Posts by Ellen Seltz

A Discount to Die For…

  Mr Mottley & the Dying Fall begins on October 21, 1932, as Mottley encounters his old friend George Parton reading...

Review: Witches’ Bane by Susan Wittig Albert

“Give ’em hell.” That’s tough-talking China Bayle’s way of offering encouragement. But during Halloween week in Pecan Springs, Texas, it...

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A Cozy Chat: Interview with Billie Jenrette of Murder She Sent

Today I get to finally do something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time: introduce you to a...

Review: Vanishing Point by Patricia Wentworth

Still waters run deep. That’s the theme of this classic English country-house mystery. The village of Hazel Green is as...

Why Sudoku is the Perfect Puzzle for Mystery Lovers

Confession time: I’m an addict. Every morning, I have to scratch my mental itch. My coffee doesn’t taste right and...

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Interview: Cozy Mystery Author Sandi Scott of “The Seagrass Sweets” Mysteries

Here’s a tasty treat for you! My newsletter readers may recall that last month I featured an unbeatable deal on...

Review: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers

  Two victims. Two detectives. One body. That’s the basic premise of the book, and I’ll be walking on very...

#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...