That's the title of my next book. I'm not sure if it will be Macaque! (2022) or Macaque! (2023) but it's coming soon. As usual, I have veered wildly from my plans. I had wanted to do short stories, but one of the outlines interested me so much that I can't focus on much of… Continue reading Macaque!
It's a common murder-mystery tactic - isolating characters in one place. Yes, authors employ this device to ratchet up the panic and tension, but I suspect their main reason is to prevent the victims/suspects from simply leaving. "What's that? There's an unknown murderer in the house? I know! I'll drive to New Jersey, change my… Continue reading The Red Death Murders
Though I am not familiar with a lot of juvenile mysteries, I imagine they focus on scenes of adventure rather than detection. After all, a few thrills help the medicine go down and tweens need action to go with their plots. It's nice though when an adventure story includes clues and false solutions while trekking… Continue reading The Viking Claw
Greetings. Since I haven't been much interested in reviewing books, I've decided to post an update on my next project. I've done a course correction after every publication. After Irene's (mostly) single location, I wanted to travel to different places in Chicago and meet a lot of characters. After the grimness of Opening Night, I… Continue reading 1st 2022 Update