Category Archives: On Writing

Dumb Witness

Today I want to talk about dumb witnesses–and no, I’m not being politically incorrect! I’m using the word dumb in its original meaning, as in being unable to speak. In mysteries, a dumb witness is one that has witnessed a … Continue reading

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Wicked Florida!

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I’ve always said that Florida is the ideal home base for a mystery writers–there are just so many interesting ways to plan a murder. This point was reinforced last year when I attended a fun exhibit at the Florida Museum … Continue reading

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Mixing Genres: A Dangerous Game

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Although I’d dreamed of writing when I was a kid growing up in Baltimore, life kept getting in the way of dreams, when it should have been the other way around. And so it was only after several careers, which … Continue reading

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The Detection Club

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As such things go, detective fiction is the new kid on the literary block. Unlike romance, which can trace its roots back to the middle ages, the detective story burst on the scene in 1841 with Edgar Allen Poe’s┬ádetective Auguste … Continue reading

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