Posts by Ellen Seltz

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

As you may recall, Mottley’s longstanding friendship with Chief Inspector Forthright reached a breaking point in Mr Mottley Gets His Man:...

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Review: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to like this book. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure...

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Review: Dead Cert by Dick Francis

Dick Francis is the cozy lover’s Raymond Chandler. He plunks down a hard-boiled thriller right in the middle of a cozy...

#StoryInspiration: The Kingdom of Heaven. That’s Mr. Heaven to You.

  So far in the Story Inspiration series, we’ve looked at why a book’s setting matters so much, discovered Lundy...

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Review: Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a warm, safe, and fun holiday celebration. And I hope those who don’t celebrate...

Cheers! Mottley’s Favorite Cocktail Recipe, the Gimblet

Pull up a beach chair and join me at Island Confidential for today’s stop on our blog tour. My fellow...

Escape with me on a Cozy Mystery Tour!

Tweeeet! En voiture, mesdames et messieurs! Today we depart on a tour of cozy mystery blogs, under the gracious auspices...

Thanksgiving Dessert Mashup: Chocolate Molasses Bourbon Pecan Pie

Growing up, it just wasn’t Thanksgiving without my mom’s pecan pie. Over the years, I’ve found that most people who...

#StoryInspiration: Here Be Pirates!

The FAQ’s that I get the most F – ly about Dying Fall involve the backstory of Brackmor Island. Particularly, were...

Guest Post – Just For the Love of It

Social media can be a time-waster or even elevate your blood pressure, but it can also be delightfully social. It was...