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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Everyone in my supermarket was shivering. We were bundled up in boots, scarves and heavy coats. All we could talk about at the deli counter was how cold it was. "How are you?"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Many families have their own language, with private words and phrases they created. These family words are part of their history, and honor the bond we have with each other and with past... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at My Weblog
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Aw, hell, Jeff. I'm sorry.
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales. Like most people, I have a closet full of fashion failures: There's the black fake Chanel suit that adds thirty years to my age and makes me look like a down-on-her-luck Park Avenue... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at My Weblog
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Meet Bill Hopkins, one of my favorite writers and characters. Bill has writes the award-winnng Judge Rosswell Carew mysteries. I'm currently reading and enjoying "Courting Murder." Bill is a retired trial judge, prosecuting attorney, and attorney. He also advises a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets of the Femmes Fatales "This may account for the obvious fact that his wife has ceased to love him." -- Sherlock Holmes, from The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. For me, that's the most memorable line in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at My Weblog
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Merry Christmas! Yesterday, Frere Dean James told us about his Christmas movie tradition. Today, my friend and mystery lover Doris Ann Norris discusses St. Nick on the small and large screen. Enjoy! -- Elaine Viets By Doris Ann Norris 'Tis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at My Weblog
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By Elaine Viets I'm bombarded by offers from mail-order meal services. You know the ones: They send you a box of "farm fresh" ingredients for the meals, plus the directions, and you cook it. If the food tastes half as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at My Weblog
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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