Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vienna Mysteries, Not Cozy: Frank Tallis Quotes

Pastries and Perversion: To whet your appetite for my upcoming review of one of Frank Tallis’s great mysteries, here are some quotations from his work.  He has in less than a decade written six striking psychological thrillers, set in turn-of-the-last-century Vienna. I … Continue reading

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Interview with Patricia Rockwell

 I came upon the cozy mysteries of Patricia Rockwell by a happy chance on Twitter, and was intrigued by them for various reasons.  I  am grateful to her for agreeing to be interviewed, and I hope to find out how … Continue reading

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Two Cozy Mysteries by Patricia Rockwell

Sounds of Murder 2010 and FM for Murder  2011, are Patricia Rockwell’s first two cozy mysteries.  I encountered them by chance, like so many things these days, on Twitter.  They are both published by Rockwell’s own small publishing house, the CozyCatPress.  I bought and read … Continue reading

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Quotations: And other people say . . .

Dorothy L. Sayers Death in particular seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of innocent amusement than any other single subject. Quoted  by P.D. James in TalkingaboutDetectiveFiction (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Toronto, 2009, … Continue reading

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Cozy Murder Mysteries: A Contradiction in Terms?

When I  first encountered the term “cozy mystery,”  I had already written one murder mystery.  Someone asked me, was mine a cozy.  I really didn’t know.  I have read murder mysteries from time to time throughout my life—all of Dorothy L. … Continue reading

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Quotations: And other people say. . .

 . . .on other historical mystery/thrillers . . . these came to mind after reviewing William Ryan’s “The Holy Thief” . . . Hans Fallada wrote in his 1946 Foreword to his great postwar novel of the Nazi years in Germany, … Continue reading

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