ELLEN SELTZ, AUTHOR
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Five Star Review: Teetotaled

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” –P.G. Wodehouse Maia Chance and...

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How to Survive Writing a Book.

It’s simple, they told me. Writing a book is like any other goal – consistent effort over time. Crap. I’m...

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Review: Out of the Blackout by Robert Barnard

Growing up in my house was a constant refrain of “Tomayto, Tomahto.” Dad liked red wine and oysters. Mom was...

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Guest Post: Cooking Up a Method By Angela D’Onofrio

I was lucky enough this week to swap guest posts with indie mystery author Angela D’Onofrio, whose psychological suspense novel From...

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Review: Death of a Ghost

Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This golden-age classic is the literary equivalent...

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

What better way to enjoy a mystery (especially about the Jazz Age) than with a cool vintage bevvie? Mottley’s favorite drink...

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Review: The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery

The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery by Penelope Swan My rating: 3 of 5 stars *Currently free on Kindle...

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Review: Soft Summer Blood

Soft Summer Blood by Peter Helton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This soft-boiled police procedural introduced me to a very...

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Review: The Haunted Season

The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was my first introduction to Max Tudor...

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Cultivating Simplicity

We’ve been gardening since we got our first “real” house in 2011, and each season includes at least one grave tactical error...