buying gifts, hurrying to get to holiday parties, and making sure nobody is forgotten to realize that a day after Christmas, you’ll be […]

SEVEN MYSTERIOUS TALES WITH SKEWED (& CONFUSED) NARRATION

SEVEN MYSTERIOUS TALES WITH SKEWED (& CONFUSED) NARRATION   By Vivan Barz, author of Forgotten Bones   Celebrating her debut novel, Forgotten Bones, a police procedural featuring a schizophrenic college professor who sees ghostly visions that mirror details of an open murder case, Vivian Barz creates a list of her favorite mysteries with skewed (and […]

6 Books to Buddy-Read with your Teen or Twentyish Daughter

6 Books to Buddy-Read with your Teen or Twentyish Daughter by Kelly Simmons   I have three daughters in their early twenties, and I honestly believe I’ve experienced every type of bored teenager and college student mood imaginable.  There’s nothing to do, no one’s home, there’s nothing to eat, why couldn’t we go to Europe […]