Saturday, May 26, 2018

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…So Much We Take For Granted* (via Michigan Murder & Mayhem) #MotownMoxie #Motownwriters #Michiganwriters

I’ll bet you’ve had this experience. You walk into a room, flick the light switch, and… nothing happens. Or you click to get online, only to get the message that there is no Internet connection. It’s a bit of a jolt when that sort of thing happens. Part of the reason is, of course, that you’re annoyed when the electricity, or the hot water, or the Internet, or…. isn’t available. But another part of it is that we take a lot of those things for granted. When something we take for granted suddenly isn’t there, this can be quite a jolt.
That jolt’s irritating at best in real life. But it can add interesting tension and even suspense to a crime novel. And the way in which characters cope with those jolts can add character depth.

Monday, May 21, 2018

What Exactly is a Cozy Mystery?

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Link to the rest at Publishers Weekly
PG hadn’t checked on the mystery categories on Amazon lately. When he did, he discovered more than one cozy mystery listing.
Cozy mystery readers seem to enjoy titles with a pun.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Michigan Sisters in Crime Presents a Forensic Handwriting Seminary May19th @Mi_Sinc Metro #Detroit

On May 19, Ruth Holmes, a certified forensic handwriting examiner, will discuss the process of examining handwriting to determine the identity and psychological characteristics of crime suspects. 

"People are what they write. The brain does the writing; the hand responds to what it's asked to do," says Holmes, CDE, president of Pentec, Inc.

On Saturday, May 19, she will discuss how she's helped police and the criminal justice system solve crimes through forensic handwriting analysis. She frequently assists the Oakland County Sheriff's Department and Office of the Prosecutor and serves as an expert witness in major trials.
Both Michigan Sisters in Crime members and non-members are invited to join us at 10:30 on May 19 in Troy. Event cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Pizza lunch included. Click on the following link for more information and to register.

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