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Catriona McPherson
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It’s funny, but even though my next published book is number twenty five I still sometimes feel new at this game - lost, stuck, simply bewildered. But at other times, I do see that I’ve been around the block and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at My Weblog
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There are two times each year when I go completely over the top with food. One is Christmas, when my fridge becomes anaerobic from over-stuffing. The other is springtime when, despite all of last year's promises to grow one courgette... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at My Weblog
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I was reading an article earlier today, celebrating the period emoji, lamenting the still woeful experience of menstruating girls and women around the world and celebrating the improvements that have been made. It's worth a read: here. And it got... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at My Weblog
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Rosa "Doris Day", in the garden yesterday I had a blog set up for today, but I yanked it yesterday to pay tribute to the incomparable Doris Day. If you love her, you'll understand how wretched I feel that a... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at My Weblog
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by Catriona Malice Domestic - a celebration of traditional mystery - takes place in Bethesda, MD, this Friday to Sunday, and a fair few of the Femmes are headed that way. In fact, look at this: Yep, Femme Donna is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2019 at My Weblog
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I had a book come out yesterday - SCOT & SODA - the second in the Last Ditch series, about a Scotswoman in Calfornia, fighting crime and kale. So far, the reviews have been kind: "imaginative, frightfully funny ... clever... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2019 at My Weblog
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This Saturday night in a banquet room in a hotel in downtown Vancouver, BC, the Lefty awards for best mystery novel, best first mystery novel, and best historical mystery novel are going to be yearned for, fought over, grudged and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at My Weblog
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I've written twenty six novels. (Three of them aren't published yet, if anyone's counting.) And a handful of short stories. Two sitcom scripts that went into development and never came out again. More blog posts than there are weeds in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at My Weblog
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What’s harder? Naming characters or naming pets? I’m having an awfy job finding the right name for two characters in the WIP. It’s so bad I’ve given them both two names each. They don’t call one another by their real... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at My Weblog
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By Catriona My book buying embargo (until I've read at least half of what's on my TBR shelf, or until Left Coast, whichever comes first) is beginning to bite. So a weekend of libraries seemed perfect. It kicked off at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at My Weblog
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Now that our Thanksgiving food comas have worn off and the Black-Friday+Shop-Small-Saturday+Cyber Monday frenzy has died down, we Tuesday Femmes took some time to reflect on our favorite holidays and recommend some holiday reading with accompanying food and drink suggestions,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at My Weblog
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. . . now there's an opener, eh? The end of this particular quote is nothing to do with Groucho Marx or institutions, though. Robert Louis Stevenson, one of Edinburgh's most illustrious and beloved writers, said marriage was "a step... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: I've never had a guest-post title I agree with more. I want a tiara too! (It's a similar feeling to when MC Beaton told me she had just got a new opera cloak because her old one was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at My Weblog
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It's getting to the time of year - summer a faint memory behind us and Christmas* a faint prospect ahead, that short breaks start to seem like a great idea. And what could be better than a short break in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: I'm delighted to be hosting Cynthia Kuhn today. I read her debut The Semester of Our Discontent shouting "YES!" every few pages, and upsetting the cat, because Cynthia really gets to the heart of academia in a way... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: It's a big day at Femmes Fatales today. We're welcoming our newest blog sister. (Well, I say "welcoming"; it might feel more like badgering to the newbie herself, since the rest of us old lags each chose a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: It's my deep pleasure to be welcoming to Fatal Acres today someone I know a bit and like a lot but usually have to admire from afar because all we ever get a hot minute at Malice -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Catriona McPherson of the Femmes Fatales. I didn't know whether to cheer or spit at the news that Central Park, NYC, is about to welcome its first statue of a woman. (A real woman, that is; as opposed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: I'm always happy to hang out with Eileen Rendahl (aka Lillian Bell), in person, in books, or in blogs, but I'm especially glad to welcome her as guestblogger today. I'm not American and I didn't live here in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: I'm at the beach. And, as luck would have it, Jessie Lourey and Shannon Baker are on a blog tour. So Femmes Fatales is the lucky recipient of quite simply the best, most lightbulby and least precious blog... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at My Weblog
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By the time you read this, I will be . . . in South Dakota. We're going out for a bit of a drive, the scientist and me. From California to Boston to Florida and back. And if doing it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: It's the second Monday of the month (last night, as I'm writing this) which means I'm just back from the pub quiz. One of the questions was: What city is the brightest in the world? We were divided... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at My Weblog
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I've had a slightly awkward relationship with the 4th of July in the eight years since I got here. For a start, we lost that one so why am I celebrating? And it's summer so the fireworks can't start till... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at My Weblog
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Catriona writes: The only decision easier than "Will I have the author of PICKED OFF (Henery Press, 5 June) as my guest at Femmes Fatales, when her new book comes out?" was the choice of topic. Linda Lovely (yes, really)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at My Weblog
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by Catriona McPherson of the Femmes Fatales. Bit of a trek coming up this summer as I head out on a twenty-nine state excursion, driving from California to Massachusetts (OMG - it just took me seven count them seven pre-coffee... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2018 at My Weblog
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