Rowan slid the paper across the desk, slowly shaking his head. “How extraordinary. A monkey attack.” Walter corrected him. “Macaque attack.” “Yes, macaque attack.” “Hey, Manory?” “Yes, Williams?” “What is a macaque.” “It is a monkey.” Walter furrowed his brow. “I’m confused.” Rowan examined the paper. “This… Continue reading Excerpt
The Cast of “The Five False Suicides”
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”
My very second poll!
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!
Lending the Key to the Locked Room
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