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“The Passion of Lizzie B.” (by Edward D. Hoch)

It’s often been theorized that violent crime goes up in the summer due to higher temperatures. The murders of Andrew and Abby Borden are among the most notorious crimes committed on a hot summer day—on August 4, 1892.  Lizzie Borden, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence Day With a Story

The Fourth of July is a time Americans celebrate freedom, but the date also marks an important ideological expansion of a war, since the Declaration of Independence made clear that the conflict was not simply an internal rebellion within the … Continue reading

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ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES

In my last post I said I wished there was more talk of the work of classic authors in the field at mystery conventions. One writer who ought to be considered a luminary of the genre, and worthy of such … Continue reading

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Taking Us There

Many of my own happy memories of Ed Hoch resurfaced with Doug Greene’s post about the much-missed author on this blog last week. Ed and I spoke almost every week over the seventeen years we worked together as writer and … Continue reading

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“Memories of Ed” (by Doug Greene)

There are many ways in which individuals can make contributions to the field of mystery and suspense fiction other than by writing the stories and novels we love to read. In recent years, conventions such as Bouchercon and Malice Domestic … Continue reading

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