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Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part 3

Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part 3

When I considered some of the overwhelming pop cultural trends of the period between the early 1960s and mid-1970s, I knew I would have to include the wild fashions and the music. What better way to do this than to have Beth Russell explore the bedroom of fictional...

Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part One

Recreating the 1960s and 1970s: Part One

In a recent post, I discussed the move from my Endurance Mysteries to my little town called Sweet Iron, Illinois, in my upcoming book, A Death at Tippitt Pond. This is the first of three posts about recreating the past and present in the lives of characters in a small...

Old Hollywood Glamour and The Mocambo Club

Old Hollywood Glamour and The Mocambo Club

Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger write a mystery series called the Skylar Drake Murder Mysteries. Janet is visiting today to talk about their latest book and the research that led them to this mystery. Welcome, Janet! My husband Will Zeilinger and I co-write...

The Haunting Scent of Chantilly

The Haunting Scent of Chantilly

When I was growing up, my parents rented a room to a lady who was working at a store in our town. It was shortly after the end of World War II. Her name was Margaret, and she came from a tiny rural town twenty miles away. I imagine our city had more opportunities to...

Small Towns, Dark Secrets

Small Towns, Dark Secrets

This is the first of a series of posts about my upcoming mystery, A Death at Tippitt Pond. It’s  no secret that I’m crazy about history. Currently, I’m moving away from cozy mysteries and into a nebulous genre that resides somewhere between cozy and traditional....

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