Posts by Ellen Seltz

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Author Inspiration: Ngaio Marsh

Contemporary cozy author Rachael Rawlings recently asked me to contribute to a profile post, along with several other women writers....

The Power of Place in the Fictive Dream

Mottley & Baker’s second adventure, Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall is set in October of 1932, six months after...

Tey For Two: A Book Binge Review

…or rather, Tey for four. I’ve been on an author binge this summer, and I don’t regret a single minute of...

Mister Mottley Meets a Mermaid

If you came here from my Facebook post, April Fool! If not, you can read the blurb HERE Thanks for...

Expert in Murder by Josephine Tey

Nicola Upson: An Expert in Murder

Warning: Nicola Upson will mess with your mind, and make you like it. This brain-bending story forces you to question reality, but...

Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Ask and you shall receive. I’ve heard cat lovers speak of “Cat Central,” a mystical agency that assigns cats to...

I’m Looking For a Few Good Mysteries!

Honestly, I tried. November – February is its own liturgical season at my house: the Unending Feast of St. Cadbury....

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...

Photo by Nina Leen from Cover of "OOB"

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...