Author posts from Author Anita Dickason

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…

Above Suspicion by Helen MacInnes (Throwback Book Review)

This month for our Throwback book we’re diving into Above Suspicion by Helen MacInnes. It is a step back in time with historical characters, spies, a mystery, and a journey around the world. Above Suspicion By Helen MacInnesGenre: Historical, Thriller While vacationing…

Women at War—Espionage, The Spies

Women At War: A Three-Part Series: Spies, Pilots, and Snipers. For most, what we know about World War II is derived from history books or what has been immortalized in books, movies, and television series. It is images and stories…

20+ Free Beautiful Spring Screensavers and Wallpapers

It’s officially Spring! So to get in the mood we thought we’d share some of our favorite free Beautiful Spring Screensavers and Wallpapers to help get you in the spirit of spring! We hope these lovelies will bring the beauty…

How Valentine’s Day Became Valentines Day

The modern view of Valentine’s Day in the United States is a far cry from its murky origins in the Middle Ages, one of debauchery, animal sacrifices, and martyred priests. How did we get from a Catholic relic of a mysterious saint to valentine’s…

Free Valentine’s Day Screensavers and Wallpapers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to set the mood than by giving your screens a romantic makeover? We’ve rounded up some fantastic free Valentine’s Day screensavers and wallpapers to add a touch of love to your…

Our Word of the Year (WOTY) for 2023 is Bookish

It’s a new year. A time for Fresh Starts. The out with the old, in with the new. It is a time for those New Year resolutions often made, never kept. We, The Crew, created our 2023 list of resolutions for Mystery Review Crew. During the process, we…

An Interview With The Crew: Anita Dickason And Kimberly Werntz

Interviewer: We’re here today for an interview with the Crew as in Mystery Review Crew, Anita Dickason, and Kimberly Werntz.  Anita is an award-winning author of crime thrillers and cozy mysteries. As a veteran police officer, she writes about what…

Fresh Starts

For thousands of years, the beginning of a new year has been cause for celebration, though it was not always on the first of January. In ancient Babylon, some 4000 years ago, people celebrated during mid-March, the start of the…

The Origin Story Behind Beloved Christmas Traditions

When we think of Christmas traditions, often fond memories of decorating a Christmas tree, the hanging mistletoe, or the scent of gingerbread houses come to mind. Follow along as Anita Dickason goes On The Hunt for the origin story behind…