Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I have to confess to being very boring this week.  I’m deep in the writing cave for the 1890s book (aka the Cuba Book, aka Smith II: the Resmithening), so I’ve been leavening my labors with comfort reads: more of Charlotte MacLeod’s Sarah Kelling series.  Right now I’m up to Book 7,…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday! I started the week by staying up way too late reading Elise Hooper’s upcoming Angels of the Pacific in one sitting.  Isn’t that always both the worst and the best?  When you think, okay, I’ll just read a few more chapters, but you have to, have to, have to know how it’s all…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday and happy September!  Can you believe it’s fall already?  I hope everyone stayed safe through this crazy start to September…. I ended August with Dame Ngaio March’s first Inspector Alleyn mystery, A Man Lay Dead.  Somehow, in all my years of reading Christie and Sayers and Allingham, I missed out on these.  I…

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Pink Carnation Read Along Month 8: THE ORCHID AFFAIR

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in to discuss The Mischief of the Mistletoe last week!  And I so apologize for the failure to livestream/record.  I’m coming up with a plan to do a make-up Mistletoe event later in the year to make up for it. But now it’s time to head across the Channel…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all!  And happy last weekend of August.  It’s very hard to believe that next week will be September already…. I started the week with Now You See Them, the fifth book in Elly Griffiths’s Brighton Mysteries, which rather surprised me by jumping ahead to ten years later, to the mid 1960s, where the…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday from high in the mountains! I have a pile of books I’m meant to read— and even some books I want to read— but I’ve been on an uncontrollable Brighton Mysteries binge.  You know how it is when you enter a world and just have to stay there until the books run out?…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I’m just back from a Team W writing retreat in Newport, Rhode Island, where we finished up the latest Team W collaborative novel!  We can’t share the title with you yet, but I am thrilled to inform you that the manuscript is all done and the book will be heading your way…

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Weekly Reading Round-Up

Happy Friday, all! I have been deep in the double-deadline vortex, finishing up the new Team W book and fighting my way through the middle of the Cuba book, so I went back to my favorite sort of comfort read: British mysteries, both new and old. Does anyone else out there read Elly Griffith’s Ruth…

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Events! Both Virtual and In Person.

Events, events, events!  It may be the lazy, hazy days of summer, but I am out and about on the screen and at the podium. — As usual, today (Wednesday, 8/4) is our noon Ask Me Anything!  Come ask me anything on Facebook live or catch the recap later on Instagram. — Come join me…

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Pink Carnation Read Along Month 7: THE MISCHIEF OF THE MISTLETOE!

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in to discuss The Betrayal of the Blood Lily last week! Who’s ready for Christmas in August?   It’s time for the one we’ve all been waiting for, the escapades of that beloved root vegetable, Turnip Fitzhugh, in the Austen-inspired madcap holiday romp, The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Take one unexpected…

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