Come on an adventure with me as I interview authors to find out their stories, curate bookish lists, and deep dive into topics unknown.

The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear (Throwback Book Review)
Throwback Book

The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear (Throwback Book Review)

This month for our Throwback book we’re diving into The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear. It is a step back in time to the Tennessee Mountains where true crime and history collide in a book you can’t stop reading; a dark chapter of true history in America. This book is a part of the series called True […]

Featured Author Interview with Heather Weidner
Author Interviews

Featured Author Interview with Heather Weidner

This month we’re excited to welcome Mystery Author Heather Weidner! I first stumbled upon Heather Weidner’s books when I came across her Jules Keene Glamping Mystery Series (think small town cozy mystery series with vintage trailers and cute pets!) for an article I was crafting. Then low and behold she agreed to an interview! So […]

What the heck is Magical Realism? A Definition in literature
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What the heck is Magical Realism? A Definition in literature

You may have recently stumbled upon the genre term “Magical Realism” and been left in a state of befuddlement since the two words together sound like an oxymoron. Magical Realism has continued to gain popularity throughout the mid-20th century. One of the most famous examples of this literary genre (and a contributing factor to the […]

Author Interview with Martin J Best
Author Interviews

Author Interview with Martin J Best

This month on the mystery review crew we have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Author Martin J Best! He writes Paranormal mysteries or Ghost Stories, his latest book Hunter & Allen: Paranormal Investigators (part of the Carolyn Hunter series) was released earlier this year.  A little about Martin J Best:  Martin J. Best is a native of […]

State of Lies by Siri Mitchell (Throwback Book)
Throwback Book

State of Lies by Siri Mitchell (Throwback Book)

This month for our Throwback book we’re diving into State of Lies by Siri Mitchell. It is like stepping into a domestic thriller of a roller coaster with strong characters, political intrigue, a mystery, and a journey that keeps you guessing. State of Lies By Siri MitchellGenre: Political Thriller, Thriller One woman is forced to question everything […]

Agatha Christie Disappeared? The Infamous Mystery Case
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Agatha Christie Disappeared? The Infamous Mystery Case

Agatha Christie Disappeared? The Infamous Mystery Case  It was after dinner one late night in early December when a 36-year old homemaker kissed her daughter goodnight and then went out for a drive along the rural roads of Berkshire, England. What followed, was at the time, one of the largest manhunts there had ever been […]

Independent Bookstore Day: Best Local Favorites
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Independent Bookstore Day: Best Local Favorites

Independent Bookstore Day is April 29th, 2024 As a longtime collector of books, I find the addiction of prowling through a bookstore like a garage sale to memorabilia collectors. I can’t resist the lure. Despite the convenience of ordering a book online or having a reader with the book downloaded, in my mind, it can […]

An Interview with Author MJ Miller (The Luckland Mysteries)
Author Interviews

An Interview with Author MJ Miller (The Luckland Mysteries)

Welcome avid readers to our interview with Author MJ Miller! We’re excited to welcome this mystery writer with different perspectives on character development. We’ve known MJ for a while and always enjoy reading her books, so we were honored when we asked to interview her and she said yes! About MJ Miller A lifelong teller […]

Notorious Female Serial Killers: A History Across Time
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Notorious Female Serial Killers: A History Across Time

A serial killer is many things, but most often it is not a woman. As we noted in our research on the Psychology of Serial Killers, serial killers truly think differently than most of the population; this is especially true of female serial killers. They are not motivated by the same things that their male counterparts are […]

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