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Donna Andrews: Wishing everyone a Thanksgiving where there's nothing but peace and good fellowship around the table. Dana Cameron: I'm wishing everyone who celebrates a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving, and a happy and peaceful Thursday to those who don't! Charlaine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales Working at home takes discipline and determination. Every day I get up, eat breakfast, and go straight to my office, revved and ready to work. I fire up my computer – and watch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at My Weblog
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Today, the Femmes Fatales welcome the award-winning author, Alexandra Sokoloff. She writes the Huntress/FBI Thriller series (Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon, and on Nov. 1, Bitter Moon), which have been optioned for television. Leave a comment – she's giving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Last Wednesday, Don and I were part of the two million people ordered to evacuate for Hurricane Matthew. Matthew – a rare, powerful Category 5 – had lashed Haiti and was barreling across the Bahamas straight for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets My mother was a good Catholic, who wouldn't let her children read dirty books. She understood the power of words, and believed sleazy books would warp our young minds. Poor Mom never understood that banned books were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets "Do you get proposals of marriage on Facebook?" I asked Jessica. She's thirty-something, cute and curly-haired. Looked like a love object to me. "No," Jessica said. "Who's proposing to you?" "A man in his sixties said he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at My Weblog
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I'm delighted to introduce you to one of my favorite mystery writers, Naomi Hirahara, Edgar Award winning author of the Mas Arai and Officer Ellie Rush bicycle cop series. Put both her series in your TBR pile. You'll thank me.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Canned peaches, strawberry jam, and grape jelly. The summer canning season has started and my friends with gardens are busily putting up their bounty. They're also making memories. Some of my best memories... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at My Weblog
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Today, I'm thrilled to have Rogue Women Writers blogger and international thriller writer Chris Goff challenge your perceptions about who reads -- and writes -- thrillers. Welcome, Chris. -- Elaine Viets. By Chris Goff for the Femmes Fatales. At the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets “Writing is a calling. Every writer digs deep into their soul to discover the roots and reasons for this urge." Warren "War of Roses" Adler wrote that. In his Writers of the World Website, we try to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I've been celebrating for a week. Brain Storm, the first novel in my new Angela Richman, Death Investigator series, is finally out. It took eight years and ten rewrites to produce this book – and that's before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets In Brain Storm, my new death investigator mystery, Angela Richman is misdiagnosed by Dr. Porter Gravois. He's a wealthy insider in mythical Chouteau County, Mo., home of the one percent and those who serve them. Angela has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Lori Rader-Day, Guest Blogger for the Femmes Fatales. It's my pleasure to welcome award-winning author Lori Rader-Day, who won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Anthony Award for her mysteries, The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at My Weblog
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by Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Our cat Mystery looks like a cuddly stuffed toy. Until I tried to give her a pill. At seven in the morning, I was fighting with a 13-pound hellcat armed with a set... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Our air-conditioning died and Don and I waited two days for a new system. It was a blast from the past, a return to the old-fashioned summers I'd forgotten. We live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where air-conditioning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I'm going back to the dark side, and I can't wait to tell you about it. Brain Storm, my first mystery featuring Death Investigator Angela Richman, will be published August 2. Death investigators work for the medical... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Coin collectors. That's what I thought you called people who saved Krugerrands, Singapore Lions, Chinese Pandas and other gold coins. Wrong. Real coin collectors call these people "hoarders." If you save rare dates, numismatic-quality coins or uncirculated... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets A good detective story needs a car chase. We all remember "Bullitt," with Steve McQueen's Mustang hurtling down the San Francisco hills. Michael Caine's crafty Mini Cooper mixup in "The Italian Job" is another classic. I wanted... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at My Weblog
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I'm not a fan of most house museums. I don't enjoying looking at rich people's art and old furniture. The Henry Clay Frick house in New York is supposed to be a fine small art museum. I marveled at Frick's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets NOTE: Some readers will find the following blog shocking, or at least unsporting. I'm confessing this so that people with my habit will know they are not alone. When you settle in with a mystery, do you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Punched, pushed, stomped, ridiculed. That's bullying, and it happens to nearly one out of four students ages 12 to 18. The Website stopbullying.gov says 22 percent of students during the 2012-2013 school year were bullied. But it's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I'm a big fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar, especially her "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" TV series. I didn't realize the vamp killer and I had something in common: We both clip coupons. Sarah told a reporter, "I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets Want flowers for Valentine's Day? They'll be dead in three days. Chocolates will make you fat. Dinner at a romantic restaurant means a long wait and a harried staff. How about something you can enjoy forever for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at My Weblog
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I'm delighted Lori Rader-Day joined us on today's Femmes Fatales. Lori, the author of The Black Hour and Little Pretty Things, is a two-time Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee and won the 2014 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at My Weblog
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Recently, I met Los Angeles mystery writer Rachel Howzell Hall at the Mystery Writers of America National board orientation. I read Land of Shadows, featuring LA homicide detective Elouise "Lou" Norton. That novel deserved its starred review in Publishers Weekly.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at My Weblog
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