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#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 Island and why it’s a nexus of myth and legend, delved into some of my personal nightmares, and explored the historical Pirate Kings who show up in my island’s backstory. But why is Lundy sometimes …

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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 mystery author Frankie Bow from Hawaii is hosting me for a guest post all about my philosophy of writing, plus a book excerpt and a recipe for Mottley’s favorite cocktail. Come chill out with me …

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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 my favorite books.¬† Names like Webley, Beretta, and Luger swam vaguely across my memory, with no visual association at all. Feast your eyes with me, on this lesser-known model of automatic pistol. American-made, the Savage …

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