The Murder-mystery Association Society of New Sweden (MASONS) Gretta Grahame (22) A librarian with a dark past and a dim future. Faye Withers (27) A waitress at the Shake Shack. Gretta's roommate. Olive Tennant (53) The daughter of a wealthy toothpick mogul, Olive spends her time creating murder plots and pitching them at the club.… Continue reading The Cast of “The Five False Suicides”
Here is a picture of me and a random cat in Istanbul. I'm not going to do these polls forever. At some point, I'll simply read what I want from the big pile. I've discussed reviewing some contemporary authors (both self and traditionally published), and those will come...sometime soonish--probably in the winter. In the meantime,… Continue reading My very second poll!
Tokuya Higashigawa's Lending the Key to the Locked Room is a humorous, rather gentle take on the impossible-crime murder mystery. It doesn't function well as a whodunnit (thanks to the paucity of suspects), but I feel as if it would be unfair to judge it on that basis. What it does exceedingly well is present… Continue reading Lending the Key to the Locked Room
It's been a rough month. Besides contracting Covid and (worse) my mother getting it and going into the hospital, the bad-news Gods performed their usual magic last week and took Jinxy from me. In 2002, both of my cats died, leading me to forever give up on pets of any kind. The pain of saying… Continue reading I’ve just been taking a little break