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My First Thought....

Today in 'The Price Is Right' was engaged couple day. For one of the prizes the couple got a paid wedding to Aruba and they got to invite up to 22 guests. The future bride turns around to the audience and starts pointing randomly and say "You're invited, you're invited and then adds all of you are invited."
Now the mystery writer in me thinks what if....that they really did invite people from the audience they just met and didn't know and what would happen if a killer was among the wedding guest? Now wouldn't this make an awesome mystery?
Okay I might have been reading and writing mysteries too long but that was my first thought. LOL

Good Morning

Good Morning Everyone,
What are your weekend plans? What are you looking forward to this week? I am home for a few days so I am looking forward to seeing my sister and hopefully a friend. I am also looking forward to the peace and quiet away from 12 year olds and 5 years olds plus their friends. LOL
What are you reading?
I am reading DEAD, WHITE and BLUE. Plus VELVET CUPCAKE MURDERS plus still reading A FULL DARK HOUSE and CASUAL VACANCY. Toe be quite honest I am looking forward to finishing reading some of these books.
I head back to Blue Springs on Wednesday night......
Any vacation plans or big events coming up in your life ?
Happy Reading,

Review: Denial of Services by Maddi Davidson

Paperback: 264 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 26, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1478273445 ISBN-13: 978-1478273448
Found this book on the new shelves at the library.  Had never heard of the series ("Miss Information technology") or the author.

Emma has a job where she and her team transfer data from one system to another as part of buyouts or acquisitions.  Fascinating idea of a job with lots of craziness bound to happen and ill-feelings everywhere.  But it isn't at her job, that she found a body (well, this time anyway...), it is in her apartment building.  Her neighbor Laguna has been murdered with her own protest sign shoved through her chest and Emma's land lady Magda is suspected of the crime.  So she tries to solve the case, by infiltrating Laguna's Lime-O organization.  Which has the horrible way of identifying its members by having them wear lime green. 

The motive was interesting and I had no real ideas as it …

Review: The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss

File Size: 445 KB Print Length: 285 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 098551034X Publisher: misterio press; 1 edition (May 12, 2013) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00CRJDWRA

Riga Hayworth is a paranormal detective who is getting married.  At her party, she discovers the dead body of her photographer in her bedroom.  And things only get stranger when she finds the body is now up and walking about and inhabited by her fiance's soul.  And not to mention, she is being stalked by a mobster and her aunts are necromancers.  And her magic is mis-firing these days.. And she has to sort it all and fix things.  A delightfully fun read!

I loved Riga's thoughts as she tries to wrap her head around what is happening and piece the puzzle together.  Her frustration with the aunts and annoyance with Vasily felt real to me. And when the pieces start falling into place it felt very satisfying. I definitely need to go back and read the first three in this series no…

Guest Blogger - Alice Duncan

Why Does Everything Happen At Once? Before I get into the topic of this month’s blog, let me say that something great happened: I have a new audiobook available! Wheeeee! This one is SIERRA RANSOM. It’s an historical romance novel set during the California Gold Rush in 1852 or thereabouts. It features Zenobia Gray and Sam Ransom. It’s narrated by my very OLD friend, Jim Hull, and he’s good. The book’s good, too. Honest! Here’s the cover and where you can buy it:

Now. Down to business. This month’s blog is on the frustrating topic: Why does everything happen at once? Naturally, I’m talking about my own life here, but I’ll bet I’m not the only one to whom this happens.

For months, I’ve been twiddling my thumbs, begging for work, writing bits and pieces of my own book, and wishing I had work that I actually got paid to do. I know not all writers write the same way. Some can sit all day long, writing and writing and writing. I can write for about an hour or an hour and a half, and that’s it…