Cooling Down with AC: “Three Blind Mice”

I’m pretty sure that I’ve read “Three Blind Mice” before. I couldn’t remember any of the details but it just felt familiar, and I wasn’t surprised by the ending. A blinding snowstorm was not an auspicious beginning, but Molly and Giles Davis were determined to make a go of their …

Review: “Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin” by Camille LaGuire

I mentioned a while ago that I have developed quite a fondness for Mick and Casey McKee, a young married couple who are gunslingers in the Old West. And tend to do a bit of detecting while they’re at it. Over my vacation, I read a few of the mysteries …

Review: “The Hoosegow Strangler” by Camille LaGuire

Right now, my problem is that I’m in the middle of Empire Falls by Richard Russo, a great book, but a slow read for me for some reason. Anyway, one day I forgot it, but had my Kindle with meĀ  and had picked up Have Gun, Will Play by Camille …

Cooling down with AC: “The Tuesday Night Club”

Image source: Wikipedia The air conditioner at our house doesn’t work and it’s hot here, but that’s not why I’m participating in the Spend the Summer with Agatha Christie read-alongs. I do like the phrase “Cooling Down with AC,” though. I adore Agatha Christie, and have since I discovered her …

Short Story Monday: “Fair Ladies” by Theodora Goss

I was enchanted by the mix of realism and fantasy in “Fair Ladies” by Theodora Goss. The story starts of in a slightly unconventional way, at least in my opinion. Rudolph Arnheim’s father, the Baron, announces that he has found a mistress for his son, who in his father’s opinion …

Short Story Monday: “When God Opens a Door” by Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner was on a panel discussion I attended at the Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday. He’s a horror and fantasy writer who has published over twenty novels and one hundred short stories, but I had never read anything by him, so I found one of his short stories today …