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Austin Mystery Writers

Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse

      Interview for Day of the Dark   Are you excited about the upcoming eclipse on August 21rst? Well you aren’t the only one. And Austin Mystery Writer members, Kathy Waller and Laura Oles, contributed stories to an anthology titled, Day of the Dark. Every story takes place during the eclipse. The idea […]




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The Writerly Skills Test

The Writerly Skills Test

This week I handed eighteen writers a list of skills – from dialogue to structure to imagery to ability to take criticism and resilience. The writers scored each of their perceived abilities on a scale of 1-10. They weren’t comparing themselves to literary giants, just their own limitations. [Click here to see the list and […]



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My Head is a Choir and All the Singers are Singing Different Songs: MysteryPeople Q&A with Joe Ide

  Interview by Director of Suspense Molly Odintz Joe Ide burst onto the mystery scene last year with his debut Isaiah Quintabe mystery, IQ, a Holmesian puzzler set in South Central LA. A bunch of us quickly blazed our way through IQ – with its well-rounded characters, stylish action sequences, clever heists, weaponized pit bulls, and foggy-minded celebrities, what’s […]


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13th of October 2017 10:29 PM Link
I read the book years ago when it came out, and had forgotten a lot of stuff that was in it. But, wow. Stephen King is an awesome writer. And Henry Thomas is an excellent actor. Too creepy! The whole thing had my skin crawling.
And I know who the woman in red is!
Not for the faint of heart. It could seriously trigger some people.
13th of October 2017 12:55 PM Link
I just finished Not A Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie. It’s the first Crombie book I’ve read and I enjoyed it. I know, I know, it took me a while to get around to reading one of her books, but I can tell you, it certainly won’t be the last. The body of a rower, who has been training for the Olympics, in found in the Thames. [ 346 more words ]
13th of October 2017 11:38 AM
I wish I was at Bouchercon with all my friends! Maybe next year. <3
12th of October 2017 12:46 PM Link
Excellent cast. 4/5
12th of October 2017 08:04 AM Link
Weird science of the Civil War.
9th of October 2017 11:14 PM
Pretty good. 3/5
8th of October 2017 10:22 PM Link
I like this movie but it’s so bad! 2/5
7th of October 2017 12:43 PM Link
Not bad if you pretend you don’t know anything about Egypt and ignore the fact that most of the cast are white people (one with a slight Scottish accent). 3/5
6th of October 2017 01:50 PM Link
Wow, this was so bad. I love Fassbender and the cinematography was great, but parts of it didn't make sense and the writing was bad. 2/5
5th of October 2017 11:24 AM Link
I can't go to Bouchercon this year, but I hope to go to next year's in Florida. Florida at the beginning of September. What could go wrong....




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