Reading and Writing

Not your typical police procedural…

This review is long overdue, as I read the book months ago. I also should disclose that I read it mainly because, although I love mysteries, I had met Prakash Dighé through the Dallas, TX writing community and found him to be a very kind man who had lived an interesting life. I wanted to… Continue reading Not your typical police procedural…

Reading and Writing

Book Review: PALMETTO POISON by C. Hope Clark

Palmetto Poison is #3 in the Carolina Slade series by C. Hope Clark. I confess I have not read the previous installments, and almost opted not to review this book as I felt guilty for not starting at the beginning. After a bit more thought I decided to see if this book could stand alone.… Continue reading Book Review: PALMETTO POISON by C. Hope Clark

Stuff of Mystery

Reconnaissance Work–Hospital Security

Since my primary work-in-progress (WIP) is a medical thriller, I use every visit to every hospital to research setting and security. Today was one of those days. One of my husband's duties as a ministry intern while in seminary is to visit church members in the hospital. Since I know two of the three people… Continue reading Reconnaissance Work–Hospital Security

Stuff of Mystery

Capital Punishment: A New and Improved Decision?

One of the best parts of being a mystery writer is attending Mystery Writers of America meetings. Granted, I’m not a full-fledged member yet, but I’m working towards it and thrilled that they allow unpublished authors to attend. Each meeting of the Southwest chapter has a guest speaker presenting an aspect of mystery writing, the… Continue reading Capital Punishment: A New and Improved Decision?

Reading and Writing

Flash Fiction: “Darlene’s Words”

His comment stupefied me. I couldn't have been more stunned if he had said my sweet elderly Baptist MeMaw pole-danced on Friday nights. Surely this unkempt middle-aged man standing next to me was joking or maybe living in an altered mental state. You couldn't be too sure about anybody these days. Seven of us stood warming around this trash-can… Continue reading Flash Fiction: “Darlene’s Words”