Vintage Style

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...

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...

Stirring up Trouble over the Holidays!

Happy New Year!   I hope you all had marvellous holidays. Mine were simply fantastic, and that’s all down to...

Mister Mottley and the Key of D

Here’s a little something I whipped up this summer for a contest. It’s a peek at one of Mr. Mottley’s...

Searching and Researching

One of the best parts of writing vintage-style fiction, is that hours of research on my favorite topics all count...

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Hercule Poirot’s Tisanes

Along with Sirop de Cassis, cocoa at breakfast, and other drinks considered by Hastings to be “noxious”, Hercule Poirot is...

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Review: The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald

The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald My rating: 3 of 5 stars A quick, enjoyable...

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

The smooth, flowing lines and glossy finish of Art Deco style turn up everywhere in the Golden Age period –...

The Savage Automatic Pistol – Model 1917

I must confess, until I began researching vintage firearms in earnest, I had little knowledge of the murder weapons in...