Crime Doesn’t Pay … Enough. (MWA-Ha-Ha!)
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”Crime doesn’t pay…enough” is the motto of Mystery Writers of America (MWA), an organization I joined after the publication of my debut mystery-adventure novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (from Pegasus Crime).  The first thing I discovered about MWA was that it … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Amber Affairs by Patricia Rice

Amber Affairs Crystal Magic 6 by Patricia Rice Once a childhood TV star, now a tarot reader in the town of Hillvale–home of 325 people and countless ghosts–Amber Abercrombie is content now that she’s escaped the horror of her stage … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Revenge of the Killer Flamingos by Patricia Burroughs

Revenge of the Killer Flamingos MJ’s Dys-Daze Mysteries One by Patricia Burroughs A-D-H-D! Oh! Look! A Mystery! MJ O’Malley is impulsive, easily distractible, and even more easily bored. But when a hot lawyer hires her to create a flash mob … Continue reading

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The Name of the Prose, Part 3: You Are Here
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A sense of place plays a critical role in determining whether a reader “gets into” a story or not. Good place names can lend an aura of reality to even the most fictional of places. Conversely, an obviously made up place name in a story that pretends at reality can make a location that seems perfectly real to the author seem perfectly ridiculous to the reader.

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Archaeology Thieves: An Interview with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

From Book View Cafe member and New York Times bestselling author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff comes a new private detective series featuring Gina “Tinkerbell” Miyoko, who goes undercover in the Mexican jungle to hunt down a ring of thieves responsible for looting pre-Columbian archaeology sites. … Continue reading

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Gina Miyoko P.I. — Hardware
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Like many private detectives, Gina ”Tinkerbell” Miyoko—protagonist of my first mystery novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER—carries a gun and is well-prepared to do so. Her favorite is a Titanium Taurus .357 Magnum (Model 617) in a delightful shade called “bright spectrum … Continue reading

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Gina Miyoko, P.I. and Boris the Harley
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Gina Miyoko (aka, Tinkerbell) is the sassy P.I. in my first detective novel, THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER (Oct. 2018, Pegasus Crime). Leading up to the book’s release in October, and probably thereafter, I’m going to be posting occasional tidbits on Gina’s … Continue reading

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