Patricia Highsmith was by all accounts a horrible person, who was beset with Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires. Patricia was a drunk racist anti-Semite. She drank from morning to night. She stated that “black men become physically ill if they did not have sex many times a month” and were
My Review The Broken Spine is the start of a new cozy mystery series about a librarian. Whoever has heard of a bookless library? Not me. But apparently the first one opened in real life in 2014. Trudell is the assistant librarian at a small rural southern library. A new
Raised by parents who met in a psych ward, Stephen’s life was destined to be anything but normal. But who would have thought that Stephen, a shy, mild-mannered university geography student, would become a modern-day Robin Hood? Robbing banks internationally to help the homeless? He was truly The Unusual Suspect.
If you are old enough to remember when vinyl records were the only choice to buy music, you, like me, will love the behind-the-scenes rock music production stories included in the excellent Sonic Boom. In 1958, Jack Warner started Warner Bros Records to cash in on the profits that the
The Intellectual Devotional presents 365 short chapters displaying what humanity has learned, created, and achieved during its time on Earth. The book covers seven subjects— one for each day of the week. Monday-History Tuesday-Literature Wednesday-Visual Arts Thursday-Science Friday-Music Saturday-Philosophy Sunday-Religion After taking every Appreciation class offered at my community college,
About Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork Murder Can Haunt Your Handiwork (A Haunted Craft Fair Mystery) Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series Publisher: Kensington (December 29, 2020) Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages ISBN-10: 1496721659 ISBN-13: 978-1496721655 Digital ASIN: B086R8YGLD A Gilded Age ghost helps psychic painter Celeste Cabot catch a killer
The Power Plate Diet has four rules: No super-starchy carbs after 4 p.m. Cut back on added sugar Cut back on sodium Cut back on alcohol In addition, what goes on your plate varies based on meal. For breakfast, it’s a third each of proteins, carbs, and fruits/non-starchy vegetables. For
Every holiday season I buy a gift for “the house”. This year it was smokeless indoor grill. Last year, it was an air fryer. I have yet to even open the air fryer. Here’s to trying again to motivate myself to use it by reading the Epic Air Fryer Plant-Powered
Author Guest Post CHANGE HAPPENS How I ever managed to write Wedding Bear Blues during 2020 was a true miracle. But it all began in 2019, with hopes that 2020 would lead to new beginnings and memories. Sometimes you get what you wish for, but in the wrong way. After
So you’ve Konmari’ed your entire house (or at least have a drawer of items that spark joy and a closet that is best forgotten), what’s next? Why not try Niksen? It’s the Dutch art of doing nothing translated into a new American act of decluttering your mind. Or, according to
“Predators, prey, parasites – that was Los Angeles in three words, and more often than not, it was hard to make a distinction between them.”—from Deep into the Dark Sam is a wounded soldier back from Afghanistan fighting intense PTSD nightmares. Despite having an engineering degree, Sam works at the
It all started with a missing cat. Eleven-year-old Lauren asks Gemma to help her find Snowball, which Gemma promptly does. A few days later, Lauren is back asking Gemma to clear her mom, Sheila, of murder charges. The victim, Anna, was suspected of having an affair with Lauren’s dad, David.
If you’ve read any other books by these authors, you know that you are going to learn some engrossing facts about some relatively obscure historical event. In The Scorpion’s Tale, the event is the routing of the Spaniards from New Mexico by the Apache during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
Abby opens a You have a Match link on a DNA ancestry site. What would you do if your DNA test locates a completely unknown older sister? Would you rejoice? Or would you obsess over why your parents never mentioned a sister before? Abby decides to sneak off to summer
It’s twelve-year-old Jeff’s worst nightmare. Being trapped at a wellness camp eating food recently buried in dirt and bunking with strangers. Worst of all, no cell phone. Nothing is as bad as going Unplugged cold turkey. How can he get out of this 1960s prison? And why are the adults
Being a teenager is hard enough. But add in the stress of being a perfect influencer on social media and it is a powder keg just waiting for a lit match to set it off. Influence tells the story of newly transplanted Minnesotan, Delilah, as she tries to climb the