NCIS: Unknown Rules of Law

NOV / DEC 2011: BY RISSI C. For some reason or another, a mysterious phenomenon draws us. Perhaps it is because it is so unlike our daily lives or maybe the explanation is as simple as our enjoyment in solving a puzzle but there must be a reason why we pour over the headlines of... Continue Reading →


Agatha Christie: The Inspired Average Woman

NOV / DEC 2011: BY ELIZA GABE There is an old short TV series that my mother considers a classic. They are from the 1960’s, in black and white, and there are only four episodes. It is a sleuth/murder show, but not your average kind. They involve an inspector and a murder, but the person... Continue Reading →

Setting the Standard

NOV / DEC 2011: BY MICHELE J. SAMUELSON In retrospect, it doesn’t seem likely a character like Special Agent Dana Scully could not only appear onscreen but also flourish and set a standard for the portrayal of strong women in a male-dominated genre. A scientist and skeptic, faced every week by increasingly outlandish fantasy villains... Continue Reading →

Ask Lydia: Love Can Be Murder

NOV / DEC 2011: BY LYDIA M. Dear Ma’am, There are two kinds of folks who sit around thinking about how to kill people: psychopaths and mystery writers. I’m the kind that pays better. I figured as a fellow writer you would understand the need of every writer for a muse. I found the perfect... Continue Reading →


NOV / DEC 2011: BY RUTH ANDERSON if you visit my blog it will quickly become evident I am a devout Masterpiece Mystery fan. It has brought to life classic sleuths like Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, then turned around and reinvented a detective I thought I knew for the 21st-century. It... Continue Reading →

The Jane Austen Mysteries

NOV / DEC 2011: BY SHANNON H. When one thinks of 19th century literary mysteries, one thinks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary detective, Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. Watson. But imagine a dead laborer found in a basement, an unpopular naval officer assassinated, beautiful women allegedly murdered by their scorned lovers, or a... Continue Reading →

The Master of Deduction

NOV / DEC 2011: BY ELLA G. For the majority of us. the joys in situations are found at their resolution. We are happy when the game is won, the victory decided. But for a precious few, the hunt is more rewarding than catching the prey. The scent of the chase enthralls, and tracking movements... Continue Reading →

Baring the Bones of Temperance Brennan

NOV / DEC 2011: BY DANIELLE RODDICK Kathy Reichs is an academic, a forensic anthropologist, and author of eighteen novels, who is particularly known for a best-selling crime series that follows the career and exploits of fictional heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. The novels were turned into a crime drama on television called Bones, but the... Continue Reading →

Solving the Mystery

NOV / DEC 2011: BY LYDIA WATSON Agatha Christie is not only considered one of the greatest mystery authors of all time, she is also the bestselling novelist of all time. With classic titles like Murder on the Orient Express and such unlikely detectives as Miss Marple, Agatha Christie still captures the imaginations, hearts, and... Continue Reading →

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